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!
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.
Let’s make a meal or snack for your Valentine that speaks for itself.
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)
Mix the cream cheese, jalapeños, and shredded cheese together.
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.)
After cutting the shapes, flip the tortilla over and spread 3 to 4 tablespoons of your mixture on the shell.
Starting at the bottom, roll up the tortilla, making sure you roll it straight so that the cut hearts or letters are aligned.
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.)
Cut the rollups into bite-sized servings.
Display and present your edible message to your loved ones!