Edible Obsession: Dipped Churros

Dipped Churros

If you’re planning on hosting a Cinco de Mayo party, finger foods and appetizers are an absolute must. What kind of a celebration would it be without chips, guacamole, and of course, churros? Since a heavenly churro cake was the center of attention last year, this time around my team and I decided to take a different route with the cinnamon sugary dessert. That’s where Miss Lauren Lowstan’s chocolate dipped churros come in!

These babies pack a sweet punch and are bound to be an instant crowd pleaser. Just add a refreshing margarita and Chimichurri skirt steak, and you have yourself the ultimate Cinco de Mayo spread. Keep scrolling to recreate these irresistible dipped churros and prepare to fall instantly in love…

Dipped Churros

Dipped Churros by LaurenConrad.com

Ingredients:

For the churros: 

  • 1 ½ quarts canola oil for frying
  • 1 cup water
  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 cup flour
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 3 eggs
  • ¼ sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon 

For the toppings:

  • 1 cup dark melting chocolate discs (I used Ghirardelli for both)
  • 1 cup white melting chocolate discs
  • sprinkles
  • chopped nuts of your choosing (I used pistachios and almonds)

Instructions:

For the churros:

  1. Mix sugar and cinnamon together in a small bowl and set aside.
  2. Heat oil in a medium saucepan until it reaches 370 degrees. You want it to be about 1 ½ inches deep.
  3. Combine water and butter in another saucepan over high heat and bring to a boil. Turn the heat to low and add flour, stirring with a wooden spoon consistently for about a minute (until the dough forms a ball).
  4. Remove from heat and add eggs one at a time (with a wooden spoon) just until combined, not longer. Tip: Don’t over-mix the dough once the eggs are added. It will make the dough too dense.
  5. Spoon the dough into a pastry bag fitted with an Ateco 846 piping tip (or a large star tip).
  6. Carefully pipe out 5-inch-long strips directly into the hot oil (I squeeze with one hand and cut the dough off with scissors with the other). Fry until golden brown, about 2-3 minutes per side.
  7. Remove from hot oil and drain on paper towels. While they’re still warm, toss the churros in the cinnamon sugar mixture until completely coated.

Cinco De Mayo Dipped Churros

For the toppings:

  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. After your churros are baked, rolled in cinnamon sugar, and cooled, melt each chocolate separately in the microwave. (I use a glass Pyrex measuring cup to melt the chocolate). Be careful not to over-melt the chocolate. I melt mine in 30-second bursts, stir, and then melt again.
  3. Dunk the churros ¾ down into the chocolate. Tap lightly on the outer edge of the chocolate bowl to release some of the excess chocolate. Set down onto a parchment lined baking sheet, and sprinkle immediately with your toppings. Repeat with remaining churros until all of your chocolate is used up!

A perfect Cinco De Mayo dessert

These are easily one of my favorite desserts! I’ll be dreaming of them for weeks…

What will you be serving at your Cinco de Mayo party?

Let me know in the comments!

XO Lauren

Photos: Jacob Taylor for LaurenConrad.com
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  • These dipped churros look so fun and yummy!
    I am not so into complicated recipes so I am always happy when I see something like this – quick and easy! I have to try it ASAP:)
    xx

    http://putitallonme.com/

  • Thanks so much for the recipe! I don’t celebrate Cinco de Mayo but being Spanish churros & chocolate is one of my favorite breakfasts!

    http://memoriesofthepacific.blogspot.com.es/

  • Omg those churros would be amazing any day of the year! Need to make those now:-)
    http://www.cupcakendreams.com

  • Kari Guastella

    Yum! I’m serving up tons of guac & street tacos!
    Kari
    http://www.sweetteasweetie.com

  • Jieun Park

    mmmm these look tasty… who wants to make them with me? Irene, we need your skills! 🙂

    Jieun Park

    • Irene Sung

      LOLZ WHAT SKILLS GURLIEEEE <3 <3 <3

      Sure, shall i compile a list of people

      Irene Sung

      • Jieun Park

        sure bebe

        • Irene Sung

          Jocelyn Xia, Ellen, Helen, Grace, Dangel, Jessica, Yenna Lee-Jeong, Zhirui Zhong, Phoebe Tian (should we invite eighth graders?), Melissa Wang, Preethi, Mahima, Lily-Cate, Elynna, Cindy, Amanda, Autumn, Emma, Ann, Samantha Du, Erielle Lawson, Allie Anderson, Kendra Wei, Bethalene Liang

          Does that look good?

          irene 🙂

          • Cindy Lu

            none of the eighth graders allowed. This is only for adults, not cousins. :))))

          • Phoebe Tian

            >.< NO FAIR CINDY LU

  • Jessica

    Having a sweet tooth right now, makes me want one of these soo bad. I’ve never had one, but these dipped in chocolate makes me want to try it now!

  • Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful little recipe! Dipper churros are the best <3 🙂 Cinco de Mayo just gives us an excuse to eat them without feeling (too) guilty!

    XO, Elizabeth
    http://clothestoyouuu.com/

  • Oh my! These look AMAZING! I am Spanish and have had churros con chocolate for Sunday breakfast many times but I have actually never made them myself, so this recipe will be perfect to get out of my comfort zone and try to cook a classic from my country!

    Inma x
    sunshineandglow.blogspot.com

  • manuela

    Hi Lauren thank you for this fantastic recipe!!!!!!!
    thank you for sharing this with us!
    xoxo M.

  • Um this looks amazing! I think I know what I am doing tomorrow!

    Michelle || http://www.byquinn.com

  • Kimberly L

    These look delicious. I’ve added them to my “must make” list!

  • Jasmine Simone

    These look so good! Gonna make them on cheat day.

    Jasmine x
    http://www.jasminesimone.co.uk

  • maddie

    Yum! These sound so tasty! Instead of putting on nuts, do you ever try other candies?