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Fried Mac & Cheese Bacon Balls
1 pkg. (14 oz.) Kraft Deluxe Macaroni & Cheese Dinner
48 Ritz crackers, finely crushed (about 2 cups), divided
1 egg, beaten
8 slices Bacon, cooked, crumbled
2 tsp. chopped jalapeño
4 oz. (1/4 of 16-oz. pkg.) Velveeta, cut into small cubes
Cook bacon until crisp.
Make Mac & Cheese according to box.
Stir in 1 cup cracker crumbs, egg, bacon and jalapeno peppers until blended.
Allow to cool for at least 20 min.
Shape into balls.
Stuff more cheese inside each ball.
Roll in remaining cracker crumbs until evenly coated.
Realize Step 7 is a pain in the neck and sprinkle crumbs on instead.
Place in single layer on waxed paper-covered baking sheet.
Heat oil to 375ºF in deep fryer.
Add balls, a few at a time; cook 2 min. or until golden brown.
Drizzle Sriracha all over them and eat.