So I speak enough Spanish to know that quesadillas contain cheese. These do not. But the concept is the same, so I’m cheating a little!
My third (and not final, one more Monday) Cinco de Mayo offering are these easy dessert…quesadillas? Tortillas with a rich cinnamon chocolate filling?
Who cares what they’re called? As Shakespeare said, roses are cool even if they’re not called that. That’s exactly the way he phrased it. And while I wish my name had been different, I’m still me.
How many of you feel like you were given the wrong name? Names, no matter what Shakespeare said, matter. And the thing is, our parents never know how we’re going to respond to a name. I hope they do their best and hope in turn that their kids have names they love. But it doesn’t always turn out that way.
As a high school teacher, I have met my fair share of odd names. I can’t share any with you, of course, but let’s just say that parents should probably think hard before naming a child after an evil dictator, giving them a name that sounds like a cuss word, or giving them a number instead of a name. Yes, that has happened.
This dessert might not have a name that fits any specific category, but it’s delicious and not too unhealthy. I used whole wheat tortillas, for instance. That’s good, right? And the rest is simple.
All you do is brush the tortillas with melted butter laced with cinnamon and cook them in a skillet with a cinnamon chocolate filling. The filling is completely addictive and becomes appealingly gooey. Honestly, a scoop of ice cream on top would be perfection. Unfortunately, I ate all my ice cream before the photo shoot. That’s how I do, y’all.
If messing around in the kitchen a lot isn’t your bag, these dessert quesadillas are the answer. They take minutes to put together, and they are ridiculously good. I ate mine for breakfast, but I’m a weirdo with the wrong name. Hey, if I had a different name, I’d still bake sweet desserts. But I still wouldn’t know what to call these!
Cinnamon Chocolate “Quesadillas”
4 whole wheat tortillas
12 ounces mini chocolate chips
1 cup sugar
2 and 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon. divided
1/2 cup butter, melted and divided
- Make the cinnamon chocolate filling first. Pour the mini chocolate chips into a bowl. Mix in the sugar and cinnamon. Pour half (1/4 cup) of the melted butter over the mixture and stir until all the ingredients are mixed. Set aside.
- Place a non-stick skillet on medium heat.
- In a small bowl, combine 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon with the remaining 1/4 cup melted butter. Brush one side of each tortilla with the melted butter.
- Place half of the cinnamon chocolate filling onto the unbuttered side of a tortilla, spreading it out evenly.
- Place the tortilla, buttered side down and chocolate side up, into the skillet. Leave it there for anywhere from two to three minutes, until the underside browns nicely.
- Place another tortilla, buttered side up, on top of the one in the skillet. Flip the whole thing over carefully to avoid chocolate coming out and brown the other side.
- Repeat the process with the second set of tortillas.
- Slice each dessert quesadilla into four triangles and serve warm alone or with ice cream.