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Star Wars Lightsaber Cinnamon Twist Churros

When you take churros and turn them into Cinnamon Twist Churro Lightsabers, it takes the world's greatest dessert to a whole new galaxy. Let me show you how to take these crunchy sticks of fried dough and turn them into a yummy dessert and fun craft the entire family will love!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 297kcal
Author: Amanda Mason


  • 16 Inch piping bag
  • Ateco tip #829 or 1M open star piping tips
  • Candy or heat resistant thermometer
  • Large stainless steel spatula or tongs
  • Deep frying skillet or deep fryer
  • Colored Sprinkles
  • Paper Craft Lightsaber Holders (see post)


To Make The Dough

  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup water
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 Tablespoons Canola or Vegetable Oil
  • 2 quarts quarts vegetable or Canola oil, for frying

Cinnamon Sugar Topping

  • 2 Tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon, ground
  • Sprinkle Sugar Crystals, red, blue, and green


Step 1: Preparing The Dough

  • In a small saucepan combine the water, sugar, salt, and oil. Bring to a boil and then remove from heat.
  • Stir in the flour and form a ball. It is very simple and happens quickly, approx. thirty seconds.
  • Set aside to cool. Once cooled, stuff the piping bag with the churro dough. With the pastry bag and the Ateco tip #829, pipe 8 strips of dough on parchment paper.
  • Twist two strips of dough together and set aside. Repeat by twisting the other strips of dough until you have 4 cinnamon twist churros.

Step 2: Frying

  • Heat oil in a large pan or skillet to 375 degrees. Verify the temperature with the thermometer.
  • One at a time, place the churro twists in the hot oil and fry until golden. This takes about 20 -30 seconds.
  • Once fried, place on paper towels to dry.

Step 3: Finishing The Churros

  • After the churro twists have dried, roll in the mixture of sugar and cinnamon for a light coating.
  • In a separate shallow dish, roll the churro in the colored sugar sprinkles until well coated.

Lightsaber Paper Holders

  • Print and cut out the paper lightsaber.
  • Tape or glue the lightsaber together. If using glue to secure, ensure it is non-toxic.
  • Place the lightsaber into the holder and enjoy!



Serving: 1g | Calories: 297kcal | Carbohydrates: 55g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 295mg | Potassium: 33mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 31g | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 1mg