April 5, 2011

Cinnamon Dessert Bowls

Last week, I made these yummy Taco Bowls.  I really liked the little bowl idea and it was definitely less messy than a regular hard taco.  I immediately started thinking about all the other things we could put in a tortilla bowl ~ buffalo chicken, bbq, etc. ~ the possibilities for savory fillings were almost endless.   Then I remembered the tasty Cinnamon Snowflakes we made during the winter and a little lightbulb went off in my head... I could make a dessert version of these bowls!!!

Yummy Cinnamon bowl, vanilla pudding, strawberries and whipped cream!

Since it was a gorgeous day out today and I had no intentions of spending a lot of time in the kitchen, I kept it simple ~ instant vanilla pudding and fresh sliced strawberries.  However, as with the savory bowls, you have tons of possibilities for fillings.  I'm think I might even try some pie fillings next time for little mock fruit pies.

Here's how I made them (almost identical to the Taco Bowls)

INGREDIENTS (I made 10, but it's easy to adjust):
  • Ten 6-inch flour tortillas
  • 1 large box instant vanilla pudding
  • 3 cups cold milk to make pudding
  • melted butter or cooking spray
  • cinnamon sugar
  • strawberries or other fresh fruit
  • whipped cream (optional, but always a nice final touch!)
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2.  Make the pudding according to package directions. Put in the fridge to set.

3. Microwave tortillas for 30 seconds to soften. (I did two at a time.)  Place a softened tortilla in each of the muffin tins, gently pushing it down to the bottom and folding up against the sides.  ( I found it worked well to fold the warm tortilla in half, then in half again, putting it down in the muffin tin and then unfolding it onto the sides and onto the bottom)

 4.  Brush the inside of each tortilla bowl with melted butter or spray with cooking spray, then sprinkle with cinnamon sugar.

5.  Bake the empty shells for about 10-15 minutes or until light golden brown.  ( Mine took closer to 15 minutes, but my oven stinks, yours might take less time)

6.  Allow the shells to cool, then spoon in the pudding, add the strawberries, top it off with a squirt of whipped cream and serve!!  

We really liked the combination of the cinnamon, vanilla pudding and strawberries.  It was fun to scoop out a few spoonfuls of the filling, then just pick up the whole bowl and eat what was left.

Sharing the sweetness at:

Tip Junkie,
Reasons to Skip the Housework
Today's Creative Blog 
Tasty Tuesday 
Sweet Peas and Bumblebees 
Someday Crafts 
Night Owl Crafting 
Fireflies and Jellybeans 
Momnivore's Dilemma 
Little Brick Ranch 
Lovely Crafty Home 
Sun Scholars 
Nap Time Crafters 
Tatertots and Jello


  1. So yummy!

    Just popping by on the Tuesday blog hop. Great blog, I'm following ... :0)


  2. Thanks for linking up at my place! I'm your newest follower and I'm so glad I found you - er, you found me!

    Reasons To Skip The Housework
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  3. How creative, these are sooo cute too!!

  4. Love all your ideas - thank you for sharig!

  5. Popping in from Reasons To Skip the Houseworks's link up party! Those dessert bowls look so good! I'm an definitely making those with the spare tortillas I have in the fridge!

  6. Those look so good! Definitely have to make those bowls for all kinds of yummy dinners. Taco salad, here I come!

  7. Yummy! Thanks, will have to try these. My boys will love them! ♥ BJ

  8. We've done the taco bowls, now ready to try the dessert ones. Great ideas!!

  9. I think I would enjoy these...but my boyz (5 and 3) have not developed good taste buds yet...they don't even like whipped cream! So sad! But...more for me. Thanks for sharing.

    Comin at cha from FTLOB!

  10. Those look yummy! I will have to try it! Visiting from Night Owl Crafting! Thanks for sharing!

  11. Oh My! Sounds SO YUMMY!! I'm definitey going to try these! Would make an easy treat to take to church or other events too.


  12. These sound fantastic! Great idea! Thanks for sharing.

  13. OH MY goodness! I do cinnamon sugar chips similar to this but pudding and strawberries take it to a whole new level.

    Jo @ SmileMonsters

  14. These looks so delicious! I love the tortilla idea, so pretty!


  15. How creative and yummy looking! Would love for you to join my linky party


  16. What a perfect and clever sweet treat!

    I'm your newest follower and absolutely LOVE your blog. It's soooo cute! Stop by my blog sometime--I'd love to have you as a follower, as well! Also, keep a lookout for a new linky party I hope to start on Sunday. This recipe would be perfect to link up! :)


  17. Super idea...a good way to add texture...crunch + creamy is the way to go!!
    Thanks for linking up to Foodie Friday. Oh, and if you haven’t done so already - don’t forget to pop on over to Little Brick Ranch to enter the GIVEAWAY!!! I’ll give you a hint...Homes, Food, and all things Frugal!!

  18. The shape of the bowls is so pretty. I love how they look almost floral. Thanks for linking up with us : ) Have a great weekend!

  19. That looks amazing and oh so yummy! Off to check out the rest of your blog! :)

  20. How fun. What a great way to make a dessert stand out.

  21. These look amazing! Thanks for sharing! (I found you through Naptime Crafters linky!)

  22. So cool! I'll have to try this! Thanks for sharing ~ come by and say hi sometime!

  23. Love this idea! Seems easy to make, but looks like a fancy dessert - thanks for sharing!

  24. oh wow these look yummy! so good.


  25. I featured this today on Fun For Kids Finds. Yummmm!


    Jo @ SmileMonsters

  26. Ack! Nearly forgot about the taco bowl idea!!! I MUST do that... and these would be super fun too. Love the possibilities here. :)

    Thanks so much for sharing this at my For the Kids Friday Link Party! I appreciate you stopping by. I will be posting this week's link party shortly. I'd love to see what you have to share this week!

    Hope to see you soon!
    :)rachel @ http://SunScholars.blogspot.com

  27. Whoa! This looks delicious :)
    I know it's an older post, but I'd love for you to link this up to my blog hop if you have a chance!

  28. I absolutely love your fun recipe ideas!!! Thanks for sharing!

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