These are not only super easy to make, but they are also incredibly delicious and obsession-worthy. The churro dough goes nice and crunchy on the outside and stays soft inside… and I don’t think I have to get started on how nice nutella is, right? You could also replace it with caramel or dulce de leche. No dip needed for these as it’s contained inside! And as a contrast to other churro balls I’ve seen, since these are stuffed, you don’t get a huge bite of dough. Also, they cook better as the heat doesn’t need to get all the way to the core.
Churro Balls Filled With Nutella
For the churro balls
- 500 ml water
- 250 g all purpose flour
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 tbsp sugar
- 200 g Nutella
- as needed vegetable oil to fry
For the sugar and cinnamon coating
- 150 g sugar
- 1 tbsp cinnamon
Bring the water to a full boil (with lots of bubbles) and drop in the flour, sugar and salt all at once. Mix using a spatula until it forms a dough. Remove from the heat and let cool completely. Really let it cool down or it will melt the Nutella and you won't be able to stuff them.
Pipe Nutella kisses onto a tray and freeze them for at least an hour to help you stuff the churro balls later.
Heat your oil to medium-high heat. It's very important that you have a nice amount of oil, the balls should be able to be completely covered by it. This way it will not soak it up but rather it seals it completely from itself.
Cook them in the pre-heated oil for about 3-5min or until they are nice and golden. Transfer them onto a plate with kitchen paper on it and let it soak the excess oil.
Mix the sugar and cinnamon and roll the churro balls in them. Don't let it be too long between taking them from the fryer and dipping them in the sugar because they will dry and the sugar won't stick to them.
Eat fresh! They start to get soggy as time goes by. You can always reheat them in the oven to bring them back to life 🙂
WARNING: don't do these without the filling because then it explodes from the dough expanding from the inside. Also, make sure the oil isn't too hot! This goes for every time you deep-fry something.
These are totally worth every calorie in them and are really fun and easy to make.