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A HEFTY Hint: Refreshing Stale Tortilla Chips

By Brooke McLay |

It happens more often than I’m willing to admit. I buy a big bag of my favorite tortilla chips and open a bag for dinner, only to stumble upon the half-used, now-stale bag sitting in my pantry a week later. Rather than tossing those stale tortilla chips out, use this helpful HEFTY Slider Bag hint to turn your old chips into restaurant-quality yummies in just a matter of seconds!

To Refresh Stale Tortilla Chips:

Fill a large HEFTY Slider Bag with stale tortilla chips. Drizzle 1 tablespoon of olive or vegetable oil over the chips. Slide the bag closed and place in the microwave. Cook in the microwave for 7-20 seconds, just until the chips are warm. Open the HEFTY slider bag and sprinkle a bit of sea salt into the bag, then turn the chips out into a bowl.


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About Brooke McLay


Brooke McLay

Brooke McLay is a recipe developer, food writer, food photographer, and cooking show host for Babble, General Mills, and Good Cook. You can find and follow her latest whims at Cheeky Kitchen. Read bio and latest posts → Read Brooke's latest posts →

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8 thoughts on “A HEFTY Hint: Refreshing Stale Tortilla Chips

  1. Sandy says:

    Our tortilla chips go stale pretty much every time I buy them! Especially in the summer with added humidity in the air. In fact, I’m pretty sure we have a half-empty, all-stale bag in the pantry right now. Will definitely be trying this out!

  2. Julianna says:

    I would never have thought of this but its such a good idea! I’ll definitely be trying this. Thanks!

  3. Kelsey says:

    This is such an awesome tip – I hate wasting food and this is the perfect way to refresh chips!

  4. georgiapeach says:

    We throw out so many bags of chips in our house! This really is a hefty tip, thanks!

  5. daniellesmith says:

    I have to confess this truly makes me excited – we are constantly victimized (dramatic, I know) by stale tortilla chips! I had no idea it was even vaguely possible to salvage them. I cannot wait to try this!

  6. laurenjimeson says:

    This is genius! Will definitely have to give this a try!

  7. Diana Stone says:

    We have tortilla chips in our pantry that were left open and went stale! Trying this tomorrow to refresh them – thanks!

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