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Enchiladas Dulces (Sweet Enchiladas) on a white plate topped with queso fresco and onion slices.
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5 from 12 votes

Enchiladas Dulces

Indulge yourself in the flavor of these sweet and savory Enchiladas Dulces. Fried tortillas dipped into a rich chocolate sauce. This authentic Mexican recipe from the State of Durango is an incredibly tasty dish that’s hard not to love.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 525kcal



  • Remove the stems and seeds from the chiles.
  • Cover the chiles with 4 cups of water in a stock pot.
    Bring to a boil.
  • Immediately turn off heat and let sit for 5 minutes.
  • Discard the water.
  • Place the hydrated chiles in a blender along with 2 cups water.
    Blend until smooth.
  • Strain the sauce.
  • To a large stock pot, add sauce and cinnamon stick.
  • Bring to a boil. Let simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Add salt, Mexican chocolate, and sugar. Stir to combine.
  • Cook only until chocolate has melted. Set aside.
  • Heat the oil.
  • Fry each tortilla for 2 minutes on each side.
  • Place tortilla on a paper towel to drain excess oil.
  • Dip the tortilla into the sauce and immediately put on a plate.
  • Add crumbled queso fresco. About 1 tablespoon.
  • Fold the other side over.
  • Repeat with all the tortillas until done.
  • Top with more queso fresco and sliced onions.


  • To make a spicier sauce, use only guajillo chiles to make the sauce. 
  • To make a less spicy sauce, use only ancho chiles. 
If you don't have Mexican chocolate, substitute with 3 ounces semisweet chocolate, 1 ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon, and 3 drops almond extract.
Don’t worry if the corn tortillas get hard when frying. They will soften up when dipped into the sauce.


Calories: 525kcal | Carbohydrates: 58g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 178mg | Potassium: 669mg | Fiber: 13g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 7417IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 86mg | Iron: 3mg