I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again: sometimes the best creations are the ones you don’t set out to create! This might be my new favorite thing. It’s the perfect easy, throw-together, family style dessert for summer. I did a local tv segment this week and made my Baked Cinnamon Chips and Fruit Salsa. When I got home I had a bag full of cinnamon chips left over and started snacking.
Strawberry & Chocolate Nachos
Recipe by ourbestbites.com
*Proportions are up to you- make to taste!
–Baked Cinnamon Chips (Click here for recipe)
–Diced strawberries tossed with granulated sugar and left to sit for 10 minutes.
–Melted chocolate chips (use these proportions for dipping chocolate), ganache, or hot fudge
–Sweetened Whipped Cream, whipped cream from a can, or Cool Whip
Place Cinnamon Chips on a platter and top with diced strawberries. Drizzle with melted chocolate and top with whipped cream. I know, super complicated. I’m a genius.
These work great on a big platter, where you can just set it on the dinner table at the end of a meal and let everyone dig in. Or you can arrange single servings on individual plates. Fresh mint makes it look extra pretty, or you could even mince some on top. Mmmmmm.
Part 1: Baked Cinnamon Chips
Flour Tortillas (I like the little 6″ ones)
Preheat oven to 350.
Lightly brush one side of each tortilla with melted butter. You could use cooking spray instead of butter, buy why would you ever want to do that? Life Lesson from Sara: If ever given a chance to choose between butter or cooking spray, butter wins. Always.
Then sprinkle on some cinnamon sugar. A little or a lot. Since we’re doing life lessons today, here’s another: If ever faced with the decision to go with a little sugar or a lot of sugar, a lot wins. Always.
Use a pizza cutter to cut those tortillas into wedges. Last life lesson of the day: If you don’t own a pizza cutter go buy one. You will use it for all sorts of things you never knew you needed a pizza cutter for.
Place them on an ungreased baking sheet (sugar side up, incase you are visually impared and can’t tell by the picture) and bake them in the oven for about 10-12 minutes. You’ll see them crisp up. Watch for the edges to turn up.
Remove from oven and let cool. I usually place them on a cooling rack so I can fill up the pan with more, but they can just cool on the pan as well.
When they’re done they’ll be light and crisp and oh so delicious. These are yummy, addicting little things. You can use them for all kinds of things- try making nachos by topping them with some vanilla ice cream and buttermilk caramel sauce or hot fudge. Or dip them in fruit dip or straight into whipped cream. Or just snack on them plain- they make a great after school snack. My toddler loves making these with me. Even sprinkled with sugar they’re still more healthy than a fried tortilla chip and they taste like a yummy cookie!