We don’t often feel like breaking out all of our oil to fry things. But when you have an easy churro recipe this delicious, it’s absolutely worth it. They only take a few minutes to fry and will actually still taste good at room temp, making them a great party dessert! 

We’re also slightly obsessed with the chocolate dipping sauce; so be sure to make that, too! 

IMAGE: PARKER FEIERBACH

INGREDIENTS

FOR THE CHURROS
  • 1 c. water
  • 6 tbsp. butter
  • 2 tbsp. granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 1 c. all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 2 large eggs

  • Vegetable oil, for frying

  • Cinnamon sugar
FOR THE CHOCOLATE DIPPING SAUCE
  • 3/4 c. dark chocolate chips
  • 3/4 c. heavy cream
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. kosher salt
DIRECTIONS
  1. Make churros: In a large saucepan over medium heat, add water, butter, and sugar. Bring to a boil, then add vanilla. Turn off heat and add flour and salt. Stir with a wooden spoon until thickened, 30 seconds. Let mixture cool for 10 minutes. 
  2. To cooled mixture, using a hand mixer, beat in eggs one at a time until combined. Transfer mixture to a piping bag fitted with a large open star tip. 
  3. In a large pot over medium heat, add enough oil to come halfway up the sides and heat to 375°. Holding the piping bag a few inches above the oil, carefully pipe churros into 6″ long ropes. Use kitchen scissors to cut off dough from piping bag. 
  4. Fry until golden, 4 to 5 minutes, turning as necessary. Fry 3 to 4 churros at a time and let oil come back to 375° before each batch. Remove churros with a slotted spoon or tongs and immediately roll churros in cinnamon sugar, then place on a cooling rack. 
  5. Make chocolate dipping sauce: Place chocolate chips in a medium heatproof bowl. In a small saucepan over medium heat, bring heavy cream to a simmer. Pour hot cream over chocolate chips and let sit 2 minutes. Add cinnamon and salt and whisk to combine. 
  6. Serve churros with chocolate dipping sauce.

* It’s important to note that the 10 minute cooling time before frying is very important. Your batter will stiffen as it cools allowing it to fry better! *

If you make these, let us know in the comments below