Snowflake Pita Chips

Festive and healthy Snowflake Pita Chips for all your holiday appetizers! ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

Homemade Snowflake Pita Chips are a fun and festive way to add a little pizazz to your appetizers this season ~ they’re so cute, and they’re baked, not fried, so they’re healthy too!

Snowflake Pita Chips are a fun and festive way to add some sparkle to your appetizers this season! ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

This project is a delicious little bit of whimsy for the holidays ~ and if you ask me, it’s the little extras like this that make this season so magical.  I mean, sure, you could just serve regular chips with your guacamole or hummus, but with a tiny bit of effort you can put a smile on everybody’s face.  Get the kids to help out with this one.

TIP: You can make stars for Hanukkah friendly chips, or any other shape, for that matter, but choose good sharp cookie cutters that don’t have a lot of fussy detail ~ and 2 1/2 to 3 inches across is the sweet spot for chips.

Easy Snowflake Pita Chips made with cookie cutters ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

We make baked pita chips all the time, probably at least 3 times a week.  We usually cut pita bread into triangles, brush it with oil, sprinkle with onion salt, and bake.  It’s easy and they’re delicious and crisp.  But as long as we’re cutting, why not get a little creative?  Instead of triangles, I got out my collection of snowflake cookie cutters and went to town on a large piece of flatbread.

You can also use pita bread, flatbread, or tortillas ~ both flour and corn are delicious.

Making easy baked Snowflake Pita Chips for guacamole and hummus ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

I brush the bread on one side with olive oil, then sprinkle with seasoning, and bake for just a few minutes.  Then a quick flip and they go back in the oven for a few more minutes.  There’s no need to brush them with more oil.

TIP: The baking time will vary depending on the exact thickness of your bread or tortillas.  You’ll be able to tell by feel whether they’ve crisped enough.

Easy baked Snowflake Pita Chips are a fun way to add some whimsy to the appetizer table! ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

By the way, these are fabulous all on their own, so you can even skip the dip if you like.  Just be sure to season your snowflake pita chips with some kind of salt or seasoning blend.  These are great to tuck into school lunchboxes!

You can make these snowflake pita chips ahead of time, they’ll remain crisp indefinitely.

Cute and festive Snowflake Pita Chips made with cookie cutters! ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

You can make sweet chips, too!  Brush with melted butter instead of oil, and season with sugar, or cinnamon sugar.

Snowflake Pita Chips

Snowflake Pita Chips

Ingredients

  • Flatbread, pita bread, flour tortillas, or corn tortillas
  • olive oil for brushing
  • onion salt or seasoning of your choice

Instructions

  1. Set the oven to 350F
  2. Use snowflake cookie cutters to cut out shapes from your flatbread.
  3. Lay the shapes on an ungreased cookie sheet.
  4. Brush the bread lightly with olive oil. Sprinkle with onion salt.
  5. Bake for approximately 5 minutes, then flip and bake for another 2-5 minutes, or until they are lightly browned and crisp. The exact time will depend on the thickness of your bread.
https://theviewfromgreatisland.com/snowflake-pita-chips/

notes:

  • Choose metal cookie cutters with sharp cutting edges…plastic cutters won’t work as well.
  • With some flatbreads you may need to lay the bread ON TOP OF the cookie cutter and use a rolling pin to roll over the surface to get the easiest results.
  • If you’re trying to cut down on salt use a no-salt seasoning blend.

 

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Homemade Snowflake Pita Chips are a fun and festive way to add a little pizazz to your appetizers this season! They're baked, not fried, so they're healthy too. ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

15 Comments

  • Reply
    Monique
    December 14, 2016 at 11:19 am

    So pretty and festive!
    Happy Holidays Sue!

  • Reply
    John/Kitchen Riffs
    December 14, 2016 at 8:37 am

    Fun idea! And just perfect for the holidays. Very creative. :-) BTW, I’m taking off the rest of the year, so I’d like to wish you happy holidays!

  • Reply
    2 sisters recipes
    December 14, 2016 at 6:24 am

    We love this idea !! So festive! And so simple to make- my girls will love to make these for sure.
    It’s so true it’s the little touches that makes the holidays more special! Thanks Sue!

  • Reply
    Susan
    December 14, 2016 at 6:21 am

    Such a great idea that not only tastes great but also looks so festive! I can picture trees and snowmen too :)

  • Reply
    Liz
    December 12, 2016 at 6:45 pm

    I LOVE this idea! So festive and they ensure that a huge batch of guacamole must be made!!!

  • Reply
    cheri
    December 12, 2016 at 4:16 pm

    So creative, love all these special little touches that you have planned for the holidays. Happy Holidays Sue!

  • Reply
    Laura | Tutti Dolci
    December 12, 2016 at 2:05 pm

    How cute are these! I adore pita anything, and with a touch of whimsy, I am totally on board. These are just what my holiday appetizer platter needs!

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    Robyn Gleason
    December 12, 2016 at 12:50 pm

    I love these special little touches. I am determined to take time off during the holidays to do this kind of thing and just enjoy the season.
    Thanks for a great idea, Sue!

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    Tricia @ Saving room for dessert
    December 12, 2016 at 12:25 pm

    You are right, it’s the little touches this time of year that make it special. These are just adorable and can be adapted for so many thing. We love flatbreads and the simple flavor of these chips. Good one!

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    Susan
    December 12, 2016 at 11:34 am

    I have to confess that I was a bit incredulous that anyone would make anything like these, but I read the post anyway, and – I’m saving the recipe. I really like the idea, and especially the idea of using cinnamon sugar; that would make a great snack on its own. You got me!

    • Reply
      Sue
      December 12, 2016 at 12:09 pm

      Haha, ~ but at the very least, it’s something to keep the kids busy!

  • Reply
    Angie@Angie's Recipes
    December 12, 2016 at 11:05 am

    Such a cute idea!

  • Reply
    Chris Scheuer
    December 12, 2016 at 8:05 am

    I love this idea! How fun and pretty and festive! And an easy way to add Christmas pizzazz to a get together!

  • Reply
    Mary Ann | The Beach House Kitchen
    December 12, 2016 at 6:53 am

    OMGee Sue! What creative idea for the holidays! Can’t wait to break out my cookie cutters!

  • Reply
    Jennifer @ Seasons and Suppers
    December 12, 2016 at 4:16 am

    Such a brilliant idea! I have a set of snowflake cutters, too, so I’m all set. Such a fun and pretty way to holiday-up dips :)

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