Crunchy Churros Recipe

This crunchy churros recipe is a type of fried dough snack, enough to satisfy your sweet cravings! It’s rolled over a mixture of sugar and dipped in a Nutella.

Crunchy Churros Recipe
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Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Origin of Crunchy Churros

Churros is a type of dough that are deep fried until crunchy and sprinkled with cinnamon and white sugar and made even sweeter when dipped in a chocolate syrup. This snack is quite popular however it has a messy past. Its origin is still unclear until now. Most people believed that this originated in Spain, but there are two theories that states where it came from. First, it was believed that this snack was found in China from a pasty called "youtiao", which means fried in oil. But this pastry did not pair with chocolate or cinnamon. Portuguese explorers bought youtiao back, and it evolved into star-shaped dessert, then it gained popularity throughout Spain. The next theory is that this snack was invented by the nomadic Spanish shepherds as an alternative for bread since they did not have access for fresh foods. The shepherds used flour, water and oil in making it. The name Churros was inspired by the horns of the Churra sheep, and since then, it became popular.

When are Churros Typically Served?

Churros is a popular snack, specially by kids at school. However, this is also typically served during occasions like birthdays, it is typically served as dessert dipped in a sweet chocolate syrup. This snack is also sold by street vendors, usually paired with cold drinks.

Kitchen Utensils You'll Need

Churros is very easy to make, you just need the following utensils in making it:

  • Mixing bowl
  • Spatula
  • Whisk
  • Frying pan
  • Tongs
  • Pipping bag
  • Scissors
  • Serving plate

Primary Ingredients for Churros – Flour, Eggs and Butter.

Churros is simply a dough, but deep fried and made crunchy paired with sweet chocolate syrup. It’s primary ingredients for the batter are flour, eggs and butter. No worries though, since all of these ingredients are very common and available in supermarkets, convenient stores and of course, at malls, you sure will not have any problems in making churros because the availability of its ingredients is very high.

Interesting Facts

  • More than 2.8 million of churros are sold in Disney Land every year.
  • Churros are often referred to as “Spanish doughnuts” or “Mexican doughnuts”.
  • Churros is commonly dipped in chocolate, however, strange as this may sound, Cuban version of churros is interestingly filled with guava.

Tips and Tricks When Cooking Churros

  • Do not put high heat on cooking your churros dough to prevent it from overcooking outside while it is still raw on the inside.
  • When using pipping bag, use the star tip to give your churros their signature grooved surface.


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 tbsp white sugar
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour, sifted
  • 3 eggs
  • cinnamon
  • chocolate dip or nutella (optional)


  1. In a cooking pan, add 1 cup water, 1/2 cup butter and 2 tablespoon white sugar. Bring to a boil.

    Crunchy Churros Recipe
  2. Then add 1 cup of all purpose flour and mix. Turn off heat when you have mixed everything well together.

    Crunchy Churros Recipe
  3. Then transfer the dough in a bowl and cool down.

    Crunchy Churros Recipe
  4. Gradually add the eggs and mix together. Transfer to a pipping bag with closed star tip. Heat oil for frying in a deep fryer and pipe 5-6 inches long of dough into the deep fryer. Do not overcrowd the pan. Fry until light brown; Drain in a paper towel.

    Crunchy Churros Recipe
  5. Roll over the cooked dough in a mixture of sugar and cinnamon then serve with chocolate dip. Enjoy!

    Crunchy Churros Recipe

Isn’t it delightful? Isn’t it sweet? Your kids will truly love this snack filled with chocolate. You can definitely try cooking this snack at the comfort of your own kitchen. The recipe is, indeed, simple and easy, isn’t it? What’s more amazing is the fact that you can actually earn money out of it since this is a popular snack by most kids at school. The ingredients are very affordable and available. You will not have any problem gathering them. You can now give your kids the most amazing snack time!