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Warm up! Easy Air Fryer Churros with Chocolate Sauce

Wednesday, October 30, 2019 2:30 PM

By: Lauren McRae

If you're looking for comfort food to warm you up on cold, autumn nights, try this cinnamon churro recipe with chocolate sauce offered by Lori Bumbaco, Oncology Dietitian at NorthShore.

Churros with Chocolate



  • 1 8 oz can of refrigerated crescent rolls
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp melted butter

Chocolate Sauce for Dipping:

  • ½ cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
  • ¼ cup heavy cream



  1. Preheat the air fryer to 330°F.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together sugar and cinnamon.
  3. Unroll the crescent dough in a well-floured surface and separate it into 4 rectangles, pressing perforations to seal.
  4. Brush each rectangle with melted butter.
  5. Sprinkle only 2 rectangles with about 2 tsp of the cinnamon-sugar
  6. Top the sugar sprinkled rectangles with the other two rectangles, butter side up.
  7. With pizza cutter or a sharp knife, cut each rectangle stack into 4 strips.
  8. Twist each strip and place onto a baking sheet. Repeat with the remaining strips.
  9. Gently place each churro into a preheated air fryer and cook for 5 to 6 minutes or until golden brown and crisp.
  10. Brush the churros with the remaining melted butter and sprinkles the remaining cinnamon-sugar mixture.
  11. Serve with the Chocolate Sauce.

Chocolate Sauce:

  1. Toss the chocolate chips with cinnamon and cayenne pepper in a medium-sized bowl.
  2. Cook the cream in a pan on the stove or in the microwave until its scalding hot.
  3. Add the cream to the cinnamon and chocolate chips. Let it sit for 2 minutes.
  4. Whisk it well until it becomes a smooth and velvety sauce.
  5. Pour sauce into a serving bowl and serve with the warm churros.

This recipe was adapted from