Churros with Chocolate Sauce

  • Prep 15 mins
  • Total 45 mins
  • Medium
  • Serves 8

These classic churros with chocolate sauce are a decadent and fun dessert to make with your kids!

TIP: The trickiest part if this recipe is getting the batter into the air fryer. If piping the strips gets tricky. Chill the batter between batches or skip the sticks altogether and make rounds, donut hole shapes instead.  


  • Contains Milk/Dairy
  • Contains Wheat

Tip: Allergy Advice

This dish contains the following allergens: Milk/Dairy, Wheat

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  • 1 cup water
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, cut into eight pieces
  • 1/2 cup, plus 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 4 ounces dark chocolate, chopped
  • 1/4 cup Greek yogurt
  • Nonstick cooking spray


  • Medium Saucepan
  • Large Bowl
  • Piping Bag with Star Tip
  • Medium Bowl
  • Step 1

    In a medium saucepan over medium high heat, combine the water, butter, and the 1 tablespoon of sugar. Bring to a simmer. Add the flour, stirring it in quickly. Continue to cook, stirring constantly, until the mixture is thick, about 3 minutes. Transfer to a large bowl. 

  • Step 2

    Using a spoon, beat the flour mixture for about 1 minute, until cooled slightly. Stir in the vanilla, then the eggs, 1 at a time  

  • Step 3

    Transfer the dough to a plastic bag or a piping bag. Let the dough rest for one hour at room temperature. 

  • Step 4

    Insert the crisper basket and close the hood. Select AIR CRISP, set the temperature to 375F, and set the time to 30 minutes. Select start/stop to begin preheating. 

  • Step 5

    Meanwhile, in a medium shallow bowl, combine the cinnamon and remaining 1/2 cup of sugar. 

  • Step 6

    When the unit beeps to signify it has preheated, spray the basket with a non-stick cooking spray. Take the plastic bag with your dough and cut off one corner. Pipe the batter directly into the crisper basket, making 6 (3-inch-long) churros, placed at least 1/2 inch apart. Close the hood and cook for 10 minutes.     

  • Step 7

    Meanwhile, in a small microwave safe mixing bowl, Melt the chocolate in the microwave, stirring it after every 30 seconds, until completely melted and smooth. Add the yogurt and whisk in till smooth. 

  • Step 8

    After 10 minutes, carefully transfer the churros to the sugar mixture and toss to evenly coat. Repeat piping and air crisping with the remaining batter, adding time as needed.  

  • Step 9

    Serve the churros with a warm chocolate dipping sauce.