These Chocolate Strawberry Cheesecake Chimichangas are so easy to make and are perfect for a crowd OR an easy weeknight dessert. Fresh strawberries, strawberry cream cheese and chocolate are wrapped in a tortilla, fried to a golden brown and rolled in cinnamon and sugar – totally irresistible!
Love strawberries? Try these strawberry favorites: Strawberry Shortcake, Mini Strawberry Pies and Strawberry Sorbet!
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The boys have been back in school now for four days and we are finally starting to find our “new” school routine. Bryce is now in school for a full day which is both sad and exhilarating for me at the same time. I thought I was going to have so much time I wouldn’t know what to do with myself, but I’m finding that the hours pass really quickly…sometimes, too quickly 🙂
I will say this, shopping by myself is a new and luxurious activity that I have quickly come to appreciate. It’s actually possible for me to both MAKE and then LOOK at my shopping list while in the store. Amazing.
You’re gonna wanna get out that shopping list right now and put a few key ingredients on there so you can make these Chocolate Strawberry Cheesecake Chimichangas…tonight if at all possible.
These sweet chimichangas were inspired by a local Mexican restaurant that we like to go to. The kids meals come with cinnamon-sugar tortillas that my boys just inhale. I thought I would make them a little more adult-friendly while still making them irresistible for my boys. Mission accomplished.
I layer strawberry cream cheese spread, fresh strawberries, and a chocolate spread (think Nutella, Hershey’s, etc.) inside each tortilla. Wrap it up just like a burrito and then pan-fry the chimichangas in butter. The final touch…rolling the chimichangas in a cinnamon-sugar mixture. Yeah. All kinds of awesome.
My secret ingredient is the new Strawberry Cream Cheese Spread from Challenge. It’s pretty much the best thing ever. Made with real, fresh strawberries (the only strawberry cream cheese on the market that is) and colored using beets rather than a dye, it has 20% less sugar than competing brands. So wonderfully creamy and delicious – just like you’d expect from Challenge.
Not only are these chimichangas great for an easy weeknight dessert but they are perfect for any type of gathering. They are equally good warm and cold and the presentation is just oodles of fun and so pretty!
You can serve the chimichangas whole or cut in half or thirds for a party. The perfect sweet treat for all occasions!
More Strawberry Desserts
- Strawberry No Bake Cheesecake
- Strawberry Shortcake Roulade
- Mini Strawberry Pies
- Strawberry Shortcake Recipe
- Strawberry Pineapple Cake
How To Make Cheesecake Chimichangas
Chocolate Strawberry Cheesecake Chimichangas
- 8 flour tortillas
- 8 ounces strawberry cream cheese spread or plain cream cheese
- 1 cup chocolate spread Nutella, Hershey’s, etc
- 1 pound fresh strawberries trimmed and sliced
- 2 tablespoons butter
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
- Combine sugar and cinnamon in a shallow plate or bowl. Set aside
- Spread two tablespoons of the strawberry cream cheese down the center of each tortilla.
- Divide strawberries equally and place on top of the cream cheese.
- Top with two tablespoons of chocolate spread.
- Fold the two sides of the tortilla in and roll up just like a burrito.
- Heat butter in a large skillet over medium to medium-high heat.
- Place chimichangas seam side down and fry just until golden brown, 2-3 minutes per side. Brush the ends of the chimichanga and any parts that did not get browned with additional melted butter. (This will help the cinnamon-sugar mixture to stick.)
- Roll the chimichangas in the cinnamon-sugar mixture until fully coated.
- Drizzle with additional chocolate if desired.
- Serve immediately or refrigerate.
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Melanie @ Gather for Bread says
I’ve never eaten a chimichanga but now I won’t be able to stop thinking about them! These look amazing Trish!
Pinning for sure!
Cathy Trochelman says
These look so simple and so incredibly delicious! We HAVE to try them!
Lindsay @ Life, Love and Sugar says
Omg, these are killer! I’m dying!
Meg @ With Salt and Wit says
I want to devour these every time we have Mexican! Or just any night really 😉
Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction says
Wow, these look amazing, Trish!
Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust says
These are gorgeous Trish!! Oh my gosh I want a dozen.
This is the first year that I have the whole house to myself all day long and honestly, I have no idea where the time goes! I SHOULD be spending my time making (and eating these chimichanga’s, they are glorious!!
Dear Trish, These looks so good! I want to make a batch right now! Pinning for later. xo, Catherine
Karen @ The Food Charlatan says
What? Grocery shopping by yourself?? What does this even MEAN?? I’m super jealous 🙂 These chimichangas look legit Trish. Loooove the Strawberry cream cheese in there! You’re brilliant!
You have no idea how badly I want one of these right now! They look incredible, Trish!
Des @ Life's Ambrosia says
Oh I wish I had some of these right now! They are gorgeous! My boys aren’t quite in school yet, so they are still my little shopping buddies which means I pretty much always forget to look at my list 🙂
Shopping alone is such a luxury. I try to do it whenever possible! But now that I’m back to teaching, the great summer days of having kids in camp and time to myself are over. Oh, well!
These look incredible. That restaurant you go to has a fantastic idea, with the kids’ tortillas! And this looks even better!
Amy @Very Culinary says
Omg, I remember last year when mine were both finally in school full days. Angels sang. Then I cried. But then I just enjoyed missing them. Instead of them driving me crazy. Yes, shopping alone is glorious! Sign me up for these chimichangas – they look a.ma.zing.
Glory/ Glorious Treats says
Holy wow!! These look utterly amazing!
Erin @ Simple, Sweet & Savory says
Whoa! These look so delicious…and fun to make! My daughters would love to help me make these. And you can’t beat the strawberry + chocolate combo. Pinning!