How To Make Leaf Chips
Parents' food editor Erica Clark shows how to make yummy leaf chips from wonton wrappers and spices.
-Hi. I'm Erica Clark, food editor for Parents Magazine. If you're looking for a fun project to do with the kids, making your own leaf chips hits the bell. It's a great way to welcome in autumn with a healthy snack and a fun craft. There are only a few things you need to make your own leaf chips. Let's start with store bought egg roll or wanton wrappers. Using leaf shape cookie cutters, cut out several different leaf shapes. You'll also want to have a variety of spices to play with you chips. I have some curry powder, some black sesame seeds, some dried dill and some ground cinnamon. Have your child dip their finger in a bowl vegetable oil and rub a thin layer on one side of the chips. Before the oil soaks in, play the chips with their seasoning. You can shake the spices right from their bottles before a little bit into small bowls and let your kids use their fingers to season with a pinch of spice. Try different combinations of spices or keep it single with a single one. Another fun but surprising topping is the juice from the can of beets, all you need is a clean brush and you can paint the beet with red onto your chips. Kids enjoy the mild flavor and it's a great natural food color. Now just pop these on a 400 degree oven and cook for 4 minutes or until crisp. And that's it, pile your leaves in a bowl and let the kids [unk].