Sweet Tortilla Crunchies

This is an easy way to cook with the kids and have a “healthier” alternative to chocolates.  It’s still sugar but hopefully less of it in their mouths than what they would get for a small chocolate bar, and just as satisfying for the sweet tooth we all have.


About 30 minutes


3 (makes 12, so about 4 each)

Good for:

  • Cooking with kids
  • Satisfy sweet tooth with less sugar
  • Can be customised for any occasion


  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 4 Tbsp butter, melted
  • 2 flour tortillas

 Kitchen things you’ll need:

  • Baking sheet
  • Parchment or aluminium foil paper
  • Cookie cutters or knife/kitchen scissors
  • Small plate
  • Small bowl (for fry mix)
  • Small saucepan to melt the butter

Not a must:

  • Kitchen scissors
  • A brush

Making it:

  • Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or foil.
  • Cut tortillas into 6 to 8 wedges with a knife (kitchen scissors are way easier) or use a cookie cutter to cut out shapes in the tortillas for a particular occasion.
  • Mix the sugar and cinnamon together in a small bowl and spread out over the bottom of a small plate.
  • Melt the butter in a small bowl.
  • Dip the cut pieces of flour tortilla in the melted butter or brush on, shake off the excess and place on the plate of cinnamon sugar; only coating one side.
  • Place the coated tortilla pieces, cinnamon sugar side up, on the lined baking tray.
  • Bake for 10 minutes or until the tortilla crisps are crisp.
  • Remove from oven and let cool for 2 minutes.


  • Try grating some nutmeg into the mixture for more depth in flavour.
  • Use themed cookie cutters for Halloween, Christmas, valentines, whatever!
  • You can also use them to garnish ice cream scoops or cakes or as snacks for birthdays.

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