Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Emergency Dessert...Works For Me Wednesday

You know those days when you don't have any dessert in the house? (Yes, it does happen around here!) Why is it when you have no dessert in the house, it's always on a day when you NEED dessert? ;) Those days when you'd just about kill for a piece of chocolate...
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My solution for such emergencies....Chocolate Quesadillas! They're quick and made from ingredients I always have on hand.

Here's all you need:
choc ques ingredients
  • chocolate chips (regular or mini)
  • cinnamon sugar
  • tortillas
  • powdered sugar (optional, but pretty)
choc quesa making
Just heat up a skillet on med/low with a little butter, oil, or cooking spray...whatever you have available. Cover one half of a flour tortilla with chocolate chips, sprinkle chips with cinnamon sugar. Fold in half, place in the pan and cook until golden brown. Flip and cook the other side.

Let sit for a couple of minutes so that all of the chocolate doesn't ooze out. Cut into wedges with a pizza cutter and dust with sifted powdered sugar. Voila...dessert in a flash!
choc quesas
Chocolate Quesadillas definitely work for me in a dessert emergency! We are THAT Family hosts all of the Works For Me Wednesday ideas, so go check 'em out!
For the archives of WFMW posts from me, click here.


choc quesa wedges

54 comments:

  1. I am making this. Right now. Seriously right now. Bye!

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  2. That does sound awesome. And I think I need it right this minute!

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  3. Do you use semi-sweet chips or milk chocolate? I LOVE this idea!

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  4. Mary...I use semi-sweet. ♥

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  5. Those look delicious. And I do have all those ingredients right now! When I had a chocolate craving I used to make a batch of old-fashioned fudge. You know, the kind that is pure baking chocolate, sugar, butter and vanilla, no marshmallow stuff. This sounds much easier and quicker.

    I'm so excited about the Flavor-of-the-Month I can't wait! I am a little confused about how to add mine to your list, but I'm sure when the time comes I'll be able to figure it out. See you then!

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  6. Tortilla for dessert!! Ah... I am so going to try this!!

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  7. I'm going to have to try that! I'm the dessert person for our extended family dinners on Thursday nights and there has been a time or two that I've realized that I forgot to buy supplies or don't have everything I need.

    It's nice to know I'm not the only one who always has torilla shells at home. Just today I was thinking that might be weird. ;-)

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  8. Nice treat. this surley will satisfy an unexpected chocolate craving :)

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  9. OMG!! I don't know how I ever lived my life with out this treat...I will defitely be making this tomorrow (well later today after I finally go to sleep) Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!!! :)

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  10. Sounds perfect! I always love to read your posts and they never disappoint! ;)

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  11. Why I've never thought about this before?! Thanks, Bridget :)

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  12. I love this idea! Almost like a fried pie!

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  13. OMGosh HOW DELICIOUS!!!!!! I'm totally making it.

    Come stop by my blog ~ I’m sharing a tasty thing (a dessert too!) I found that works for me and my daughter, which you’ll see LOL. Plus I have a little info on a Non-BlogHer party going on with GIVEAWAYS and fun!! http://www.garibaysoup.com

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  14. OOh...I think I'm going to try this today...because I can!!! It looks like the perfect quick dessert.

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  15. I've done something similar - but I also added peanut butter and marshmallows! To die for!

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  16. this is such a good tip, I think Nigella did somthing similar, but yours looks oh so easy!

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  17. Oh my! These sound delicious and so simple. What a great way to use up leftover tortillas that we always seem to have.

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  18. oh I never thought and I do have this stuff on hand always :)

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  19. WOW! we make these with crescent rolls, but this sounds even better and easier!! and we have tortillas in the house right now!!

    Thanks!

    ~TidyMom

    (is it any wonder I've gained weight since I started blogging? LOL)

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  20. Why is it when you have no dessert in the house, it's always on a day when you NEED dessert? ;)
    Oh my gosh, I know!! All the other days I'm like eh, I don't NEED dessert. But as soon as it's not there...bam! I have to have it. :-P

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  21. I have to go to the grocery store today for regular food shopping...I will be adding these items to my list. Looks SO yummy and very easy! Thanks!

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  22. I do something like this with nutella - and hard crusty bread - grilled chocolate sandwiches - so good.

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  23. We do many a quesadilla in our house, but I've never thought to make them a sweet snack. Great idea :)

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  24. I've made those before, yum!! And if I'm out of honey I'll just fry the tortillas and drizzle them with honey :)

    http://crispy-not-crunchy.blogspot.com/2009/07/wednesday-memes_22.html

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  25. That looks FANTASTIC. I will definitely use that one.

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  26. I do this too, but I spread the tortilla with peanut butter, then add the chips and microwave it instead of on the stove. It doesn't have the same golden brown crispy look, but it sure is quick!

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  27. Ohhhhhh, this is one of those -"Why didn't I think of that" type dessert ideas! My kids are going to be loving you today!!! What an awesome idea! Thanks for sharing!

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  28. I had forgotten about these! Yum!

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  29. WOW! I'm a chocoholic living in New Mexico (land of quesadillas) and I never thought of putting chocolate in a tortilla. Thanks for the idea, I always have tortillas.

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  30. My boys would get such a kick out of making and eating these. It would even be great to make with kids sleeping over. Thanks

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  31. That's really clever! Now I just have to be careful and not make it EVERY DAY!

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  32. Now why didn't I think of this? We always have this stuff in our house too... unless I eat all the chips. Can't wait to try this one.

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  33. Oh wow! These look awesome! I'll have to give it a try!

    Shannon

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  34. I make those but I add marshmallows to mine to make it s'more-ish. I also sprinkle my cinnamon sugar to the outside and not the inside. Never thought to add it to the chips and 'mallows inside. That's a much better idea.
    ~ingrid

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  35. wow that looks soooooo good :)!!!

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  36. Wow! Too wonderful. How come I never come up with these wonderful creative ideas.

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  37. Ok, I read this post the day after you posted it- and I am embarassed to admit that I have made these three times since then! I can't stop! So easy, so tasty...

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  38. Delicious! It reminds me of a crepe I had on the streets of Germany. Yummy!

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  39. Oh goodness that looks wonderful. I must try

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  40. I made this as soon as I saw your recipe - the photos are wonderful! I loved it, and it looks fancy and pretty enough to make for nicer occasions and spur of the moment chocolate fixes! :-) Thanks for sharing!

    Can't wait till my husband comes home so I can find out what he thinks! :-)

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  41. What a grand idea! Will be making these for sure!!! Thanks:)

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  42. It seems that whenever my boyfriend and I are bored we resort to your recipe index. Tonight it was this.

    One problem: I couldn't get the chocolate chips to melt before the tortillas were burning. Any tips?

    Other than that - they were GREAT! We even added pecans! YUM!

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  43. Thanks so much! These have become one of my favourite things, they are awesome with peanut butter too =)

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  44. As soon as I hit my new goal weight, this will certainly be a cheat day snack!

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  45. OMG! I found this, got up immediately made it. I substituted dark chocolate (I love!, Splenda & cinnamon, whole wheat tortillas, and made a sauce with blueberries(my fav), water and Splenda and poured a teaspoonful over it after it was done. Simply heaven Thanks a million!

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  46. Great post! I really like your blog!

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  47. Just curious if these taste as good the next day? I have a bible study on wednesdays and i'm bringing dessert this week- just don't have any time to prepare anything before the meeting (basically go straight from work)... doesn't sound like anyone let these last for more than a few minutes-- any ideas?

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  48. YUM! I just found this on Pinterest and made it immediately! I used dark choco chips and it was heavenly. I also didn't have powdered sugar for the outside of the quesedilla, so I added a little more cinnamon sugar to the outside and also drizzled a little honey. I will be making this again in the near future!!!!

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  49. mmmm I might have these for breakfast.... .0.o

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  50. saw this on Pinterest, had to try it immediately. WOW. just wow. I don't have any better words. I couldn't find my powdered sugar in my cupboards (or was too impatient to look) so I topped it with a few dollops of whipped cream. OH DEAR. this is life-changing!! you are a goddess!! --Sarah H

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