Mi Huerta Market
By Sarah Chovanetz
Taquitos are an easy yet satisfying traditional, Mexican dish that remains popular to this day! They are fairly simple to make and can be quite addicting. Made with hot and fresh tortillas with a filling of your choice. Most choose chicken with cheese or bean and cheese. A quick snack that pairs nicely with salsa or fresh guacamole to dip in! I remember sometimes having a craving for them even for a late night snack and didn’t feel guilty about it! That’s why I love taquitos, they are not too filling on the stomach but are full of flavor!
So we know traditional, Mexican taquitos are a great snack and won’t bust your budget. People of all ages enjoy them and they are a tasty treat all year round. What if I told you this recipe we are sharing has a twist on the normal taquito and it’s all about the sweet side of the food chain? Ingredients such as Cinnamon, vanilla, warm tortillas, and sugar! What goes in the middle is even better than the outside, vanilla and softened cream cheese. That sounds absolutely DELICIOUS! This recipe is genius and incredibly easy to master. And what makes this recipe even more special is that you can create the sweet version of the taquito and then dress it up with other sweet fixings! Fruit, chocolate syrup, caramel, and nuts, the possibilities are endless.
This recipe will take about an hour tops so it’s not the fastest version of taquitos but it’s definitely the sweeter one! I couldn’t resist a corny joke. I will say using our Mi Huerta Mexican Vanilla will also enhance the flavors and make the taquitos taste ten times better than standard vanilla extract. The all-natural and gluten free ingredients are essential to this recipe so don’t forget to use Mi Huerta Vanilla for this! Please enjoy this recipe as much as we do and be sure to pair it with ice cream or a glass of milk. Now I’m getting hungry! These sound so good just reading about them!
Prep Time 30 min
Cook Time 20 min
2 (8 oz.) packages cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup sour cream
2 Tablespoons granulated sugar
2 teaspoons Mi Huerta Vanilla extract***
8 (8-inch) small flour tortillas
1/2 cup butter
1 cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, sour cream, 2 Tablespoons sugar and our Mi Huerta vanilla until smooth and creamy. Make sure no lumps remain.
2 Heat tortillas in microwave for 10 seconds. Take one tortilla and spread 1/3 cup of cheesecake filling on one end. Roll up tightly, leaving ends open. Repeat with all tortillas and cheesecake filling.
3 Melt butter in a large microwave-safe shallow dish or bowl. In a separate shallow bowl, mix together sugar and cinnamon.
4 Take each rolled taquito and first roll in melted butter, then roll in cinnamon-sugar mixture to fully coat all sides. Place on a large greased baking sheet. Repeat with all taquitos.
5 Bake at 350° F for 15 to 20 minutes, or until tops start to get golden brown. Remove from oven and let stand 5 minutes before serving.
6 Serve with sliced strawberries and whipped cream. Enjoy! ♥