Baked Halloween Tortilla Chips is an easy Halloween party snack idea . They are spooky, fun, impressive served with a bloody salsa.
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Halloween Tortilla Chips
How spooky are these crispy skull chips ?? Ok, that sounds creepy! But, really?? I couldn't contain my excitement when I was experimenting with these and so did my kids.
Ain't fancy or complicated but creative and unique. Flour tortillas are cut into skull shapes using a skull cookie cutter instead of the traditional triangles. It is then baked in oven or deep fried to make spooky snacks for parties or get togethers.
Why You'll Love These?
- Make ahead - Chips can be baked, cooled and stored in a sealed air tight container for a day or two.
- Easy, No Fuss - Easy homemade recipe for kids to get involved.
- Perfect for Halloween - It is the perfect treat, snack or bite to take to office or school parties, get togethers, play dates or as a savory bite when trick or treating.
- Bloody dip - Amp up the spookiness with salsa mixed with some red food coloring.
What You'll Need?
- Skull cookie cutter - Can be easily found at Michael's, Joann or Amazon.
- ¾-inch round cutter - We used the back of a Wilton 2A round piping tip. You will need the size of eyes to be proportionate to the skull face. So, anything you have around the house will work.
- 1 ¾- inch round fluted cookie cutter or a scalloped edged scissors.
- Red food coloring gel - Use no taste red. This is to give the salsa dip a blood color (totally optional tho).
What Type of Tortilla to Use?
We like to standard flour tortillas since it looks more realistic. You could also use wheat, whole wheat or gluten free. But, stay away for corn variety since it gives a yellowish look.
What Kind of Dips go with These?
As mentioned we love to serve them with red salsa for a spooky effect. However, any of the following dips will be just as delicious:
HOW TO MAKE?
Punch face - Cut skull shapes from tortillas. I was able to cut 4 skulls from each 7-inch tortilla using the skull cookie cutter.
Make eyes and mouth - Punch holes for eyes (I used the back of a Wilton 2A round piping tip). You will need the size of eyes to be proportionate to the skull face. So, anything you have around the house will work.
Mouth can be cut two possible ways - Using a fluted round 1 ¾ inch cookie cutter or a scalloped edged scissors (You can easily find both at Michaels / Joann / Amazon).
- Using a fluted cookie cutter ( My preferred method <--- makes a lovely smily faced skull) - As shown in the picture below, press and cut only one side of the cookie cutter on the lower portion of face without going through the edges. A bit tricky, but you will get the hang of it.
- If using a scalloped edged scissors - As shown in the picture below, fold the lower mouth portion of skull and cut in an angle going upwards towards the edges (to make a smily face) without going through the edges.
- Don't have both? Use a plain scissors or a knife to cut slits for mouth. I loved the ridges <--- more realistic and creepy.
Bake - Place in a baking sheet, spray a thin coating of non-stick cooking spray, some salt and bake at 350 degrees F, until golden brown.
Serve - Stir a dash of red food coloring into salsa, to make a bloody salsa. Spooky!!!
Can you make ahead?
Baked and cooled chips can be stored in an air tight container for up to 2 days.
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Halloween Tortilla Chips
- 3 x 7-inch flour tortillas
- salt, if preferred
- store-bought or homemade salsa
- red food coloring (optional)
Make skull tortilla chips
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray a baking sheet with non-stick spray and set aside.
- Cut skull shapes from tortillas (I was able to cut 4 skulls from each 7-inch tortilla, but this depend on the size of your cookie cutter). Using the back end of the piping tip or any round cutter, make two holes for eyes. If using the fluted round cookie cutter (my preferred method), press and cut only one side of the cookie cutter on the lower portion of face without going through the edges. A bit tricky, but you will get the hang of it (refer picture above). If using the scalloped edge scissors, fold the lower mouth portion of skull and cut in an angle going upwards towards the edges (to make a smily face) without going through the edges (refer picture above).
- Place all skull shapes in a single layer in the prepared baking sheet. Spray a thin coating of non-stick cooking spray. Sprinkle salt if preferred. Bake for 14-18 minutes, until golden brown, rotating pan halfway in between. Place pan on a wire rack to cool completely. Spooky tortilla skull chips can be made up a day or two ahead and stored in a air tight container.
- Serve Spooky skull tortilla chips with your favorite salsa ( I stirred a dash of red gel coloring to make the salsa look more BLOODY)
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