These super easy Cinnamon Stars are made from won ton wrappers and tossed in a cinnamon sugar mixture to add a touch of sweetness!
I know that it has been more than a month since Cinco De Mayo, but I think this cinnamon recipe is great for a summer treat so I wanted to post it. This recipe is something I used to make with my mom and now I make it when I have taco night at church.
On the way to cook family night dinner at church for my annual Cinco De Mayo themed Wednesday dinner, this was the conversation that I had with one of my sous chefs (members of the National Elementary Honor Society doing community service) in the car.
Sous: Hey Mrs. Jennifer, we haven’t had Taco night in a while!
Me: Funny you say that because that’s tonight’s menu. Cinco De Mayo just passed so I’m making tacos. Is this your favorite meal we have at church?
Sous: Yes! Taco night is everyone’s favorite.
Me: Is that because everyone likes tacos?
Sous: No! They do like tacos, but it’s because of the cinnamon squares!
This totally threw me for a loop. I would have thought, for his age group (9-14), the answer would have been spaghetti and meatballs, or pot roast or even the fried chicken! He did say that those were in his top five, but taco night was the best. I guess it really is all about dessert!
The first time I made tacos for church dinner, I was in the store trying to come up with a dessert option. Flan was not one of those, as it is not feasible for a 100 people. I thought of cinnamon squares as I later passed a popular fast food chain, that serves tacos, and remembered they also sold cinnamon twisty things for dessert. That gave me an idea!
I drove back to the store and grabbed some won ton wrappers and dessert was done. Never thinking that everyone at church would love them as much as I do, I went as far as to figure out the Weight Watcher’s point value when I was on that plan just so I could see how many I was allowed to eat that day. I ate lettuce all day to save up as many points as I could before dinner. This recipe is great because it is easy and only has a few ingredients, all of which I always have on hand.
Cinnamon squares are something that my mom taught me to make at a very young age. I thought it was “exotic” to use won ton wrappers for dessert. It is not a hard recipe and they are so addicting you can not eat just one!
Here is a collage of the steps…
This one reminded me of Patrick from Spongebob Squarepants!
I don’t usually have time to cut all the wrappers at church since I usually make 300 at a time. I think my diners are just as happy with the squares!
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