Chili Smores Taco Boats

These Chili Smores Taco Boats are a delicious dessert for any taco lovers! It's a spicy, sweet, and crunchy treat that will surely be a hit. 

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Chili Smores Taco Boats - the perfect sweet game day appetizer. It has a bit of heat and comes in a tiny taco boat too!


I love these mini taco boats, they're so cute! I made these amazing chili smores taco boats with them. I threw them in some hot oil and gave them a good fry. Frying the boats provides the perfect crunch. The gooey spiced up chocolate and toasted marshmallows gives this appetizer dessert the perfect finish.  The heat of the chili will surprise 'em all too!

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You'll need to hunt down a Lindt chili dark chocolate bar and a couple of milk chocolate candy bars. Both things you can definitely find at Walmart, by the way. I'm not a ginormous fan of bitter chocolate, so I had to combine my candy bars. Plus I feel like dark chocolate doesn't get as melty as milk chocolate. I'm not sure if that's true, but I'm going with it.

Chili Smores Taco Boats - the perfect sweet game day appetizer. It has a bit of heat and comes in a tiny taco boat too!

So there were a couple of college games going on last weekend. I didn't really watch them since I was at Applebees with the fam to celebrate my dad's birthday. I did however critique the closed captioning that was going across the screen as we waited to be seated. I couldn't even make out what was actually being said. I can't help it. I went to school for stenography/closed captioning. It's something that I know about.

Did I mention my birthday is this weekend? Don't tell anyone but I'll be the big 3-0. I'm not ready to be out of my 20's, but since I don't have an option I guess I'll just go with the flow. Besides, Wesley says I act like an old woman already. He's a sweet talker. lol

Chili Smores Taco Boats - the perfect sweet game day appetizer. It has a bit of heat and comes in a tiny taco boat too!

Okay, so let's go over some of the things I love about these chili smores taco boats. You don't need to dirty a plate. The taco boat has the perfect crunch and flavor. That little zing of heat that hits you at the end. Last but not least, it's a unique sweet appetizer.

A plate of s'mores cookies on a white plate.

Chili Smores Taco Boats

Change up Taco Tuesday with these fun Chili Smores Taco Boats!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 17 minutes
Total Time 47 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 12 taco boats
Calories 679 kcal


  • 3 cups vegetable oil
  • 12 Old El Paso mini taco boats
  • 1 3.5 ounce chili dark chocolate candy bar finely chopped
  • 2 1.55 ounce milk chocolate candy bars finely chopped
  • 2 cups miniature marshmallows


  • Add the oil into a large saucepan and let it heat to 350 degrees. I used a candy thermometer to keep an eye on the temp.
  • Once the oil is up to temperature, add in 1 - 2 taco coats. Let it brown up for 1 minute and flip. Let it brown up on that side for 1 minute. Drain and place on a rack or plate lined with paper towels.
  • Repeat with all taco boats. Some may get air bubbles, it's nothing to worry about.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Place the shells on a sheet pan.
  • Mix the chili dark chocolate and milk chocolate together. Add about 1 tablespoon to each taco boat. If there's extra, divide it amongst the taco boats to evenly distribute it.
  • Add a nice pile of marshmallows on top to cover all of the chocolate. It took about 7 - 10 marshmallows.
  • Place the boats into the oven and let it bake for 10 - 15 minutes until the marshmallows are golden brown and the chocolate is melted.
  • Remove from the oven and serve immediately!


To store any leftover Chili Smores Taco Boats, place in an air tight container and store at room temperature, out of direct sun light, for up to 3 days.


Calories: 679kcalCarbohydrates: 23gProtein: 2gFat: 65gSaturated Fat: 14gPolyunsaturated Fat: 32gMonounsaturated Fat: 16gTrans Fat: 0.4gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 49mgPotassium: 164mgFiber: 3gSugar: 10gVitamin A: 9IUCalcium: 26mgIron: 2mg

(Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.)


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  1. This taco boats looks too adorable, soft & chocolaty Miranda! Very yummy ingredients used here, also nice photographing. Can`t wait to taste it, thanks for sharing.

  2. What a fantastic and creative idea! I've seen these taco boats everywhere and I've been so intrigued! Love that you put a sweet dessert twist on it. 🙂

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