Make Disney Parks Churro Bites at Home! (Official Disney Recipe)

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holding platter of Disney churro bites

In the mood to create some fun Disney magic at home?

Here’s a helpful family tip! Consider making Disney’s famous Churro Bites at home as a fun activity to do with the fam. The Disney Parks Blog recently released this easy recipe that promises to be super similar to the cinnamon-sugar treats served up in all Disney Parks around the globe!

girl holding tray of homemade disney churros

My family recently made these homemade churros to review the recipe!

I’m pleased to say that these are fantastic tasting! The results are soft bites of fried dough heaven that are perfectly sweetened with cinnamon and sugar. We think they tasted very similar the real Disney churros for sure!

Was your Disney trip canceled or postponed due to quarantine?

My Hip2Save team member, Jami, is planning an entire Disney themed weekend at home and doing fun things like Disney crafts, making Mickey Mouse waffles, and of course, making these delicious churros. I think that’s a fun plan!

ingredients needed for recipe

Hip Recipe Tips:

    • I followed the Disney Parks Blog recipe pretty much exactly except I didn’t quite have enough vegetable oil and use a little coconut oil too. It worked great.
    • For the frying oil, you’ll need a kitchen thermometer to let you know once the oil reaches 350 degrees. I used a frying/candy thermometer.
    • You can eat these churros as is or serve a store-bought chocolate sauce on the side.  I just made a quick homemade chocolate sauce by melting 1/2 cup chocolate chips and 1/2 teaspoon of coconut oil in the microwave for 30-second intervals.

churro dough on the stove

putting dough in a cake decorator tool

frying piped dough in oil

The process is fairly simple to make Churro bites!

The batter gets melted and mixed up on the stove and put into a cake decorating piping bag or in my case the decorating tool. Oil gets heated on the stove up to 350º F, and then you pipe small pieces of churro into the oil to fry. I found it easiest to pipe some and then use kitchen scissors to cut off the ends.

rolling churros in sugar and cinnamon

Once the churro dough pieces are golden brown, they are transferred to a paper towel to drain. I actually used a stainless drying rack on top of a cookie sheet to drain. Then you roll them in a cinnamon-sugar mixture to finish!

churros in melted chocolate

What a fun at-home activity!

These turned out so yummy and it sure was a fun way to hang out and spend time with the kids.

Check out how easy it is to make Disney inspired Dole Whip at home, too!

About the writer:

Lina has a Bachelor's Degree from Northern Arizona University with 11 years of blogging and photography experience having work featured in, Martha Stewart, Country Living, Fox News, Buzzfeed, and HGTV.

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Comments 15

  1. Sherry

    Do you think rather than frying them in oil you could make them in the air fryer?

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Yep in the “hip tips” section I address that and link to our air fryer version 👍

  2. obler

    Looks like we have something new to try. My son loves Costco churros and we even found a churro cereal. This will be a fun and tasty treat.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh yay! Enjoy 😉 We really liked this project.

  3. noemigm

    Made last weekend. They didn’t taste like churros to me at all, but my family enjoyed them so that was great. They devoured them lol and said they did taste like churros.

    • Anna

      That’s because Disneyland buys their churros in bulk frozen

  4. Michelle

    We also made these. The kids loved them but the dough turned out super thin after adding the eggs. Would be better if it was thicker. We will adjust the recipe a little next time.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Nice! Thanks for sharing!

  5. Gina G.

    I found (& posted to my Pinterest.. Gina Gentry) a recipe for Potato Churros that Disney has too!

  6. Liz

    Actually turned out better in the oven. After batch 3 in the oil, the oil basically bubbled up and over flowed the saucepan. Talk about a hot mess.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh really? I must have used a deep pan. Darn! Thanks for sharing the oven method idea!

  7. Allison

    Thanks for posting! My kids and I did Disney virtual rides after finishing school and then made the delicious churros!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh I love that! So fun Allison!

  8. Pat Lavenz

    I couldn’t find the batter recipe. Bummer. Would have loved to try it.

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