Dulce de Leche Filled Churro Sticks

These Dulce de Leche filled Churro Sticks are so simple, crispy and cinnamon sweet! Perfectly portable so they're great for a party!
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These Dulce de Leche filled Churro Sticks are so simple, crispy and cinnamon sweet! They’re perfectly portable which makes them great for a party!

So my Tex-Mex week with Mantitlement is coming to an end. I kinda-sorta feel like I want Tex-Mex week to be every week…right?

So far we’ve had Skillet Frachos, Low Carb Nachos, Cowboy Caviar Pizza and Taco Ravioli. But what would a meal be without a dessert and cocktail option? Dan and Christie have the cocktail portion covered, but I am doing dessert, per usual.

Luckily this little treat is super simple, especially if you make it with pre-made pie crust and it’s finger food, which is great for a party!

These Dulce de Leche filled Churro Sticks are so simple, crispy and cinnamon sweet! Perfectly portable so they're great for a party!

I used pie crust as the shortcut for the churro because I am not a huge fan of deep frying and the pie crust is a great alternative!

Also whenever you’re filling something with dulce de leche you know it’s going to be delicious. I bought mine at Trader Joes, but I know you can easily find it at most supermarket’s nowadays!

Dulce de Leche filled Churro sticks...so easy if you start with a premade pie crust!

Just roll out your pie crust dough and spread your dulce de leche on top. Place the other crust on top.

Dulce de Leche filled Churro sticks...so easy if you start with a premade pie crust!

Cut the dough into strips and pinch the ends with a fork, to hold the dulce de leche inside. Like a ravioli!

Dulce de Leche filled Churro sticks...so easy if you start with a premade pie crust!

Bake the strips for about 20 minutes until they are golden and crisp. Then brush them with melted butter on both sides!

Dulce de Leche filled Churro sticks...so easy if you start with a premade pie crust!

Immediately roll them in cinnamon sugar…

Dulce de Leche filled Churro sticks...so easy if you start with a premade pie crust!

And voila! That’s it!

Dulce de Leche filled Churro sticks...so easy if you start with a premade pie crust!

Eat them warm…sigh…

These Dulce de Leche filled Churro Sticks are so simple, crispy and cinnamon sweet! Perfectly portable so they're great for a party!

Or at room temperature! Either way they are fantastic!

These Dulce de Leche filled Churro Sticks are so simple, crispy and cinnamon sweet! Perfectly portable so they're great for a party!

And yes, of course you can use your own homemade pie crust, which will only make these more delicious.

And don’t forget to check out the Limeade Cerveza that Dan and Christie whipped up to round out your Tex-Mex party!

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3.3 from 3 reviews
Dulce de Leche Filled Churro Sticks
 
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Serves: 15 sticks
Ingredients
  • 2 pie crusts (7 ounces each)
  • 6 ounces dulce de leche
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • ¼ cup butter, melted
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F/175°C
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  3. Place your rolled pie crust on a lighty floured surface and spread the dulce de leche evenly on top, leaving ½ an inch around the edges.
  4. Place the other pie crust on top, lining it up evenly.
  5. Using a pizza cutter or a knife cut the pie crust into 1" x 4" strips. You can actually make these any size or shape you would like, I just prefer the long rectangle shape to mimic a churro.
  6. Using a fork press the sides of the strips together forming an edge so the dulce de leche doesn't leak out.
  7. Place them 1" apart on your prepared baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes until they are lightly golden.
  8. While they are baking mix the sugar and cinnamon together in a container as long as the churro sticks, so you can lay them flat to evenly coat them.
  9. Remove them from the oven and allow them to cool for 5 minutes on the pan.
  10. Next brush the churro sticks with the melted butter, on both sides and place each in the cinnamon sugar mixture to coat. Repeat this with all the sticks.
  11. Serve warm or at room temperature.
Notes
store airtight at room temperature for up to 5 days

 

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25 Comments on "Dulce de Leche Filled Churro Sticks"

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Kara C.
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OMG, these look delicious! I this technique is a great idea for a sweet treat!

Cookbook Queen
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It seriously does not get better than churros and caramel. This is genius!!

Glory/ Glorious Treats
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Super cute and clever! I’m sure these are crazy good!

Renee @ Tortillas and Honey
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This is totally genius! I love that you combined churros and dulce de leche, and you made it into such a easy recipe to put together!

Christie
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Hot, warm, room temperature, cold. Whatever, you’re right, they’re amazing!! One of my favorite desserts so far!

TaraLee
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I feel like these were created just for me!!! I never make churro so because I hate deep frying, I would be making these right now if it weren’t for the crazy hot temps and the fact that my AC is broken and won’t be repaired until next week. I don’t know if I can wait, maybe I’ll try the toaster oven!

Erin @ Simple, Sweet & Savory
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Shelly, these look amazing! They just opened a Trader Joe’s near me and I can’t wait to try these. YUM! Pinned!

Medeja
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They look irresistible! I would start eating them straight after taking out of the oven 😀

Beth Patterson
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Churros look delish! I love your website! You give ideas that are not overwhelming

amanda
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This is an amazing recipe!!!

Shawn @ I Wash You Dry
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These are so stinking cute!! I’d probably eat these for breakfast. And lunch. Probably dinner too.

J
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I just made these ~ they are delicious. I used All Natural Dark Chocolate Dreams Peanut Butter from Peanut Butter and Co. as I do not have a Trader Joe’s ( DARN!!!)

Jessica @ Sweetest Menu
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This is fantastic! What a cute and clever idea!

bright Butalid
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This recipe is a great help. Thanks a lot.

Kim
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I made thes yesterday to go with homemade vanilla ice cream. I was th instant hero especially to my FIL who has a major sweet tooth!

shirley wilkins
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Hello Jessica, could I use caramel condensed milk in place of the Dulce de leche caramel spread you used for churro sticks

Michelle @ Modern Acupuncture
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I love you. You’re a genius.

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There’s nothing else to say.

Jodee
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I wonder how amazing these would be with Biscoff or another similar cookie butter. My mouth is watering just thinking about it!

Cherrie
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Hi Im in Australia and have been making something like this for ages usng Nutella and mashed banana. Same concept for cooking or if you want you can fry them very quikly but I don’t. They tast great with our chocolate spread and mashed banana or you can leave out the banana if you like.

Leonie
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Hi Cherrie, I am also in Aus. Which pastry did you use?

Chris
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This didn’t work for me. The filling squished out all over and I used less than the recommended amount. I ended up with a sticky mess. I am sure its delicious but if I try it again I’ll barely add ANY filling at all, barely coating the pie crust. The 3 or 4 I ended up with WERE delicious.

Aileen
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I made these, and the taste was really good;however, the dulce de leche leaked out and made a bit of a mess.

Calita Winer
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Im not sure if I did these right, the dulce de leche leaked out of the sides and made a big sticky mess! I did press down the sides with a fork, but all the dulce de leche still came out. And I mean ALL OF IT!!! When I coated them in butter and sugar, all they tasted like was pie dough with sugar. I suppose I will serve them with some vanilla ice cream and hope that my family will have some. But besides that, when they came out of the oven i had to use a knife to… Read more »
Piepieparty
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They look delicious!!! But, I’m spanish, and just for you to know without any anger, not every fried pie crust makes a churro, it’s just I’m used to see it everywhere and… nop. That’s not a real churro. You should come over to spain and try one. They’re so good… nothing related.

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