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Churros con Chocolate are the best invention ever! Celebrate Cinco De Mayo with these hot, cinnamon and sugar-coated churros. Crispy on the outside, moist and pillowy on the inside, these churros are sure to put a smile on your face. With only five ingredients in this recipe, it is very easy to follow, and the batter is pretty much fool-proof. 

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What are Churros con Chocolate?

Churros con Chocolate are a delicious dessert that is made of a fried crispy dough that can be dipped into chocolate. Normally churros are eaten when they are still warm and fresh. You can save them for later too. Either way, they are the perfect treat for any occasion. We make them on Taco Tuesday when we host dinner parties, and of course, when we are celebrating Cinco de Mayo too.

Churro batter is piped directly into the hot oil and fried to golden perfection. As if the cinnamon and sugar-coating wasn’t enough, dipping the churros into thick and rich chocolate sauce brings them to a whole other level! So what are you waiting for? These churros won’t make themselves! 😉

Do Churros Need to be Refrigerated? 

If you don’t eat them all right away, you can choose to refrigerate them or keep the churros at room temperature as long as they are kept in a sealed container or bag; that’s what is important. They are delicious both ways and can also be warmed up in the microwave if you prefer them hot. Just heat them for 10-15 seconds and check them. They warm up fast, and if you overheat the churros, they will become hard. Churros last around two days. You can also freeze them for up to a month. They won’t be as crunchy once they have been chilled, so keep that in mind. 

How do Churros Get Their Shape? 

Churros get their shape from using a star tipped pastry bag. The star tip will give them that gorgeous and classic churro look. It’s actually super easy to make churros even though they may look hard. I promise you’ll be pleasantly surprised. 

Can I Use Any Chocolate Sauce for Churros con Chocolate? 

Yes, of course! Any chocolate sauce is going to work fine with this Churros con Chocolate recipe. You could use anything that is store-bought and already prepared or make your own as we do. Nutella would be a lovely option to try too. Go wild and see what works best for you. I prefer the flavor of the homemade chocolate, but that’s just my opinion.


I seriously can’t get enough of these incredible churros con chocolate. They are simple to make and taste like they were put together in a bakery. I love being able to make food this awesome in my own kitchen. 

For the Churros:

  • Water
  • Butter
  • Salt
  • All purpose flour
  • Large eggs
  • vegetable oil, for frying

For the Cinnamon and Sugar Coating:

  • Granulated sugar
  • Cinnamon

For the Chocolate Sauce:

  • Cornstarch
  • Milk
  • Semisweet chocolate chips
  • Sugar

How to Make Churros Batter

If you are afraid to make these churros, don’t worry, they are actually pretty simple to make. They don’t take a lot of time and actually cook really quickly too. 

First Step: To make the churro batter, you will need to heat the butter, salt, and water in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Let it boil, then add in the flour and stir continually with a wooden spoon until the dough forms together. Keep stirring the churro dough for one minute. Then put the dough inside of a stand mixer bowl and allow it to sit for five minutes. Then beat in the eggs one at a time using the paddle attachment. After the eggs have been incorporated, the batter will look a little wet, and this is totally normal. Continue mixing it until a dough forms. 

Second Step: Put the dough in a pastry bag that has been fitted with a medium-sized or large-sized star tip. 

Third Step: Put enough oil in a deep pan to measure about 3 inches high. Then use a candy thermometer to check the heat. Once it reaches 365 degrees, you will be able to start cooking. Line a plate with a few paper towels to drain excess grease. 

How to Make Chocolate Sauce

First Step: As the oil begins heating up, start preparing the chocolate sauce. Whisk together the cornstarch and milk in a small bowl. Pour the mixture in a small saucepan. Add in the chocolate and sugar. Bring the chocolate sauce to a boil and whisk occasionally. Continue cooking until the sauce has thickened up and remove from heat and set aside. 

How to Cook Churros Con Chocolate

First Step: Begin piping five inches pieces of churro dough into the pan with the hot oil. Cook until they are golden brown, and be sure to flip and cook the other side. Take the churros out of the oil and place them on the paper towel lined plate. Then add cinnamon and sugar while the churros are still hot. 

Second Step: Serve the churros with chocolate sauce and devour! 

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Churros con Chocolate

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Churros con Chocolate are a delicious dessert that is made of a fried crispy dough that can be dipped into chocolate. Normally churros are eaten when they are still warm and fresh.
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For the Churros:

  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 3 large eggs
  • vegetable oil, for frying

For the Cinnamon and Sugar Coating:

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar

For the Chocolate Sauce:

  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup sugar

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  • In a medium saucepan over medium heat, bring butter, salt and water to a boil. Once mixture is boiling, add in flour all at once and stir vigorously with a wooden spoon until the dough comes together. Continue to stir and cook the dough for about 1 minute. Transfer to bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment and let sit for five minutes. Beat in the eggs one at a time, until each has been well incorporated before adding the next. Batter may look wet before it comes together, but keep mixing and a smooth dough will form.
  • Transfer dough to a pastry bag fitted with a medium or large star tip.
  • Add enough oil to a deep-sided pan to measure a depth of about 3 inches. Attach a candy thermometer to the side of the pan and heat over medium heat until the oil reaches 365 degrees. Have ready a plate lined with several paper towels.
  • While the oil is heating, prepare the chocolate sauce. In a small bowl, whisk together the cornstarch and milk. Add mixture, along with chocolate and sugar, to a small saucepan. Bring just to boil, whisking occasionally, and cook until sauce has thickened. Remove from heat; set aside.
  • Pipe 5-inch pieces of churro dough into the hot oil and cook until golden brown, then flip and cook until golden on the second side. Remove from oil and set on paper towels to drain, then toss into the cinnamon and sugar coating while they are still hot.
  • Serve churros alongside chocolate sauce.


Source: Baking Bites, originally from Food Network
Author: Laura

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