Churros are always a crowd favorite, and these Mocha Churros feature additional surefire crowd-pleasers: coffee and melted chocolate.
What You Need
Original recipe yields 10 servings
1 cup water
1/3 cup butter
1/2 cup sugar, divided
1 cup flour
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
4 tsp. MAXWELL HOUSE Instant Coffee, divided
3 eggs, beaten
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 qt. (4 cups) canola oil
1 pkg. (4 oz.) BAKER'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate
4 oz. (1/2 of 8-oz. tub) COOL WHIP Whipped Topping (Do not thaw.)
1 Tbsp. orange zest
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Let's Make It
Bring water, butter and 1/4 cup sugar to boil in medium saucepan on medium-high heat. Add flour, cocoa powder and 1 Tbsp. (3 tsp.) coffee; cook and stir on low heat 1 min. or until mixture pulls away from side of pan. Remove from heat. Add eggs; beat until blended. Stir in vanilla; spoon into pastry bag fitted with large tip.
Heat oil in deep fryer to 350ºF. Pipe dough, in batches, into 4-inch strips in hot oil; cook 4 to 6 min. or until each churro is golden brown on both sides, turning after 1 min. Remove from oil with slotted spoon; drain on paper towels. Sprinkle warm churros with remaining sugar.
Microwave semi-sweet chocolate, COOL WHIP and remaining coffee in microwaveable bowl on HIGH 2 min. or until chocolate is completely melted and mixture is well blended, stirring after each minute. Stir in zest. Serve with warm churros.
Sweets can add enjoyment to a balanced diet, but remember to keep tabs on portions. One serving of this special dessert is 2 churros and 1 Tbsp. sauce.
It is important to remove the saucepan from the heat before quickly stirring in the eggs so the eggs won't cook in the dough. Also to get perfect-looking churros, drag the dough while piping it into the hot oil. Then, use a small metal spatula to cut off the end of each churro.
If you don't have a pastry bag, you can use a large resealable plastic bag instead. Fill bag with churro batter, then cut off one bottom corner of bag before using to squeeze dough into hot oil.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19g
Saturated Fat 9g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 31g
Dietary Fiber 2g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.