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Cinnamon Churros with Chocolate Dulce de Leche

Cinnamon Churros with Chocolate Dulce de Leche

Honestly, I think one prerequisite of “amusement park fare” is that you look completely ridiculous whilst you eat. I mean, c’mon… cotton candy? Turkey legs? And of course, churros, which seem to get longer and longer every time I see them.

But that doesn’t mean we enjoy them any less.

As it turns out, these delicious carnival staples can be made at home (not to mention in a much more reasonable size), in much less time than you might expect.

Cinnamon Churros with Chocolate Dulce de Leche

Get the recipe for these cinnamon churros over at the Better Homes and Gardens’ blog, Delish Dish. I’ve paired these fried cinnamon pastries with a decadent chocolate dulce de leche dipping sauce, perfect for those moments (and don’t we ALL have those moments), when you can’t decide between chocolate and dulce de leche. Why not have both?

Cinnamon Churros with Chocolate Dulce de Leche

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  • 1 cup water
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • Vegetable oil for deep-fat frying
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Chocolate Dulce de Leche sauce:

  • 1/2 cup of pre-made dulce de leche
  • 1/4 cup of semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2-3 tablespoons heavy cream


  1. In a medium saucepan, combine water, butter, brown sugar, and salt. Bring to boiling over medium heat Add flour all at once, stirring vigorously with a wooden spoon. Cook and stir until mixture forms a ball and pulls away from the sides of the pan. Remove from heat. Cool for 10 minutes. Add egg and vanilla, beating well with a wooden spoon.
  2. Transfer mixture to a decorating bag fitted with a large star tip. Line a baking sheet waxed paper. Pipe 4×1-inch logs onto prepared baking sheet.
  3. Heat 3 inches of oil in a deep saucepan to 375 degrees F. Fry a few logs at a time in deep hot oil about 2 minutes or until golden brown on both sides, turning once. Drain on paper towels. Keep warm in a 300 degree F oven while cooking remaining churros.
  4. In a medium bowl, combine granulated sugar and cinnamon. Roll warm churros in cinnamon-sugar mixture to coat. Serve warm. Makes about 20 churros.
  5. For dipping sauce, heat dulce de leche with chocolate chips and heavy cream (use more or less cream depending on how thick you want it) and stir until smooth. It should take just under a minute in the microwave, stirring every 20 to 30 seconds, to fully melt the chocolate.

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  1. Terrific recipe, but 2 minutes is too short with 375degree oil. 

  2. Yum, I need to try these! I love anything that is donut-like and churros are one of my favorites. Anytime I go to a ballpark or amusement park, I must have one!

  3. I can’t click over there to get this fast enough!!!

  4. Oh WOW. That’s pretty much all I can say! I adore churros and dulce de leche… but CHOCOLATE dulce de leche? Even better. I want to make this soon! x

  5. There is a restaurant in New Haven that makes this as a signature dessert. It is the most amazing dish ever. So glad to be able to make it whenever I want now.

  6. Oh yum :) seeing this put a big smile right on my face. Looks wonderful!

  7. These look ridiculously good. Can’t wait to try!!

  8. Oh my goodness. This reminds me of Churros Calientes in LA! These look amazing. Thank you for sharing!

  9. I tried to recreate these once, but the oil was too hot so I ended up with black sticks with a white centre…
    Whats awesome about churros is that they’re rolled in sugar and then dipped in a sauce, where else in the world would you get that sort of craziness?!
    Amaaazing pictures, I took the idea behind your almond horns and turned them into almond shortbread horns recently, thank you for the horny idea!
    Em x

  10. Thank you for posting this so much. I got to try these last year from some guy who sells at the Eumundi markets and I’ve been dreaming of them ever since. Now I don’t have to go all the way to Eumundi to have some more! <3

  11. Having both sounds fabulous!

  12. I LOVE churros. Can’t wait to try the dipping sauce!!

  13. Making homemade dulce de leche was one of the tastiest decisions I’ve ever made. But chocolate? Chocolate dulce de leche? That’s going to change my life.

  14. Los churros are a perfect combination to have a nice moment in family.

  15. Churros are my FAVORITE! Yum!

  16. I love churros!

  17. YUM!! I had a churro for the first time a couple weeks ago and can’t believe I’ve been missing out all this time!!

  18. Hi, my name is Gerry and I have a churro dipping problem…and this isn’t helping :)

  19. Irresistible!! Oh, how I’d love just one. Ok, two.

  20. Now I don’t have to wait for the fair to come!!

  21. Oh wow, these look divine! Heading right over to get the recipe now :)

  22. I love that Chocolate Dulce de Leche! Yum!

  23. YUM!! Heading over for the recipe now! These look insanely good and that chocolate sauce is amazing. What a great combo!

  24. Oh, my lands! Lindsay, I just made Chocolate Dulce de Leche the other night for a b’day treat. Had a jar in the pantry and I added some Ghirardelli chips to it and nuked it for a quick sundae sauce, LOL. LOVE that you created the sauce for your Cinnamon Churros! Pinning (from BHG)!

  25. Going over there. Pinned. Amazing. This is comfort food at it’s finest! And the choco dulce de leche too! wow!

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