Does anyone remember those cinnamon crispas that you used to be able to order at Taco Bell? Oh man those were good. Sadly, they were yanked off the menu and sent to Taco Bell heaven in the late 80’s. I’m sorry to say they were replaced by the cinnamon twists which are not that great.
But the good news is you can make them at home! These are not fried like the original ones, but are baked in butter so they have a similar texture without having to mess with a pot of oil. We LOVED dipping these Baked Cinnamon Crisps in my Creamy Strawberry Dip, which is super easy to make with just yogurt, brown sugar, vanilla and diced strawberries. Now that strawberries are in season, I want to add them to everything little thing. So prepare yourself, lots of strawberry recipes coming your way!
This is the kind of thing you make and everyone gathers around the plate dipping and chomping, dipping and chopping, till that last chip is gone! Little Boy #3 is snuggled up to me on the couch right now saying, “Wait Mom!!! Remember those? Make those kind of chips again!” Safe to say they were a HIT! Hope you get the chance to try them too.
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Baked Cinnamon Crisps With Creamy Strawberry Dip
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 18 minutes
- Total Time: 28 minutes
- Yield: 6 1x
- Category: Appetizer
- Method: Bake
- Cuisine: American
Reminiscent of those crispy, cinnamon sugary chips I used to get from Taco Bell as a kid, but baked instead of fried!
- 3 flour tortillas (soft taco size)
- 1/4 cup butter, melted
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
Cream Strawberry Dip
- 3/4 cup whole milk plain Greek yogurt
- 2 teaspoons brown sugar
- splash of vanilla extract
- 2 cups diced strawberries, stems and hull removed
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Lay tortillas out on a baking sheet. Brush the top with melted butter. Sprinkle with half of the cinnamon sugar. Flip the tortillas over and repeat on the other side, using the remaining butter and cinnamon sugar.
- Using a pizza slicer, cut each tortilla into 8 triangles. Arrange in an even layer on the baking sheet.
- Bake for 18-20 minutes, and then allow to cool on the baking sheet.
Creamy Strawberry Dip
- In a medium bowl, mix Greek yogurt, brown sugar, and vanilla together until smooth. Stir in diced strawberries, reserving about 1/4 cup to garnish the dip.
- Serving Size: 1 Serving
- Calories: 228
- Sugar: 14g
- Sodium: 189mg
- Fat: 9.7g
- Saturated Fat: 5.3g
- Unsaturated Fat: 3.6g
- Trans Fat: 0.3g
- Carbohydrates: 30g
- Fiber: 2.4g
- Protein: 5.5g
- Cholesterol: 22mg
Keywords: baked cinnamon crisps, creamy strawberry dip, cinnamon sugar crisps, yogurt dip
Thalia @ butter and brioche says
I never have tried something like this before but I love savoury dips and crackers.. so why not sweet?! Thanks for the idea!
They are a little different, but everyone loves them. Hope you get the chance to try them!
Raquel @ My California Roots says
Oh man, I used to get these at Claim Jumper as a kid and I LOVED them. I grew up in a super healthy household so they were always such a treat. I’d love to give this recipe a go, it looks delicious!
Thanks Raquel! I never knew you could order them at Claim Jumper! Oh boy, I bet those were really good!
Heather Mason@ Nutty Nutrition says
yummy! So simple yet so decadent! Anything with cinnamon and I’m there!
These look amazing! Here in Italy there’s absolutely nothing like that, so I guess they’ll make for a new funny dessert to munch on. Can’t wait to bring these to a party, everyone will be amazed!
Thanks Elisa! Hope everyone enjoys!
Kelley @ Chef Savvy says
Wow these look wonderful! So sad I missed these at Taco Bell!
Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor says
I can’t resist anything with strawberries! I love that you made homemade cinnamon crisps too!
Brittany B says
Oh these look absolutely amazing. I love anything and everything cinnamon.
Thanks Brittany, me too!
Cathy T says
Hi Julie. It’s the strawberry season now and when I saw your recipe, I had to do it! We had friends round for a barbecue last night and it was the perfect end to a fabulous evening. Delicious, easy to prepare and a lovely casual finish to the party. Thank you. Cathy.
Cathy, that sounds lovely. Thanks so much for your comment!
This does sound very nice. The ingredient “1/4 granulated sugar”
I assume that means 1/4 cup?
Yes, thank you, I’ll fix that error in the recipe!
Sue Posey says
Mine were burnt to a crisp after 16 minutes. And stuck tight to the pan. Recipe didn’t say flip them so I didn’t.
I’ve never had them baked. When I was very young my mom worked for a Taco Bell in the Southwest, but what I thought was the store selling the Crispas still was actually something else. By then I was 3 or so and the day mom brought me the Cinnamon Twists (the replacement). I cried. She told me “this is what they it is now and she’d get in trouble making the others”. Apparently, since she worked for Toco Bell previously, she had be making me the Crispas and that didn’t go well with the other customers. Poor mamma.
Can these be left out? Or do they need to be refrigerated? They are delicious!!