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)
- 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
- 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.