Recipes from my kitchen, from the road and from mah friends!

Chocolate Tortilla Roll-ups

Freshly made tortillas are an amazing part of Mexican cuisine. Tortillerias stand alone in nearly every town and can also be found inside larger supermercados. A kilo of freshly made corn tortillas goes for about 10-14 pesos, which means about 36 tortillas for $.75!  They can also be found made of harina and integral, flour and wheat flour.  Roadside taco stands will often make their own tortillas on the spot using a simple press, a grill and some elbow grease.   Naturally all tortillas are a bit different based on their main ingredient and who made them.  While we were in San Juanico, a small town with a long wave, we picked up our first tortillas de harina and they seemed perfect for a sweet snack.   The following is a delightfully chocolate treat that is easy to make at home or while camping.


  • 1 tbsp Coconut oil
  • 1.5 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • .75 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 Tbsp water
  • 1 flour tortilla

1.  Heat the coconut oil in a small saucepan on low heat.  Meanwhile take your tortilla and rip it into 4 strips or pieces. 

2.   Once the coconut oil is warm, sprinkle the cocoa powder and stir well.  Once mixed add the sugar and stir until smooth.   Add water as needed to achieve smooth consistency, stir and remove from heat.  * you may need to lift the saucepan off the heat while stirring so that the chocolate maintains a good temperature. 

4.  Heat a second saucepan over high heat.  Add the tortilla pieces to the pan and heat on each side until they have a bit of color and are more flexible.  If you like, add a spot of coconut oil first, to give it just a bit more flavor! 

5.  Divide the chocolate among your 4 strips of tortilla and spread evenly over entire surface.  Once spread, roll the tortilla up so that the chocolate is on the inside and if desired, cut in half to showcase the pretty spiral!

Alternative: Make twice the amount of chocolate and once hot and ready dip each tortilla strip so that both sides get coated.  Roll this up for an even more chocolatey treat!

Serves 1-2 people