Churro Bites

05.30.2013

Please tell me you’ve all tried a churro… a real churro? Not the long, freeze and bake churros they sale at theme parks, ball games or the mall. I mean freshly fried, made from scratch kind of churros. If you said no, stop what you are doing, drive home if you have to and make these. Life needs churros :).

I love churros and yes I’ll admit, every now and then I will buy those churro sticks that are sitting in a warming oven at a shopping center because how do I resist that cinnamon sugar smell floating through the air, and then I have two kids and a husband smelling the same thing so we’re definitely doomed.

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There is no better advertising than the scent of good food and cinnamon is one of the best. Those little bakeries don’t need banners, signs or logos, they just need to continue to put their delicious, free smells through the air and we’ll keep stopping and giving in.

But please, hold out if you can and make churros at home, they are so much better. And yes, the classic churro sticks are delicious but I think it’s time for a new trend in churros. It’s like the soft pretzels, yes they are delicious in the whole form, but there’s something about the pretzel bites that’s just easier.

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Same with doughnut holes. Something about popping one into your mouth and grabbing another, and another until the bag is empty. It’s like it doesn’t disappear as fast or something, more savoring and more of that sweet coating.

These really don’t need the chocolate sauce, they are completely delicious all on their own, so it is totally optional.

When making these, be sure to properly heat the oil so you get that crisp exterior and soft interior. I’d also recommend using a star piping tip (you could probably do it without) but it will make those nice golden ridges extending out on all sides giving it the perfect bite and that classic churro look. Enjoy!

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Churro Bites

5 from 4 votes

These delicious bite sized Churros are a fun and easy dessert made in under 20 minutes

Servings: 4 servings
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3 Tbsp butter , diced
  • 2 tsp granulated sugar
  • 1/4 tsp + 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • vegetable oil , for frying

Cinnamon Sugar Coating

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Heat 1 1/2 inches of oil in a heavy bottom pot over medium heat to 360 degrees (Keep a close eye on the temp while you prepare the churro dough, you don't want it to become too hot, so you may have to reduce the temp or remove the pot from the burner for a moment).
  2. In a medium saucepan combine milk, water, butter, 2 tsp sugar, and salt and bring mixture just to a boil. Once it reaches a boil, remove from heat and immediately stir in vanilla and flour.
  3. Stir mixture with a silicone spatula while running dough along bottom of saucepan to smooth any lumps and stir until mixture comes together and is smooth.
  4. Transfer to a piping bag fitted with a large open star tip and carefully pipe about 1 to 1 1/2 inches of dough out over oil and using clean scissors, cut dough at top to allow dough to drop into oil (to make it faster I'd pipe about 2 - 3 inches out at time and would cut 2 at once then pipe more and repeat).
  5. Work in fairly small batches being careful not to overcrowd (which will reduce oil temperature too much. You want the oil to remain close to 350).
  6. Allow churros to fry until golden brown (stirring occasionally near the beginning of frying will help keep them from sticking to each other) and remove with a wire skimmer and drain on a plate or baking sheet lined with several layers of paper towels.
  7. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together 1/2 cup granulated sugar and cinnamon. Toss warm, drained churros into sugar mixture to evenly coat. For best results serve warm with chocolate sauce if desired.
  8. Recipe Source: Cooking Classy
Nutrition Facts
Churro Bites
Amount Per Serving
Calories 314 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 14%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 25mg 8%
Sodium 237mg 10%
Potassium 74mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 53g 18%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 28g
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 5.9%
Calcium 5.6%
Iron 8.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Mini Churros
Calories: 314 kcal
Author: Jaclyn

138 comments

  • Joy: I have made your recipe so many times now. I love making churro cupcakes and I used your churro recipe to top my cupcakes. I also tried them with your chocolate sauce recipe and ooooo my….so good! August 27, 2017 at 12:03am Reply

    • Jaclyn: So glad you like them Joy! August 31, 2017 at 10:09am Reply

  • Victoria: Esta receta es delicioso! Es muy rapido y los ingredientes son normal en casa. Me encanta los churros y haria orto vez! April 30, 2017 at 5:59pm Reply

  • Jessie smith: ¡Esta receta es muy bien! Es fácil y muy rico. Gracias por la receta. March 7, 2017 at 7:00pm Reply

  • Aditi: Hello there!
    ThNk you so much for posting this recipe! Can’t wait to try it out! The pictures look amazing.
    I wanted to know the shelf life of these. Like I make them today and then for how many days can they be stored and how.
    Thanks so much! November 22, 2016 at 9:03pm Reply

  • Poonam: I want to make churro bowls from this dough. Any advice on how to do that? October 21, 2016 at 10:37pm Reply

  • Eden Passante: What a perfect way to eat bite sized sweet treats! Sometimes I dont want a huge churro, so these bite sized ones can really hit the spot! Love it!! September 14, 2016 at 3:02pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks Eden! September 16, 2016 at 3:03pm Reply

  • Perfidia Cano: I made these for my 7 and 4 year old grandsons for a road trip and they absolutely loved them. These are fab for any time of the year..they are a keeper in my recipe book????Thanks for sharing August 16, 2016 at 6:19pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Glad they loved them Perfidia! August 18, 2016 at 3:36pm Reply

  • Zara: I like crispy churros
    So wanted to know if they will be crispy throughout.. Or crispy on the outside and soft inside..? August 13, 2016 at 5:27am Reply

    • Jaclyn: These are crispy outside soft inside. August 13, 2016 at 11:33am Reply

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