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Chocolate Taco Boats

When you think of tacos, you usually think of salsa, sour cream, cheese, and guacamole, but not for this perfect dessert treat. I mean who says that tacos have to be the usual fare we’re used to? Enjoy!

  • Ingredients  
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 10 Old El Paso® Mini Soft Flour Tortilla Taco Boats (1 sleeve from Party Pack)
  • 3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon shortening
  • 1/2 cup plus 3 tablespoons finely chopped cocktail peanuts
  • 1 1/2 cups vanilla ice cream
  • 1/4 cup chocolate sauce
  • 1/4 cup caramel topping


  • Heat oven to 375°F. Line cookie sheet with foil. Lightly brush melted butter on all sides of each boat. Place boats on cookie sheet. Bake 5 to 8 minutes or until browned on edges and firm to the touch. Cool for 15 minutes.
  • In medium microwave safe bowl, microwave chocolate chips and shortening uncovered on High 60 to 90 seconds, until melted. Stir until smooth.
  • Place 1/2 cup chopped peanuts on a plate.
  • Hold the baked mini taco boats by the bottom and dip each one into the melted chocolate covering top rim of boat. Dip and roll top rim in the chopped peanuts to coat. Refrigerate boats about 10 minutes or until coating is set.
  • Fill each mini taco boat with 2 small scoops (about 1 tablespoon) of ice cream and drizzle with chocolate sauce and caramel sauce. Garnish with remaining 3 tablespoon peanuts.

Special note:

  • Chopped toasted almonds are a nice alternative to the chopped peanuts.
  • Any flavor of ice cream and sauces will work well in this recipe, so feel free to fill them with your favorite combination.

Can you even believe how yummy these are! So easy, right? My family loved it when I set these ice cream taco boats in front of each of them after dinner. I’m thinking that these will become a favorite of ours. The only thing that would have made this dish that much yummier and appetizing would be if I had my new dishes to put them on. I still haven’t ordered them yet but down below I have selected the ones I’m choosing from. What do you think? I know they’re all lovely but I can choose only one set so give me some yeahs or nays to help me choose!:o)

​***Here are some of my favorite dishes! I’m trying to choose which ones I’m going to buy. Maybe you can help me by letting me know which ones are your favorites. Be sure to leave your comments and any recipes you have tried like this one. We love hearing from you!