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Wild Nachos

Triple Threat #Nachos, fudge sauce, caramel and marshmallow cream drizzled all over cinnamon sugar crisps. #recipe ohsweetbasil.com_

One of the best things about kids is that they have this great love for creativity and fun. I think as adults we tend to squash that a little. We don’t want messes, we don’t want noise, we are lame. But kids, kids are all over the getting wild, laughing out loud and trying new things. I hate that we so quickly forget what it’s like to get messy and laugh so hard your side hurts. A few days ago our oldest came home from school after a bit of a long day (a blister on the heel and a boy elbowing in PE is hard on a 2nd grader!) and so I decided to throw up my hair and get wild and crazy. I told her she could create anything she wanted as a special dessert and we would cover the whole table in shaving cream and paint wild pictures. Her eyes lit up and she announced that she wanted to make Wild Nachos. Personally I prefer our favorite pork nachos but this was about her.

Triple Threat #Nachos, fudge sauce, caramel and marshmallow cream drizzled all over cinnamon sugar crisps. #recipe ohsweetbasil.com_-4

We started with the nachos. I figured that we would need some energy for all of that shaving cream. I gave her free reign in the kitchen. Anything she could find we would pile on. There were berries, a gazillion different kinds of baking chips, a little candy, marshmallows, I mean the list goes on and on, and I was already starting to feel a little nervous about what she was going to do. And then she asked for cinnamon sugar chips like we do for our favorite fruit salsa, fudge, marshmallow cream and caramel. Oh. Dang. Maybe she’s going to follow in my footsteps. I mean, what 7 year old goes with simple, classic deliciousness?! Most would have been oreos, marshmallows, chocolate chips, etc. Not this one. She’s totally going to rock it in the kitchen.

Triple Threat #Nachos, fudge sauce, caramel and marshmallow cream drizzled all over cinnamon sugar crisps. #recipe ohsweetbasil.com_-3

Don’t mind the kiwi I threw on for my bites, or her hair that I pulled back out of her face while we cooked. In the end we just fried some tortilla wedges from the Tortilla Land uncooked tortillas, dropped them in cinnamon sugar and drizzled each topping over the top. It was warm, gooey, melty dessert nacho time and we devoured every bite. Way to to rock it, Sweet Girl. So proud of you. And now I’m going to plead with you to make these this weekend. It’s not about the food, it’s about the love. I know, messes aren’t the most fun, but watching your kids get creative and think that you’re so cool is worth it. Just give it a whirl!

Do Tortillas Need to be Refrigerated?

Tortillas will keep at least to their expiration date without being refrigerated.

They will last about twice as long in the refrigerator.

Can You Freeze Tortillas?

Both corn and flour tortillas can be frozen.

Let them thaw in the refrigerator for a day or two before using them.

Are Corn Tortillas Gluten Free?

Most corn tortillas are made from masa harina, a special type of corn flour that is naturally gluten free.

Wild Nachos

Triple Threat #Nachos, fudge sauce, caramel and marshmallow cream drizzled all over cinnamon sugar crisps. #recipe ohsweetbasil.com_

Wild Nachos

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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 7 minutes
Servings: 1 plate of nachos


  • 2 Tortilla Land Uncooked Tortillas cut into wedges
  • Canola Oil for frying
  • Cinnamon Sugar
  • Marshmallow Cream
  • Caramel Sauce
  • Fudge Sauce


  • Heat a dutch oven or large saucepan over medium high heat filled 1/3 the way full of oil.
  • Once the oil is hot and popping, add the wedges a few at a time to the hot oil.
  • Using a metal spoon, push the oil gently over the tortillas and then flip with the underside begins to turn golden.
  • Once both sides are turning light gold in color use a spider or slotted spoon to lift them from the oil and drain a little before placing in the cinnamon sugar.
  • Put the "chips" on a plate and drizzle with all three sauces .


Use your favorite sauces, toppings or fruit and let your kids decide what goes on top

pork nachos

Pork Nachos with Pina Colada Sauce

tropical nachos

Tropical Nachos with mango avocado salsa

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Cheney Family

Cade and Carrian have three children and love to spend time together whether it’s vacationing or snuggled up on the couch for a good movie.

And this family especially loves to eat.

They love everything from the keep you fit and healthy to the get out your sweat pants indulgent and everything in between.

But most of all, they love the memories made, shared and treasured and it’s all thanks to a meal shared together with loved ones.

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  • Aw what a great mom you are 🙂 they look delicious!

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    • psh, it’s a rare occasion, but I am trying!

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  • She is beautiful! The nachos look delish. This is a day she’ll always remember.

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    • Thank you Pam! I hope she does!

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  • How sweet! I love that story! What a great mom 🙂 And those nachos look amazing!

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    • Thanks Lindsay! I’m trying to be a smarter mom, but it’s a hard job to slow down.

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  • What a cutie! I bet these nachos are the best snack ever!

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  • Awwww what a sweetie! I like her style—these nachos look incredibly delicious! You’re becoming my parenting guru, I wanna be as good of a mom as you are someday!

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    • Psh, I’m definitely not anywhere as good as my mom. She’s so darn patient. I’m just trying to figure this all out.

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  • These look incredible. What a fun dessert and a great creation. I’m sure it was also a blast to clean up afterwards too. 🙂

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  • Such a fun sounding day! Kids really are so creative, as proved by these “wild nachos.” Seriously though, I like her style…deep fried, cinnamon, sugar, caramel, fudge and marshmallows? Mind blown.

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