We had so much fun last week making Dessert Tacos with apples, that we tried another version of Dessert Tacos. They are very yummy too, but also messy so keep a plate handy when you eat these! 😉 This version of Dessert Tacos is like making a banana split in a taco shell! Let’s go!
Start with heating/baking your taco shells.
Once your shells are heated, allow them a few minutes to cool enough to handle them comfortably. Meanwhile, grab a bag of your favorite chocolate chips. I used milk chocolate.
Add some chocolate chips to a microwave safe container along with a little bit of coconut oil and microwave for 30 seconds and then stir. Microwave for additional time until the chocolate chips are completely melted. Be careful and only microwave for 15-30 second intervals at one time before stirring again.
Take a taco shell and dip it into the melted chocolate.
You can dip the shell in the melted chocolate to suit your preference. Maybe you only want one end dipped in the chocolate or maybe just the top middle area or you can coat the entire taco shell with chocolate. I might have gotten a little carried away and completely covered my shells with chocolate. 😉 Place your chocolate tacos on foil or waxed paper covered tray or cookie sheet.
Place your tray of chocolate covered shells into the refrigerator until the chocolate completely hardens. When the shells are ready, gather your favorite banana split ingredients and get ready to stuff those shells!
I started by putting banana slices in the shells first. I found that leaning the shell on the side of my tray made it easier to put the ingredients inside.
Next came the ice cream…
Then some strawberry and pineapple toppings.
I topped it off with some whipped cream! Mmmm!
Doesn’t that look yummy?!
There is something quite satisfying about the crunch of the taco shell along with the sweetness of the ice cream! 🙂 Now, if that seemed like way too much chocolate for your taste, try this way instead. Bake the taco shells as before, but skip the chocolate dipping part. Start with adding the banana first… (If you noticed the cardboard around the shell, that is the piece of cardboard that comes with the taco shells and keeps the first taco in the line from closing up. It worked nicely to help support the shell while filling it.)
Then the ice cream…
Maybe some tiny marshmallows are next…
Drizzle some delicious chocolate syrup over the top.
And don’t forgot a nice big squirt of whipped cream to finish it off!
In this version, you still get the taste of chocolate, but it’s not completely overwhelming. It just depends on how much chocolate you think your banana split needs! 😉 I hope you’ll give these Dessert Tacos a whirl! 🙂