Everyday Recipes

Chocolate Tamales

Chocolate Tamales
Level
Easy
Prep: 
30 min
Cook 
01 hr, 05 min
Servings
14 servings
  • Abuelita Chocolate Tamales are sweet and delicious and a favorite treat treasured in Mexico and Central America.

Key Ingredients

A can of Media Crema table cream with a blue label featuring strawberries, a bowl of macaroni, and cream.
Media Crema
7 oz. Can
A white can of sweetened condensed milk with blue labels beside the La Lechera logo and a plate of flan.
Condensed Milk
Sweetened Condensed Milk 14 oz Can
14 oz. Can
Ingredients

Make It

Step 1

Soak husks in warm water for at least 1 hour or until softened and easy to fold.

Step 2

Combine 1 can media crema, sweetened condensed milk and cinnamon in small bowl; refrigerate.

Step 3

Place Abuelita chocolate and remaining 1 can media crema in medium saucepan. Heat over medium heat, stirring frequently, for 5 minutes or until completely melted and smooth. Remove from heat; set aside.

Step 4

Beat butter in large bowl until creamy. Combine flour, baking powder and salt in medium bowl. Alternately add flour mixture, milk and Abuelita mixture to butter, mixing well after each addition until consistency of thick cake batter (masa). (If masa is dry add a few tablespoons of warm milk; mix well.)

Step 5

Spread 1/4 cup masa mixture, using back of a spoon, to form a square in the center of the lower wider portion of one husk. Fold right then left edge of husk over masa. Fold up bottom edge. Repeat with remaining masa mixture and husks.

Step 6

Place vegetable steamer in pot with lid; add water to just below steamer. Arrange tamales upright in steamer rack. Cover top of tamales with a damp towel; cover. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to low. Steam, adding water as needed, for about 1 hour or until masa pulls away from husks. Serve warm with media crema sauce.

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