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Disney Churros

Disney Churro Bites
With a crisp outside and soft inside, this simple recipe for Disney’s famous churros are sure to delight!
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  1. DISNEY CHURROS INGREDIENTS
  2. HOW TO MAKE THIS DISNEY CHURROS RECIPE
  3. HOW TO SERVE
  4. STORAGE
  5. FAQ
  6. MORE RECIPES YOU'LL LOVE
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Everyone loves this bite-sized version of the classic churro. Soft on the inside, crispy on the outside, and covered in sweet cinnamon sugar, these treats are so yummy. Best of all, you can actually make the official famous churro recipe right in your own home with eight simple ingredients you probably already have on hand.

For more copycat Disney treats, try Disney’s Cookie Fries and our Dole Whip.

Disney Churro Bites

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DISNEY CHURROS INGREDIENTS

Disney Churro Bites

You will need:

  • 1 cup water
  • 8 tablespoons butter
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ teaspoon cinnamon, divided
  • 1¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 eggs
  • 1½ cups vegetable or canola oil
  • ½ cup sugar

PRO TIP: This churro recipe can be made gluten-free! Simply replace the all-purpose flour with gluten-free flour.

SUBSTITUTIONS AND ADDITIONS

Warm churros are delicious all by themselves, but you may also want to serve them with your favorite dipping sauce. Here are some fantastic dipping and topping ideas:

CARAMEL: Serve caramel sauce on the side for dipping, or drizzle over the top of the churros.

CHOCOLATE SAUCE: You can use either chocolate sauce or warmed hot fudge. Serve this on the side for dipping or spoon right over the churros.

JAM: Strawberry or raspberry jam can be warmed in the microwave for 10 seconds at a time until warm, then served alongside the churros for dipping.

STRAWBERRIES: Dice fresh strawberries and mix them with some granulated sugar. Allow the strawberries to sit for about 30 minutes to release their juices, then spoon the strawberries over a plate of churros bites. Top with whipped cream for a fun twist on strawberry shortcake!

MARSHMALLOW CRÈME: Serve the churros with a side of marshmallow crème for dipping. You can also add a drizzle of chocolate sauce for a loose take on s’mores.

ICE CREAM: Ice cream is a fantastic topping for delicious churros! Chocolate or vanilla ice cream is perfect, but feel free to get creative.

WHIPPED CREAM: Whether you prefer fresh whipped cream or the kind from a can, one thing can be certain, churros go so well with this creamy topping!

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HOW TO MAKE THIS DISNEY CHURROS RECIPE

STEP ONE: Combine water, butter, salt, and ¼ teaspoon of the cinnamon in a 1½ quart saucepan over medium heat. Bring this to a rolling boil, then reduce the heat to low.

STEP TWO: Add the flour and stir vigorously until the dough forms into a ball and pulls away from the sides of the pan. Remove the saucepan from the heat and let the dough rest in the pan for 5 to 7 minutes.

STEP THREE: Add the eggs, one at a time, stirring until combined; set aside.

STEP FOUR: Very carefully, heat oil in a medium skillet or a 1-quart saucepan over medium-high heat until the oil temperature reaches 350°F.

STEP FIVE: Scoop the churro dough into a piping bag with a large star tip. Pipe a 1-inch strip of dough over the saucepan and cut off with a knife to drop the dough very carefully into the oil. Repeat until churro bites fill the saucepan but leave room for them to fry without sticking together.

PRO TIP: Don’t have a piping bag with a large star tip? You can still make churros! Simply scoop the dough into a zip-top plastic bag, seal the bag closed, and cut off one of the corners of the bags with kitchen scissors to create your own piping bag. Your churros will not have the traditional ridged surface on the outside, but they will still taste great.

Disney Churro Bites

STEP SIX: Fry churros until golden brown. Remove them from the hot oil carefully with a heat-safe slotted spoon or metal spider strainer. Place the churros on a paper towel to let the churros drain off the excess oil and cool slightly for just a couple of minutes.

PRO TIP: If your churros are still raw inside, it could be because you did not fry them long enough, or the oil was too hot. When the oil is hotter than 350°F, the churros will brown on the outside much faster than they cook on the inside. To avoid this problem, use a deep-frying thermometer or candy thermometer to monitor the temperature of the oil.

STEP SEVEN: In a medium bowl, mix together the sugar and remaining cinnamon. Toss the fried churros in the mixture until coated in cinnamon sugar. Serve the churros warm with the dipping sauces and toppings of your choice.

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HOW TO SERVE

Serve these yummy bites hot with one of our dipping sauce suggestions from above. Any way you serve them whether with whipped cream, hot fudge, or strawberry jam, they will be divine and remind you of the famous Disney version.

STORAGE

IN THE FRIDGE: Store leftover homemade churros in an airtight container or freezer bag at room temperature for up to two days. To reheat, place churros on a microwave-safe plate and heat in 10-second increments until warm.

Disney Churro Bites

The ultimate sweet snack, Disney’s churros will make you feel like you’ve been transported right to the most magical place on earth. Easily mix up a batch of your own churros with simple ingredients like flour, water, eggs, sugar, and cinnamon so you can enjoy this iconic treat right in your own home.

FAQ

What kind of hot oil is best for deep frying?

Fry only with oils that have a high smoking point. The smoking point is the temperature it takes for the oil to start to break down and smoke. Once it smokes, it’s not good for frying. Good oils to use are peanut oil, canola oil, sunflower oil, safflower oil, corn oil, or vegetable oil. Olive oil on the other hand is not a good oil to fry in.

Can I use this recipe for making regular churros?

While we haven’t tried it, since these bites taste just like the full-sized churros, you could probably make larger ones too. Just pipe longer pieces of your batter in your oil. Keep a close eye that they don’t get overcooked.

Can I save these churros for later?

Churros tend to be the crunchiest and taste the best right after frying, you can store them for up to two days in an airtight container.

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Disney Churro Bites

Disney Churros

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With a crisp outside and soft inside, this simple recipe for Disney’s famous churros are sure to delight!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup water
  • 8 tablespoons butter
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ teaspoon ground cinnamon divided
  • cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 eggs
  • cups  vegetable oil or canola oil 
  • ½ cup sugar

Instructions
 

  • Combine water, butter, salt, and ¼ teaspoon cinnamon in a 1½-quart saucepan over medium heat. Bring the pot to a rolling boil. 
  • Reduce heat to low. 
  • Add flour and stir vigorously until the mixture forms a ball. Remove from heat and let rest for 5 to 7 min. 
  • Add eggs one at a time, and stir until combined. Set aside. 
  • Using caution, heat oil in a medium skillet or 1-quart saucepan over medium-high heat or until temperature reaches 350˚F. 
  • Spoon dough into a piping bag fitted with a large star tip. Pipe 1-inch strip of dough over the saucepan, cut with knife, and drop into the hot oil. Repeat until churro bites fill the saucepan with room to fry. 
  • Fry churro bites until golden brown. Remove with slotted spoon or mesh spider strainer. 
  • Drain churro bites on paper towel. 
  • Mix sugar and ½ teaspoon cinnamon in medium bowl. Toss in churro bites until coated. Place on serving plate and serve with favorite dipping sauce. 

Notes

TIP: This churro recipe can be made gluten-free! Simply replace the all-purpose flour with gluten-free flour.
TIP: Don’t have a piping bag with a large star tip? You can still make churros! Simply scoop the dough into a zip-top plastic bag, seal the bag closed, and cut off one of the corners of the bags with kitchen scissors to create your own piping bag. Your churros will not have the traditional ridged surface on the outside, but they will still taste great.
TIP: If your churros are still raw inside, it could be because you did not fry them long enough, or the oil was too hot. When the oil is hotter than 350°F, the churros will brown on the outside much faster than they cook on the inside. To avoid this problem, use a deep-frying thermometer or candy thermometer to monitor the temperature of the oil.

Nutrition

Calories: 1234kcal | Carbohydrates: 55g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 111g | Saturated Fat: 22g | Cholesterol: 184mg | Sodium: 399mg | Potassium: 87mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 888IU | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 2mg
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