Spaghetti tacos? Of course! It doesn’t get much more kid friendly than that! When I was a child, “kid friendly” meant a smaller portion of what Mom & Dad were having. Not today though. There seems to be an entire sub culture of recipes geared at just the young (not usually just the young at heart).
Just because they are young, doesn’t mean they can’t eat healthy. Spaghetti tacos at our house feature whole wheat spaghetti, ground corn taco shells, and fresh tomato sauce. And cheese of course. Lots of cheese. Watch for a new Kid Friendly recipe every Wacky Wednesday. Same bat channel, same bat time. Or something like that.
OAE (Oh, and enjoy)
- 1 package of wonton wrappers
- 1 8-ounce block of cream cheese (softened)
- 1 (12-14 ounce) bag of milk chocolate chips
- 3/4 cup of heavy cream
- 2 teaspoons of unsweetened cocoa powder
- 4 teaspoons of confectioner’s sugar canola or vegetable oil to fry in
- fresh fruit of any kind
Make your wonton filling:
In a medium bowl mix your cream cheese with the cocoa powder and confectioner’s sugar until smooth. Add in a handful of chocolate chips (I used about 60 chips). Mix well and set aside.
Make your chocolate dipping sauce:
In a small bowl, empty the remaining milk chocolate chips into the bowl. Heat 3/4 of a cup of heavy cream in the microwave for 1 minute. Pour heated cream over the chocolate chips and let sit for a minute. Mix the chips and cream to melt the chips and mixture is smooth. Put in refrigerator to thicken up. Stir after 10 minutes.
Fill your wontons:
Place a wonton wrapper in front of you so that the wrapper looks like a diamond with a point sticking upwards. Put a bit of filling (about a teaspoonful) in the center of the wrapper. Wet the edges of the wrapper with a bit of water. Fold the wrapper in half forming a triangle and seal the edges by pressing the edges together. Make sure you don’t over-fill the wontons or you will have a big mess on your hands!
Fry your wontons:
Place in hot oil (vegetable or canola) and turn after a minute or so. Pull them out of the oil when they are a light golden color and drain on some paper towels.
Stack your Wacky Wontons:
Place a puddle of dipping sauce (yes, it is so yummy you will want a puddle of it!) on your plate. Add a wonton on top of the puddle. Then put a dab of dipping sauce on top of the wonton and then stack another wonton on top of that. Go as high as you want alternating wonton and sauce.
Once your tower is complete, sprinkle with confectioner’s sugar and whatever fresh fruit you have. Trust me, you will be tearing your kitchen apart to find something to dip into the dipping sauce!