Taco Bell Crispitos

Taco Bell Crispitos are a favorite around my house. They are also known as buñuelos in many Mexican restaurants. Taco Bell Crispitos is a delicious dessert.

homemade taco bell crispitos and honey in a basket

Homemade Crispitos

I love making copycat Taco Bell recipes. Mexican food is always popular in our house, but even more on Taco Tuesdays. When I perfected my own crunchwrap recipe I was in pure heaven.

One thing my family always orders every time we go to Taco Bell is a Crispito or two. So, of course, I set out to make my own!

You can prepare Taco Bell Crispitos dessert in no time at all. It’s as easy as cutting up the tortillas, frying them, and then sprinkling them with cinnamon and sugar. That’s it!

What are buñuelos?

They call them Crispitos at Taco Bell, but in Mexico, they are known as buñuelos. Buñuelos are traditionally fried dough or fried tortillas.

Sometimes they can look a lot like fried doughnut holes. Other times, they look thinner (like mine).

They are normally served with syrup and topped with a sweet topping (like sugar).

How to Make Buñuelos

If you want an authentic recipe, follow the one over on Isabel Eats. It’s so easy to follow. Basically, you just make a homemade dough out of flour, baking powder, salt, and water.

And then you roll it out really thin and fry it. After it’s fried, top it with cinnamon and sugar.

My Crispitos are based on Taco Bell’s version, not the authentic ones. This also means it is super simple and you can make them even on busy weeknights.

Crispitos Recipe Ingredients

To make them, all you need are:

  • Flour tortillas
  • Cinnamon and Sugar
  • Oil for frying
tortillas, cinnamon, sugar, honey, and oil to make bunuelos like taco bell are pictured

Can you use corn tortillas instead?

No, I would not use corn tortillas, I’d stick with the flour ones. When you fry them, the corn tortillas turn out crunching more, like a chip. These are supposed to have a bread-like consistency.

How to Make Crispitos

Anyone can make these. If you are comfortable letting your kids around the hot oil, invite them to help you make them. Here are the recipe steps:

  1. Mix together the cinnamon and sugar in a small bowl.
  2. In a Dutch oven or large skillet, heat the oil to 350 degrees.
  3. Cut the tortillas into quarters.
  4. Deep fry 2 to 4 tortillas at a time.
  5. Cook them on one side for 30 seconds or until golden brown, then turn them over, and cook until lightly browned.
  6. Place the fried tortillas on paper towels to drain.
  7. Immediately sprinkle cinnamon-sugar on the fried tortillas.

What To Serve With Taco Bell Crispitos

I love to serve this with vanilla ice cream. You can also make a homemade frosting to use as a dip. They also go great with a little honey drizzled on top.

Great Treat or Snack

Put these treats in your kids’ lunch box for a fun surprise. Make a bunch!

You can serve them as an after-school snack too.

cinnamon sugar tortilla chips and honey in a basket

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More Mexican Desserts

Whether you are planning a Mexican fiesta or just in the mood for some sweet treats, here are some of my favorite Mexican desserts.

Check out more of my easy dessert recipes and the best Taco Bell recipes here on CopyKat!

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a basket of cinnamon sugar tortilla chips and honey

Taco Bell Crispitos

After you enjoy the tacos, the beans, and the burritos, make this easy copycat Taco Bell Crispitos recipe for dessert. Enjoy delicious and crispy cinnamon sugar Mexican Bunuelos.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Bunuelos, Copycat Recipes, Crispitos, Taco Bell Recipes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 443kcal


  • 1/8 cup Cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 10 Tortillas
  • vegetable oil to fry


  • Mix together cinnamon and sugar very well.
  • In a Dutch oven, or large skillet heat the oil to 350 degrees. If you do not have a thermometer, you can set it on medium-high, but be careful to watch that it doesn't get too hot and begin to smoke.
  • Quarter the tortillas and deep fry 2-4 at a time. Allow them to cook on one side for about 30 seconds or until golden brown, turn over, and repeat.
  • When both sides are brown take out, and place on paper towels to drain.
  • While the tortillas are draining liberally sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar mixture.


Calories: 443kcal | Carbohydrates: 67g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 686mg | Potassium: 153mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 21g | Calcium: 106mg | Iron: 3.3mg

About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home, and CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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