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Quick and Easy Recipe for Mexican Cinnamon Sugar Tortilla Chips

Updated on July 5, 2014
3.5 stars from 2 ratings of Easy Mexican Cinnamon Sugar Tortilla Chips
Cinnamon Sugar Tortilla Chips.
Cinnamon Sugar Tortilla Chips.

Mexican Cinnamon Sugar Tortilla Chips are very easy and quick to make and a recipe that requires very few ingredients. If you are unsure how your Mexican Cinnamon Sugar Tortilla Chips will turn out, you can practice by cooking one chip at a time to test the temperature of your oil and the cooking time needed to reach your desired level of crispiness.

Cook Time

Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 2 min
Ready in: 7 min
Yields: 2-4 servings


  • 2 Soft Tortilla or Fajita Shells
  • 3 tablespoons Sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup Oil (vegetable, canola, or similar)
Cinnamon/ Sugar Mixture, 1/2 cup of oil.
Cinnamon/ Sugar Mixture, 1/2 cup of oil.
Sliced tortilla shells.
Sliced tortilla shells.
Tortilla pieces frying in oil.
Tortilla pieces frying in oil.
  1. Prepare cinnamon and sugar mixture in a bowl and set aside.
  2. Cut tortilla shells into strips about 1 inch wide, then, to make them shorter, cut these strips in half.
  3. Cover a large plate with paper towel to be used for placing the chips on after taking them out of the oil.
  4. Heat oil in a frying pan over medium-high to high heat.
  5. Place tortilla strips (approximately one shell at a time) gently but quickly into the heated oil and cook until slightly browned on the bottom side, approximately 1 minute, depending on how crispy you want them. Watch closely as they may brown quickly.
  6. Flip over and cook for approximately 30 seconds to 1 minute longer to brown the other side.
  7. Remove the chips from the oil and place on a paper towel to cool and soak up excess oil. Let cool for several minutes.
  8. Place chips into bowl with cinnamon sugar mixture and gently stir until all of the chips are covered.
  9. Serve as is or on a separate plate or platter. You can sprinkle the excess cinnamon sugar mixture over the tortilla chips. Enjoy!
Tortilla Chips Coolling on Paper Towel.
Tortilla Chips Coolling on Paper Towel.
Mix Chips with Cinnamon Sugar Mixture.
Mix Chips with Cinnamon Sugar Mixture.


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      Nira Perkins 5 years ago

      Thanks for the feedback. I hope you like them! I used to get something like these from a restaurant near my old house. I wasn't exactly sure how they were made but I think I nailed it.

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      Amanda Gee 5 years ago from Cameron, Missouri

      These look soo delicious!!!

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      Shining Irish Eyes 5 years ago from Upstate, New York

      I've tried a few of your recipes and they always come out exactly as they should. They are easy to prepare and delicious. This seems so simple but soooo decadent!

      Thanks for sharing

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      Hawaiian Odysseus 5 years ago from Southeast Washington state

      OH, SWEET! As in literally! Thank you, nmdonders! Can't wait to try this recipe out!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 5 years ago from New Delhi, India

      So easy and quick to cook, yet so delicious!

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      Steadman11 5 years ago

      Sounds Amazing! Hoping to try this soon!

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      Jenn 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Yum! I definitely want to try those. Voted up and shared!

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      Claudia Tello 5 years ago from Mexico

      How unusual... never thought of turning tortilla chips into a sweet treat, nice idea, very creative.

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      They look delicious! Thanks for the recipe!

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      Patty Kenyon 5 years ago from Ledyard, Connecticut

      Interesting!! Looks Yummy!!!