Chocolate Taco Monsters

Easy Chocolate Taco Monsters for Halloween! | ASpicyPerspective.comHalloween is right around the corner. How about making Chocolate Taco Monsters for a fun and festive treat?

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There are cute Halloween treats. Then there are tasty Halloween treats.

Today’s Chocolate Taco Monsters make the cut in both areas. They are fun to make, easy enough for kids to assemble on their own, cute as heck, and so so delicious!

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Each little monster is filled with creamy whipped chocolate ganache. The exterior is a tortilla. Believe it or not, I used Old El Paso Soft Tortilla Mini Taco Boats.

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They are just the right size to make little 2-3 bite treats. Plus when you fold mini tortilla boats in half they create the perfect shape to make a monster face!

Aren’t they fun?

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The kids loved making these Chocolate Taco Monsters. With supervision, they were able to finish all the steps on their own. They especially loved scooping the ganache, folding the mini taco boats, and decorating the monsters.

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We used food coloring spray to dye the monsters different colors. White chocolate chips as teeth. Candy eyeballs. and Premade colored frosting tubes for convenience. If you’d rather make frosting from scratch and use piping bags, go for it!

Chocolate Taco Monsters for Halloween! | ASpicyPerspective.com

Chocolate Taco Monsters for Halloween! | ASpicyPerspective.com

You can find color mist, large candy eyes, and colored frosting tubes in the baking section of your local grocery store, at a craft store, or on Amazon.

Look for Old El Paso Soft Tortilla Mini Taco Boats in the Mexican food section of your grocery store.

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Chocolate Taco Monsters can be made a day ahead, or as a kids craft/snack during Halloween parties.

Once the frosting dries, you can even individually wrap your Chocolate Taco Monsters as party favors!

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Chocolate Taco Monsters

Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
3 mins
Total Time
33 mins
 

Halloween is right around the corner. How about making Chocolate Taco Monsters for a fun and festive treat?

Servings: 12 monsters
Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Taco Monsters
Amount Per Serving (2 cookies)
Calories 219 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17g 26%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Cholesterol 42mg 14%
Sodium 27mg 1%
Potassium 113mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 10g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 8.9%
Vitamin C 0.2%
Calcium 3.6%
Iron 5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Pour the cream in a small sauce pot and set over high heat. When it's almost to a boil, remove from heat and add the semisweet chocolate. Allow the chips to sit in the hot cream for at least 10 minutes. Then whisk well to combine into a smooth ganache. Refrigerate until cold. Once cold, use an electric mixer to beat the ganache on high speed until fluffy, about 3-4 minutes.
  2. Lay the Old El Paso Mini Taco Boats out on a piece of wax paper. Use a medium cookie scoop to portion out 1.5-2 tablespoon balls of whipped ganache. Place one ball in each mini tortilla boat, then fold the tortilla boats in half to close.

  3. Use food coloring spray to dye the mini tortilla boats various colors. Then place white chocolate chips in the opening to create teeth.
  4. Use premade frosting tubes to attach the eyes over the mouths. Then give the monsters eyebrows and hair. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Old El Paso. All opinions are my own.

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11 comments on “Chocolate Taco Monsters

  1. Rebeccaposted October 26, 2016 at 1:19 pm Reply

    Oh, thank goodness they’re made from soft tortillas. I was hoping you weren’t going to ask us to successfully pry open a fortune cookie! This is timed very well–my daughter sings, ad nauseum, “It’s Raining Tacos”, and is a chocoholic, so I can’t see how these can miss! She just had her first real taco, so I’m thinking she’ll love the dessert version. Thanks!

  2. Platt Collegeposted October 22, 2016 at 10:46 pm Reply

    These chocolate taco monsters look like lots of fun. I will have to make them for my cousins.

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  4. Julie | Table for Twoposted October 18, 2016 at 5:49 pm Reply

    I am OBSESSED with these! How stinkin’ cute!

  5. Emily @ Life on Foodposted October 17, 2016 at 7:56 pm Reply

    These are so cute! Totally recreating for my daughter daycare party. Love!

  6. Marla Meridithposted October 17, 2016 at 7:12 pm Reply

    These are the cutest Halloween treats ever!!

  7. Heather Christoposted October 17, 2016 at 7:10 pm Reply

    These are SO inventive! what a great idea!

  8. Kevin @ Closet Cookingposted October 17, 2016 at 11:22 am Reply

    These are so fun!

  9. Jenny Flakeposted October 17, 2016 at 9:06 am Reply

    These are the cutest!!! 

  10. Naomi @BakersRoyaleposted October 17, 2016 at 8:46 am Reply

    These are just the cutest! My boys would love these!

  11. Rachel @ Rachel Cooksposted October 17, 2016 at 7:47 am Reply

    You’re a genius! These are so fun!