Today I have a fun treat! That everyone will love! Remember Choco Tacos? Well I made a healthy version of the beloved ice cream treat!!
My Choco Taco is made with a regular crunchy taco shell and my favorite all time snack, Greek Yogurt! I wasn’t sure how it would turn out, but it turned out fantastic! It almost tasted like a donut! Sounds crazy, but it’s true. The taco shell stayed crunchy. The yogurt wasn’t to hard and the chocolate, oh the sweet, sweet chocolate! Mmmmm… I mixed my greek yogurt with vanilla extract and a pinch of stevia to sweeten it up. If you have vanilla yogurt, that would work out great too!! Also, if you have a low fat frozen ice cream that would be fantastic to use. However, I am partial to my greek yogurt, so that is what I used.
I filled my taco as high as I could with my greek yogurt and placed it in the freezer for about an hour or so. To keep it held upright, I used a freezer safe container to hold it in place. It looks kind of funny, but it works!
I topped my taco with melted dark chocolate and honey roasted peanuts. Amazing!! When you melt the chocolate in the microwave, you need to add a little more than your going to use, because it’s easier to melt. Once your melted chocolate hits the frozen yogurt, it hardens right away, so be prepared for that and quickly top with your nuts so they stick.
This was really a fun dessert to make and I got this idea out of the Food Network magazine. They used vanilla ice cream and lots of chocolate, believe me I would have liked to have done that, but I need to keep it skinny! I am very happy with my taco, it’s simply perfect and a great dessert, that is practically guilt free.
- 1 crunchy taco shell
- ½ cup greek yogurt plain or vanilla
- ⅛ tsp. vanilla extract
- ⅛ tsp stevia
- 5 peanuts, chopped small (I used honey roasted salted)
- 13 grams dark chocolate
- Note: If using vanilla greek yogurt, omit the vanilla extract and stevia
- In a small bowl, add plain greek yogurt, vanilla extract and stevia. Mix until combined.
- Fill taco shell with greek yogurt and place in freezer for about 1 hour or so.
- Meanwhile, just before taco is ready, chop the chocolate and place in the microwave and microwave in 10 second intervals, until melted. NOTE: For easy making, you should use additional chocolate so it doesn't burn and it's easy to mix.
- Drizzle chocolate over frozen yogurt and top with nuts.
- Note: Greek yogurt is great to use, if you are planning to eat this recipe right away, if you want to store or freeze your Choco Taco, I recommend using a low fat or a yogurt mixed ice cream.
I love these tacos and now that I still have a few shells left and plenty of yogurt, I think I’ll be making this for dessert again and again!
I decided on no link ups this weekend and I would just post this weeks weekly recap.
Sunday: Bircher Muesli – This is an amazing breakfast and I did make it again this week. I just love it! It’s healthy, easy, no bake and so delicious! If you like oatmeal, I highly recommend giving this recipe a shot!
Monday: Pina-Banana Smoothie – Perfectly refreshing, tropical and a great way to bring in the Spring season and with the hot weather were having here. Were breaking record temperatures this week, mid 90’s and high winds! Not a good combination for wild fires! But this smoothie was perfect for this kind of weather!! Well, honestly, it could be snowing out and I would still drink it!!
Tuesday: Mexican Fiesta Salad – Love this salad! I made it into a burrito this week too! All my favorites in one salad!! I can’t even say enough about it! It’s just darn good!
Wednesday: Lightened Up Guacamole – I love avocados and I am so glad I discovered them about a year ago. I honestly thought I was allergic to them, and then I thought I would try them again and then no stomach ache! Ever since then I haven’t stopped eating them! They are such a great and versatile fruit. Yes they are a fruit and not a vegetable. I had to google it to be sure.
Thursday: Baked Churros- Simply amazing! All I can say is they taste like a Churro and it’s fewer calories and healthier for you. I love that!! Love it! These are the perfect little treat that will be sure to please kids of all ages!
Friday: Grilled Pork wrapped in Bacon Tacos – I love these tacos! Cooking the pork in bacon is such a great idea! The bacon really adds flavor to the pork, even if you don’t eat a piece of bacon. The meat was tender, juicy and not chewy at all. You would think using bacon it would be greasy, but it wasn’t. I know I will be making this again. Mixing the pork with the cabbage slaw is a perfect combination. The cabbage adds a nice crunch to the tacos. I simply love this meal!!!
Well my Friends! I have some fun and exciting things lined up for next week. Hoping it all pans out!
Enjoy your Cinco de Mayo weekend! Have a Skinny Strawberry Margarita, some Healthy Tacos and enjoy yourself!
P.S. This weeks craving is Pizza Burgers. I have been wanting a burger for two weeks now and by golly I’m making them this weekend!