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Chili Cheese pockets!! These things are perfect for a quick but hearty dinner and the kids love them #recipe #chili ohsweetbasil.com

You guys, pin this right now before you forget. Chili cheese pockets that are about to woo your spouse, thrill the kids and put a smile on your face. Seriously, I love these things. You probably shouldn’t make them every night as that’s never the healthiest choice, but I’m not kidding, you will love these cheesy pockets of chili. We used our favorite Dr Pepper Chocolate Chili, but you can see the bottom of the post for a few more recipe ideas.

Chili Cheese pockets!! These things are perfect for a quick but hearty dinner and the kids love them #recipe #chili ohsweetbasil.com

It’s not just about the chili, which is always fantastic this time of year, or the gooey cheese which we all know what huge fans we are of cheese, but the biscuits are actually sweet corn biscuits which change everything. They are a little bit sweet and that is the perfect pairing for the spicy, hearty chili. And you can add whatever chili you like. I used our Dr Pepper and Chocolate chili, but you could do your family’s favorite or even store bought if you prefer.

Chili Cheese pockets!! These things are perfect for a quick but hearty dinner and the kids love them #recipe #chili ohsweetbasil.com

These are so easy to make which means it is a great opportunity to let the kids try their hands at cooking. Just separate the biscuit and use the palm of you hand to press around the biscuit making it larger. Now add some cooled or slightly warm (you don’t want to start cooking the biscuit with hot chili) chili, a little cheese, and top with another biscuit. This next part is important as you need a good seal on the pockets. So, press the top biscuit down around the chili, leaving a small edge out from the bottom biscuit. Think of it like a hat with the bill all the way around. Now, gently lift the bottom biscuit, fold it up and over the edge of the top biscuit and press to seal. Brush with egg wash and bake! You’re all set for a fun dinner for Halloween!

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And guess what? I can eat whatever I want this halloween because after 6 months of metal mouth I am finally braces free!! Woohoo!! (Scroll down and you all can get a discount for your own orthodontic work) I had to take a quick moment and mention this because while we know that there are a ton of kids out there, mine included that need braces there are also a lot of adults who need them and are waiting. DON’T WAIT! Seriously. Your teeth are only going to continue to move and trust me it is seriously not as bad as you think. In fact, it’s like being pregnant as soon as you’re there you notice that everyone around is as well. I cannot tell you how many people told me that they need braces but have been too scared to do it. I loved Dr Talbot and his staff. I never once had to wait for my appointment (they run a tight ship which I appreciate!) but that’s not all, so I made you a list, and no they did not ask me to do this.

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 Can You Freeze Chili?

Yes, chili can be frozen indefinitely.

Cool your chili and then transfer to heavy duty freezer bag and freeze.

Can You Make Chili Without Beans?

Traditional red chili does not contain beans.

But, you can also make chili with beans.

How Long Will Cornbread Keep?

Freshly baked corn bread will last for about 1 to 2 days at normal room temperature, or for about a week in the refrigerator.

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Chili Cheese pockets!! These things are perfect for a quick but hearty dinner and the kids love them #recipe #chili ohsweetbasil.com-6

Chili Cheese Pockets

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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 22 minutes
Servings: 4 pockets
Chili cheese pockets that are about to woo your spouse, thrill the kids and put a smile on your face.


  • 1 Can Sweet Corn Biscuits
  • Your Favorite Chili see blog post at bottom for chili recipe
  • Cheddar Cheese shredded, about 2 cups
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 Tablespoon Water
  • Sour Cream for serving


  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Open the biscuits and press down on the center with the palm of your hand, gently pressing the dough out. Work your way around the dough to create a larger circle. See note*
  • Spoon a little warm or even cold chili onto one circle, about 1/3 cup depending on size you make the circles. Sprinkle with 2 tablespoons of cheese. Place another biscuit circle on top and press it down into the bottom biscuit leaving a small edge on the bottom biscuit. Now carefully lift the edge of the bottom biscuit up and fold over thetop biscuit edge, pressing to seal.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the egg and water. Brush the top of each pocket and place on the baking sheet. Bake at 375 for 10-12 minutes or until golden. Serve with sour cream!


Stretching the dough in your hands versus pressing out with the palm of your hand will create an uneven circle.
Chili cheese pockets can be frozen.  Bake, cool, wrap in foil and freeze.
Nutrition Facts
Chili Cheese Pockets
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 368
% Daily Value*
Cholesterol 98.7mg33%
Carbohydrates 16.4g5%
Fiber 0.5g2%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 17.4g35%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 This #chili is my husband's favorite, but there are two secret ingredients that really make it delicious! Check out the #recipe to try it for yourself ohsweetbasil.com

Dr Pepper Chocolate Chili


Beef Chili by Brown Eyed Baker

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Cade and Carrian have three children and love to spend time together whether it’s vacationing or snuggled up on the couch for a good movie.

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  • what is a sweet corn biscuit & where can you buy them?

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    • Oh shoot! They were a cook and serve that you could buy at the grocery store. They were by the other pre-made biscuits and cinnamon rolls. I don’t know that they exist anymore unfortunately. You could use biscuit dough!

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  • I was wondering the same thing about the biscuits! Pillsbury used to make them but they quit a few years ago. I still look when I go to the store to see if someone else has them but nothing yet! (Oregon)
    Thanks for the yummy recipe!

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    • I hate that things are not sold everywhere. Like one state will have it and the others don’t carry it anymore. I hope they bring it back to you!

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  • Oh yum! These look so yummy! Perfect for a cold day!

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    • Thanks Ashley

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    • so I guess it’s d same method as d marie busiict steam cake? check with u, i tried d marie busiict cake & when I tried to cut after steam, d inside is still very wet/uncooked. So I put it back to steam for a further 15mins. is that normal? or because I only had 2 portions, thus too thick to be steam for only 8-10mins?

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  • These look amazing! And so easy…what a great way to use up leftover chili.
    Your smile is incredible, congrats on no more metal mouth!

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  • I love how easy these appear to make but yet how much flavor is in them. I’m going to be the favorite at the dinner table! Thanks for sharing!

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  • Congrats on the braces coming off! Now you can enjoy these chili cheese pockets without the worry of anything getting stuck 😉

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  • Yeah for no braces! I bet you feel like a different person! I love this meal Carrian! Perfect for the family!

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  • These are insane and I love everything about them! Perfect for game day or even just a cozy fall dinner!
    And wow, your smile is gorgeous! Wow! So pretty!

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  • Love that this is simple AND looks to die for!!!

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  • These would be so great for game day! The guys would just go crazy for them. Love your pretty smile- yay for getting the braces off!

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  • My mouth has been watering all day since I first saw this sandwich.

    Love your new smile!

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  • Where would I find the sweet corn biscuits?

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    • I was wondering the same thing because YUM I would sure love to try these!

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      • They can be found at any local grocery store by the regular biscuits or you can request your store bring them in if they have not yet started. It’s a new product but you should be able to find them anywhere. If all else fails just use regular biscuits from pillsbury.

      • Being Australian, I had to look up them up, and was stumped because you said a can of biscuits…ok then. Found them on google, but don’t think I will be able to find them to buy in Australia, so will have to look for an alternative 🙂

      • Making biscuits from scratch would work too.

      • Tell you what, I’ll let you come here for a week and buy the biscuits and I’ll go to Australia and relax on a beach for a week 😉

  • Love this meaty, manly comfort food, Carrian! To offset it, that is such a lovely and feminine shot of you. You look SO gorgeous, and congrats on being freed of braces – must be an awesome feeling!

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  • Those are so cool – like homemade delicious hot pockets.
    I will never forget when I got my braces off at 15. I just kept running my tongue over my teeth because they were so straight and smooth. My 16 year old son is done with braces and my 13 year old smack in the middle of the process. Congrats!

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  • First off – congrats on getting the braces off. I got mine off for the second time a couple years ago.

    These chili cheese pockets are so cheesy and calling to me.

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