Anise Churros with Chocolate Sauce


Learn how to make churros in your own kitchen so you can feel like you're in Mexico nearly instantly! And in case the cinnamon-sugar treats aren't tempting enough, you surely won't be able to resist once you add a coffee-infused chocolate sauce for churros.

Anise Churros with Chocolate Sauce
Photo: Jason Donnelly
Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
2 mins
Cool Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
42 mins
about 20 churros and 1 2/3 cup sauce


  • 1 cup water

  • cup butter

  • 2 tablespoon packed brown sugar

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • ½ teaspoon anise seed, crushed

  • 1 egg

  • ½ teaspoon almond extract

  • ½ teaspoon anise extract

  • Vegetable oil for deep-fat frying

  • ¼ cup granulated sugar

  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate pieces

  • cup whipping cream

  • 2 tablespoon coffee liqueur or brewed coffee


  1. In a medium saucepan combine the water, butter, brown sugar, and salt. Bring to boiling over medium heat. Add flour and anise seed all at once, stirring vigorously with a wooden spoon. Cook and stir until mixture forms a ball and pulls away from the sides of the pan. Remove from heat. Cool for 10 minutes. Add egg, almond extract, and anise extract, beating well with a wooden spoon.

  2. Preheat oven to 300°F. Transfer mixture to a decorating bag fitted with a large open star tip. Line a large baking sheet with waxed paper. Pipe 4x1-inch logs onto prepared baking sheet.

  3. In a deep saucepan heat 3 inches of oil to 375°F. Fry logs, a few at a time, in hot oil about 2 minutes or until golden brown on both sides, turning once. Drain on paper towels. Keep warm in oven while cooking remaining churros.

  4. In a shallow dish place granulated sugar. Roll warm churros in sugar to coat.

  5. For the chocolate sauce, in a small microwave-safe bowl combine the chocolate pieces and whipping cream. Cook on 100% (high) power for 1 minute. Whisk mixture until all the chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth. Stir in the coffee liqueur. Serve churros with chocolate sauce.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

184 Calories
14g Fat
15g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 184
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13.5g 17%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 28mg 9%
Sodium 93mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 15g 5%
Total Sugars 9.2g
Protein 1.5g
Vitamin C 0.1mg 1%
Calcium 13mg 1%
Iron 0.6mg 3%
Potassium 52mg 1%
Fatty acids, total trans 0.1g
Folate, total 14.1mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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