These Easy Baked Churro Bites (with chocolate sauce) are my version of the traditional deep fried churros recipe that wont leave your house smelling of a fast food joint! These babies are practically "healthy" plus the fact that they're bite sized means you're allowed to eat more of them!
Add your flour, salt and sugar in a separate bowl and set aside.
Place your water, milk, butter and vanilla in small sauce pan and bring to a boil. Grab a wooden spoon in the meantime.
Once boiling, add your flour mixture and stir with the spoon until mixture comes together in a ball. This should only take 10 seconds or so. Do not over mix!
Turn OFF heat and add your egg. Mix until egg is combined with the dough.
Once dough has slightly cooled, add it to a piping bag with a star tip or a Ziploc bag. Pipe churros onto a greased baking sheet in little 'logs" about 2" long. (see photo above.) They will not expand so you do not need to leave much room in between them.
To get clean edges, press the tip of the bag down onto your sheet pan and drag the bag along the pan to "cut" your logs.
Bake on the top shelf for about 15 minutes or until inside is JUST cooked through. NOTE* They will not turn brown on top but they will be browned on the bottom!
While baking, combine your cinnamon and sugar in a large bowl right when they come out of the oven! The sugar will not stick if you wait too long. Serve with chocolate sauce on the side!
Dark Chocolate Sauce
Add milk and chocolate chips to a heat-proof bowl or mug and microwave on high for 30 seconds. Stir until chocolate is fully melted and smooth. If it needs more time, pop in the microwave for another 10 seconds!
No piping bag?You can use a Ziploc bag if you do not have a fancy piping bag! Just fill and snip off a corner. You want a hole the size of a nickle or quarter. You won't get the fancy 'star' look but they taste just as good!If you want to bake these and save them for later, you can! Wait to toss them in the cinnamon/sugar mixture. Just reheat in the oven for a few minutes THEN toss in your cinnamon/sugar.