Although these homemade corn tortillas are chocolate corn tortillas, don’t expect them to taste like dessert. The chocolate is very subtle and serves only to give the tortillas a more robust flavor. Chocolate tortillas would pair well with dessert fillings like peanut butter and banana or strawberries and chocolate. But, as you’ll see in an upcoming post, I filled mine with coffee rubbed pork.
Chocolate Corn Tortillas Recipe
Homemade Corn Tortillas with a Hint of Chocolate
- 1 1/2 ounces Abuelita chocolate a Mexican chocolate made by Nestle containing sugar, cocoa, and cinnamon
- 1 3/4 cups masa harina corn flour treated with lime and water
- 1 cup water
- Heat Abuelita until soft. I did this using 20 second intervals in the microwave. But, you could also soften it in a double boiler on the stove top.
- In a medium-sized bowl, mix masa harina, water, and softened chocolate.
- Turn dough out to a clean and dry surface. Knead until pliable and smooth. You may need to add a little more water or masa harina to get the texture correct.
- Cover dough tightly in plastic wrap and let sit for thirty minutes.
- Heat a skillet on medium heat.
- Break off a small ball of dough.
- Fold a large piece of parchment paper in half.
- Place the dough ball in the middle of the folded parchment paper.
- Roll the dough as thin as you can get it. The parchment paper really is key in this step. I tried rolling the dough without it and it stuck to the rolling pin and kept falling apart. If you have a tortilla press, use that instead of a rolling pin.
- Transfer rolled dough to the hot skillet.
- Cook for about 30 seconds and then flip.
- Cook for another 30 seconds and turn out to a plate.
- Repeat steps 6-12 to cook all of the tortillas.
- Eat warm with your favorite filling.
On Chocolate and Corn
When I posted about my chocolate tamale cupcakes, a few people seemed off-put by the combination of chocolate and corn. Although it may sound unique, you’ve probably had the pairing before. Have you enjoyed chocolate-covered popcorn (love it!!) or gone coo-coo for Cocoa Puffs? Some of you may have even tried chocolate peanut butter Bugles.