Mexican Dessert Recipes

Take a taste of these recipes including caramel flans, Mexican wedding cakes, peach enchiladas, sopapillos and more.

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Chocolaty Mexican Wedding Cake

Chocolaty Mexican Wedding Cake

Chocolaty Mexican Wedding Cake

Bits of unsweetened chocolate add a deliciously different twist to typical Mexican Wedding Cakes. It wouldn't be Christmas without these mouthwatering morsels!—bethany, TOH Online Community

Chocolate Dessert Wraps

Chocolate Dessert Wraps

Chocolate Dessert Wraps

I came up with this chocolate and peanut butter treat when I needed a unique, fast dessert for a special dinner. The filled tortillas take just minutes on the grill and get a chewy consistency from marshmallows. -Laurie Gwaltney, Indianapolis, Indiana

Penuche

Penuche

Penuche

My mom used to make this brown sugar fudge every year during the holidays, both for our family and to give as gifts. It has such wonderful old-fashioned flavor. We still savor the tradition.
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Fantastic Flan Pie

Fantastic Flan Pie

Fantastic Flan Pie

I made this pie recently for the first time, and it was delicious! It's creamy and slightly sweet.

Favorite Tres Leches Cake

Favorite Tres Leches Cake

Favorite Tres Leches Cake

During our extensive travels to Central America, my husband and I have sampled many kinds of the popular tres leches (three milks) cake. We think this is the absolute best! --Joan Meyers, Palos Park, Illinois

Rich Chocolate Wraps

Rich Chocolate Wraps

Rich Chocolate Wraps

Never thought of using a tortilla to wrap something sweet? This novel treat will make a believer out of everyone from the very first bite. It's smooth creamy filling has a wonderfully rich chocolaty taste and a hint of cinnamon.

Chocolate Wraps

Chocolate Wraps

Chocolate Wraps

"I was inspired to create this rich dessert after seeing a similar recipe in our newspaper," writes Sunny Goodyear of Camp Hill, Pennsylvania. "I love that it frees up my oven for the main course. It is easy and wonderful!"

Almond Coconut Flans

Almond Coconut Flans

Almond Coconut Flans

Individual desserts always make an impression at special occasion suppers and these flans are no exception. The almond and coconut flavor is awesome.—Melinda Winner, Gulfport, Mississippi

Anise Butter Cookies

Anise Butter Cookies

Anise Butter Cookies

Here in New Mexico, these cookies are known as “bizcochitos,” which means “small biscuit.” There are many variations of the recipe, which has been passed down through the generations. The cookies are enjoyed during the Christmas holidays and at wedding receptions and other special celebrations. They’re good by themselves or dunked in milk or coffee. —Mari Lynn Van Ginkle, Sandia Park, New Mexico

Chili Pepper Cookies

Chili Pepper Cookies

Chili Pepper Cookies

Cut out to look like their namesake, these cookies were sweet treats at the celebration. We used a favorite recipe that makes a tender, slightly soft sugar cookies. By tinting the frosting and adding some colored sugar sprinkles, these can be decorated with out a lot of fuss. They really say "fiesta".—Terri Newton, Marshall, Texas

Chocolate Chip Quesadilla

Chocolate Chip Quesadilla

Chocolate Chip Quesadilla

Irene Rundell of Haskell, Oklahoma likes to keep dessert sweet and simple with this yummy finale. “Chocolate Chip Quesadilla is a classic,” she says. “It’s quick, different, deliciously chocolaty and takes just a handful of ingredients.”
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