Before we get to these fudgy cookie dough cups, let’s talk about the June salad challenge for a sec. I never thought I would get such a positive response about a salad challenge of all things, but your response blew me away. I’ve already seen many of you blogging and tweeting about it, creating #saladaday Pinterest boards, and challenging coworkers, family, and friends to join in for the month of June. The more the merrier! I started tweeting & Instagraming my salads each day as I prep for the kickoff on June 1st. Feel free to join in. Maybe if this challenge is a success, you can suggest a challenge for July.
And if you were worried that you would be bored with salad posts all month long, well you just don’t know me very well. If I’m eating big salads everyday you can be sure I’m having a treat to go along with it. I discovered my bendy chocolate recipe can be used for pretty much anything, which is trouble. Given my recent infatuation with baked tortilla cups (see: one-bite pizzas), I decided to use the cups as the perfect receptacle for bendy chocolate fudge. And then I topped it all off with Chocolate Chip Cookie Pota-Dough. (By the way, if you are still skeptical of the dip, read through the last page of comments. There are a lot of positive reviews already.)
This recipe is really fun to make and obviously even more fun to eat. Imagine, a layer of chilled fudgy chocolate topped off with cookie dough dip all wrapped in a crispy tortilla cup. It’s a party in a bite-sized cup!
- 3 (9-inch) tortillas
Chocolate fudge sauce
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder or raw cacao powder, sifted
- 1/4 cup pure maple syrup (or agave)
- 1/4 cup coconut oil (no subs)
- 1 tbsp all-natural nut butter (I used cashew butter)
- 1/4 scant tsp fine grain sea salt, or to taste
- For the tortilla cups: Preheat the oven to 375°F and grab a mini cupcake tin. No need to grease it as they will pop right out.
- With a cookie cutter (or even kitchen sheers), cut 2.5-inch circles out of the wraps and push into the mini cupcake molds. Repeat for the rest & save the scraps for making cinnamon toast crunch.
- Bake at 375°F for 10-12 minutes, watching very closely near the end. They should be golden and crisp, but not too brown. If using regular-sized cupcake tins, cut your tortilla into quarters and push one into each mold. Cooking time may vary if using larger cupcake tins.
- For the fudge sauce: In a small pot, whisk together the maple syrup, coconut oil, nut butter, and sifted cocoa powder over low to medium heat. Whisk for a couple minutes until all the coconut oil is melted and remove from heat immediately.
- To assemble: Add 1 teaspoon of fudge sauce into each baked cup. Twirl the cup around so it coats all sides. You can also double the fudge sauce and fill the cups if preferred. Place on a plate lined with parchment paper (to catch drippings) and into the freezer for about 15 minutes, or until firm. Remove and serve with a dollop of chilled Chocolate Chip Cookie Pota’Dough Dip on top. This is optional, but recommended! Store in a container in the fridge.
Like many of my creations, I was truly at a loss as to how to photograph these tiny things.
How about on a white cake pedestal? or on the counter?
another angle on the counter perhaps? How about on the back of a mini muffin tin with a white background (???)
After giving up all hope, I threw the cups onto my recipe paper, wrote in my fanciest cursive writing, and called it a day.
This was the day’s salad. Dinosaur kale, lemon juice, olive oil, avocado, strawberries, hemp seeds, homemade sprouts, Herbamare. Good stuff.
If you are crunched for time or just aren’t a cookie dough fan, feel free to make simple chocolate fudge cups (shown below, left). Sprinkle the fudge with some chopped nuts and you have yourself a delicious mini dessert.
Cheers to mini desserts and big honkin’ salads!