But can you make your own churro toffee?

By Tim Nelson
April 07, 2020
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Disney’s various theme parks around the world are closed indefinitely, because it’s a small world and deadly viruses can travel quickly after all. In addition to pausing the childhood-defining trips that parents either love or love to hate, it means that fans of the larger than life theme parks can’t get their fix of fun snacks.

Thankfully, Disney shared its churro recipe with their diehard fans so they can approximate the magic from home.

"While our parks are temporarily closed, you can still enjoy a delicious Disney churro -- because you can make them yourself at home," Alex Dunlap, a Food & Beverage Communications Coordinator for Disney, wrote in a post on the Disney Parks Blog. "This recipe is inspired by the delicious snack that can be found at all of our parks across the globe."

The good news is that there aren’t any exotic ingredients you’ll need to track down (well, besides eggs), as most bakers should probably have everything they need at home. Specifically, that means water, all-purpose flour, (ground) cinnamon, vegetable or canola oil, sugar, salt, butter, and eggs. Oh, and a piping bag will come in handy.

In terms of preparation, you’ll combine the water, butter, salt and cinnamon together to boil before then adding the flour. Next, stir in the eggs one at a time. Once that’s prepared, put the dough in a piping bag, and distribute one inch strips of it into oil heated to 350ºF in a saucepan. Once it’s fried, drain the oil and toss the churros sugar and cinnamon.

Obviously that’s a condensed version of the actual recipe, so make sure to check Disney’s post to confirm you’re doing everything right. This handy video should also help.

If you didn’t already know, churros are one of Disneyland’s best-kept secrets. They’ve exploded in popularity over the past year or so, thanks to some clever creations like churro toffee and the like. While there’s no substitute for the real thing, this recipe should hopefully tide people over until it’s safe to return to the parks. Whether or not this recipe can suitably entertain hyperactive children deprived of the Disney experience is a different story, though.