It is fruit season and we love to eat many varieties fresh, but we have also been finding other ways to incorporate fruit. We ALWAYS have tortillas in our freezer. We like buying the uncooked kind. We take only one package out of the freezer to defrost and use at a time. Sometimes we cook a few more tortillas then we need. That is fine because we put the extra cooked tortillas in a ziploc and keep it in the refrigerator.
As we were wondering what to do with some nectarines we acquired from a family member we thought of those cooked tortillas in the refrigerator. Very young Little Chefs can do this recipe if all they need to do is assemble. They will need minimal help rolling up the burrito and putting it in and out of the oven.
The first step is to cut the nectarine. This can be done by an Intermediate Little Chef or by an adult helping a beginner Little Chef. Grab an extra bag of chocolate chips from your pantry but watch out when you open the bag….my Little Chefs always sneak a few! Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with a piece of parchment paper to help with clean up!
Now that the prep work is done the easy part can begin. Place a cooked tortilla in front of you and add some diced nectarines (or any fruit of your choosing).
Add to the nectarines some chocolate chips (any flavor). If you add too many chocolate chips the chocolate will ooze out of the ends so don’t over do it.
To fold the tortilla into a burrito your food – in this case nectarines and chocolate chips – need to be toward the end of the side closest to you and in the middle 1/3. Fold the two sides in. Starting from the end closest to you (where the food is close to the edge) roll it up to the end. It does take some practice to get a tight roll. Another way to try is fold the edge closest to you over the food so it covers all the food. Gently grab the tortilla and food and pull down toward your body. (You are sliding the food down the tortilla and making the fold smaller and tighter.) Then roll up the rest of the way.
Place burritos seam side down on the parchment lined baking sheet. Bake for 20 minutes at 425 degrees F. Once finished and the chocolate is probably oozing out you can let it cool and eat it like this. Or..after cooling for a few minutes carefully let your Little Chef take a stick of butter and rub it all over the tops of the burritos. Sprinkle a little cinnamon and twice as much sugar on the top of each. We just eye balled it. Cut it in half because it looks pretty and the ends are hard for the little ones to eat. An added bonus is it cools the burrito off quicker with the middle exposed.
Clean up is easy because all you need to do is throw away the parchment paper! I love that stuff!
Chocolate and Nectarine Burritos
Five Little Chefs
1 nectarine, diced (or any fruit of your choosing)
Chocolate chips (any type works)
4 cooked tortillas
butter or margarine
1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
2. Dice the fruit.
3. On a tortilla place about 1/4 cup diced nectarine and chocolate chips. Roll up into a burrito.
4. Place seam side down on a parchment lined baking sheet for 20 minutes.
5. Once cooked, rub on some butter until shinny. Sprinkle over the tops of the burritos 1 part cinnamon and 2 parts sugar.