Make Tortilla Chip Pumpkins

Cut pumpkin shapes out of tortillas and bake them for a crunchy Halloween treat.

What You Need

  • 1 package of soft corn tortillas
  • 1/4 cup vegetable or olive oil
  • salt
  • chili powder (optional)
  • pastry brush or paintbrush
  • pumpkin-shaped cookie cutters (available at many craft stores)
  • small bowl
  • cookie sheet
  • red and yellow food coloring

What You Do

  • STEP 1:

    Use the cookie cutters to cut out pumpkin shapes from the tortillas.

  • STEP 2:

    Pour the oil into a small bowl. Then add 2 drops of red food coloring and 5 drops of yellow. Wait a few minutes and then stir to blend coloring with oil.

  • STEP 3:

    Dip the brush in the oil and then “paint” both sides of each cut-out until it’s well coated.

  • STEP 4:

    Place the chips on an ungreased cookie sheet and sprinkle with salt. (For spicy chips, sprinkle on some chili powder.)

  • STEP 5:

    Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes or until crispy. (Ask an adult to help.)