RECIPE: Churros and Choc Mint Dipping Sauce (with a Christmas Twist!)

‘Tis the time to be jolly and jolly we WILL be with this cracker of a churros and chocolate dipping sauce dessert! Not only that, we add a pop of festive crunch to the delicious sauce with a minty addition of crushed candy canes.


I’m using the Kmart Churros Maker for this churros dessert. In doing so I’m TOTALLY avoiding any frying mishaps – oil splashes, burns, stinking out the house etc.

If you don’t have a Kmart Churros Maker, definitely think about getting one, they’re an excellent buy, clean to use and only $19. #SCORE

Apron strings tied? Let’s crack open the candy canes and start!

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  • 250g Self-raising flour
  • 20g Caster sugar
  • 1¾ cups Milk
  • 2 Eggs
  • 25g Butter, soft
  • 1 pinch salt
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla essence or paste

Cinnamon sugar coating

  • ½ cup White sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon

Chocolate sauce

  • ½ cup Thickened cream
  • 100g Dark or Milk chocolate, chopped
  • Candy canes, crushed


1. Make the cinnamon sugar by combining the sugar and cinnamon in a bowl, mixing well. Set aside.

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2. In a bowl, beat the eggs until light in colour. Add the milk, flour, caster sugar, butter, salt and vanilla and mix well to make a thick batter. Leave the mixture to rest for 30 minutes.

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3. Meanwhile, make the chocolate dipping sauce. Place the chocolate in a small heat-proof bowl. Heat the cream in a saucepan or microwave until JUST BEFORE boiling point. Pour the hot cream over the chocolate. Let it sit for a minute before whisking until smooth and silky.

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4. Preheat the churros maker! Lightly grease the plates with a pastry brush dipped in vegetable oil or butter. Pour the mixture into the churros maker and close the lid. Cook for a few minutes or until golden in colour. (Don’t worry about blobs of butter, they’ll melt!)

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5. While hot, roll the churros in the cinnamon sugar. Repeat for remaining mixture.

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6. Plate up and top the chocolate dipping sauce with crushed candy canes. Dip and eat while warm, YUM!

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Do you have any handy tricks for using up Christmas leftovers? Let us know!

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South Australian mum and self proclaimed foodie, Lexi can most days be found in the kitchen, apron tied firm and armed with a whisk or wooden spoon!

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