Chili Cheese Homemade Corn Chips

I rarely buy chips or snacks at the grocery store for a variety of reasons, but mostly I just forget that snacks have an important place in my day. After looking through my kitchen and finding only meal-material, I set out to find a solution using a basic staple: cornmeal. I love chili-cheese fritos, they’re quite the guilty addiction! I set out to make my own with this delicious recipe and the result was a crunchy, cheesy, spicy treat perfect for snacking!

Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups of water
4 tablespoons of butter
1 teaspoon of chili powder
1/2 teaspoon of red chili flakes
4 cloves of crushed garlic
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1/2 cup of shredded cheddar cheese
1 1/2 cups of cornmeal
1 cup of flour

Heat up your oven to 400 degrees.
In a medium pot, boil the water with the butter, spices, salt and butter. 
When it boils, add the cornmeal and stir until it’s fully mixed. 

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Add the flour and stir completely.

I added some extra cayenne pepper and red chili flakes because I wanted them spicy!!
Add the shredded cheddar and make a big cheesy mess!

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Let the mixture cool for 10 minutes in the fridge, then on a large flat surface, take portions of the dough and shape it into a long flat coil.
Chop it in small pieces (half and inch) and place on a greased baking sheet.
Take a spoon and press down on each of the slices so they’re a bit flatter.
Bake for 12 or so minutes until they are lightly browned. 


Enjoy your crunchy and cheesy chili corn chips!

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Are there any other snacks you’ve made from scratch?

Photos: Elizabeth Adan

PrintBy Elizabeth Adan

Elizabeth Adan is a Freelance Writer, Publicist and Brand Ambassador. Her blog Aquaberry Bliss is a unique food and travel blog dedicated to expanding your world and inspiring your creativity. When Elizabeth isn’t traveling, you’ll find her writing, hiking or gardening. Find Elizabeth on Twitter @stillaporcupine and on LinkedIn.

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