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Taco Bell Style Cinnamon Twists

This copycat Taco Bell recipe is a real lifesaver when you crave something sweet!

Updated June 29, 2018
Taco Bell Style Cinnamon Twists
Taco Bell Style Cinnamon Twists
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Finally, the copycat recipe for Taco Bell's amazing cinnamon twists is here! Taco Bell's famous cinnamon twist snacks have always been one of the best parts about eating a meal at Taco Bell. They are light and simple, but still sweet enough to be a satisfying dessert. And who can resist that addictive crunch?! Luckily, this Taco Bell Style Cinnamon Twists recipe means that you don't have to put on your shoes and leave the house if you get a craving. Now you can make your own delectable cinnamon treats at home. This copycat Taco Bell recipe only takes six ingredients, and it is so simple that anyone can make it with ease. You don't have to go through the drive-thru for these cinnamon twists!

Preparation Time10 min

Cooking Time30 min


  • 5 large egg yolks, well beaten
  • 5 tablespoons sour cream
  • 5 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon almond extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups flour

Taco Bell Cinnamon Twists


  1. In a medium bowl, combine the egg yolks, sour cream, sugar, almond extract, and salt.

  2. Using your hands, add the flour and knead until combined. Your dough may be slightly sticky.

  3. Roll the dough out and cut into strips. Twist two strips together to make a twisted shape.

  4. Heat oil in a large saucepan, about 2-3 inches deep, to 400 degrees.

  5. Drop dough into the oil and let simmer until golden brown.

  6. Using tongs, remove dough from the oil and drop into zip top bag containing 2 cups of powdered sugar.

  7. Serve warm.


A former employee of Taco Bell tells me that they simply deep fried spiral noodles, then shook them in a cinnamon sugar mixture. They puff up while they're cooking.

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I love cinnamon twists so I'm really excited to give this version a try. These look like the perfect sweet treat at the end of a long day.


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