From casual to gourmet, you'd be surprised how many different sweet applications tortillas can be used for. Whether you prefer corn or flour, something can be done to transform the leftover tortillas from taco night. When dessert is needed in a pinch, grab a tortilla and let your imagination take over.
On The Go
For a sweet, mobile dessert, try spreading a few tablespoons of chocolate-hazelnut spread onto a flour tortilla. Add half of a sliced banana and sprinkle with a few peanuts. Roll it up and it's an easy hand-held dessert. Other fillings would work well for this technique: peanut or almond butter with jelly, cream cheese and sliced strawberries, or sliced apples topped with cinnamon sugar.
Cut flour tortillas in wedges and overlap into muffin tins. Bake them at 350 degrees F for 10 minutes and when cooled, serve ice cream inside them. Greek yogurt drizzled with honey and sprinkled with granola would be another option, as would chocolate mousse and whipped cream, or homemade pudding. Chop up leftover cups and use them to top fresh fruit.
Make a cinnamon sugar mixture by combining 1 cup white sugar and 2 tsp. cinnamon. Fry tortillas in hot oil until brown, then sprinkle the cinnamon sugar over them and serve warm. Top the fried tortillas with whipped cream or ice cream. Use leftover corn tortillas to make sweet tortilla chips. Bake or fry tortilla wedges, then dust them with sugar. Use the chips to dip into sweetened, whipped cream cheese.
Use a large flour tortilla as the base for a sweet quesadilla. Spread the entire tortilla with cream cheese sweetened with a bit of sugar, leaving a small border empty. Place sliced strawberries and bananas on top of the cream cheese mixture. Sprinkle a few chocolate chips on top of the fruit. Fry the quesadilla in a little butter until the cream cheese softens and the chips begin to melt. Scatter more fruit and chocolate chips on top of the quesadilla when it's served.
- Photo Credit Jupiterimages/Photos.com/Getty Images Jupiterimages/Comstock/Getty Images
About Mexican Desserts
Sweet and creamy flan may be the best known dessert from Mexico, but it definitely has company at the end of a...
How to Freeze Tortilla Shells
Tortillas date back to Mayan times when peasants, according to legends, made corn-based tortillas for the kings. Today, these bread substitutes are...
Things to Make With Tortillas
Tortillas are well-know as an ingredient in Mexican food. Tacos, burritos, enchiladas and many other dishes would be unthinkable without them. However,...
Taco Bar Ideas
A taco bar can be one of the easiest ways to entertain a crowd of fussy eaters and serve healthy food. When...