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Cooking Up The Magic: Create #DisneyMagicMoments at Home with Disney Parks Churro Bites Recipe

Alex Dunlap

by , Food & Beverage Communications Coordinator

These past few weeks, we’ve seen many of you sharing Disney recipes and creating your very own magical moments right at home. Being a BIG fan of Disney Parks snacks myself, this has inspired us to share one of my favorite recipes so you can continue creating #DisneyMagicMoments.

While our parks are temporarily closed, you can still enjoy a delicious Disney churro – because you can make them yourself at home!  This recipe is inspired by the delicious snack that can be found at all of our parks across the globe. The recipe serves four people and is a perfect snack to enjoy while enjoying some of the other fun stories we shared last week, like our special virtual viewing of the all-new “Magic Happens” Parade at Disneyland park, the behind-the-scenes tour of Walt Disney Imagineering or a creative at-home recreation of Kilimanjaro Safaris at Disney’s Animal Kingdom!

Disney Parks Churro Bites

Disney Parks Churro Bites

Click here for a print-at-home version of this recipe!


  • 1 cup water
  • 8 tablespoons butter
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ teaspoon ground cinnamon, divided
  • 1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 ½ cups vegetable or canola oil
  • ½ cup sugar


  1. Combine water, butter, salt, and ¼ teaspoon cinnamon in 1 ½-quart saucepan over medium heat. Bring pot to rolling boil.
  2. Reduce heat to low.
  3. Add flour and stir vigorously until mix forms a ball. Remove from heat and let rest for 5-7 min.
  4. Add eggs, one at a time, and stir until combined. Set aside.
  5. Using caution, heat oil in medium skillet or 1-quart saucepan over medium-high heat or until temperature reaches 350˚.
  6. Spoon dough into piping bag fitted with large star tip. Pipe 1-inch strip of dough over saucepan, cut with knife, and drop into hot oil. Repeat until churro bites fill saucepan with room to fry. 
  7. Fry churro bites until golden brown. Remove with slotted spoon or mesh spider strainer.
  8. Drain churro bites on paper towel.
  9. Mix sugar and ½ teaspoon cinnamon in medium bowl. Toss in churro bites until coated. Place on serving plate and serve with favorite dipping sauce.

Note: This recipe has been converted from a larger quantity in the restaurant kitchens. The flavor profile may vary from the restaurant’s version. As a reminder while preparing this recipe, please supervise children who are helping or nearby.

From our family to yours, we hope you enjoy this little taste of Disney magic. Keep checking back to the Disney Parks Blog for even more #DisneyMagicMoments in the near future and perhaps a few more magical recipes. Happy snacking, Disney fans!


  • These came out amazing! Fried half of them in oil and the other half in an air fryer, both were so good! Will definitely make them again.

  • Could I please have a gluten-free version of the recipe? That would be such a treat! Thank you!

  • Now how about the recipe for those yummy potato churro @Disneysea

  • In Argentina we eat each sunday! I ate churros last january in HS in Joffery Coffee
    @alex dunlap you must have dulce de leche as dipping souce!

  • So much for my low-carb diet…

  • Can you do these in an air fryer?

  • Can’t wait to make these!

  • Can we get the Beignets recipe?

  • Thank you for sharing, my husbands favorite! Will be making today.

  • We would have been in the parks today, made these and brought a little magic Home! Yum!!

  • Thanks this will perk up my kids who are sad their Disney trip was postponed

  • Thank you for sharing- my girls and I are excited to make one of our favorite Disney treats!