Cookie mini tacos are so dang cute we can hardly stand it

May 2, 2016 at 3:45 p.m. ET

A good Cinco de Mayo celebration usually involves a cold marg and a hot taco, but what about dessert? Take a few minutes to put together these crazy-adorable Cinco de Mayo cookie tacos for your fiesta, and wait for the compliments to roll in. (And even better, there's no baking required.)

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The kids will love to make these fun, tiny "tacos" out of cookies!

Mini taco cookies recipe

Yields 12

Ingredients:

  • 12 Golden Oreo cookies
  • 10 – 15 peanut butter candy melts
  • 1/2 cup chocolate frosting
  • 1/2 cup crushed chocolate Oreos
  • 1/4 cup coconut
  • Green food coloring
  • 24 – 30 Hot Tamale candies
  • Orange Airhead candy and banana Laffy Taffy
  • 1/4 cup white frosting

Directions:

  1. To make the "ground beef," mix the chocolate frosting with the crushed chocolate Oreos.
  2. To make the "lettuce," add 2 drops of green food coloring to 1 teaspoon of water. Put the coconut into a zip-close bag, and pour the green liquid inside. Mix, and toss well.
  3. To make the "cheese," flatten an orange Airhead candy and a banana Laffy Taffy. Cut them into tiny pieces with scissors.
  4. To make the "cherry tomatoes," cut off the rounded ends of the Hot Tamale candies.
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Directions:

1. Prepare the "taco shells"

To make the cookie taco shells, remove the top and bottom wafers of the Golden Oreo cookies, and scrape off the filling. Using a sawing motion with a serrated knife, carefully cut each Oreo wafer just above the Oreo logo (about 2/3).

cut oreos wafers
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Align the cut wafers inside a mini cupcake pan to form the angled shape of a taco shell.

Align the cut wafers inside of a mini cupcake pan
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Melt the peanut butter candy melts in a microwave (three 30-second intervals, stirring between each heating), and pour the liquid into a piping bag or plastic zip-close bag. Cut off the tip, and pipe the melted peanut butter candy between the cut Oreo wafers.

Pipe peanut butter melts in center
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Smooth out with a toothpick. Allow them to cool a few minutes. Turn the cookie taco shells over, and pipe more peanut butter melt on the bottoms, smoothing the gap shut and securing the two wafers together.

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Smooth with a toothpick
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