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Star Spangled Chips ‘n’ Dip

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Simple Star Shaped 4th Chips ‘n’ and Dip to celebrate 4th July, New Year’s Eve or Bonfire Night

Image shows a blue bowl in the shape of Mickey Mouse suitable for chips 'n' dip. There is an American flag stood close to the bowl and inside the bowl is tomato salsa, soured cream, and star spangled nacho chips. Image by keep up with the jones family.

Hey, friends! Since discovering that tortilla chips are the easiest thing to make in any shape, the boys have been very keen to eat them. This week we’re celebrating Hero’s birthday – and as he shares his birthday with some very famous people, we decided to make nacho chips in the shape of stars to celebrate the red, white and blue! We already made Mickey Mouse Chips ‘n’ Dip and so these seemed like the next logical American symbol for 4th July nachos.

Even making them looked epic if I’m honest – all those little stars lined up on my new silicone baking trays, which are very cute. Gav doesn’t like the sticky feeling of them but I love them. No more baking paper!

Image shows two silicone baking sheets on a dark wooden table. One is red and one is blue. On top of them are cut out star chips 'n' dip nachos from tortillas. The American flag is laid next to the baking sheets. Image by keep up with the jones family.

It didn’t take long for them to be eaten – I think my boys actually prefer them to crisps [or potato chips if you’re American].

Image shows a blue bowl in the shape of Mickey Mouse suitable for chips 'n' dip. There is an American flag laid close to the bowl on the dark wooden table.  Inside the bowl is tomato salsa, soured cream, and star spangled nacho chips. Image by keep up with the jones family.

To Make 4th July Chips ‘n’ Dip, You Will Need:

Everything is in the recipe card below, but here are some helpful hints about the things you need.

  • Tortilla wraps – we use corn and wheat ones, they’re very good and taste fresh when baked.
  • Olive oil – we tried vegetable oil and sunflower too.
  • Sea Salt [because it’s crunchy] and Black Pepper – although you can use paprika, garlic salt, whatever takes your fancy!
  • Pastry brush for the oil, unless you’re using a spray! Be warned, the spray looks like suncream when applying it and I was slightly grossed out by it, although the boys had fun squirting it for me.
  • A star shaped cutter – ours is about 2 inches diameter and the small one around 1.5cm.
  • Sour Cream, Salsa, Guacamole, cheese, jalapeno peppers – whatever you like to cover yours in or dunk them through. This is your time to get your kids to eat avocado, and tomato without realising. Haha.
  • Greaseproof Paper and Baking Tray – I have my new silicone baking sheets and they’ve been amazing. Just remember to place them on top of your baking tray, not directly in the oven.
  • Chopping Board [for cutting out the tortilla chips]. I used a wooden one.

How to Make your Independence Day Nachos

It’s SO easy. Everything is in the recipe below but basically, it takes minutes to prepare them and cook them – the most time taken was the cutting out of the little stars. I like making the silhouette ones too because I think they look pretty, and Hero says they are extra crunchy.

What’s weird is that my children all avoid tomatoes like they’re poison, yet salsa is okay apparently. And definitely not tomato based. Nope. So here’s to 4th July Nachos and all the tomatoey-goodness I can get my boys to eat!

Image shows a blue bowl in the shape of Mickey Mouse suitable for chips and dip. There is an American flag stood close to the bowl and inside the bowl is tomato salsa, soured cream, and star spangled nacho chips. Image by keep up with the jones family.

Star Spangled Chips ‘n’ Dip

Simple Star Shaped Nacho Chips and Dip to celebrate 4th July, New Year’s Eve or Bonfire Night
Print Recipe
Prep Time:45 mins
Total Time:45 mins

Equipment

  • Pastry brush
  • Dish for Olive Oil
  • Star shaped cutter
  • Greaseproof Paper and Baking Tray
  • Chopping Board [for cutting out the tortilla chips]

Ingredients

To Make 4th July Chips ‘n’ Dip, You Will Need:

  • Tortilla wraps – we use corn and wheat ones they’re very good and taste fresh when baked.
  • Sea Salt and Black Pepper – although you can use paprika garlic salt, whatever takes your fancy!
  • Olive oil
  • Sour Cream Salsa, Guacamole, cheese, jalapeno peppers – whatever you like to cover yours in or dunk them through

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to gas mark 4, or about 350 degrees.
  • Line your baking sheet with greaseproof paper
  • Cut out the tortilla shapes and lay on the baking sheet
  • Spray with oil or use a brush to coat them lightly with oil
  • Sprinkle on seasoning of choice
  • Pop in oven for 5 minutes and monitor – stay close, because these go from golden to over baked in the blink of an eye.
  • Leave to cool and serve with salsa and sour cream, guacamole and whatever takes your fancy!
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: 4th July, Bonfire Night, Chips ‘n’ Dip, Nachos, New Year’s Eve, Tortillas
Servings: 6
Image shows a blue bowl in the shape of Mickey Mouse suitable for chips and dip. There is an American flag stood close to the bowl and inside the bowl is tomato salsa, soured cream, and star spangled nacho chips. Image by keep up with the jones family.

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