Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Cinnamon Hearts

This week I was signed up to bring the "healthy snack" to our moms club. Even being a dietitian I still am unsure what "healthy snack" is. So I put my creative mind to work and came up with a little twist on one of our favorite treats.

Cinnamon sugar tortilla crisp are a big hit around here in the summer time. We really love them dipped in strawberry salsa, flavored cream cheese or just by themselves. I also like making different flavors, such as spicy, to go with our Mexican dishes or Parmesan to dip in soups. But this valentines day here is a "healthy snack" you can send with the kids for their school party, take to work or serve the family at home.

Homemade Cinnamon hearts

10 tortillas
melted butter
Cinnamon sugar mixture
red sugar (optional)
Heart shaped cookie cutter

1. Cut out heart shapes from the tortillas.
2. Melt butter and brush onto hearts
3. Combine 1/4 cup of sugar with 1-2 tsp cinnamon (for these I wanted them to have the same hot cinnamon flavor as the little candy's so I added more cinnamon)
4. Sprinkle mixture over hearts
5. Bake at 350 for 4-5 minutes or just until brown

~ Enjoy them with a dip or by themselves.

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Leanne said...

These sound delicious. If you don't mind me asking, what do you use to make the spicy ones?

Betty said...

I am bad to not comment but I just think this is a super idea. I will try it tonight! Thanks

Laura-Lee said...

These are something I will have to try sometime.
I really enjoy reading your blog and seeing what new ideas you have.

Jerri - Simply Sweet Home said...

This looks very good!

Shiloh*~ said...

Thanks so much for the great idea, Katie! and Happy Valentine's Day!

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