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Sweet and Salty Churro Bites

Sweet and Salty Churro Bites Recipe


Welcome to our delightful snack recipes section! Today, we’re sharing a delicious and easy recipe for Sweet and Salty Churro Bites. These bites combine the sweet and spicy flavors of churros with the satisfying crunch of oyster crackers, making a perfect snack for any occasion. Let’s get started!



  • 5 cups oyster crackers
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 3 teaspoons cinnamon, divided
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt


Step 1: Prepare the Oven

  1. Preheat Oven: Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.

Step 2: Make the Churro Coating

  1. Melt Butter: In a medium saucepan, melt the unsalted butter over medium heat.
  2. Add Brown Sugar and Cinnamon: Once the butter is melted, add the light brown sugar and 2 teaspoons of cinnamon. Stir until the sugar is fully dissolved and the mixture is smooth.
  3. Add Vanilla Extract: Remove the saucepan from the heat and stir in the vanilla extract.

Step 3: Coat the Oyster Crackers

  1. Combine Crackers and Coating: In a large mixing bowl, pour the butter mixture over the oyster crackers. Gently toss to coat all the crackers evenly.

Step 4: Bake the Crackers

  1. Spread on Baking Sheet: Spread the coated oyster crackers in an even layer on the prepared baking sheet.
  2. Bake: Bake in the preheated oven for 15-20 minutes, stirring halfway through, until the crackers are golden and crispy.

Step 5: Add the Finishing Touches

  1. Combine Sugar, Cinnamon, and Salt: In a small bowl, mix the granulated sugar, remaining 1 teaspoon of cinnamon, and kosher salt.
  2. Sprinkle Over Crackers: As soon as the crackers come out of the oven, sprinkle the cinnamon-sugar mixture evenly over them while they are still warm. Gently toss to ensure they are evenly coated.

Step 6: Cool and Serve

  1. Cool Completely: Allow the churro bites to cool completely on the baking sheet.
  2. Serve and Enjoy: Once cooled, transfer the Sweet and Salty Churro Bites to a serving bowl or store them in an airtight container. Enjoy!

Cooking Notes and Tips

  • Butter: Use unsalted butter to control the saltiness of the dish. If you use salted butter, reduce the added kosher salt.
  • Tossing: Stir the crackers halfway through baking to ensure even coating and baking.
  • Cinnamon-Sugar Coating: Sprinkle the cinnamon-sugar mixture while the crackers are warm to help it stick better.


Spicy Churro Bites

Add a pinch of cayenne pepper to the cinnamon-sugar mixture for a spicy kick.

Chocolate Drizzle Churro Bites

Once the churro bites have cooled, drizzle melted chocolate over them for an extra indulgent treat.

Nutty Churro Bites

Add 1/2 cup of chopped pecans or almonds to the cracker mixture before baking for added crunch and flavor.


Citrus Churro Bites

Add 1 teaspoon of finely grated orange or lemon zest to the butter mixture for a citrusy twist.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I make these churro bites ahead of time?

Yes, you can make these churro bites a day or two in advance. Store them in an airtight container at room temperature.

How do I store leftovers?

Store any leftover churro bites in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 week.

Can I freeze these churro bites?

Yes, you can freeze the churro bites. Place them in a single layer on a baking sheet to freeze, then transfer to a freezer-safe container or bag. Freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw at room temperature before serving.

What can I serve with these churro bites?

These churro bites are delicious on their own but can also be served as part of a snack platter, with coffee or tea, or as a topping for ice cream.

How can I make the churro bites healthier?

Use a sugar substitute suitable for baking and reduce the amount of butter to make the churro bites healthier.

Sweet and Salty Churro Bites are a delightful and easy snack that’s perfect for any occasion. With their sweet and spicy flavor and satisfying crunch, they’re sure to be a hit. Enjoy making and sharing these delicious churro bites with your family and friends!

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