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Rach shares her 3-minute churros, which she makes in a waffle iron before coating in cinnamon sugar. Yes, waffle iron—no deep-frying necessary! They come out great and are even better served with her cinnamon-and-chili-flavored chocolate dipping sauce. The churros are perfect for Cinco de Mayo or anytime you want a crispy, doughy sweet treat. As Rach says, "Is this not the most brilliant use of three minutes?!"

For more fun and tasty churro recipes, check out this Churro Cake and Churro Donuts.


  • Flour, for dusting
  • 1 package (2 sheets) frozen puff pastry, thawed
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 ½ teaspoons cinnamon, divided
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips
  • ½ teaspoon ancho chili powder
  • A pinch of salt


Serves: 4


Preheat a waffle iron to medium heat. 
Dust a work surface with a little bit of flour. With a rolling pin, roll out each puff pastry sheet just a little bit to smooth the surface. Cut the puff pastry into quarters that fit into each section of your waffle maker. 
Place puff pastry in the waffle maker and cook for about 5 minutes or until crisp. Repeat with the rest of the puff pastry.
While the puff pastry cooks, make the cinnamon sugar. In a large bowl, toss sugar with 1 teaspoon of cinnamon. 
When the waffles are done, remove them from the waffle maker and, while they’re still hot, place them one by one into the cinnamon sugar and toss to coat. Cut each waffle into 4 strips to resemble mini churros. 
To make the chocolate dipper, heat the cream in a small saucepan over medium-high heat until hot, but not boiling. Whisk in the chocolate chips. Season with the remaining cinnamon, ancho chili powder and salt. 
Serve churros with chocolate sauce alongside for dipping.