Cinco de Mayo Funfetti Churros
Cinco de Mayo is just around the corner and it calls for fun treats! What could be better than Funfetti Churros? This colorful twist on a traditional treat is perfect for all your Cinco de Mayo festivities. They are tasty and crispy, but extra sweet with the fun sprinkles. They also don’t have cinnamon, giving them a very different taste than the traditional churro.
This recipe can also be used with solid color sprinkles to add color to any treat table for birthday or holiday festivities. Everyone loves churros and can probably eat their weight in them!
These Funfetti Churros are best served warm, but can be reheated briefly on low heat, checking frequently so that the sugar coating doesn’t melt.
- 1 Cup water
- 1 Tbsp. sugar
- 3/4 Cup butter
- 1 Cup flour
- 2 Eggs
- 1 Tsp. vanilla extract
- Oil for frying
- 1/4 Cup sprinkles
- 1 Cup sugar
- Combine the water, sugar and butter in a saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat.
- Remove from heat and add the flour and mix to incorporate. Let cool for about 5 to 10 minutes.
- Place the flour and butter mixture in the bowl of a mixer.
- Heat the oil in a saucepan to 350 degrees F. Make sure the oil only fills the saucepan about half full so it doesn’t boil over.
- Add eggs one at a time and mix on the slowest setting. Add vanilla and mix again.
- Place dough in a pastry bag fitted with a number 4 star tip.
- In a wide bowl or plate, combine the sugar and the sprinkles. Set aside.
- Squeeze 5 to 6 inch ropes of the dough on to a parchment lined baking sheet and then freeze for 10 minutes.
- Place the dough ropes in hot oil and fry for approximately 2 to 3 minutes on each side. Always be careful when cooking with hot oil to avoid burns.
- Remove the ropes to the container with the sugar mixture. Spoon the sugar over the hot churros to coat them.
Do you have fun Cinco de Mayo plans? Whatever you’re up to, have a blast! And be sure to check back this afternoon for another delicious Cinco de Mayo friendly recipe!