Copycat Taco Maker Crustos

Hello again! It’s Mandy from Mandy’s Recipe Box and I have a delicious copycat recipe for you.
I love Crustos at Taco Maker. They are so addictive and I can eat them to no end. I made some that taste just like them and I am in huge trouble. I can’t stop making them and eating them. I hope you like them and I dare you to eat just 3 pieces. Just three.
Oil for frying
6 uncooked tortillas (like these)
1/2 C. sugar
2 Tbsp. cinnamon
  • Pour oil into a large skillet or fryer. If using a skillet, use enough oil to cover tortilla strips, about 1/4 to 1/2 inch deep.
  • Heat oil to medium high heat.
  • Stack 3 tortillas at a time and cut using a pizza cutter into one inch strips.
  • With a small piece of tortilla, test the oil’s heat by dropping it into the pan. If the tortilla immediately starts to fry the oil is ready. 
  • Carefully drop the tortilla strips into the oil without overlapping. Fry for about a minute per side, flipping with tongs. 
  • Remove from the oil and let drain briefly on a paper towel.
  • Mix together in a bowl the sugar and cinnamon.
  • Place still warm strips into the sugar and cinnamon mixture and toss to coat.
  • Serve.


Thanks Mandy for a great recipe for these Crustos!  I don’t think I’ve ever met anything cinnamon that I didn’t like!
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  1. igotthismartha says:

    These look really good!

  2. We do not have a Taco Maker and I have never heard of it. But I am loving this recipe. It looks so easy and the picture makes me want to go to the store and pick up some tortilla’s today instead of waiting for our regular grocery trip.

    Now following your blog via bloglovin’

    • Hi Victoria! Thanks so much for the kind comment and the follow! If you make these, you won’t be disappointed! Deb – The Oldest Sister

  3. Thanks for linking, they look fantastic!!

  4. Alejandro Burgos says:


    Mandy we are glade that you love our Crusto(tm)! keep Buying Them…-Alejandro Burgos- Director of Operations- the Taco Maker, Inc.

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  6. I made these same chips 40 years ago but I cut them in triangle shapes. good receipe and simple…..

    • Patti! Do you remember Cinnamon Crispas from Taco Bell? That is what these remind me of. YUM!! Deb – The Oldest Sister

  7. TM’s secret is they use super-fine sugar, give that a shot instead of regular granulated sugar. Another secret, don’t cook them till they are brown, they should be light golden brown.

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