Fruit Salsa with Honey Cinnamon Chips Recipe


Fruit Salsa with Honey Cinnamon Chips RECIPE

Fruit Salsa with Honey Cinnamon Chips

 

This simple recipe combines sweet, juicy fruits with crispy, crunchy tortilla chips to make this fresh, fun, quick, healthy snack that we made to celebrate summer at our July Kids in the Kitchen class!

With this recipe, we practiced fine motor skills with spreading and cutting (using plasticDeveloping fine motor skills while spreading honey cinnamon butter

knives, of course) and discovered a great alternative to sugary snacks – that actually is very sweet and packs some amazing nutrients as well! 

 

Honey cinnamon butter on whole wheat tortilla + fine motor skills development

 

Some ideas of fruits to substitute (that would also be easy for kids to cut with a plastic knife):

mango

papaya

grapes

honeydew

cantaloupe

banana

 

If you wanted to add more options, adults could cut apples, oranges, or grapefruit to add also.  

And, of course, it helps to have a visual for cutting the buttered tortillas into strips. Using the pizza cutter could be a great job for adults or older kids, but I don’t recommend for small kiddos because it could be really easy to slip and hurt themselves or damage your table! Using the pizza cutter really makes cutting straight strips easy and quick!

First, cut twice from top-to-bottom, separating the tortilla into thirds like this:

 

Then cut side-to-side across 

those first cuts to make 1-inch strips, like this.

These bake up really quick, and if they are overdone they will have kind of a burnt taste, so remember to set the timer and check every couple of minutes. When the butter is bubbly, and edges just start to brown, then you can take them out of the oven. They will crisp up as they cool!

These can also be made ahead of time and stored in an air-tight container or zipper bag for a few days – keep some on hand for a quick snack or lunchbox treat!

I hope you and your kiddos enjoy! I’m sure I forgot to mention some great substitution fruits – please comment below if there are others you think of that would be delicious in this recipe!

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. For each child setting, place a square of parchment paper with tortilla on top (write children's names with pen to keep track), as well as plate, bowl, plastic knife, and plastic spoon.
  3. In a small mixing bowl, combine butter, honey, and cinnamon in a bowl. Mix with a rubber spatula until well combined.
  4. Place about 1/2 tbsp. of butter mixture onto each tortilla. Allow children to cover entire top with a thin coating using the rubber spatula or a plastic knife.
  5. Adults use a pizza wheel to cut tortillas into thirds from side-to-side, then 1” wide strips from top to bottom. Slide parchment paper with cut tortillas onto baking sheets. Place in oven and bake 5-6 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Remove from oven and allow a few minutes to cool before serving.
  6. Meanwhile, have the kids make their personal bowls of fruit salsa.
  7. On each child's plate, place 2-3 strawberries, half a kiwi, 2-3 pineapple chunks, and 2-3 watermelon chunks. Allow the children to use a plastic knife to cut their fruit into tiny pieces. Place all diced fruit into a bowl and stir to mix.
  8. Serve with cooled Honey Cinnamon Chips.
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