Chocolate Tacos take dessert to another level. A chocolate cookie taco filled with strawberries--amazing!
There are some recipes that are just so good you almost don’t want to share them with the world. But then you realize how happy the recipe makes you, and you want to share that happy feeling with everyone you know. This is one of "those" recipes.
Since it’s Taco Week on Food Fanatic, us fanatics are banding together to post taco recipes all week long. I’m the resident chocolate fanatic, so it seemed sensible for me to make chocolate tacos.
Here’s the deal. I’ve never had a chocolate taco. They don’t seem to be a "thang" where I live. I’m in Canada, and we seem to be behind the times with trends. Especially where I live - we’ll call it boonieland. Honestly, some days I feel like I live in the culinary black hole.
Luckily I have access to the interwebs. A place to check out all the fun trends in food and watch cat videos for hours on end. The interwebs rule.
All the chocolate tacos I saw photos of used soft tortilla-type things to wrap their chocolate tacos. Well, that’s not going to fly in my world. I’m a hard taco sort of gal. I like that crunch. I like a messy taco that falls apart when you bite into it.
So I sat down in front of 10,009 cat videos while I pondered how to make a hard taco shell that was chocolate. Then it came to me. Trumpet cookies are pliable when hot, then when cooled, are the perfect crunchy bite.
I’ve made trumpet cookies before, but never with chocolate. Generally they are ginger flavoured. I knew with a quick swap of some ingredients I could make this happen. So I watched 8 more cat videos, then set off into the kitchen.
I made the cookies ahead of time since they need time to cool. I used store-bought ice cream because I have more important things to do than make homemade ice cream for tacos that would be inhaled in .0008 seconds. Things like watching cat videos. I mean, who knew a cat could type on a keyboard? Or ride a skateboard, or save a kid?
I decided to toss some strawberries in my chocolate tacos. To me chocolate and strawberries just go together. They should always be intertwined.
Then I melted some chocolate I had lying about. It’s sort of shocking how much chocolate a food blogger has lying about. I could open a chocolate factory at this point. It’s like an obsession.
I hope you get a chance to make these. I have to admit making the cookies is tedious, but totally worth it if you want a crunchy taco. And who doesn’t right? Just make the cookies well in advance, then be super careful not to play too rough with them or you’ll end up with broken shells. Which is only acceptable when biting into them. Not before. Just sayin’.
If dessert tacos are your sorta thing, don't miss Kate's banana split tacos too!
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