5 from 1 votes

Churro Chips (with Cinnamon Sugar)

This post may contain affiliate links. Please read our read the Privacy Policy

Call these churro nachos, churro chips, or cinnamon sugar nachos, but whatever you call these, they are effortless, delicious, and a perfect quick snack to chow down on when you need a sweet fix. 

Fried Churro Nachos can be made in adorable shapes like hearts and stars, making a plate of fun not only in flavor but also in shape. And with so many dipper choices like Nutella or caramel, the dish will disappear faster than you can make them. 

Step by step, here is a breakdown of how to make viral churro nachos straight from TikTok!

holding a star shaped churro nacho dipped in Nutella.

Why you will love making Cinnamon Sugar Nachos

A quick treat, Cinnamon Sugar Nachos made with simple flour tortillas are a quick snack that kids and adults love. 

Churro nachos are not only a delicious dessert but also pair well as a little sweet side dish with your favorite Mexican night recipe at your house. There is no need to go through the hassle of creating dough and churros the long way when the easy flavors make this a treat in minutes. 

Need something to pair with the perfect margarita? Cinnamon sugar nachos are just that!

This viral recipe was inspired by @Magictreatsbyivanna (we have unhooked her page because her account was deleted). You can check out her excellent account and more of her amazing videos on her page. She had a Disney take, and we changed it to just hearts and stars because we didn’t have a Disney cookie cutter. SO cute, SO fun. 

@amysmagicaladventures

We prefer our food Mickey shaped around here! Thank you @magictreatsbyivanna for the idea! #disney #mickeyshapedfood #disneysnacks #sogood

♬ Sunrise – Official Sound Studio

Ingredients: 

  • Granulated white sugar + ground cinnamon = The best and easy flavoring! Nothing is better or sweet than a tortilla with a coat of cinnamon sugar. 
  • Flour tortillas – Flour tortillas can be cut into tortilla wedges or, with a simple cookie cutter, cut into fun shapes like hearts, stars, or Mickey Mouse (as shown on TikTok). 
  • Cookie cutters – As noted above and shown in this article, hearts and stars are easy, and you get quite a few chips out of them. But seasonally, it’s fun to use Christmas street or candy cane cutters. In the original TikTok Churro Nachos video, Disney cookie cutters were used, which are super cute. 
  • Cooking Oil: Vegetable oil is one of the better oils used to fry due to smoke points and flavors that are not too strong. While some oil substitutes are acceptable, do not use Olive Oil as it will alter the sweet taste of the cinnamon and sugar. 
  • Nutella for serving – Nutella is a favorite of mine for dipping, but any sweet dipping sauce like caramel sauce or hot fudge sauce is just as good with dessert nachos. Dump it on or dip it in. 
plate of star shaped cinnamon sugar nachos.

How to make Cinnamon Sugar Churro Chips

  1. Mix sugar and cinnamon and set aside. 
  2. Use a cookie cutter to cut shapes out of a flour tortilla. 
  3. Heat oil in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Add shapes and cook for 1-2 minutes on each side, flipping halfway through until golden brown.
  4. Remove from oil and drain on paper towels. 
churrow nachos dusted with cinnamon sugar.
  1. Dredge cooked shapes into the cinnamon-sugar mixture. 
  2. Heat Nutella in the microwave for 30 seconds. Stir until smooth.
  3. Serve with warm Nutella or warm fudge topping to dip into. 
flour tortillas made into churro nachos.

FAQ’s

How many Churro Nachos can you make per tortilla? 

I used fajita-sized flour tortillas and got seven hearts and four stars out of each one. The number will vary depending on the size of the flour tortilla you get and the shape and size of the cookie cutter. 

Other than Cinnamon Sugar, what are ways to flavor churro chips? 

Churro nachos are sweet so no cheese sauce here! If looking to mix up outside a single layer of cinnamon mixture, try spreading on a baking sheet and dusting with powdered sugar

Another fun idea is to layer on a plate while still hot and sprinkle on chocolate chips. The heat should help melt the bits of chocolate right onto the chips making them such a treat this holiday season. 

Expert Tips

Dip or drizzle warm melted Nutella, Caramel topping, or chocolate sauce over nachos. 

Serve with a side of Cool Whip for dipping. 

While the cinnamon sugar is perfect on its own, it’s fun to add a fruit salsa of cut-up strawberries and blueberries to dip with. 

Churro Nachos are super complementary to scoops vanilla ice cream.

heart shaped cinnamon sugar nachos.
5 from 1 votes

Churro Nachos (TikTok Churro Chips)


Prep Time 8 minutes
Cook Time 4 minutes
Churro Nachos, with fried tortillas and a cinnamon-sugar mixture, is the easiest and tastiest cinnamon sugar snack done in minutes. Make in hearts, stars, or Mickey Mouse shapes for some serious fun. Also known as Churro Chips or Cinnamon Sugar Tortilla Chips.

Ingredients
 

  • 1/2 cup granulated white sugar
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • flour tortillas
  • vegetable oil
  • Nutella

Instructions

  • Mix together white sugar and cinnamon and set aside. 
  • Use a cookie cutter to cut shapes out of a flour tortilla. 
  • Heat oil in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Wait until the oil is hot before moving on to the next step.
  • Add flour tortilla shapes and cook for 1-2 minutes on each side, flipping halfway through until golden brown. Remove from oil and drain on paper towels. 
  • While still warm, dredge cooked shapes into a cinnamon sugar mixture. 
  • Heat Nutella in the microwave for 30 seconds. Stir until smooth. Serve with warm Nutella (or one of the other suggestions) to dip nachos into.

Notes

Note that the number of chips out of each flour tortilla is largely dependant on the size of the tortilla and the size of the cookie cutter. 
Shown: The heart cutter is just over 2″ in size and the stars cutter is 3″. I used fajita-sized flour tortillas and got 7 hearts and 4 stars out of each one. 

Dipping Suggestions

Warm Nutella, hot fudge, Cool Whip, caramel sauce, cut up strawberries, powdered sugar

Nutrition

Serving: 5chips | Calories: 257kcal | Carbohydrates: 61g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 105mg | Potassium: 43mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 52g | Vitamin A: 6IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutritional Disclaimer: The nutritional data provided here is auto-calculated and intended for your convenience only. As it’s generated via automation, its accuracy may be compromised. For precise nutritional insight, please compute the values utilizing the actual ingredients in your recipe through your chosen nutrition calculator or application.

Sharing of this recipe is encouraged and appreciated. Copying of full recipe to any social media is prohibited.

Did You Make This Recipe?

Make sure to follow Salty Side Dish on Pinterest and rate the recipe here and make sure to leave a comment below!

5 from 1 votes

Leave A Comment

Have a question or want to provide feedback? Share your recipe reviews or questions here and I will do my best to help!

Recipe Rating




Where To Next?