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.
INGREDIENTS (for 3 servings):
- 1 (40 ounce) can mashed sweet potatoes
- 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
- 1 (10 ounce) package miniature marshmallows
- 1 tablespoon frozen whipped topping, thawed
- 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
- 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
- 16 (10 inch) flour tortillas
- 1/4 cup butter, softened
- 1 quart oil for frying, or as needed
- 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon white sugar
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.
Once the sweet potato mixture is cool, stir in the confectioners' sugar and flour. Add more sugar to taste if desired.
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.
Heat about 1 inch oil in a large heavy skillet to about 350 degrees F (175 degres 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.
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.