I’ll admit it, I’m a sweets gal, through and through. And sometimes at night there comes a time when you need a treat and your usual square of dark chocolate just isn’t going to cut it. A time when you want to sit on the couch, watch your favorite mindless entertainment and have something that is going to require more than 1 or 2 bites. But maybe you also don’t feel like making a batch of cookies or cupcakes. Enter this dessert- it can be customized using whatever you have on hand and is so delicious that your friends or family will want one too! That’s why this recipe serves 3, but can easily be customized to a single serving. Once heated in coconut oil, the tortillas have a fluffy and chewy texture and the combination of melted chocolate and nut butter is delicious! If you don’t have any chocolate on hand (sad!) you could use jam instead and call it breakfast… or you could make the recipe as written and call it breakfast too, no judgement here!
Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Chocolate Macadamia Tortilla Torte
- 3 Large Gluten-Free Tortillas*
- 3/4 T. Coconut Oil
- 3 T. Cashew & Macadamia Nut Butter (Or any nut butter to your liking)
- 2 T. Shredded Unsweetened Coconut
- 1/4 C. + 2 T. Enjoy Life Chocolate chips
*Note: I recommend using Udi’s gluten-free tortillas versus a brown rice tortilla which tend to be drier and won’t become fluffy. If you aren’t gluten-free, you could easily use a flour tortilla!
- Cut 3-inch rounds from tortilla using cookie cutter, or glass, setting scraps aside.
- In a skillet, heat coconut oil on medium-high heat and pan fry tortilla rounds until golden brown on each side.
- Continue process until all tortilla rounds have been heated and place on paper towels to dry.
- In microwave, heat chocolate chips in bowl for 1 minute in 20 second increments or until melted.
- On first layer, spread macadamia nut butter on round
- Next, spread melted chocolate on tortilla round and sprinkle with shredded coconut.
- Stack rounds, alternating chocolate and nut butter tortillas until full stack of 5.
- Drizzle remaining chocolate and nut butter over stacks and top with coconut.
Hi lovelies! I hope that you all had a wonderful weekend and if you were in the Bay Area were able to stay dry yesterday. Despite living in often cloudy San Francisco, I love the sun so when June started off with rain it came as an unwelcome surprise. Luckily, when I got off work I took a slightly different route than usual and stumbled upon on something pretty amazing…
Creme brulee is one of my all-time favorite desserts so I was so excited to see this little cart on the street. To be honest, I didn’t plan on partaking. I just went over to check it out. Well, then I started reading the flavors and decided that what kind of blogger would I be if I didn’t investigate further. It’s a tough job, but somebody’s got to do it.
Faced with so many delicious options I had a very difficult time deciding. I love a classic creme brulee (though I had my all time favorite in Paris years ago, so it might be difficult to compete), lavender sounded interesting, but let’s fact it- I was drawn to the chocolate options. I loved the different add-ons the S’mores included but when it came down to it, I had to go with the Yes, Please! Any dessert that immediately tells me that it is indeed as good as it sounds is a winner in my book.
It really was as good as it sounds. They torch the top right after you order so it’s hot and sizzling and has that perfect crunch. There is nothing worse in creme brulee then a top that’s not crunchy, that’s the best part! The flavor was sweet and nutty without being overpowering and there were chunks of strawberries in the little ramekin. It also was the perfect, satisfying size. My only complaint was that only the top was warm and the rest of the custard was cold. I understand this is because they need to keep them fresh on the street, but I wished it would have been a little more room-temperature. (I also feel this way about cupcakes- when they come out of a refrigerated case the cake feels dry and the frosting dense.)
All in all, I will definitely be keeping my eyes peeled out the Creme Brulee Cart in the future. If you are in the Bay Area and want to try some delicious creme brulee too, follow them on twitter to see where the cart is parked!
Also, I’d like to give a special birthday shoutout to my sorority big and best friend, Blaire. I miss you so much B and wish we were together celebrating your birthday like last year.
-What Creme Brulee flavor would you have gone for?
-What’s your favorite dessert?