All churros are yummy, but there is nothing like a Disney churro. We are so excited to bring you this Disney Churro Copycat Recipe! Since you probably do not have the same size kitchen as Disney Parks, we will show you how to make mini churro bites. And, just for fun, check out some of our fun facts about Disneyland Churros while you make your own!


  • 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 the pot to a rolling boil.
  2. Reduce heat to low.
  3. Add flour and stir vigorously until the 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 a medium skillet or 1-quart saucepan over medium-high heat or until the temperature reaches 350˚.
  6. Spoon dough into a piping bag fitted with a large star tip. Pipe a 1-inch strip of dough over the saucepan, cut with a knife, and drop into the hot oil. Repeat until the churro bites fill the saucepan, but with room to fry.
  7. Fry churro bites until golden brown. Remove with a slotted spoon or mesh spider strainer.
  8. Drain churro bites on a paper towel.
  9. Mix sugar and ½ teaspoon cinnamon in a medium bowl. Toss in churro bites until coated. Place on serving plate and serve with favourite dipping sauce.

5 Disney Churro Fun Facts

  1. Churros are probably the most popular snack in any Disney park, as Disneyland Park alone sells around 3 million a year.
  2. Churros were first introduced to the parks in 1985. Videopolis—a new dance party and show filmed in Disneyland–was about to debut and Imagineers wanted a new cool snack to accompany it. Videopolis was part of CEO Eisner’s attempt to make more attractions geared toward teens and young adults.
  3. One Imagineer had recently attended an Indy car racing event at the Grand Prix of Long Beach. There, he discovered churros. Obviously, he fell in love with them. He researched how to make them and brought the idea back to Disneyland.
  4. Disney wanted to test their new snack before its official inauguration at Videopolis. So, they put one churro cart in Frontierland.
  5. Churros were an immediate hit. So, Imagineers then added two more carts into Fantasyland. The line for the churro cart was so long that they had to start installing more and more churro carts throughout the park.