DIY Tortilla Rollups For Valentine’s Day

DIY Tortilla Rollups

At our house, if my meals could speak, they’d probably say “Eat it. It’s good for you.” Or maybe “I Heart Leftovers.” Well, this Valentine’s Day, I have a fun and easy way to serve the perfect message on a plate: Talking Tortilla Rollups!

DIY Tortilla Rollups

Just use mini-alphabet and heart-shaped cookie cutters to spell out a special message on flour tortilla shells, then use them to roll up your favorite ingredients. I used cream cheese and jalapeño in mine, but they’d work great with peanut butter and jelly or apple pie filling and cinnamon too.

DIY Tortilla Rollups

Let’s make a meal or snack for your Valentine that speaks for itself.

DIY Tortilla Rollups

Ingredients: Cream Cheese & jalapeño Tortilla Rollups

  • 11.5-ounce container of whipped Philadelphia Cream Cheese
  • 4-ounce can of diced jalapeños
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 3 extra-large tortilla shells (these worked the best!)
  • Mini cookie cutters (found in most craft & hobby stores)
DIY Tortilla Rollups

Step 1
Mix the cream cheese, jalapeños, and shredded cheese together.

DIY Tortilla Rollups

Step 2
Starting a few inches down from the top of your tortilla shell, press your hearts or letters in a straight line. BUT DO NOT CUT THROUGH COMPLETELY! Leave the bottom edge of each heart or letter attached. (Placing your tortilla shells on the edge of your counter or a cutting board helps.)

DIY Tortilla Rollups

Step 3
After cutting the shapes, flip the tortilla over and spread 3 to 4 tablespoons of your mixture on the shell.

DIY Tortilla Rollups

Step 4
Starting at the bottom, roll up the tortilla, making sure you roll it straight so that the cut hearts or letters are aligned.

Step 5
Using a toothpick, lift and fold the shapes or letters upright. (They should stay up, but you can also prop them up temporarily with toothpicks and remove them before serving.)

DIY Tortilla Rollups

Step 6
Cut the rollups into bite-sized servings.

DIY Tortilla Rollups

Step 7
Display and present your edible message to your loved ones!

DIY Tortilla Rollups

Enjoy!

  • Melissa Kojima

    So cute. I love all the heart foods for Valentine’s Day.

  • Sandra Denneler

    Thanks Melissa. I “heart” heart foods too!

  • Sarah Beth Lodato

    OMG these are so cute — I’m going to make a variation for our Valentine’s workshop this Friday!

  • Sandra Denneler

    Thanks Sarah. Good luck! I also experimented with a sweet version (apples, cream cheese, sugar & cinnamon) and added some pink food coloring. The pink-swirled rolls were kinda fun.

  • Sandra Denneler

    Thanks Shayla! The best part…. this idea can be used for any occasion, not just Valentine’s Day. Happy Birthday rollups, Congratulations on Your New Job rollups, Just Married rollups. :-)