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Mini Cinnamon Sugar Churro Boats

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Mini Cinnamon Sugar Churro Boats
  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 45 min
  • Servings 12
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Mini Cinnamon Sugar Churro Boats

Crispy cinnamon sugar churro shells taste even sweeter paired with with your choice of easy mousse fillings: Mexican hot chocolate, cheesecake, or dulce de leche.

Ingredients

Churro Boats:

1
package (12 count) Old El Paso™ Taco Boats™ Mini Soft Flour Tortillas
2
tablespoons sugar
2
teaspoons cinnamon
4
tablespoons butter, melted

Mexican Hot Chocolate Mousse:

2
discs (3.2 ounces each) Mexican Hot Chocolate
2
cups heavy whipping cream, divided
Whipped cream and shaved chocolate, if desired

Cheesecake Mousse:

8
ounces whipped cream cheese
1/3
cup sugar
3
cups frozen whipped topping, thawed
Cinnamon sugar, if desired

Dulce de Leche Mousse:

1
can (13.4 ounces) dulce de leche
1/2
cup prepared vanilla pudding
2
cups frozen whipped topping, thawed
Whipped topping and caramel/dulce de leche sauce, if desired

Directions

  • 1 Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a baking pan with parchment paper and stir together the sugar and cinnamon. Brush the inside of each tortilla boat with butter and sprinkle on cinnamon sugar, dumping out excess. Brush butter around the outside of each tortilla boat and sprinkle with remaining cinnamon sugar. Set on parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Bake for 8-12 minutes until golden brown and crispy. Remove and allow to cool completely. Fill with mousse and garnish as desired (options below).
  • 2 MEXICAN HOT CHOCOLATE MOUSSE: Chop the two discs of Mexican Hot Chocolate into small pieces. Combine with 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream in a microwave-safe bowl. Heat for 30 seconds on high, then remove and stir. Heat for an additional 30 seconds and let bowl sit in the microwave for 2 minutes. Remove and stir until melted and well blended. If needed, continue heating in 10 second increments, stirring after each, until melted and smooth. Allow to cool for 15 minutes. Whisk remaining 1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream to stiff peaks and fold into the cooled chocolate mixture until light and fluffy. Spoon into churro bowls and garnish with additional whipped cream and chocolate shavings.
  • 3 CHEESECAKE MOUSSE: Use an electric mixer to beat cream cheese and sugar on medium speed until light and fluffy. Beat in the whipped topping until well incorporated. Fill churro bowls and garnish with cinnamon sugar.
  • 4 DULCE DE LECHE MOUSSE: Beat together the dulce de leche, pudding and whipped topping until light and fluffy. Fill churro bowls with mousse and top with whipped cream and a drizzle of caramel or dulce de leche sauce.
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Mini Cinnamon Sugar Churro Boats

As prepared by Hungry Happenings,

If you love the flavor of churros and want a simple yet festive dessert to make for a fiesta or a weeknight dinner, these mini churro boats are perfect for you.


Each Old El Paso mini flour tortilla boat is coated with butter, cinnamon and sugar and baked until crispy.

The mini churro boats are just the right size to be filled with your choice of Mexican hot chocolate mousse, cheesecake mousse, or dulce de leche mousse. The mousse recipes are so easy to make that you might just want to make all three!

Let’s get started.

Churro Bowls

The mini soft tortilla boats come 12 to a package, and any of the mousse recipes would yield enough to fill them all. So start with one whole package for each type of mousse you plan to make.


Churro Bowls

To give the tortilla boats a cinnamon-y churro flavor, brush the inside and outside with butter, then sprinkle with cinnamon sugar and shake off any excess.  Leave the bottom of the tortilla boats dry.


Churro Bowls

Bake the tortilla boats until they are nice and crispy. I suggest baking them for about 8 minutes, rotating the pan, then watching them for the next few minutes in the oven. When the top edges get deep golden brown, the churro shells are done. Let them cool while you make your mousse filling(s).


Churro Bowls

Mexican hot chocolate comes in individually wrapped discs that are easy to cut into small pieces. They are meant to melt in hot milk, but since we’re making a mousse we’ll use heavy whipping cream. Mexican hot chocolate is flavored with cinnamon and has a wonderful warm flavor. To spice things up a bit, you can add a sprinkling of cayenne pepper.


Churro Bowls

The Mexican hot chocolate will blend nicely with the heavy whipping cream when you heat them together in the microwave. Be sure to let it cool before you fold in the whipped cream to finish the mousse.


Churro Bowls

When you are ready to serve your churro boats, fill them with the Mexican hot chocolate mousse and garnish with a bit more whipped cream and some chocolate shavings. 


Churro Bowls

You can also whip up a quick cheesecake mousse if you prefer that flavor. Just combine the cream cheese and sugar until whipped and fluffy, then add in whipped topping. Garnish with a sprinkle of cinnamon sugar over the top for even more churro flavor.


Churro Bowls

Or you can fill them with my favorite filling, the dulce de leche mousse. You blend all the ingredients together in one step, and its rich and creamy caramel flavor pairs perfectly with the cinnamon-sugar-coated churro shells. Make it look extra pretty by adding a swirl of whipped topping drizzled with a bit of caramel or dulce de leche sauce.



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