Tiny taco cups 3 ways

Claire Gallam

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Instead of regular tacos for your Cinco de Mayo family feast, why not give your kids tiny bite-size taco cups instead? Made from tortilla chips and wonton wrappers, these savory and sweet cups will be instant hits with your family.

These bite-size cups are filled with kid-friendly favorites, like chicken, cheese and even strawberries and freshly whipped cream. Serve these at your backyard BBQ or as fun after-school snacks for a fun Cinco de Mayo meal!

Chicken enchilada taco cups

Chicken Enchilada taco cups

Yields about 12 taco cups

Ingredients:

  • 12 wonton wrappers
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • About 1-1/4 cups shredded chicken
  • 2 tablespoons taco seasoning
  • 1/2 cup salsa
  • 1 cup shredded Mexican cheese
  • 1 avocado, smashed
  • Salt and pepper
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • About 1/2 cup sliced black olives
  • Cilantro

Directions: 

  1. Carefully brush each wonton wrapper with a bit of oil. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Carefully fold the wonton wrappers into a greased muffin tin and bake for about 3 minutes.
  2. Mix the chicken with the taco seasoning and lime. Place about 1 tablespoon of chicken into the bottoms of the wonton wrappers. Top with about 1 teaspoon salsa. Then add a teaspoon or so of Mexican cheese.
  3. Bake for about 8 minutes, or until cheese is melted. Top each taco cup with a teaspoon or so of smashed guacamole and olives. Garnish with cilantro.

Buffalo chicken taco bites

Buffalo chicken taco bites

Serves about 12

Ingredients:

  • 12 Tostitos Scoops chips
  • About 3/4 cup shredded chicken
  • 1/4 cup Buffalo wing sauce
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • Celery leaves for garnish
  • 1/3 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

Directions:

  1. Mix the shredded chicken and celery with Buffalo wing sauce. Fill each scoop with about 1-1/2 to 2 teaspoons of chicken. Top with celery leaves. Garnish with about 1 teaspoon of shredded mozzarella.

Cinnamon sugar strawberry bites

Cinnamon sugar strawberry bites

Serves 6

Ingredients:

  • 6 wonton wrappers
  • About 6 teaspoons cinnamon sugar
  • About 3 teaspoons melted butter
  • 6 tablespoons freshly whipped cream
  • 6 teaspoons chopped strawberries
  • Mini chocolate chips for garnish

Directions: 

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Brush each wonton wrapper with melted butter and top with cinnamon sugar. Carefully fold into greased muffin tins and bake for about 8 minutes, or until golden brown. Let cool on a wire cooling rack or until completely cool.
  2. Once cool, fill with whipped cream. Top each shell with strawberries and garnish with chocolate chips.

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Claire Gallam
Claire is an aspiring nutritionist (and soon to be culinary student) with a serious addiction to bacon, wine, goat cheese and online shopping. She is recently married to a social media guru who loves *almost* everything she conjures up. In addition to writing for the Food section of SheKnows, she is a full-time recipe creator (and taste tester), a writer for FabulousFoods.com and a contributing writer for the Home and Gardening section of SheKnows. You can also follow her daily musings and find delicious healthy recipes on her food blog, The Realistic Nutritionist.