Cocoa Pebbles Churros

Cocoa Pebbles Churros
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Cocoa Pebbles Churros

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Cocoa Pebbles Churros

Churros are a traditional Spanish fried dessert coated in cinnamon-sugar,  that are similar to doughnuts. Serve this chocolatey take on the classic dish with a warm dulce de leche dipping sauce. Recipe courtesy of Post.

6
Servings
73
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

For the cinnamon and Cocoa Pebbles coating:

  • ½  Cup  Cocoa Pebbles cereal
  • ¼  Cup  sugar
  • 2  Teaspoons  ground cinnamon

For the churros:

  • ½  Cup  Cocoa Pebbles cereal
  • 1  Cup  water
  • 2  Tablespoons  sugar
  • ½  Teaspoon  salt
  • 2  Tablespoons  butter
  • ¾  Cup  all-purpose flour
  • Vegetable oil

For the dulce de leche dipping sauce:

  • ½  Cup  canned prepared dulce de leche (available in Latin markets or grocery aisles)
  • ¼  Cup  sweetened condensed milk

Directions

For the cinnamon and Cocoa Pebbles coating:

In a food processor, grind the cereal into a fine powder.

Combine the cereal, sugar, and cinnamon in a shallow bowl. Set aside. 

For the churros:

In a food processor, grind the cereal into a fine powder.

In a small saucepan over medium heat, whisk together the water, sugar, salt, and butter. Bring the mixture to a boil, then remove it from the heat. Stir in the flour and ¼ cup of the ground cereal, mixing until it forms a ball.

Heat the vegetable oil in a large, heavy-bottomed deep pot set over medium-high heat. There should be about 3 inches of oil in the pan as well as 3 inches of space above the oil to prevent any oil from bubbling over. Heat the oil until a deep-fry thermometer reaches 375 degrees F.

Transfer the dough to a cloth or heavy-duty pastry bag fitted with a large star tip.

Pipe about 6 inches of dough over the pot of oil and fry until golden-brown. Depending on the size of your pot, you can cook 2 or 3 churros at a time.

Transfer the churros to a paper-towel-lined plate. Cool for about 2 minutes, then roll them in the cinnamon-sugar mixture. Repeat process with the remaining dough.

For the dulce de leche dipping sauce:

In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine the dulce de leche and sweetened condensed milk. Heat until melted. Serve warm with the prepared churros.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
3g
4%
Saturated Fat
1g
4%
Cholesterol
1mg
0%
Carbohydrate, by difference
10g
8%
Protein
2g
4%
Vitamin A, RAE
44µg
6%
Calcium, Ca
27mg
3%
Choline, total
2mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
2g
8%
Folate, total
17µg
4%
Iron, Fe
2mg
11%
Magnesium, Mg
9mg
3%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
31mg
4%
Selenium, Se
2µg
4%
Sodium, Na
58mg
4%
Water
29g
1%

Cocoa Shopping Tip

There are so many varieties of chocolate on the shelves today it can be overwhelming to pick one – as a general rule of thumb, the fewer the ingredients, the better the chocolate.

Cocoa Cooking Tip

When melting chocolate, use a double boiler and stir occasionally to avoid scorching chocolate at the bottom of the bowl.