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Fried Cinnamon and Sugar Sticks

Course Dessert, Snack
Servings 8


  • 1 pack Fajita sized tortillas
  • Vegetable Oil enough for 1 inch
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg or to your taste
  • 2 tbsp cinnamon or to your taste


  1. Heat 1 inch of vegetable oil in pan or pot until hot.

  2. While oil is heating up, slice tortilla shells into strips.  The thinner you slice them, the quicker they will cook.

  3. Add nutmeg, cinnamon and sugar to a plastic bag large enough to hold everything.  Set this mixture to the side until it is time to add in the warm sticks.

  4. Once oil has heated up enough to cook, place about 4 sticks into hot oil.

  5. Watch for the edges to get a golden brown color and then flip the sticks to brown the other side.

  6. Once the sticks are golden brown on both sides, take them out of the hot oil and drain them on a paper towel lined plate or dish.

  7. Add your next round of sticks to the hot oil to brown.

  8. Add the warmed sticks to the bag of cinnamon and sugar and toss to coat. 

  9. Serve sticks warm or store in an airtight container.

Recipe Notes

Be careful not to add the Fried Cinnamon and Sugar sticks while they are too hot to bag.  You run the risk of melting the bag!

These are good on their own or with some ice cream.  You may also eat them with a vanilla dip or caramel dip.

Recipe adapted from Taste of Home.