Turtle Chimichangas Dessert

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 10 mins

These are oh-so-good, and worth every calorie. I make this special treat for the kids one or two times a year, as dessert with a Mexican meal. (Well, okay, I also enjoy them as a "special treat" for myself.)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place one candy bar in the center of a tortilla. Fold the bottom of the tortilla up & over the candy bar, and then fold the sides in and over. Fold the top of the tortilla over the folded sides and put on a baking sheet seam side down. Repeat to make the remaining chimichangas.
  2. Heat vegetable oil in a large pot or deep fryer to 360 degrees. Place 2 chimichangas, seam side down, in the hot oil. Hold the chimichangas down in the oil with tongs for a few seconds to seal. Cook until golden brown on all sides, about 2-3 minutes. Drain the chimichangas on a wire rack and repeat to make the remaining chimichangas.
  3. Heat the caramel sauce in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add the pecans and bring just to a boil, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and cool slightly, about 5 minutes. Heat the hot fudge in a microwave on high for about 30 seconds. Place a chimichanga on each dessert plate and top with the caramel-pecan sauce. Drizzle hot fudge over the chimichanga and serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.


Most Helpful

These are to die for!! I fixed these tonite for dessert for some friends and everyone agreed that we would be making them again. I did sprinkle with cinnamon and topped the ice cream with a maraschino cherry. I'll definitely be making these again.

Sassy in da South May 16, 2008

Wow! These are definately rich! I did have a problem getting used to keeping the chimichanga's closed while cooking, but once I got the hang of it, it was a piece of cake. I topped it with homeade ice cream. Thanks!

codeblusqrl March 30, 2008

Oh my goodness!!!! This is so delicious!!!! Well what is not to like , chocolate that is melted in a crispy tortilla, then topped with carmel, ice cream and hot fudge and then pecans for me!!! My kids went for the dessert without the pecans. The only thing I did different, was to heat carmel topping in microwave and just toasted pecans in oven, that way kids didn't have the pecans in their carmel sauce. This is definitely a repeat here at our house, and maybe next time I can snap a photo in time!!!! Thanks TasteTester for a great dessert!!!!

diner524 March 26, 2008

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