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Easy Air Fryer Churros with Mexican Chocolate Sauce


air fryer churros with mexican chocolate sauce

Air Fryer Churros with Mexican Chocolate Sauce – contains affiliate links

I remember our first trip to Disney World in 2015, we stumbled upon a place selling churros. It was then that I realized my husband’s love of churros that began many years ago, and the boys loved them too, of course! After that, we would occasionally get churros at Costco, but it’s not exactly easy to fry up a batch of churros at home for snack time. They are definitely the occasional treat, right? 

This recipe for Air Fryer Churros with Mexican Chocolate Sauce for dipping is an easy recipe, made with refrigerated crescent rolls. You can definitely use organic and even lower fat crescent rolls, depending on your preferences. Using the air fryer is the first step to making them a little healthier though, for sure!

Scroll down for the complete recipe, but it really is pretty simple. I think I will teach the boys how to make these.

You start with your crescent roll dough…

air fryer churros with mexican chocolate

Then you sprinkle some cinnamon and sugar, press the rectangles together, and cut them into strips.

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Twist, cook in the air fryer, and make your slightly spicy Mexican chocolate dipping sauce and your snack  and/or dessert is DONE in no time.

air fryer churros with mexican chocolate sauce

These would be a great after school snack for the kids OR delicious after a a meal of Air Fryer flautas, carne asada tacos or cheese enchiladas!

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air fryer churros with mexican chocolate sauce

Easy Air Fryer Churros with Mexican Chocolate Sauce

Easy Air Fryer Churros with Mexican Chocolate Sauce

Yield: 8
Cook Time: 6 minutes
Total Time: 6 minutes

Easy Air Fryer Churros are delicious and easy to make! Serve them with Mexican chocolate sauce for a yummy treat.



  • 1 8 oz can refrigerated crescent rolls
  • 2 TBSP sugar
  • 1 TBSP cinnamon
  • 2 TBSP melted butter

Mexican Chocolate Sauce for Dipping

  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper, (more or less depending on preference)
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream


Air Fryer Churros

  1. Preheat the air fryer to 330 degrees.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together sugar and cinnamon.
  3. Unroll the crescent dough in a well-floured surface and separate it into 4 rectangles, pressing perforations to seal.
  4. Brush each rectangle with melted butter.
  5. Sprinkle only 2 rectangles with about 2 teaspoon of the cinnamon-sugar.
  6. Top the sugar sprinkled rectangles with the other two rectangles, butter side up.
  7. With pizza cutter or a sharp knife, cut each rectangle stack into 4 strips.
  8. Twist each strip and place onto a baking sheet. Repeat with the remaining strips.
  9. Gently place each churro into the preheated air fryer and cook for 5 to 6 minutes or until golden brown and crisp.
  10. Brush the churros with the remaining melted butter and sprinkle the remaining cinnamon sugar mixture. 
  11. Serve with the Mexican Chocolate Sauce (below)

Mexican Chocolate Sauce

  1. Toss the chocolate chips with cinnamon and cayenne pepper in a medium sized bowl.
  2. Cook the cream in a pan on the stove or in the microwave until it is scalding hot.
  3. Add the cream to the cinnamon and pepper tossed chocolate chips. Let it sit for 2 minutes.
  4. Whisk it well until it becomes a smooth and velvety sauce.
  5. Pour sauce into a serving bowl and serve with the warm churros.

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Kathleen Gagnon

Sunday 2nd of May 2021

I have a question: Why do you put the churros on a baking sheet before you put them in the air fryer? I appreciated your illustrations, but I didn't understand that part. Anxious to try them!


Wednesday 5th of May 2021

Well, it depends on your air fryer. These were just for pictures, but you can use a pan if your air fryer has one. They can even be put in the oven.

Estrillita Nelson

Wednesday 28th of April 2021

I will be making it, WOW Thanks.

Jodi H.

Wednesday 27th of February 2019

Sounds SOOOO good Gena & I can't wait to try it! ?

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Thursday 5th of July 2018

I don't have an Air Fryer but I think I should buy it soon. Thank you for sharing the recipe! It's so easy.


Wednesday 27th of February 2019

I know you commented back in July but I just had to say that I really hope you got an air fryer because they are THE BEST thing ever!!! I always hated hearing about hubby's giving their wives cooking/cleaning gadgets as "gifts". But I have to admit, I wanted an air fryer SO bad for Christmas & I was THRILLED when my hubby & kids gave it to me last year. (THIS made me realize I'm officially old now ?) I have used it nonstop the last 2 months & it's turned cooking for my family from being a chore into something fun & exciting! So if you haven't joined the air fryer club, you really should. You'll be so happy you did... it's a game changer for sure!

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