Sweet Potato Chimichangas

4.7
(7)

This sweet treat can be eaten as a dessert or served with dinner. Absolutely addictive. Best if served warm with vanilla ice cream or whipped topping.

Prep Time:
45 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
Servings:
32
Yield:
32 chimichangas

Ingredients

  • 1 (40 ounce) can mashed sweet potatoes

  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon

  • 1 (10 ounce) package miniature marshmallows

  • 1 tablespoon frozen whipped topping, thawed

  • ½ cup confectioners' sugar

  • cup all-purpose flour

  • 16 (10 inch) flour tortillas

  • ¼ cup butter, softened

  • 1 quart oil for frying, or as needed

  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon

  • 1 tablespoon white sugar

Directions

  1. Place the sweet potatoes in a saucepan, and stir in 1 tablespoon of cinnamon. Cook and stir over medium heat until most of the juice has evaporated. Stir in the marshmallows just until partly melted. Remove from heat, and set aside to cool.

  2. Once the sweet potato mixture is cool, stir in the confectioners' sugar and flour. Add more sugar to taste if desired.

  3. Cut each tortilla in half, and spread a thin layer of butter on each side. Place 1 tablespoon of the sweet potato filling onto the center of each one running parallel to the cut edge, then fold in the sides, and roll up from the straight edge to seal in the filling.

  4. Heat about 1 inch oil in a large heavy skillet to about 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Fry chimichangas until light golden brown, turning as needed. Remove to paper towels to drain. The tortillas will darken a little after they are removed. Mix together the remaining cinnamon and sugar. Sprinkle over the chimichangas while warm.

Editor's Note

We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount may vary depending on cook time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

228 Calories
7g Fat
37g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 32
Calories 228
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 4mg 1%
Sodium 269mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 37g 13%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 9mg 47%
Calcium 58mg 4%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 168mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.