Monday, January 23, 2012

Cinnamon-Chocolate Nachos

I'm home on maternity leave until September which has been the biggest blessing. I love that my main responsibility is to take care of my son. I love waking up and knowing that as long as I feed, change, and love my baby I accomplished my tasks. Yet, while I feed, change, and love my little man there are countless hours of time spent alone, without another adult to talk to. For someone as social as I am that can get a bit... boring. Enter the TV. Now, many of you are well acquainted with TV. You might even have one or two (or six...) in your house. I was never much of a TV watcher. It just doesn't hold my interest. Lately though, it's my BFF. I still don't sit down and watch a TV show too often but I do like it on for background noise. I like to hear other adult voices in the house, it makes the day go by faster. The other day while I was watching my umpteenth hour of television I saw Melissa d'Arabian making cinnamon nachos and I almost died. Literally. Ok, maybe not literally.

I made these the other night to celebrate a job well done for John and I. What did we do well, you ask? Well... we got to Sunday night, the house was clean decent, the dishes were done, the baby was bathed and sleeping, and it wasn't midnight. SCORE. They came out so delicious I seriously wanted the plate to never end. John and I sat in silence, shoving these in our faces, smiling, and fighting over the last chip. (I gave it to John... I'm so sweet). I modified this a lot from the original because I liked the idea of keeping the chocolate as a dip instead of pouring it on top. I also didn't feel this needed whipped cream- it was definitely sweet enough. The best part of this is that you can make it really quickly using common ingredients. I can't wait to make this again- it's perfect for nights when you want dessert but don't have anything in the house!

Source: Heavily adapted from Melissa d'Arabian

4 small flour tortillas
2 tbsp butter
Cinnamon sugar (or mixture of equal parts cinnamon and sugar)
3 tbsp chocolate chips
1 tbsp heavy cream

1- Preheat the oven to 450.
2- Melt the butter. Brush the butter over both sides of the tortillas.
3- Sprinkle cinnamon sugar to taste on both sides of the tortilla.
4- Cut into fourths. Place on a silicone bake mat or a cookie sheet sprayed with non-stick spray (or parchment paper). Bake 10 minutes, flipping halfway through.
5- Remove chips from the oven. Melt the chocolate and cream together in the microwave.
6- Serve immediately.


  1. I can';t wait for maternity leave! These look scrumtious.

  2. As I recall, I split the last chip and offered you half.