Sunday, January 1, 2012

Sweet Snowflakes

I saw this idea on Family Fun recently. I am in the process of planning a snow day themed party, and immediately thought this would be an excelllent treat to serve. 

Start with 6 small tortillas. Heat them in the mircowave for 15 seconds  to make them soft and easy to fold.




Fold the tortilla and cut it with a pair of kitchen shears like you would a paper snowflake.  If your kids are bigger or if you have scissors safe for smaller children this is a fun activity for the kids to do.  They do not need to be perfect, all snowflakes are different.

Unfold the tortilla and see your creation.

Coat the snowflakes with coat of vegetable oil  on both sids and bake in a 400 degree preheated oven for 3-4 minutes.  



Coat the snowflakes with powered sugar.   This part was a bit messy so I covered them on a cookie sheet. 

The finished snowflakes are sweet and yummy.  They taste a bit like an elephant ear, but are much healthier because they are baked and not fried.  They are also quick to make,  you can make a batch start to finish in less than 10 minutes.

18 comments:

  1. What a neat idea! The kids will love these - thanks for sharing!

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  2. We make cinnamon chips out of tortillas all the time! I'll have to try powdered sugar ~ Yum!

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  3. What a great idea! My kids will love it!!
    Rachel
    adventuresofadiymom.blogspot.com

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  4. That's a great idea! This is definitely a great winter party treat. Linking up after you on Katie's nesting spot.

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  5. I absolutely ADORE this.. SOOO cute and Very creative.. THANKS SO MUCH for linking via Pin'Inspirational Thursday today... Wishing you an amazing evening.. xoxo.. Marilyn...

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  6. This is a fantastic idea! It will be perfect for our family to make at the end of our Winter unit study. I have pinned this onto my Pinterest board. Thank you for sharing!

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  7. These look delicious! I would love for you to share this at my I ♥ Fridays Link Party @ http://www.petalstopicots.com :)

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  8. What a great idea! I'm pinning this and definitely going to use it for a snow day snack!
    suchakingdom.blogspot.com

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  9. Oh this is such a neat idea! I had not thought of using a tortilla to make a snowflake but it makes sense that it would work well! :)

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  10. Over from TGIF. Definitely using this for our winter study as a snack. Though I have to use corn tortillas so it'll be interesting to see how it works out.

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  11. What a fun idea! I think these would make a fun craft activity and treat for the next snow day. (With February cold coming soon, I'm planning now!) I think the younger boys will love to be able to cut and make their own snowflakes and then to add cinnamon and sugar for a yummy treat.

    Thanks for sharing and for always coming by Shindig Saturday! It's been crazy lately, but with the new year, I'm hopefully back on track.

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  12. My kids would love these! So easy, thanks! I have pinned this post. I am a new follower visiting from Show and Tell Saturday. Vicky from Mess For Less

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  13. What a neat idea!! And those would be the PERFECT size! SO clever! Thanks for linking up to TGIF! Have a great weekend,
    Beth =-)

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  14. Thank you for linking up to my party! I can't wait to try these!

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  15. YUM! What a fabulous snack idea for the kids during winter! I would add a little cinnamon & then probably eat the all myself! :)

    Thanks for sharing on the Sunday Showcase - I shared your post on my FB & twitter and will be adding this to my winter ideas board on Pinterest too!

    Bern

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  16. How fun! We're going to make these for sure. Thanks for the idea!!!

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  17. That is a great idea! My kids would love these :) Thanks so much for sharing at Taking A Timeout Thursday! Hope to see you again this week :)

    http://www.MomOnTimeout.com

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  18. These look great! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!

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