Friday, May 3, 2013

Peanut Buster Choco Tacos

Inspired partly by our love for the Dairy Queen Peanut Buster Parfait and partly by the dessert found in this month's Food Network Magazine, these Peanut Buster Choco Tacos will be the perfect hand held dessert for our Cinco de Mayo dinner.

We never celebrated Cinco de Mayo when I was growing up. I know, I lived a sheltered life.  My mother-in-law, however, was born in El Paso, Texas,  and since I've been married, it has since become a mandatory and much anticipated holiday for our family.

These tacos can be made in advance and are easy to assemble.
First, start with some crunchy corn taco shells.

Next, shmear some hot fudge inside the shell and top with a few peanuts.

Next, spoon a couple of tablespoons of ice cream into the shell.
Put the tacos into the freezer.

While the tacos are freezing, chop some peanuts.....

And make your own Magic Shell topping!
It's really easy.  Just combine two parts chocolate chips to one part coconut oil.
Microwave for a minute or two until it's melted and stir to combine.

The result is a nice, thin syrup that hardens on contact. Take the tacos out of the freezer and dip one side into the chocolate sauce. Immediately, before it hardens, and before you even have time to take a picture, sprinkle with the chopped peanuts.

Yummy!  Can't wait for Cinco de Mayo!

Peanut Buster Choco Tacos
Makes 12 Tacos

12 crunchy corn taco shells
1 cup peanuts, divided
Hot fudge sauce
Vanilla Ice Cream
12 ounces chocolate chip
1 cup coconut oil

  1. Line up 12 taco in a 9x13 inch pan.
  2. Spread 1-2 teaspoons of hot fudge sauce inside each taco.
  3. Sprinkle inside of taco with a scant tablespoon of peanuts.
  4. Spoon about 1/4 cup of vanilla ice cream inside tacos.
  5. Place tacos in the freezer.
  6. Chop up remaining nuts.
  7. Make the Magic Shell (Combine chocolate chips and coconut oil in a microwave safe bowl and heat until melted 1-2 minutes)  Stir to combine.
  8. Remove tacos from freezer and dip one end into sauce.
  9. Immediately sprinkle with chopped peanuts.


  1. Awesome dessert. I'm off to get some coconut oil!

  2. what a wildly different dessert! fabulous pics too~

  3. Awesome post!

    I would love for you to link up to my TGIF Link Party! Who knows, you just might be featured next week!


  4. What a fun creative dessert!

  5. No joke, I had been tossing around ideas for a Choco-Taco hack, and then I stumbled across yours. Sounds so good, I'm just going to copy off you! :) Pinned it and shared a link on my blog. Thanks for sharing!!
    Karen @ annumography

  6. A great combination. I would never have tried chocolate and tacos, but your pictures are calling my name. Thanks for adding your post to Foodie Friday!

  7. OH this looks fantastic! :) I've always wanted to know how to make choc tacos! :) Can't wait to try this; need to buy some coconut oil! I followed you here from the link party at Chef in Training. I also run a Tasty Tuesdays link party on my blog & I'd love it if you could stop by & link up some of your recipes! Here's the link:

  8. I am salivating over here. I cannot wait to try this with my kids. This is such an awesome post. I would love it if you would share this post at our WIW linky party. Hope you can join us and Happy Mother’s Day! :-)


  9. These look so good! I love those little chocotaco things from the ice cream truck so I bet these are even better.

    I have two link parties {one for Facebook and one for pinworthy blog posts like this one} going on over at Just Us Four. I hope you will come join the parties :)

  10. Wow! I wish I could reach in and grab one right now!! Thanks for this recipe I can't wait to try it :) Michelle

  11. I love this!!! I will be doing this for my next get together.

  12. What a fabulous dessert! Thank you so much for sharing this awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have a very special Mothers Day Weekend and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  13. Pinning these! Thanks for sharing at Pinworthy Projects.

  14. oh my gosh - great idea!

    Found these at Serendipity and Spice!