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Homemade Cinnamon Churros with a Trio of Decadent Organic Chocolate Dipping Sauces

Cinnamon Churros with Green & Black's Organic Chocolate Dipping Sauces
When I entertain during the holidays, I like to make desserts that are shareable to enjoy with my friends and family. To me, a “shareable” dessert includes an element of interactivity that you don’t get from a plate of cookies or cupcakes. While you certainly can’t go wrong with a batch of freshly baked holiday cookies, you get a complete different experience when you and your guests are all eating my homemade Cinnamon Churros, served with a trip of organic chocolate dipping sauces. Churros are finger foods that are intended to be eaten while still warm, with each bite dipped into one of three decadent sauces. Not only are they delicious, they are fun to eat and are sure to provide a great foundation for some fun new holiday memories!

The churros start with a simple choux pastry, which can be prepared several hours in advance of when you plan to make and serve your churros. Churros should be fried within an hour or so before serving and they can easily be reheated in the oven if you don’t want to fry them at the last minute. While it may sound intimidating to fry up dessert during the holidays, you shouldn’t be concerned because it is easier than you might think! Each batch of churros takes only a couple of minutes and there is no wrong shape or size that you can make them. They will turn out to be golden brown and delicious every single time.

Homemade Cinnamon Churros with a Trio of Chocolate Dipping Sauces

I used Green & Black’s Organic Chocolate for my trio of dipping sauces. The chocolate bars are produced with organic, fair trade certified ingredients with the intention of making chocolate that is not only decadently delicious, but that you can feel good about eating. The bars come in a variety of flavors and each one is the perfect size for making one of my three dipping sauces. I chose to use their 70% Dark Chocolate, which has some wonderful berry notes to it, and their rich 34% Milk Chocolate as my two primary sauces. My third sauce was made using their Mint Dark Chocolate, which is made using fresh organic mint and has a smooth, crisp flavor. The mint pairs surprisingly well with the cinnamon on the churros and is just refreshing enough to help clear your palate for the next bite.

The dipping sauces are so delicious on their own that you might be tempted to skip the churros altogether. While I highly recommend the churros alongside the sauces, you can also use the sauces in other ways. For instance, you can serve them with fresh cut fruits, cubes of pound cake or marshmallows as a kind of fondue sauce. You can also drizzle them over the top of your favorite ice cream flavors. As long as you have friends and family around to enjoy them with you, you can’t go wrong.

Homemade Cinnamon Churros with a Trio of Chocolate Dipping Sauces

Cinnamon Churros with a Trio of Chocolate Dipping Sauces
1 1/4 cups water
2 tbsp butter
2 tbsp sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup all purpose flour (4.25 oz), sifted
2 large eggs oil, for frying

Cinnamon Sugar
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 tsp ground cinnamon

In a medium saucepan, combine water, butter, sugar and salt and bring mixture to a boil.
When the mixture is boiling, add in flour all at once and stir vigorously with a wooden spoon until a smooth dough forms, about 1-2 minutes. Continue to stir and cook the dough for about 1 minute. The dough will become somewhat elastic and will begin to pull away from the sides of the pan slightly. Turn off the heat.
Transfer the hot dough to a large mixing bowl or to the bowl of an electric stand mixer. Turn the mixer on medium and beat the dough for 5-10 minutes, until the dough is no longer hot to the touch. This can be done by hand, using a spoon or spatula.
When the dough is no longer hot, beat in the eggs one at a time, waiting until each has been well-incorporated before adding the next. Batter may look wet before it comes together, but keep mixing and a smooth dough will form.
Transfer dough to a pastry bag fitted with a large star tip and set aside while you heat up the oil.

Pour about 2-inches of oil into a deep saucepan. Bring the oil to about 365°F.
Pipe the churro dough directly over the hot oil, forming 6-8-inch circles of dough. Use a paring knife to cut off the flow of the dough and don’t worry if the shapes aren’t perfect. Pipe 2-3 churros into the oil at a time, depending on the size of your pan.
Fry churros for about 2 minutes, or until golden brown, then flip and cook until golden on the second side.
Remove churros from the oil and drain on a paper towel-lined pan for 2-3 minutes.
Roll generously in the cinnamon sugar mixture (recipe below) and serve when still slightly warm.

Serves 8.

To Make Cinnamon Sugar: In a large, shallow pan, combine sugar and cinnamon. Stir together until well-combined and set aside for dipping churros.

Cinnamon Churros with a Trio of Decadent Organic Chocolate Dipping Sauces

Green & Black’s Organic Chocolate Dipping Sauce Trio

70% Dark Chocolate Ganache
3.5 oz Green & Black’s Organic Dark Chocolate
3.5 oz heavy cream

Milk Chocolate Ganache
3.5 oz Green & Black’s Organic Milk Chocolate
3 oz heavy cream

Mint Chocolate Ganache
3.5 oz Green & Black’s Organic Mint Dark Chocolate
3.5 oz heavy cream

Get out three medium-sized, heatproof bowls. Break up each chocolate bar into small pieces and place the dark chocolate in one bowl, the milk chocolate in another and the mink chocolate in the third bowl.
In a medium-sized saucepan, bring 10-oz of heavy cream to a simmer.
When the cream begins to bubble around the edges of the pan, remove from heat and divide into the bowls containing the chopped chocolate. Add 3.5 oz of heavy cream to each of the dark chocolate bowls and only 3 oz of heavy cream to the bowl containing the milk chocolate. Allow the cream to sit for about 1 minute to melt the chocolate, then stir each mixture gently (be careful not to combine the chocolates) until the ganache comes together into a smooth, uniform sauce.
If necessary, reheat each sauce for a few seconds in the microwave before serving.


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  • Eva @ Eva Bakes
    November 16, 2015

    I like eating chocolate straight!

  • May Simpson
    November 16, 2015

    I’m on a detox this week and looking at these has practically made me dribble.
    They look amazing, I’m so jealous.

    May x

  • heather
    November 16, 2015

    I melt chocolate when I make fudge for the holidays.

  • sudhakar
    November 16, 2015

    This looks gorgeous. So decadent.

  • Mami2jcn
    November 16, 2015

    We love to have chocolate truffles for dessert!

  • Mami2jcn
    November 16, 2015


  • Teresa
    November 16, 2015

    Oh, baking with it! Eating it straight! Or drinking it! Chocolate is good any time, any way! But really, during the holidays, I use it mostly for making sweets and cookies for gifts.

  • Christina C.
    November 16, 2015

    I love creating chocolate nut clusters or peppermint bark for holiday gifts! 🙂

  • Elena
    November 16, 2015

    I eat it straight.

  • Natalie
    November 16, 2015

    I love to make chocolate covered pretzels over the holidays! I love to incorporate chocolate chips and chocolate bits into lots of desserts, especially cookies!

  • Bianca @ Sweet Dreaming
    November 16, 2015

    holy smokes what an amazing giveaway!!! i usually just eat it straight 🙂

  • Kathy
    November 16, 2015

    I love hot chocolate–chop up the chocolate bar and add to hot milk.

  • Kelly D
    November 16, 2015

    I melt chocolate into the holiday desserts I bake, like chocolate chip cookies and chocolate cake.

  • Ann
    November 16, 2015

    I use chocolate many times a week. Always baking something. Lately, I love to melt chocolate into my homemade pudding. Makes it so much more decadent!

    GREAT giveaway! Craving chocolate now.

  • Julie Wood
    November 17, 2015

    I incorporate chocolate into my holidays by making homemade Fudge, chocolate chip cookies, and my Chocolate Chip Brownies dressed up for the Holidays!

  • Julie Wood
    November 17, 2015


  • Kristen @ Dinner for Two Blog
    November 17, 2015

    I love to make fudge and cookies!

  • Deckled Edges
    November 17, 2015

    Chocolate is a critical part of my holiday. I eat a lot straight and use a ton for baking a bunch of different types of cookies.

  • Joshua
    November 17, 2015

    You cannot go wrong with chocolate covered pretzels and holiday colored sugar and sprinkles for a quick, easy and festive holiday dessert that is easy to gift or bring to a holiday party. Plus they are delicious!

  • Chaya
    November 18, 2015

    I love making souffles with Green & Black- the best baking chocolate. I use the 60 dark for baking, and buy the 70 for my partner to snack on!


  • Marie
    November 18, 2015

    My fave is to bake with it….. fudge, brownies, cakes, etc. Anything chocolate is a winner!

  • Jessie C.
    November 18, 2015

    I like to incorporate chocolate into my holidays by baking dark chocolate pecan pie and brownies.
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  • Jessie C.
    November 18, 2015


  • JJ
    November 19, 2015

    Chocolate fondue is always the dessert for our New Year’s Eve celebration — it ends the year on a sweet note 😉

  • Jeffrey
    November 20, 2015

    Dark Chocolate is my favorite and incorporate it into my diet all year round, I’m a chocoholic and not afraid to admit it! I like a small piece of dark chocolate after dinner every night, it helps finish off any meal. Around the holidays I use chocolate in cookies and cake, my favorite being dark chocolate stout cake with chocolate buttercream.

  • Jeffrey
    November 20, 2015

    I posted a tweet: https://twitter.com/FireRunner2379/status/667789563998412800.

  • Lisa Brown
    November 21, 2015

    I incorporate chocolate into my holidays with chocolate cream filling for pie, chocolate candy, chocolate, chocolate and anything chocolate, and the darker the chocolate the better 🙂

  • Lisa Brown
    November 21, 2015


  • Jenny
    November 21, 2015

    I will make my holidays choco-licious by making peppermint brownies, classic chocolate chip cookies, and World Peace Cookies.

  • Amy Tong
    November 21, 2015

    I am crazy about chocolate. I usually turn them into small chocolate disks and top with dried fruit and nuts. And I make chocolate sauce to top ice cream and cakes! 🙂 YUM!

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  • Amy Tong
    November 21, 2015



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  • Carolsue
    November 21, 2015

    I usually use chocolate to make fudge or cookies

  • OFG
    November 21, 2015

    I’m a huge hot chocolate fan! So warm and delicious on cold days!

  • Allison Swain
    November 22, 2015

    I like making fudge and chocolate covered confections for the holidays.

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    November 22, 2015



  • Lisa
    November 22, 2015

    I incorporate chocolate into my holidays be eating a lot of chocolate candy and by making cookies that contain chocolate. I usually make chocolate chip cookies and peanut butter chocolate kiss cookies.

  • Lisa
    November 22, 2015

    I incorporate chocolate into my holidays by eating a lot of chocolate candy and by making peanut butter chocolate kiss cookies and chocolate chip cookies. Occ

  • Elle
    November 24, 2015

    I melt different types of chocolate and make chocolate dipped pretzels, fruit and different kinds of nuts.

  • maria cantu
    November 24, 2015

    I prefer mine straight.

  • Mia
    November 25, 2015

    I eat it straight with toasted nuts.

  • Kristen
    November 28, 2015

    I like to bake with chocolate….my favorite is pumpkin chocolate cheesecake.

  • Cynthia C
    November 30, 2015

    I bake cookies with chocolate for the holidays.

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