Potsticker Fruit Tacos, the ultimate toaster oven dessert! The best part is these crunchy handheld pieces of sweet fruity goodness will take you less than 15 minutes to make.
So I know you really want to go check your fridge for potsticker wrappers…I’ll wait 😉
No potsticker wrappers but you’ve got some for wontons? Those will work too.
But add potsticker wrappers to your grocery list they are so much easier to make tacos with. The wonton wrapper’s pointy edges tend to flop around willy-nilly leading to a wobbly taco that can’t stand on its own.
Not a big deal but isn’t it more fun if your dessert taco can stand up?
These taco shells are super easy to make. Just lightly spray or brush them will oil then sprinkle on cinnamon, sugar or both. Place them between the cups of an overturned muffin tin and bake for 5 to 7 minutes.
TADA! You just made potsticker taco shells in your toaster oven.
4 Potsticker Fruit Tacos Shell Tips:
- If you sprinkle both sides with cinnamon/sugar you will get it all over your hands. Sprinkle just the inside = great flavor and clean hands.
- One side will always brown faster, rotate the pans for the most evenly crisped shells.
- They go from done to burnt quickly, watch them closely at the end.
- If you burn the first batch figuring out your toaster oven’s timing don’t stress. There’s a ton of wrappers in that potstickers package.
Now I dare, no double dare you to stop coming up with filling ideas.
Seriously, everything sounds good:
ricotta cheese + lemon zest + chopped strawberries + toasted coconut + fresh mint
Greek yogurt + orange zest + mango + raspberries + blackberries
cream cheese + unsweetened applesauce + cinnamon + chopped apples
Or go super dessert style with ice cream and mini chocolate chips.
These little fruit tacos are a perfect anytime dessert: weekdays, weekends and for sure Valentine’s Day.
For a special Valentine’s Day treat make kiwi hearts with a mini cookie cutter and pretend you’re at a nice restaurant. A nice restaurant where it’s cool to eat with your hands and the dress code is pajamas 🙂
Dessert Taco Shells
- 4 Potsticker or Wonton Wrappers
- Melted Coconut Oil, (or your favorite oil)
- Sugar, (optional)
- 2 tablespoons Ricotta cheese, cream cheese or yogurt
- Grated citrus peel, (orange, lemon, lime, grapefruit)
- Sweetener: honey, maple syrup, brown sugar (omit for sugar-free option)
- strawberries, mango, clementines, raspberries, blackberries, apples, bananas
- toasted coconut, mini chocolate chips, chopped nuts, fresh mint
- Place toaster oven baking rack in the lowest position and preheat to 400 F. Grab a small muffin tin and flip it over.
- Lightly brush or spray one side of each potsicker wrapper with coconut oil. Flip potsticker wrappers over and repeat. Sprinkle only one side with cinnamon and sugar if using. Place each wrapper between the muffin cups with the cinnamon side facing inward.
- Bake shells at 400 F for 5-7 minutes until lightly browned, dry and crispy. Allow shells to cool about 5 minutes before filling.
- While shells bake stir together a few tablespoons ricotta and freshly grated citrus peel. Add spices and sweeteners if desired.
- Fill shells with even amounts of ricotta, stuff with fresh fruit, sprinkle with toppings and serve immediately.
As toaster ovens vary, start checking on the potsticker taco shells at the 4 minute mark and rotate for even browning. Our toaster oven took almost 7 minutes to brown and crisp the taco shells.
The original recipe called for greasing the bottom of the muffin pan, we skipped this step and had no issues removing our baked taco shells. If you run into a sticking issue – try greasing the bottom of the pan before placing the potstickers between the muffin cups and baking.
Taco shells method adapted from the Squash and Chard Mini Tacos recipe from Women’s Health.
Nutritional information is an estimate for 4 tacos filled with 2 tablespoons ricotta cheese, 1/4 teaspoon clementine zest, 1/3 cup chopped strawberries and 1 teaspoon toasted unsweetened coconut.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 1 Serving Size: 4 Mini Tacos
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 174 Total Fat: 6g Saturated Fat: 3.9g Cholesterol: 17.3mg Sodium: 207.9mg Carbohydrates: 23.6g Fiber: 1.9g Sugar: 2.6g Protein: 6.8g
Taco shells method adapted from the Squash and Chard Mini Tacos recipe in the January 2016 issue of Women’s Health Magazine. (Unfortunately, that recipe is not online)