Chocolate Taco Boats

When you think of tacos, what usually comes to mind? If you’re immediately thinking of salsa, sour cream, cheese, and guacamole, think again. Who says that tacos have to be savory? We’ve teamed up with Old El Paso® to bring you a sweet taco idea that’s perfect for summer. In this recipe, mini taco boats are dipped in chocolate and chopped peanuts and filled with ice cream. The result is an addictive version of an ice cream truck favorite. Take a look at how easily we create a deliciously sweet taco treat in the video below!

Chocolate Taco Boats

Serves 10


  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 10 Old El Paso® Mini Soft Flour Tortilla Taco Boats (1 sleeve from Party Pack)
  • 3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon shortening
  • 1/2 cup plus 3 tablespoons finely chopped cocktail peanuts
  • 1 1/2 cups vanilla ice cream
  • 1/4 cup chocolate sauce
  • 1/4 cup caramel topping


  1. Heat oven to 375°F. Line cookie sheet with foil. Lightly brush melted butter on all sides of each boat. Place boats on cookie sheet. Bake 5 to 8 minutes or until browned on edges and firm to the touch. Cool for 15 minutes.
  2. In medium microwave safe bowl, microwave chocolate chips and shortening uncovered on High 60 to 90 seconds, until melted. Stir until smooth.
  3. Place 1/2 cup chopped peanuts on a plate.
  4. Hold the baked mini taco boats by the bottom and dip each one into the melted chocolate covering top rim of boat. Dip and roll top rim in the chopped peanuts to coat. Refrigerate boats about 10 minutes or until coating is set.
  5. Fill each mini taco boat with 2 small scoops (about 1 tablespoon) of ice cream and drizzle with chocolate sauce and caramel sauce. Garnish with remaining 3 tablespoon peanuts.

Cook’s Notes:

  • Chopped toasted almonds are a nice alternative to the chopped peanuts.
  • Any flavor of ice cream and sauces will work well in this recipe, so feel free to fill them with your favorite combination.

So easy and so tasty, right? Just imagine the look on your family’s faces when you set an ice cream taco boat in front of each of them after dinner. We going to bet that these will become a popular dessert option in your home in no time.

This is a sponsored post, paid for by our partner Old El Paso®.