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Cinnamon-Sugar-Heart1These Cinnamon Sugar Crispy Tortilla hearts are a great activity to do together for Mother’s Day [or Valentine’s Day!] with your young children. If you are looking for a sweet treat for the holiday, these can be made in less that 20 minutes and are addicting!

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When I was in seventh grade Green Day’s Dookie album had taken over the airwaves and I was in my first and only Home Economics class. The first recipe we learned in the class were these sugary crispy tortilla hearts. These are a great dessert or sweet treat and a perfect finish to our Sesame Scallion Tortilla Tacos.

First, take a tortilla and cut hearts out of it with a pair of kitchen shears. If your young one is helping, they can use safety scissors too. Tortillas are pretty easy to cut through.

Cut Tortilla HeartsBy the way, international law dictates that all the scrap pieces are property of the chef and his/her assistant.

Mix 1 cup of sugar and 1 tablespoon of cinnamon together in a shallow bowl.

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Hearts Cooking In about 30 seconds you will see them start to turn brown and they will become crisp.

Cinnamon HeartsTake them out of the pan with a slotted spatula and drain on paper towels.

Dredge them in the cinnamon sugar mixture and allow to cool.

Recipe

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Cinnamon Sugar Crispy Tortilla Hearts - Toddler Kitchen Activity for Mother's Day

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Course: Dessert
  • Cuisine: American
These Cinnamon Sugar Crispy Tortilla hearts are a great activity to do together for Mother's Day [or Valentine's Day!] with your young children. If you are looking for a sweet treat for the holiday, these can be made in less that 20 minutes and are addicting!

Ingredients

  • 4 Tortillas
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • Canola Oil

Instructions

Note: click on times in the instructions to start a kitchen timer while cooking.

  1. Take a tortilla and cut hearts out of it with a pair of kitchen shears.
  2. If your young one is helping, they can use safety scissors too. Tortillas are pretty easy to cut through.
  3. Mix 1 cup of sugar and 1 tablespoon of cinnamon together in a shallow bowl.
  4. Fry the tortilla hearts in canola oil.
  5. In about 30 seconds you will see them start to turn brown and they will become crisp.
  6. Take them out of the pan with a slotted spatula and drain on paper towels.
  7. Dredge them in the cinnamon sugar mixture and allow to cool.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 0 serves 4, Amount per serving: calories

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