Churro Bars

Looking for a snack to make you feel like you’re walking down Main Street, U.S.A. rather than sitting on your couch? Try this Churro Bars recipe! Inspired by Disney’s churros, these are easy to make and taste exactly like the coveted Disney treat.

three churro bars stacked with one leaning on the side of the stack

It’s nearly impossible to visit the Disney Parks without getting a craving for a churro at some point during the day! But, not all Disney churros are gluten-free.

In fact, the only place that you can find them right now is at Nomad Lounge in Disney’s Animal Kingdom and they’re a little different than the traditional churros you find at snack stands (though, they’re equally delicious!).

So, I set out to create my very own gluten-free churros and ended up with the easy-to-make and easy-to-eat churro bars! They’re the perfect way to bring a little bit of Disney magic into your kitchen at home.

Note: For a list of ingredients and instructions, scroll down to the bottom of this post and save the recipe card!

stacked mexican dessert bars on a white plate

This recipe is perfect for those who are:

  • Gluten-free
  • Wheat-free
  • Fish-free
  • Shellfish-free
  • Peanut & Tree nut-free
  • Soy-free

Note: I do offer tips on how to make this free of other common allergies below.

baked churro-inspired dessert bars stacked on a platter

✨ Baking tips

  • Lining your baking pan with foil or parchment paper will make it easier to remove the bars when they are done cooking.
  • For some added sweetness, ditch the foil and grease and sugar the sides of your baking pan. This will create an extra sugary crust for your churro bars.
  • To make cutting easier, use a knife to score the bars as soon as you remove them from the oven. Use a ruler to help you make the lines straight and even.
  • Completely cool the churro bars in the pan on a wire rack before cutting completely and removing them. This will ensure that they don’t break apart or become too crumbly.
  • If you don’t plan on eating them all up immediately, you can store the churro bars in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.

✨ What to pair with these churro bars

If you want to take your Disney snack time to the next level, consider pairing your churro bars with this EPCOT Horchata Margarita copycat recipe. I also have several other Disney snack-inspired recipes that you can check out.

The best part about my recipes is that they’re all allergy-friendly, so you don’t have to skip out on any of the tasty eats and drinks!

close up of golden brown churro bars on a tray

✨ FAQs

Here are the most common questions I get any time I share this churro bars recipe. If you have any more questions, drop them for me in the comments below or DM me on Instagram!

Can I make the churro bars dairy-free?

Yes! Instead of using sweet cream butter, replace it with vegan butter to make the recipe dairy-free. Just note that the flavor may change slightly.

What can I substitute for the eggs in the churro bar dough?

If you’d like to make this recipe egg-free, replace the eggs with 1/2 cup of applesauce. You can also use buttermilk, yogurt, mashed banana, or other common egg substitues.

churro bars coated in cinnamon sugar

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stacked mexican dessert bars on a white plate

Churro Bars

  • Author: Katie
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 9 bars 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


Looking for a snack to make you feel like you’re walking down Main Street, U.S.A. rather than sitting on your couch? Try this Churro Bars recipe! Inspired by Disney’s churros, these are easy to make and taste exactly like the coveted Disney treat.


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Churro Bars

  • 1 cup unsalted sweet cream butter
  • 2 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 2 1/2 cup gluten-free flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp ground cinnamon


Make Churro Bars:

  • In a medium saucepan over medium-low heat, melt butter and bring to a boil.
  • Stir butter, or swirl pan continuously until it reaches an amber color.
  • Remove from heat and allow butter to cool for 20 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Line a 9×13-inch baking dish with foil and coat with non-stick spray. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl combine butter and brown sugar and stir to combine.
  • Add eggs, vanilla, baking powder, and salt and stir until smooth.
  • Finally, add in flour and mix until just incorporated. Set aside.
  • In a small bowl, whisk granulated sugar and ground cinnamon together.
  • Sprinkle half of cinnamon sugar evenly into the bottom of the prepared pan.
  • Press dough on top of cinnamon sugar.
  • Sprinkle remaining cinnamon sugar on top and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until edges are lightly golden.
  • Place the pan on a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Once cooled, use the foil to remove bars from the pan and cut into pieces.
  • Prep Time: 20
  • Cook Time: 30

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