We all love chips in a bag, but have you ever tried making them from scratch? This recipe turns fresh carrots into yummy, crunchy chips you won’t be able to resist. They’re simple to make—and a great way for kids to practice using a peeler.
- 2 large fresh carrots
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- ¼ teaspoon salt
Kids kitchen skills:
- peeling carrots
- 2 baking sheets
- measuring spoons
- carrot peeler
- knife & cutting board
- Heat the oven to 350°.
- Peel the skin off the carrots with a veggie peeler and toss or compost. Then shave the carrots lengthwise into long strips.
- A grown-up can also cut more carrots into tiny sticks with a knife or mandolin.
- Place the carrots on the baking sheets and drizzle with the olive oil and salt. Toss everything together with your (clean!) hands. Arrange the carrots in a single layer on the baking sheets.
- Bake for 5 minutes, then turn the carrots and rotate the pan. Bake until the edges are just starting to brown, about 5 to 6 more minutes. Larger pieces of carrots may need to stay in the oven. You can just turn off the oven and leave the door open while they cook a little more. But keep a close eye on them!
- Let the chips cool and crisp up. Then serve plain or with the homemade ranch dip from the Kidstir Snack Happy! kit.