Churros With Chocolate Sauce


Making chocolate churros requires just a few ingredients and 30 minutes—the perfect treat for a family night or get-together!

Hands On Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
16 churros

Making chocolate churros is easier and faster than you think. These are perfectly crunchy and delightfully sweet, and the cinnamon-sugar dusting truly hits the spot. Wait until you dip them in the rich chocolate sauce—you’re in for a treat! (If you’re more of a caramel fan, that works wonderfully, too). Impress guests or kids alike with a platter of this simple yet satisfying dessert. Make it a party and serve them with ice cream, or go the untraditional route and add a pinch of allspice to the cinnamon-sugar mixture. Our churros with chocolate sauce recipe uses easy-to-find ingredients, so you have no excuse not to make this fried-dough pastry ASAP.


  • For Churros: 

  • Vegetable oil, for frying

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ½ cup plus 2 Tbsp. granulated sugar, divided

  • 1 cup water

  • ½ cup (1 stick) salted butter, softened

  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • 3 large eggs

  • Chocolate Dipping Sauce (recipe follows)

  • For Chocolate Sauce:

  • 4 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped

  • ½ cup heavy cream

  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. For churros: Pour oil to a depth of 2 inches in a Dutch oven and fit with a deep-fry thermometer; heat to 350°F over medium-high. Combine cinnamon and ½ cup of the sugar in a shallow dish. Set aside.

  2. Stir together water, butter, salt, and remaining 2 tablespoons sugar in a large, heavy-duty saucepan over medium-high. Bring to a boil, stirring, until butter melts. Reduce heat to low, add flour all at once, and cook, stirring constantly, until mixture forms a ball, about 30 seconds. Remove from heat and add eggs, 1 at a time, stirring vigorously until dough is smooth and elastic after each addition.

  3. Spoon mixture into a piping bag fitted with a large star tip. (Or place mixture in a large ziplock plastic freezer bag, and snip 1 corner to make about a 1/2-inch hole.) Working in batches, pipe 4-inch-long strips into hot oil, and fry, turning occasionally, until golden brown, 8 to 10 minutes.

  4. Transfer churros to a paper towel-lined baking sheet to drain, and immediately roll in cinnamon-sugar mixture.

  5. For chocolate sauce: Stir together chocolate, cream, and vanilla in a small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high, stirring every 30 seconds, until melted and smooth, about 1 1/2 minutes. Serve warm with churros.

    Overhead View of Churros With Chocolate Sauce for Dipping Served on White Plate
    Yes, you've likely had a cinnamon-sugar churro. But have you ever dipped a homemade churro in chocolate ganache? Well, now’s your chance. You likely have all the ingredients on hand: cinnamon, sugar, butter, salt, flour, and eggs is all you need for the churros. Plus, the chocolate sauce is made in the microwave, meaning you can whip these up on a weeknight. Get the Recipe:Churros With Chocolate Sauce. Caitlin Bensel
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