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Quick Elephant Ears Recipe

Quick Elephant Ears Recipe

Our eight children love helping make these sweet crunchy treats. We fry flour tortillas for a few seconds in oil, then sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar. They're fun to make for a large group. I usually do the frying, then have one of the older kids add the coating.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min. YIELD:10 servings


  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • Oil for frying
  • 10 flour tortillas (6 inches)


  • 1. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine sugar and cinnamon; set aside. In a small skillet, heat 1/2 in of oil. Place one tortilla at a time in skillet, cook for 5 seconds; turn and cook 10 seconds longer or until browned. Place in sugar mixture; toss to coat. Serve immediately. Yield: 10 servings.

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Annaaaa User ID: 8658208 239175
Reviewed Dec. 11, 2015

"Good tasting, crispy, and easy to make !!"

ebramkamp User ID: 702841 62559
Reviewed Jun. 2, 2014

"I needed a quickie dessert one night with little fuss and this fit the bill perfectly. These are super easy to make and tasty-especially when still warm."

kathy213 User ID: 3938797 68344
Reviewed Dec. 9, 2013

"Can't get the 5 star rating to stick...but...Really good, quick, and easy! Would definitely make again."

Kris Countryman User ID: 1858674 62545
Reviewed Aug. 5, 2013

"These were awesome. My grandchildren really loved them."

gwashington1961 User ID: 6420190 30515
Reviewed Aug. 3, 2012

"A totally quick way to fry Elephant Ears to create from 6" flour taco's. Yield 10 servings. Great dessert for a 'Mexican' dinner! Looks good to me!!!"

Peaches_77 User ID: 4311371 48957
Reviewed Aug. 16, 2011

"Made these on-site at a Sunday School fundraiser dinner. People were eating them faster than we could make them! They were so fast, easy and delicious - my oldest son likes to make them at home now for a treat."

msbigbaybe User ID: 5211690 30514
Reviewed Jun. 17, 2010

"I was stuck at home from having surgery. My sis hadn't filled my grocery list. I'm normally not at home so I had very few items. For some reason I had a bag of tortillas. I came across your website. From your website and my tortillas I made 3 meals. As I started on the elephant ears my sis and fam came in. After grabbing a bite, she swore I had been to our local Mexican restaurant (I'm not suppose to drive) I had to show her your website and my bag of sugar. They raved over the dessert .... thx!"

amj_baker User ID: 4951572 24433
Reviewed Mar. 17, 2010

"I like to make these with flat bread. They're easy, fast and sooo yummy. Try them and you'll think you're at the county fair!"

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