Did the name of this recipe grab your attention? No, it's not nachos made with turtle meat...lol. This is a sweet dessert nacho inspired by the chocolate covered caramel nut clusters most of us love. I was trying to think of a dessert that would not require turning on the oven in this horrible heat wave, but I am getting a little tired of the 'no bake' cold and frozen desserts. I like them, but I wanted something warm and chocolaty. Since I love Tex Mex or Mexican foods, I always have a package of flour tortillas and I had a bag of mini chocolate chips and the 'Turtle Nacho" was born. Here is what you will need, but be creative and put whatever you and your family or guests like on them.
8 -10 medium flour tortillas
caramel ice cream topping
mini chocolate chips
chopped nuts (pecans, walnuts, even peanuts would be great)
mixture of sugar and cinnamon
vegetable or canola oil for frying
After you have them all fried up and sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar,drizzle warm caramel sundae syrup over the whole thing. I used Smucker's because it's in a squeeze bottle and can be heated in the microwave right in the bottle.
Sprinkle the mini chocolate chip and the crushed nuts over all. You can use whatever other toppings you like. If you are making these for children or teens, mini M&M candies instead of the mini chocolate chips would be a definite hit. Also, miniature marshmallows would work well. This is just an easy fun dish and works great for a party or family gathering. It would be a perfect dessert for a Mexican buffet or themed party also.