Cheesy Tortilla Chip After School Snack

Cheesy Tortilla Chip After School Snack

We're a couple of weeks into school now and like every year, I find myself searching for ways to fit quality time in with my kids during the busy time between getting home from school and going to bed for the night. We're so busy with the necessary chores, homework, and running around that I'm finding the best way to fit quality time in, is to slide right up next to them while they're busy with something on their list of things to do. One thing on our list is after school snack time, and it makes things run more smoothly if I can have a snack prepared for them when they walk through the door!  This seemed like a good time to re-share this blog post from a few years ago, with an easy snack idea that everyone in our family likes. All you need are 4 ingredients and a microwave!


My family is made up of cheese-monsters! We all love a good cheesy snack or meal.  Last month I shared a favourite after school snack from my childhood (these chocolate chip cookies) that could be made ahead and frozen. This month I want to share another after school snack from my childhood. This one is really quick and easy to prepare right before you eat it!

We made this snack with Ivanhoe's high quality aged cheddar cheese and it was delicious! 

Here's what you'll need:

- Tortilla Chips (or Crackers)
- Shredded Ivanhoe Old Cheese
- Sour Cream (we used the extra thick Gay Lea Gold Sour Cream)
- Salsa

And the preparation is ridiculously easy:

1. Shred the cheese (my kids love this job)

2. Sprinkle the cheese over the chips (or crackers).

3. Microwave the plate in 10-15 second intervals (this plate took about 30-35 seconds) until cheese is nice and melty

You can stop there if you or your kids are happy with them that way- and we usually are around here!  But if you want to add a little something extra...

4. Put some sour cream & salsa in little dishes for dipping and enjoy!

See?  So easy!!  And SOO delicious :)  I think it's a comfort food for me because I have memories of feeling like this was a special snack (read: not straight out of a box or bag ;) when I was a kid.

Do you have a certain snack that brings you back to your childhood? :)

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  1. Smooth cottage cheese will change the way I do alot of things. I'm a big fan of cottage cheese as it is, but using this in place of sour cream is going to be awesome.

  2. My kids would love this, looks yummy! thanks!

  3. I love sour cream and salsa on cheesy chips. So yummy and easy peasy.

  4. Mmmm these look delicious, I'm a bit of a cheese monster myself, as is my 17 month old. For some freakish reason though, my husband who is from MILWAUKEE WISCONSIN isn't a huge cheese fan. I'll be honest... it breaks my heart a little. LOL

  5. I love how quick and simple this is. Something I would *actually* serve my kids for an afterschool snack!

  6. We love this as a snack too. Sometimes in the evening, my hubby and I will make up a plate of these to nibble on while we are watching TV. Delicious!

  7. Alright, you certainly got my attention! I love cheesy dips and nibbles.

  8. Mmmmmm! I want these right now!

  9. Cinnamon toast is what brings me back to my childhood for a childhood snack.

  10. I love this and it's actually my favorite snack/meal

  11. I haven't had this in years! My mom use to make it as a snack for us. Brings back good memories.

  12. This snack would be great for family game night.

  13. The perfect movie or game night snack!

  14. I used to love this snack as a kid. Id probably top with jalepenos now. I like it spicy!

  15. When my girls were still in school and at home, this was their faourite snack, I think they had this everyday

  16. This would be a perfect snack for after school or watching the game


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~Heather Lynne

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