Though we're still pretty jealous of Japan's McChurro, we have to admit that the side of maple syrup is weak sauce. Twigg Studios had the better idea with a dulce de leche dip to complement its churro balls, which look pretty damn tasty themselves. While you make the churro poppers the usual way -- deep-frying dough and then rolling it in cinnamon sugar -- the dulce de leche sauce can be made in either an oven or a crock pot. You just need a can of sweetened condensed milk to get the job done, and we suppose a whole lot of patience if you're actually boiling milk in a crock pot for eight hours.
Kristin Hunt is a food/drink staff writer for Thrillist, and really needs to get a crock pot. Follow her at @kristin_hunt.