Saturday, May 31, 2008

Hot Dessert On The Barbecue For A Sizzling Time

There are few summer cooking pleasures more fun than being outdoors and grilling on the barbecue. Of course most people grill meats and some will even bake casseroles on their barbecue, but the finishing touch to a complete meal prepared on the barbecue is to carry it through to dessert with those same smoky flavors or grill marks.

This is a recipe we created on the spur of the moment on our last camping trip. We picked wild blackberries, but any berry will work.

Berry Chocolate Burritos
Ingredients (per person)
Large flour tortilla
Handful of chocolate chips
Handful of berries
1 pat of butter
A sprinkle of cinnamon, nutmeg or allspice
1 to 2 teaspoons of brown sugar

If it is your first night camping, or you are making these at home, you can serve these burritos with ice cream and whipped cream too, and at home maybe even with a tiny splash of Chambord raspberry liqueur for the grown-ups.

Let the tortillas warm inside some foil, on the side of the barbecue, away from the coals or wood, (low heat) until they are soft and easier to fold. When ready (just a minute or so), add all ingredients inside each tortilla and fold burrito style, making sure that your filling will not ooze out. If you are unsure, you can place the burritos over a sheet of foil to prevent any spills into the flames. Otherwise, you can place the burritos directly on the grill and you'll even get the coveted grill marks. It doesn't take very long at all. Figure about 1-3 minutes depending on the heat of your barbecue. Don't let it burn!

You can also make these in a panini press, an indoor grill or in a skillet for days when you don't want to go to the trouble of firing up the barbecue. To make it a bit more French, use crepes or a baguette. Remember crepes are much thinner than tortillas, so be sure to use foil and not to over cook.

This recipe is entered in Scrumptious Sunday's Barbecue Edition.


  1. Oh yum - dessert on the grill!! Gotta try this (as soon as our weather cooperates!)

  2. Now that is something I would really enjoy! Chocolate = yummy

  3. Very creative. I never would have thought of something like that. Nice job.

  4. I think our Scouts would even like these at a campout. Great recipe thanks. Mine is up for the week @ The Cafe, a nice cilantro potato salad.

  5. I've never seen anything like this before. Sounds so yummy! Thanks for the recipe. I'm going to try this!

  6. I am so glad you are finding ways to incorporate your desserts into the Scrumptious Sunday themes! Love it! Like Shannon H. said: chocolate = yummy! I like the idea of ice cream or whipped cream...or maybe some sort of cream cheese mixture-oooohhhh-I am tasting them now! Thanks again for sharing and for visiting mine. Have a great day!


  7. Bonsoir Joy. Bien sûr, je sais que tu me manges pas tout ça pour le petit déjèuner. Masi je sais que aux Etats Units c'es un repas très très important. J'aime bien faire ça quand je suis en vacances mais pas tous les jours. Alors je change completement ma vie. C'est delicieux. Merci et à bientôt.

    Vraiment doux ce dessert chaud que tu as aujourd'hui

  8. We just bought a tent and other stuff for camping! We will have to try this it sounds yummy!


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