Thursday, August 25, 2016

Two Quick Chocolate and Tortilla Desserts

Here are some options when you need a little something sweet that won't take a lot of energy and probably won't require a trip to the store!

Chocolate Wraps

  • 3 Tbsp semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 3/4 tsp butter
  • 3 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 3 Tbsp peanut butter
  • 1 1/4 tsp powdered sugar
  • 2 flour tortillas (6 inches)
  • 1 Tbsp semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 tsp butter
  • 1/2 tsp corn syrup
  • 1/2 tsp hot water
 1.  In a microwave, melt chocolate chips and butter; stir until smooth.  Cool slightly.  Stir in cream cheese, peanut butter, and powdered sugar until blended.  Spread over tortillas.  Roll up tightly; wrap in cling film.  Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
2.  For glaze, in a microwave-safe bowl, melt the chocolate chips, butter, and corn syrup; stir in water until smooth.  Drizzle over wraps.

Robyn's notes:  this was good, but quickly became just a bit too much for me.  I could barely eat a whole wrap and I didn't use all the filling so couldn't have eaten a whole one if I had spread it on thickly.  Watch me demonstrate both these recipes on youtube! 

*** 3 Stars: Good. At least one of us liked this enough for me to make it again, but not often

Honey-Chocolate Quesadillas

  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 flour tortillas (6 inches)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon canola oil
1.  Drizzle honey over half of one tortilla; sprinkle with cinnamon and chocolate chips. Fold tortilla over to close. In a small skillet, cook quesadilla in oil over medium heat for 1-2 minutes on each side or until lightly browned. Cut into four wedges.

Robyn's notes: I've been making this for years and it's quite tasty.  Can also be done in the microwave, though the tortilla will get pretty soggy in that case.  Don't overdo it on the honey, as it warms it will run everywhere and the quesadilla will be nearly impossible to eat.  Watch me demonstrate both these recipes on youtube!

*** 3 Stars: Good. At least one of us liked this enough for me to make it again, but not often