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Disney Churro Bites Recipe

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Bring the taste of Disney right into your kitchen with these tasty churro bites. Recipe shared directly from Disney.

Apart from the rides, the mascots, and the overall vibe, the food offerings at Disney parks are also just as magical. Case in point: their churros!

Homemade Churro Bites

This signature snack is so heavenly, I sometimes dream about going to Disneyland just to have a bite. 

If you’re like me who can’t wait to have a taste of the iconic Disney churro, good news! The happiest place on earth just did us a solid and shared the secret recipe. So now you can make this classic churro in the comfort of your home

Bring a little Disney magic right into your kitchen.

What are Churros?

A churro is a deep-fried pastry dough that is usually rolled in cinnamon sugar. It’s a lot like a donut in consistency and flavor, but not as cakey. That’s because it makes use of a Choux pastry, which contains a ton of eggs and butter. 

Churros may be eaten as is or dipped in a sweet sauce such as melted chocolate or my favorite, Dulce de leche (also known as caramel)! 

These tasty bites of perfection originated from Spain and Portugal, but it’s famous in other parts of the world as well. They’re most often found at carnivals, fairs, and theme parks.

Tips & Tricks

  • Don’t delay making the cinnamon-sugar mixture for later. It’s best to prepare it early on so you can coat the churros right after cooking. The hotter the churros, the better the mixture sticks to them.
  • No piping bag? No problem – use a Ziploc bag instead. Just cut a small hole at one of the corners and you’re all set.
  • Make sure your oil is just the right level of hot. If it’s too hot, your churros will turn black in an instant. Adjust the heat settings from time to time to keep the temperature consistent. Best to use a cooking thermometer to ensure you have the right temperature.
  • You can still make churros successfully even if you don’t have a cooking thermometer, you’ll just have to be more vigilant. Check the temperature by putting a small chunk of batter into the oil. If it sizzles the moment it touches the oil, you’re ready. But, if it smokes right away, the oil is way too hot.
  • Don’t save them for tomorrow! Churros should be eaten within the same day, otherwise, they’ll lose their crispiness.
Disney Churro Bites With Sugar and Chocolate Sauce

How to Make Disney Churro Bites

What I love about this churro recipe is that it only calls for basic pantry ingredients. That means we can make them any time, any day! 

Disney Churro Bites Recipe

Servings

4

servings
Prep time

15

minutes
Cooking time

10

minutes
Calories

200

kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup water

  • 8 tablespoons butter

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon (divided)

  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

  • 3 eggs

  • 1 1/2 cups vegetable or canola oil

  • 1/2 cup sugar

Directions

  • Combine water, butter, salt, and 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon in a saucepan over medium heat. Bring pot to rolling boil.
  • Reduce heat to low.
  • Add the flour and stir vigorously until mix forms a ball. Remove from heat and let the mixture sit for 5-7 minutes.
  • Add eggs to the batter one at a time and mix until combined. Set aside.
  • In a medium skillet (or small saucepan), heat oil over medium-high heat until the temperature reaches 350 degrees.
  • Spoon the dough into a piping bag with a large star tip. Pipe an inch of dough over the skillet. Slice it with a knife carefully so it drops gently into the oil. Repeat piping and slicing until the skillet is filled with churro bites.
  • Fry the churros until they turn golden brown. Take them out with a slotted spoon and place them in a bowl lined with paper towels. This will help drain excess oil.
  • In a bowl, mix together the sugar and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon. Coat the churros in the cinnamon-sugar mixture. Arrange them on a plate and serve with your favorite dipping sauce!

Churros are best eaten right after cooking. Serve them with your favorite dip and watch them disappear in seconds.

Disney Churro Bites Recipe

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