These cheesy quesadillas are an easy-to-make
after school snack that your kids can whip by
themselves or with very little help from an adult.
Best of all....it only looks like candy! It's a healthy
snack that you won't mind them eating.
What you need per quesadilla:
2- 10" white or wheat flour tortillas
1/2 C. shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 C. shredded mozzarella cheese
4 slices American cheese
1 large microwave-safe plate
**ingredients for dipping sauce (optional)
Start by laying 1 tortilla onto the plate. Sprinkle 1/4 C. cheddar and 1/4 C. mozzarella all over the tortilla. Stick the tortilla into the microwave and cook for 20 seconds on high power. Immediately top this tortilla with a second tortilla. The cheese will act as "glue" to hold the two tortillas together. You are going to form 3 rings of cheese on the tortilla to create the candy corn colors. Starting in the middle of the tortilla, use the remaining mozzarella cheese to form a small circle. With the remaining cheddar cheese, create a ring around the outside of the mozzarella. Finally, tear the American cheese into strips and piece it together on the tortilla to form the outside ring. It doesn't matter if the American cheese fits perfectly onto the tortilla or not because it will be melt together when it is heated. Place the tortilla back into the microwave and heat at 30-second intervals until all of the cheese has melted. ** Be very careful when removing the plate, as it might be hot! Always use oven mitts when removing dishes from the microwave. Cool for 2 minutes before cutting. Using a pizza cutter, slice the tortilla into 8 wedges.
Makes 8 "candy corn" pieces.
These cheesy tortillas are great dipped into this warm pepperoni pizza dip:
1/2 C. of pizza sauce
1/4 C. pepperoni, diced small
Add ingredients to a microwave-safe bowl. Stir together and warm in the microwave.
About the Author:
Tami Rose lives in North Carolina with her husband and 2 children. She is always on the lookout for fun, easy recipes that any
age group can make. She is the Assistant Administrator on the MomsMenu.com forums.
You can find her there under the username of "ajrsmom".
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