Taco night is a family favorite of mine since I was a little girl, and my mom would always save a few extra tortillas at the end to fry up and dust with cinnamon and sugar for dessert. It is something that I’ve carried to my own family, so when Old El Paso shared their new Mini Soft Tortilla Taco Boats with us and invited us to try them out for our next taco night, I knew I wanted to create a few for dessert!
Here’s how you’ll do it:
Heat up a saucepan with vegetable oil – medium high – until its swirling and steam is coming off. Test a piece by dropping it in, bubbles should immediately appear and encase the tortilla. Once the heat is ready, simply drop the boats in one at a time and turn until its all golden brown!Remove from the oil and lay on a paper towel. While its still glistening, dust with cinnamon sugar – 1/2 cup of sugar to 2 tablespoons of cinnamon. Now the fun part! It’s time to fill up the boats with your favorite dessert stuffings:Here’s what flavors we came up with – strawberries, mint + cream. Balsamic strawberries (tossed in this glaze) and basil, Bananas Foster + Nutella, Berries + cream, and Peaches + Blueberries + Cream.These boats were so perfect for stuffing. We love that they have sides all around so it makes preparing and eating tacos so easy and less mess! We love that you can carry it around with you even, which makes it great for on the go, a picnic, or BBQ. Old El Paso is giving away a year supply of these babies here! Simply post a picture of what taco night looks like for your family with the #TacoBoatSweepstakes hash to enter!Not going to lie to you, they were so good. We were sick afterward because we ate so much!Here are two of Hayes’ concoctions, he loves all fruit but especially berries! (Tee from Wee Rascals) For the bananas foster + nutella we kept the torilla raw and coated it with hazelnut spread. Then sauté bananas with butter and brown sugar until it caramalizes. We left the typical rum out of the recipe but it was delicious regardless!This post is in partnership with Old El Paso! As always opinions and text are 100% our own.