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Dulce de Leche Filled Churro Sticks

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!

Dulce de Leche Filled Churro Sticks served in a basket

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!

Churros served to eat

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!

Trader Joe's Dolce de Leche sauce

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

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

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

Melted butter spread on top of unbaked churros

Immediately roll them in cinnamon sugar…

Dipping butter-coated churro into cinnamon sugar

And voila! That’s it!

Churro sticks laid out on to a cooling rack

Eat them warm…sigh…

Warm churro sticks served to eat

Or at room temperature! Either way they are fantastic!

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

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Dulce de Leche Filled Churro Sticks served in a basket

Dulce de Leche Filled Churro Sticks

  • Author: Cookies & Cups
  • Yield: 15 sticks 1x

Ingredients

Scale
  • 2 pie crusts (7 ounces each)
  • 6 ounces dulce de leche
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 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 1/2 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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26 comments on “Dulce de Leche Filled Churro Sticks”

  1. Erin @ Simple, Sweet & Savory

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

  2. 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!

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

  4. Renee @ Tortillas and Honey

    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!

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