Eating tamales is a truly life-changing experience.

The traditional Mesoamerican dish is made of masa and steamed in a corn husk.

The beauty of the tamal is that there are so many types — from savory pork- or beef-filled tamales to sweet tamales, there's something for everyone.

But someone took creative liberty and added an unlikely ingredient to this staple dish: Hot Cheetos.

We wish we could say that we're messing with you, but we're not. The internet is a crazy thing, people, and sometimes you find a video you never knew you needed in your life.

The video starts off with the basics: masa and a corn husk.

Side note: Doing this over and over again takes so much time and really makes your arms tired. Next time your mom asks you to help her make tamales, do it.

Then it looks like they decided to add chicken as a filling, which is a solid choice tbh.

They could have stopped right there and folded the sides of the husks, tied it, and steamed it — that's all you would need for a delicious chicken tamal.


Then they added Hot Cheetos and OMG WHAT IS THIS SORCERY?

Forget Hot Cheetos with melted cheese, this is next level.

Of course they added a little more chicken on top of the chips... for good measure.

The video has over 114,000 views on Instagram and people have shared their excitement about the new concoction.

Someone even wrote, "I'm telling my mom to do this this weekend." We're not sure how our mamis would react to changing their precious recipes, but it doesn't hurt to ask.

Tamales are a blessing, and Hot Cheetos are god's gift to this earth, but together? Don't knock it 'til you try it, we guess!

To watch the magic happen in action, watch the full video here: