Introduction: Halloween Stamped Tortilla Chips

What's a party without chips and dip? It never seems to fail, chips and dip are a staple at most parties, events and holidays. This is a quick and fun way to dress up any plate of chips and dip. Rubber stamp selections are endless so this would work for any event!

I enjoy Halloween and am so very impressed when people make gross and gory costumes, props and food, however, I am not extremely thrilled to eat anything that actually looks like blood or guts. I would say I'm more of a cute Halloween food eater!

If you are anything like me and don't want your Halloween guests to be completely grossed out by everything being served (or if you are serving children) you could make these simple homemade stamped tortilla chips. They are sure to be eaten and will nicely accompany a gory food event if that's your theme.

These chips can be prepared one or two days in advance and stored in an airtight container until the party guests arrive. When the event starts serve with your favorite dip(s).

Step 1: Gather Supplies

You will need the following items to make stamped tortilla chips:

- corn tortillas
- NEW UNUSED Halloween themed rubber stamps
- food coloring
- clean unused paint brushes
- plastic or paper plate
- paper towel(s)
- baking sheet(s)

Step 2: Stamp Tortillas

1. Wash and dry rubber stamps.
2. Brush a thin layer of food coloring (I used Wilton Icing Colors) on a plastic plate with a paint brush.
3. Press rubber stamp into the food coloring making sure to coat all parts of the stamp.
4. Press stamp firmly onto corn tortilla.
5. Recoat stamp with food coloring and continue stamping until you get desired pattern.
6. Let tortillas sit 5-10 minutes before cutting.

***When stamping around the edges of the tortilla place a paper towel under the tortilla so the underneath surface doesn't get stained with food coloing.

***If you want to use the stamps later with ink in the traditional application you will be able to. The food coloring washes off entirely without staining.

Step 3: Cut and Bake Tortillas

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Cut tortillas in fours.

Arrange tortillas in a single layer on baking sheet(s).

Bake tortillas 15-18 minutes (flipping once half way through) or until tortillas are crisp and golden brown.

Serve with your favorite dip.

Comments

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mgrise (author)2013-09-04

This was just a test, but my family was so excited we couldn't wait to try it. Thanks for sharing this *awesome* idea!

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wold630 (author)mgrise2013-09-05

I'm so glad you did this! Isn't it EASY and fun??!! Your tortillas look great. I love your stamp choices!

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depotdevoid (author)2012-11-21

This is a great idea, congrats on the contest! My room mate says she's going to use this next time we have a party, I'll take a picture and post it here if she does.

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wold630 (author)depotdevoid2012-11-21

Thank you, yes, definitely post pictures!

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chefsea (author)2012-11-14

What a great idea and will try it.

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wold630 (author)chefsea2012-11-15

Post pictures if you make them. I'm looking forward to seeing some Thanksgiving or Holiday designs on the chips.

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poofrabbit (author)2012-11-13

Congratulations on being a finalist in the Halloween contest!!! Can’t wait to see if you win! Good luck!

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wold630 (author)poofrabbit2012-11-15

Thanks again!

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RollerScrapper (author)2012-11-04

Fun! What a clever idea!

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wold630 (author)RollerScrapper2012-11-04

Thanks.

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straycatmeow (author)2012-10-27

I am SOOO making these. A & J LOVE chips & I love Halloween! And these are adorable. This idea is fantastic & easily can be changed for themed parties too. Chips & dip are a staple of any party. These could be changed to your favorite sports team or birthday party, etc... Awesome Idea as always Wold360.

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wold630 (author)straycatmeow2012-10-27

Thanks, I know the kids will love making some. A Tinkerbell stamp maybe?!

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sunshiine (author)2012-10-26

What a wonderful idea! I will try this! Thanks for sharing.

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wold630 (author)sunshiine2012-10-27

Thanks! They are fun to make. Please share photos if you do try it. Since rubber stamps are endless I would love to see what you come up with!

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sunshiine (author)wold6302012-10-27

I will definitely share!

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Susan Cirigliano (author)2012-10-27

GREAT IDEA, love it, cant wait to try it!

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wold630 (author)Susan Cirigliano2012-10-27

Please post pictures here if you make these. I can't wait to see some of the other stamps and designs people come up with!

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LeahHawks (FoodNotions) (author)2012-10-27

These are amazing! The spider/spider-web one is my favourite - so cute! =D

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Thank you! I love the spider one too!

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jessyratfink (author)2012-10-26

Oh how cute! That's a great idea. :D

Seems like a great activity to do with kids, too!

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wold630 (author)jessyratfink2012-10-27

Thank you. I agree it would be a great activity for kids to help with. Especially if customized for a birthday party or some kind of school event.

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