Disneyland Churro Bites ~ Copycat Recipe

Hello everyone!!!! It’s Gina from Kleinworth & Co. again. I’m so excited to be here today. A little bit ago Kristyn mentioned that she was hoping I could share a Disney themed recipe for today. I was so THRILLED because I grew up about 10 minutes from Disneyland. Up until I moved away from Orange County, Disneyland was a weekly occurrence for me. I marched in the parades there on more than one occasion. I sang with my choir there multiple times per year. It was our place to go – even if just for dinner & to catch a couple rides on a slow Tuesday evening. So when thinking about what Disney themed recipe I would love to recreate – my favorite – Disneyland Churros came to mind.

Disneyland Churro Bites - so delicious!! { lilluna.com }

My son – who is obsessed with all things cinnamon – was beyond happy that I was making these. He could smell the cinnamon/sugar mixture from down the hall in his room & emerged just in time to help me.

Disneyland Churro Bites by Gina @ Kleinworth & Co.

Normally one would make these with the ultra-large 1-1/2″ star tip on the piping bag. That would result in the regular Disney sized churros. Well – I thought for sure in all the mountains of cake decorating supplies I brought back home from my mom’s- that I had that exact tip. Apparently I do not- so I used the 1″ instead. Made for a smaller churro diameter.

Disneyland Churro Bites by Gina @ Kleinworth & Co.

They still taste just as good as I remember – always best while still warm.

Disneyland Churro Bites by Gina @ Kleinworth & Co.

Growing up you didn’t get any sort of dipping sauce when you bought your churro. You went to the guy pushing the cart & that was all you got. Now you can get chocolate sauce for dipping them. It’s quite tasty & I think a very good addition to an already yummy treat.

Disneyland Churro Bites by Gina @ Kleinworth & Co.

So I decided to jazz up my churros a little – Dulce de Leche for some, Toasted Coconut Hot Fudge, Triple Berry Sauce, Peanut Butter Sauce & Mocha Dulce de Leche. Each one was great with these churros. My mind is already swirling with ideas of what I would like to dip them in or top them on next.

Disneyland Churro Bites by Gina @ Kleinworth & Co.

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Disneyland Churro Bites ~ Copycat Recipe
  • ½ cup milk
  • ½ cup water
  • 3 Tbsp butter, diced
  • 2 tsp granulated sugar
  • ¼ tsp + ⅛ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • canola oil, for frying
Cinnamon coating
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar (to start - I kept adding more sugar as the mixture moistened from the heat)
  • 3 tsp ground cinnamon
  1. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together ½ cup granulated sugar and cinnamon. Set aside.
  2. Heat 1½ inches of oil in a large pot over medium heat to 360 degrees (Watch this closely - though the entire cooking process - important to maintain your temperature).
  3. In a separate medium saucepan combine milk, water, butter, 2 tsp sugar, and salt and bring mixture just to a boil.
  4. Once boiling, remove from heat and immediately stir in vanilla and flour.
  5. Stir together with spatula & smooth any lumps. Stir until mixture comes together and is smooth. Transfer to a piping bag fitted with a large open star tip
  6. Pipe 2-4 inches of dough out into oil
  7. Cut dough & to allow dough to drop into oil
  8. I recommend working in small batches as the dough likes to travel in the oil & come together. Allow churros to fry until golden brown - remove with a wire strainer
  9. Drain on a wire rack for a couple minutes.
  10. Toss warm, drained churros into sugar mixture to evenly coat.
  11. Serve warm with dipping sauce if desired.

If you want to make some of the dipping sauces I used with these churros – try these.

Mocha Dulce de Leche from Kleinworth & Co.

Mocha Dulce de Leche

Crock Pot  Dulce de Leche from Kleinworth & Co.

Crock Pot Dulce de Leche

Toasted Coconut Hot Fudge from Gina @ Kleinworth & Co.

Toasted Coconut Hot Fudge

Thank you for visiting with me today.

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Hugs – Gina

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Oh, my!! These Disneyland Churro Bites look SOOO good! They look so cinnamon and sugar-y AND delicious!

Thank you, Gina!! And I’ll have to try the recipe now so I don’t have to go to Disneyland every time I crave a churro!! 😉

For more great recipes from Gina be sure to head to Kleinworth & Co, and for more info about her go HERE.

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  1. 1

    Love churros! They looks so tasty!
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  2. 3

    Yes please, Get in my mouth!
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  3. 4

    I will definitely be sharing these with my Disneyland alumni friends! I used to work in Outdoor Vending – those carts that sell the churros! I did beverages and cotton candy.
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  4. 6

    Those look amazing Gina!


  5. 8

    I was in Disneyland in Paris in 2014 and they did not have Churros, but on my 30th birthday this year i was in Disneyland in Tokyo and i saw alot of people eating these weird sticks i thought might be some “weird” asian snack thingy but i tried one and OMG fell inlove! so cant wait to try this recipe 😀 thanks for sharing :) Just a quick question tho your recipe how many sticks does it make? cause was thinking of making it for my coworkers at work as a belated “birthday cake” 😛
    As i “need” an excuse to make a big batch so i dont stink up my apartment for just me lol…