Monday, October 14, 2013

Pumpkin Pie Spice Tortilla Chips

Since Halloween is this month, it`s everybody`s excuse to pumpkin-fied everything. I have already saved a bunch of pumpkin recipes, but I`m always excited to find new and unique ideas. :)

This recipe doesn`t involve any actual pumpkin though. Those recipes will come really really soon though! I just wanted to come up with an idea to utilize the Halloween and Fall theme, but make a super simple recipe to involve kids in the project for those parents looking for a fun activity for their children.

I`m not sure if you are aware, but you can totally make your own tortilla chips using flour tortillas. Plus, it`s easy. You just cut them into your desired size, brush with oil, sprinkle some salt, and bake!

Instead of making the savory kind of tortilla chips, I thought it would be a fun idea to use pumpkin pie spice to get into the Halloween spirit! These taste similar to these cinnamon sugar crisps I made before, but much thinner.

I sprinkled some Halloween jimmes/sprinkles to give these chips some festive flare. This recipe does require pumpkin pie spice. If you don`t have pumpkin pie spice, don`t fret! I made my own and shared the recipe with you last year, because it`s so easy and MUCH cheaper, especially if you have all the spices already. If you`re missing more than 3 spices and don`t think you`ll be using them for anything else, then purchase the pumpkin pie spice instead. This recipe is flexible though, so you can definitely just use a cinnamon sugar mixture instead!

You can basically make these into any shapes you want. I made some into witch hats and tombstones using a knife. Get creative with yours! :)

Pumpkin Pie Spice Tortilla Chips
Hearts In My Oven Original | Yields: about 25 (depends on size)| Level: Easy | Total Time: 30 minutes | Print

§  ½ cup granulated sugar
§  2 tablespoons pumpkin pie spice
§  ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
§  1 tablespoon butter, melted
§  6-10inch flour tortillas
§  Halloween cookie cutters
§  Halloween sprinkles (Optional)
Materials Needed:
-          baking sheet
-          parchment paper
-          1 pastry brush
-          1 small bowl
-          1 whisk

1.        Preheat oven to 350°F.
2.       Line your baking sheet with parchment paper.
3.       In a small bowl, combine sugar, pumpkin pie spice, and cinnamon.
4.       Using your cookie cutters, cut shapes from tortillas.
5.       Using a pastry brush, brush melted butter on both sides of cut-outs.
6.       Sprinkle both sides generously with sugar mixture.
7.       Bake chips in oven for about 12 minutes, or until they are crisp.
8.       If desired, add some holiday sprinkles.
Allow them to cool before serving.