How to Make Dulcitas (Little Sweets)

Dulcitas (Little Sweets) are a southwestern dessert made from fried corn tortillas. They are sweetened with a mixture of cinnamon and baking cocoa.

Ingredients

  • 1 dozen corn tortillas
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar, or 1/3 cup granulated sugar can be used
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking cocoa

Steps

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    Add sugar, cinnamon and baking cocoa to a resealable food storage bag. Shake mixture to combine.
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    Heat oil in a large skillet or Dutch oven.
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    Add corn tortillas and fry until they are just a bit soft.
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    Cut softened tortillas into eighths.
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    Fry cut up tortillas in hot oil until crisp. Do not brown.
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    Toss warm tortillas in cinnamon-cocoa mixture.
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    Place tortilla strips onto a paper towel lined plate.
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    Serve.

Warnings

  • Use caution when frying with hot oil.
  • Use caution when cutting with a knife.

Things You'll Need

  • Large skillet or Dutch oven
  • Resealable food storage bag
  • Knife
  • Cutting board

Sources and Citations

  • Recipe rewritten from an original recipe in the Arizona Cookbook.

Article Info

Categories: Desserts and Sweets