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How to make fun and easy edible pirate treasure map quesadillas - perfect for pirate themed party food snacks and kids lunch boxes too
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Edible Pirate Map Quesadillas

Serve up an edible pirate treasure map for extra special fun pirate party food for kids! These fun treasure map quesadillas are easy to make and perfect for lunch boxes as well as for fun pirate themed party food or snacks.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time4 mins
Total Time14 mins
Course: Party Food
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 4 pieces
Author: Grace Hall


  • ¼ yellow pepper
  • 2 spring onions
  • 2 slices ham
  • 2 to tortilla wraps
  • 1 Tbsp red pesto
  • handful grated cheese*
  • red food colouring
  • black edible food writer pen


  • Cut a large slice from the yellow pepper. Using a mini circle cutter, cut round 'coins' from the pepper for pirate treasure.  Finely chop the leftover pepper scraps and set aside.
  • Top and tail the spring onion and finely slice, then slice the ham into small pieces.
  • Place one of the tortilla wraps in a dry frying pan. Spread the pesto over the tortilla, then scatter over  the chopped yellow pepper, spring onion and ham.
  • Sprinkle over a generous handful of grated cheese, ensuring that it is evenly spread across the whole tortilla.
  • Add a pile of yellow pepper coins for pirate treasure, then pop the second tortilla over the top to cover.
  • Dry-fry the tortilla for a couple of minutes until the base is lightly golden. Once the base is cooked, carefully flip the quesadilla over in the pan to cook on the other side (use a plate to make this easier!).  Cook for a few minutes more until the cheese is melted and the quesadilla cooked through, then carefully slide the quesadilla from the frying pan onto a cooling rack.
  • Leave the quesadilla for a few minutes until cool enough to handle.
  • Using the red food colouring and a clean paint brush, paint an X onto the treasure map, marking the spot over the yellow pepper coins if possible.
  • With the black edible food writer pen, sketch out a treasure map over the rest of the quesadilla.
  • Once the treasure map is finished and all of the food colouring is dry, use a large sharp knife to cut the quesadilla into pieces to serve.



*NOTES: I used grated cheddar, but other cheeses such as mozzarella or a hard goats cheese also work well.  The quesadillas can be served warm or cold - make sure you cool them fully before packing if serving in a lunch box.