Everyone knows that chips and salsa are a delicious precursor to a Mexican meal. But what about giving them a sweet and spicy and rich peanut butter makeover to continue the party post-dinner?
It’s time to introduce Peanut Butter Dessert Chips with Fruit Salsa, a dish wherein plain flour tortillas are brushed with a decadent peanut butter, brown sugar and butter mixture and baked until crispy, then served with jam or preserves. It’s a snap to prepare and makes for some sweetly addictive eating.
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes
Total time: 20 minutes
Yield: 4-6 servings
4 8-inch flour tortillas
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons Cinnamon Raisin Swirl peanut butter
1 teaspoon brown sugar
⅛ teaspoon cinnamon
1 large spoonful (2-3 tablespoons) jam or preserves of your choice
1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil. Slice each tortilla into 8 separate wedges, the same way you would a pizza. Place the
wedges on your prepared baking sheet.
2. In a small, microwave-safe bowl, heat butter on high in the microwave for 10-20 seconds, or until melted and warm. Stir in the peanut butter, which should become soft and easily mixed in the residual heat of the butter; stir until smooth. Add the brown sugar and cinnamon, stirring until the mixture is thick and smooth.
3. Using a pastry brush (or, if like me, you can’t find it, use a spoon), brush the mixture on each tortilla wedge, trying to ensure even coverage (you will only need to brush the tops; they will have plenty of flavor). If you find the raisin bits distracting, remove them (you can add them to the “fruit salsa” for extra texture).
4. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until crispy. Remove from the oven and let cool for about 10 minutes. Transfer to a dish, and serve with a big spoonful of preserves or jam.
What flavor jam, jelly, or preserve would you pair with these chips? Leave a comment below and on Friday, September 16, 2011 we’ll choose a random commenter to win a jar of Cinnamon Raisin Swirl, the peanut butter used in this recipe! US residents only.