Cinnamon Tortilla Surprise Recipe -
Cinnamon Tortilla Surprise Recipe
  • READY IN 55 mins

Cinnamon Tortilla Surprise

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"A sweet Mexican dessert I made for Spanish class."

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Original recipe makes 40 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    45 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    55 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spray 40 muffin cups with cooking spray.
  2. Combine sugar and cinnamon together in a small bowl.
  3. Brush both sides of flour tortilla pieces with melted butter; sprinkle each with cinnamon-sugar mixture. Gently fit each tortilla piece into a prepared muffin cup, shaping the tortilla to make a shell.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until tortilla shells are golden brown, 8 to 10 minutes.
  5. Beat milk, cream cheese, and pudding mix in a bowl using an electric mixer until smooth; fold in whipped topping. Fill each tortilla shell with about 1 tablespoon cream cheese mixture. Drizzle with chocolate syrup and top each with a maraschino cherry.
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May 05, 2013

I got rave reviews on this dessert at our Cinco de Mayo gathering this afternoon! Everyone loved it!

May 11, 2013

Very tasty dessert that is quick to make. My family said it was like mock-deep-fried-ice-cream. :) I hope you got 100% for your assignment!


6 Ratings

Aug 14, 2013

Absolutely love these!!!!!!! So easy to make. But instead of the pudding mix, I use vanilla ice cream. They are a huge hit with family and friends!!!

May 07, 2013

I made this for Cinco de Mayo and it was awesome! Everyone I served it to loved, loved it! Easy and fun to prepare. I would say though that this should be consumed the first day, the next day the tortillas were a little soggy. Will be making often and sharing this recipe with many! Thanks for a new treat for me and mine...

May 05, 2015

I also made these for Cinco de Mayo and they were a hit. Very delicious - and easy to make. I ended up cutting the flour tortillas into 1/8's instead of quarters - otherwise you end up with something similar to a solid tortilla bowl instead of something closer to a small cup. I heavily coated the tortillas (both sides) with the sugar/cinnamon mixture so they caramelized nicely in the oven. Frankly you could eat them plain at this point without the filling - but make the filling anyway :). I baked them for 11-12 minutes instead of 10, but that's probably my oven. Note that even though it says to "fold in" the whipped topping, you really have to vigorously stir it in. The pudding/cream cheese/milk mixture is like a pile of (delicious) glue at that point so forget about being able to "fold" anything into it. A tablespoon of filling on each tortilla "cup" will suffice as these are VERY sweet. As a final touch, I finely grated some chocolate (a cold Hershey bar) over each one instead of the maraschino cherry. Make these and you'll be glad you did!

Nov 24, 2014

Very Good!!


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  • Calories
  • 176 kcal
  • 9%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 25.1 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol
  • 10 mg
  • 3%
  • Fat
  • 7.5 g
  • 12%
  • Fiber
  • 0.9 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 2.3 g
  • 5%
  • Sodium
  • 232 mg
  • 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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