A quick batter turns into incredible deep-fried churros with a peanut butter and chocolate dipping sauce.
It’s August, and in Minnesota-land that means only one thing (well, besides mosquitoes): the State Fair.
And by the State Fair, I mean all the foods on a stick, deep-fried goodies and buckets, literally, of fresh-baked chocolate chip cookies. It’s a foodie’s/competitive eater’s paradise.
Of course, not all of us have access to this annual festivity, which is why I’m here to save the day with a festival food treat you can make at home: Homemade Churros with Chocolate Peanut Butter Sauce. Awww yeahhhh.
You won’t believe how easy it is to make this delectable dessert in your own kitchen. And that sauce? Unreal. Get your gullets ready.
First, make the sauce. Combine some chocolate chips, peanut butter, milk, cream and vanilla in a saucepan. Heat and stir, and in 5 measly minutes you’ll have warm, chocolatey, peanut buttery dipping bliss.
You’ll also probably have more sauce than you’ll use for dipping, so feel free to use the extra sauce to spoon on top of ice cream, waffles or directly into your face.
To make the churro batter, bring some water, oil, salt and sugar to a boil, then remove from heat and stir in some flour until a soft ball of dough forms. Transfer the dough to a piping bag fitted with a large star tip.
Meanwhile, fill a large saucepan about halfway with vegetable oil and heat over medium-high heat to 375ºF. You can pipe the churro batter directly into the oil, but for more accurate/pretty shapes, I suggest piping it onto a plate first, then transferring the dough that way into the oil.
Be sure to lower it into the oil with a slotted spoon – DO NOT plop it into the oil with your hands, that would be bad news bears.
Fry the dough until it’s golden brown on both sides, then transfer from the oil with a slotted spoon to a paper towel-lined plate to drain the excess oil. Ooooo child, deep-fried batter goodness is about to enter your world!
Finally, toss the churros in cinnamon sugar (because YUM, that’s why) and serve them up warm with the chocolate-PB sauce on the side.
Cue the choir of angels.
And cue the State-Fair-fried-food-eating-but-at-home-ness. Or something.
Anywayyyy, enjoy the churros, friends!