Cinco de Mayo Recipe: Churro Truffles!

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taste JUST like Churros but in Truffle form!

I love Cinco de Mayo. Seriously love. Mexican food is my all-time fave and the bright colors, parties, and margaritas? Hello. It doesn’t get much better than that! Well, except for churro truffles! Churros are fried-dough pastries rolled in cinnamon sugar and often conducive to Cinco de Mayo. I happen to love making mini versions of things and though I could have come up with a baked churro you could make at home, the always fab Sprinkle Bakes has done it so beautifully right here. (If you don’t have her book, by the way, get it!). So I decided to come up with a churro-flavored truffled. They taste JUST like little churro bites!

Bite size means you can eat 239843, just FYI. Here’s a little close-up for you!

Truffles that taste just like CHURROS! Perfect for Cinco de MayoNow, on to making these bad boys. It’s easy. Don’t you worry! It just involves making the main truffle, chilling it, rolling it into balls, rolling the balls into the cinnamon-sugar crunch coating. It tastes just like a churro. Keep them refrigerated until ready to serve (pull them out about 15 minutes before serving).

Rolling churro truffles! Taste just like churros! Here’s the recipe! Enjoy + share if you love it!

Cinco de Mayo Recipe: Churro Truffles!

Yield: 18-24 truffles

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces white chocolate chips
  • 6 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons granulated white sugar
  • 5 graham cracker cookies

Instructions

  1. Use a double broiler to melt together white chocolate chips, cream cheese, and heavy cream. You could also use a microwave-safe bowl at 30-second intervals but be careful as white chocolate can burn easily.
  2. Once smooth, add in vanilla extract, 1 tablespoon cinnamon, and brown sugar. Stir well and remove from heat. Chill for 3 hours or until firm enough to roll into a ball.
  3. Use a food processor (or put in plastic bag and crush) to pulse together graham cracker cookies, 2 tablespoons cinnamon and granulated white sugar.
  4. Remove truffle filling from refrigerator and roll into balls. Use a melon ball scoop to help with sizing.
  5. Roll balls into crunchy cinnamon sugar coating. Place in truffle cups (optional) and enjoy!
http://pizzazzerie.com/desserts-food-2/cinco-de-mayo-recipe-churro-truffles/

 

Comments

  1. 28
    Susan Johnson says:

    These look delicious! I used to love to go to Price Club (now Costco) as a kid and get one of their hot churros. I can’t wait to try these truffles out! Thanks for the recipe!

  2. 29
    Jessica Strudthoff says:

    These sound wonderful and truly like something I have never had before. Though you have to drag out the double boiler and give them time to cool the recipe still seems pretty easy all in all.

  3. 30

    I tried this recipe exactly as written and ended up with a gooey product that refused to stay in a ball shape even after the filling was frozen over night. Any suggestions? They tasted fabulous, but looked quite ugly.

    • 31
      Jean Briese says:

      I tried these today and am having the same issue. Did you ever get any ideas for how to remedy. the taste is delicious, but it isn’t forming balls. :(

  4. 32

    oh my goodness. I will have to make these for an upcoming baby shower! Look delicious!!!

  5. 33
    Sylvia Zajis says:

    These sound so yummy. I am only able to get churros when the fair is in town. Now I can make the next best thing. Thank you so much for sharing.

  6. 34
    krista grandstaff says:

    These look and sound amazing… I pinned it so I could check this out this weekend!!! Thanks so much for sharing a truffle that isn’t all chocolate… I LOVE cinnamon!

  7. 35
    Sasha Lynch says:

    Churros are my favorite treat! What an awesome recipe!

  8. 36

    This looks so amazing! I love Mexican food as well, and this looks like amazing dessert. And I like that I can eat an unlimited amount because they are small. :)

  9. 37
    Anna Johnson says:

    Sounds interesting. Something I haven’t heard of or thought of. I like Churros and I like truffles so why not? Good idea- I’ll have to try these!

  10. 38
    Jessica Parent says:

    I CAN NOT wait to try these!! I love churros and with the melted white chocolate thrown in the mix I am beyond tempted to run to the store and make them immediately (If i do Ill let you know how they turned out )

  11. 39
    Rebecca Parsons says:

    These look so easy to make but look oh so good.

  12. 40
    cortney t says:

    I have never heard of these before. They sound beyond amazing! I am definitely going to make!

  13. 41
    marissa lee says:

    i love churros,i’m going to make these…thank you for sharing.

  14. 42
    Sondra Huckins says:

    Oh man – I love churros! Every time I drive by a Food City I secretly pray that there’s a churro stand out front. Can’t wait to try this recipe!

  15. 43

    Those sound so good. I don’t know what a churro is though.I’m going to try. Thanks.

  16. 44
    Jo-Ann Brightman says:

    This sounds like a delicious recipe. Any recipe that uses cream cheese and any type of chocolate will be something I love to eat. It also does not seem hard to make. Thanks for this recipe.

  17. 45
    nancyfancypink says:

    These sound amazing! They remind me of doughnut holes from DD.

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