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Cinnamon Chips

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Crunchy, sweet, flavorful Cinnamon Chips are a family favorite snack recipe!  Serve these with your favorite fruit salsa, berries or chocolate sauce and you’ll have an easy dessert idea everyone will agree on!


Cinnamon Sugar Tortilla Chips - Main image for recipe of baked chips on a platter


Are you looking for a delicious and fast sweet snack? These cinnamon tortilla chips are delightfully easy to make and extremely scrumptious. Whether you’re making enough to share or want to treat yourself to a fast and sweet treat — you simply cannot go wrong with these cinnamon tortilla chips. 

This cinnamon chips recipe is seriously SO easy. There aren’t many steps or ingredients, and you can make it in under 20 minutes! I love making these chips because of their simplicity but also because they are extremely convenient to share. Nothing brings people together like a delicious dessert, right? 

Whether you pair these cinnamon sugar chips with chocolate, strawberries, ice cream, or all of the above you are going to have some very very happy taste buds. Did I mention that they will be ready in no time? You might think I’m crazy because of how easy this recipe is to even call it a recipe. It’s simple, to the point, and can be made in minutes. Just because it’s an easy recipe, doesn’t mean it’s not amazing and mouth wateringly good.


Cinnamon Sugar Tortilla Chips - tortillas with a dollop of butter on each tortilla


What are Cinnamon Chips: 

Cinnamon chips are your new favorite dessert! Don’t believe me? Just wait until you try them. All you have to do is take tortillas, cut them up into triangles (or something chip like), butter ‘em up, then bake and cover with cinnamon sugar! That’s all there is to it! These sweet little treats are ready in no time and you’ll be wishing you made more. 


Cinnamon Sugar Tortilla Chips - tortillas buttered on one side


What you need for this Cinnamon Chips Recipe: 

  • A package of tortillas: I recommend using flour tortillas for making these dessert style cinnamon chips. They create a fluffier and more “dessert” like chip than a corn tortilla can. 
  • White Sugar & Ground Cinnamon: The simplest and most satisfying dessert flavor — cinnamon sugar. It’s in the name, but all you need is plain white sugar and cinnamon mixed together to sprinkle on top of your chips to create something truly magical. 
  • Butter: What would any delicious recipe be without butter? For your cinnamon tortilla chips, the butter will help making them perfectly crispy and golden brown.  
  • Diced Fruit: My favorite way to eat these cinnamon chips is by using them to scoop up some freshly diced strawberries.   


Cinnamon Sugar Tortilla Chips - tortillas on cutting board covered in sugar.


How to make Cinnamon Chips:

Get ready to have your kitchen smell AMAZING. As this recipe comes together the sweet smells of cinnamon sugar are going to build the anticipation and make your mouth water with excitement to take the first bite into something crispy and delicious. 

  • Making the Cinnamon Sugar: Start by combining the cinnamon and sugar in a bowl — just mix together until it is well combined. 
  • Butter and Flavor: Start by buttering up your tortillas. I think it’s easier to do this when they are still whole. Then, sprinkle the cinnamon sugar onto the buttered tortillas. The last step here is to make them into chips! 
  • Cut and Bake: My preferred method is to take tortillas and a rolling pizza cutter and just slice them up like I’m cutting a pizza! This is a simple way to make lots of chips quickly by running my circle cutter through 2-3 tortillas at a time. Keep going until you’ve made as many chips as your heart desires. Put the chips into your already preheated oven and bake for 8 minutes or until golden crispy. 


Cinnamon Sugar Tortilla Chips - tortillas on cutting board topped with sugar and cut like a pizza


How to make Cinnamon Chips with tortillas: 

There are two great ways to create these cinnamon sugar tortilla chips. You could either fry them or bake them! The method I’m sharing is baking, but if you’re feeling adventurous you could always fry them up as well.

Frying Method: If you’re going to try frying them, you can use vegetable oil, olive oil, or canola oil! You don’t need much, a little will go a long way. The tortillas will only need about 30 seconds on each side to turn into perfect golden brown chips. Once you take them out of the oil, sprinkle them with your cinnamon sugar mix. This will make sure they are covered and the sweet flavors cling to your homemade cinnamon chips. 

Baking Method:  As described above and below, simply prepare tortillas with cinnamon and sugar and bake.  They’ll turn out crispy and delicious!


Cinnamon Sugar Tortilla Chips - tortillas on cookie sheet, unbaked


Tips and Tricks for the best Cinnamon Tortilla Chips: 

  • Use flour tortillas for making these dessert style cinnamon chips. They produce fluffier chips than corn tortillas can.
  • Don’t overbake! You may think leaving your cinnamon chips in the oven a few extra minutes will make them even crispier, but they are more likely to burn and lose their sweetness. 
  • Keep it simple by serving with just diced fresh strawberries. I love a simple dessert, and there’s nothing simpler than just the sweet fresh chopped fruit. 


Cinnamon Sugar Tortilla Chips - baked chips on cookie sheet


What to serve the Cinnamon Chips with: 

My recipe is going to tell you to simply pair these amazing cinnamon chips with strawberries, but if you use your imagination and follow your sweet tooth the combinations are truly limitless. You could go with a Homemade Chocolate Ganache, Homemade Frosting or even a yummy Strawberry Sauce! There really is no way to mess up this quick and simple treat. 

If you really want to shake things up, use these as the base for dessert nachos!  Add fresh diced fruit, chocolate and whipped cream on top of these nachos for one of the best desserts you’ll ever eat!


Cinnamon Sugar Tortilla Chips - entire platter of baked chips


How should I store the Cinnamon Chips? 

It is best to keep your Cinnamon Chips in an airtight container or sealed plastic bag at room temperature. If it is air tight and sealed the chips will stay crispy! Otherwise they might go stale much faster.


Cinnamon Sugar Tortilla Chips - chips on a platter photo taken from side angle


How long do Cinnamon Tortilla Chips last? 

If stored properly (remember: airtight container) this sweet treat will last for a couple of weeks. 

If you haven’t tried making these cinnamon chips before, you’re in for a real treat. Not only are they sweet and delicious, but they are truly so simple. These are great for a quick dessert during the week, at a bridal or baby shower, or even to diversify those finger foods for the big game! Everyone will love these cinnamon tortilla chips, and you are going to love how easy they are to make.

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Cinnamon Chips

Cinnamon Tortilla Chips - long image of chips on a platter

These easy Cinnamon Chips (Tortilla style) are a HUGE hit as an after school snack or party appetizer! With only 4 ingredients, these cinnamon tortilla chips can't be beat! Crunchy, sweet and oh so perfect with diced berries!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 Tablespoons cinnamon
  • 12 Flour Tortillas
  • 1/2 cup butter (1 stick), room temperature


  1. Preheat oven to 350*F
  2. Cover cookie sheet with parchment paper or non-stick foil for easy cleanup.
  3. Combine sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl until well mixed. Set aside.
  4. Lay a tortilla onto your work space.
  5. Spread a thin layer of butter over one side tortilla.
  6. Sprinkle cinnamon sugar generously over tortilla.
  7. Using a pizza cutter or sharp knife, cut tortillas into 8 slices, like you would a pizza.
  8. Continue with remaining tortillas.
  9. Once oven is preheated, place tortillas on cookie sheet and cook tortillas for 8 minutes or until edges start to turn golden.
  10. DO NOT OVER COOK! These will go from perfect to burnt very quickly so keep an eye on them.
  11. Once cooled, remove from cookie sheet and place in bowl.
  12. Serve with favorite fruit salsa or dessert dip.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 238Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 16mgSodium: 236mgCarbohydrates: 37gFiber: 2gSugar: 13gProtein: 4g
Originally Posted: August 7, 2018

Text Updated: February 16, 2020

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