Taco Bell's Cinnamon Twists

Ingredients:
1/2 cup sugar
1 tablespoon cinnamon
Rotinni noodles
(you must use a rice based noodle)
3 cups oil, peanut oil preferred

Cooking Directions:
Combine cinnamon and sugar in a small bowl and mix well. Heat oil to about 500 degrees, be careful not to let the oil smoke. When the oil is hot enough, drop a handful of uncooked noodles, dropping only a few at a time. Deep-fry for 30 seconds. You will know when they are done because they will sink to the bottom and then resurface. Place cooked noodles on some paper towels so they can drain. Sprinkle cinnamon and sugar mix over them.

76 comments:

Anonymous said...

I hope you know that 500 degree oil will do more than smoke!!!

Anonymous said...

No kidding. 500 degrees is hot. We get it. Duh.

Drahkk said...

500 degree oil will only have problems if you use the wrong kind of oil. The massive fryers in parfried food processing plants keep their oil at 425 to 475 all day long. Just make sure to use peanut, soybean, rapeseed, or some other oil that has been filtered and refined and you should be fine. Only oils like these can take the heat. Olive oil, regular vegetable oil, or any cold pressed, unfiltered oil will burn long before it reaches that temperature.

Anonymous said...

This recipe does not work!! I can't make the noodles puff up the like the "Taco Bell Twists".

Anonymous said...

Drahkk, where can I find this rapeseed you speak of?

Anonymous said...

This recipe i will try

Anonymous said...

the recipie will work, you just have to use the right kind of oil and noodles. My fiance' works at Taco Bell and he said that the twists come to the store in hard Rotini noodle form and they make them there.

Anonymous said...

The oil at Taco Bell temps at 350 degrees not 500, other than that the recipe is right on the money, and the only one I have seen online that is accurate.

Anonymous said...

rapeseed oil is actually canola oil. It isn't a very becoming name so they renamed it canola. Comes from the rapeseed plant which is actually extremely toxic and deadly. Only after being chemically altered can it be used! yummy huh? not good for you!...I would stick to your natural oils that can take the heat!

Anonymous said...

I work at taco bell also and this is how we make them there. I have not yet found the right noodles and I think they are better from the store myself. Enjoy though!

nancy said...

ok I have tried this and we cant get them to work!! I put the rice noodles in the hot oil and they just burn!! HELP what am i doing wrong???????????

Anonymous said...

god dam it! this recipe doesn't work! fuck!

Anonymous said...

You're not raping the seeds hard enough anonymous.

Anonymous said...

or you could just buy some Clancy's Cinamon Twists. even better than Taco Hell's :)

http://www.usa.aldi.com/us/html/offers/2867_13144_ENU_HTML.htm

Anonymous said...

Rotinni noodles is NOT what is used. Sure they LOOK like it (C4 explosive LOOKS like modeling clay, but they are VERY different). The "noodles" used by Taco Hell are actually corn starch based, not flour based.

Anonymous said...

Rapeseed = canola

Anonymous said...

come on people...if you actually believe that Taco Bell is freely gonna give you the recipe (SECRET RECIPE) you are dumber then dumb.no one in their right mind is not gonna give away secrets especially when it's working for them.i know cause i have a secret spudnut recipe and do you actually think i'm gonna give the SECRET RECIPE away? NO!!!! so again Taco Bell is posting a bogus recipe to throw you off.

Anonymous said...

I work at taco bell and this is right on. I just made them.

Anonymous said...

Are you supposed to cook the noodles in water and soften them before cooking them in the oil???

Name intentionally withheld said...

Can i get your spudnut recipe?!?!

Name intentionally withheld said...

Can i get your spudnut recipe?!?!

Name intentionally withheld said...

Can i get your spudnut recipe?!?!

Shift Leader said...

Hi! I am a taco bell shift lead. You do NOT want the oil to be THAT hot before you throw the noodles in! Our fryer oil at Taco Bell is NEVER hotter than 355 degrees Fahrenheit. Also, it is very important that you use a rice flour rottini noodle, using the semolina/wheat durum noodles or oil at 500 degrees could really hurt you! I would suggest using a deep fryer with a lid also for saftey reasons (sometimes the noodles pop). Other than that, this recipe is quite accurate.

Anonymous said...

www.tacobell.com/food/menuitem/Cinnamon-Twists

The taco bell site clearly says they are corn twists.

Anonymous said...

We're gonna try it tonight :)

VelvetFuzz said...

Haha, I just started working at Taco Bell and I was so surprised when I realized these are actually fried noodles! How weird!

Anonymous said...

Got a rice flour rotinni noodle.. oil is at the temp.. it fries thema nd they start to crackle but they never "grow" or expand like that of the cinnamon twists.. wondering if I am doing something wrong somewhere...

Anonymous said...

Most deep fryers only go up to 375

Anonymous said...

None of you know wtf ur talking about

Anonymous said...

Ok you are the dumb one here. First of all it's not a "secret recipe" that taco bell invented or something, it's just an item they serve even if they have rights to it, they're not the only people in the world who can make it. Also they sell the official taco bell taco meat seasoning at the grocery store for fuck sake. Lastly have you no concept of what a discruntled employee is?

Julie said...

Mr. or Ms. Anonymous, do you really have to use such foul language?

Anonymous said...

This thread is freakin hilarious..and Im starving!!!

Kimberlee Goyette said...

Here is my version I call them CINNACHIPS. [ Rice Paper sheets broken into pieces and deep fried at 375* for only a few seconds. Once they poof remove them and sprinkle with lots of cinnamon and sugar] (I buy the rice paper at Walmart in the Oriental foods section. The brand I use is the THREE LADIES BRAND)

Anonymous said...

Just buy them from Taco Bell people. What is all this fuss about. It cost you more to buy the ingredients than they would cost in at the Bell.

Rachelle Wilson said...

Actually it really is just fried noodles dude I worked there and made em myself

Anonymous said...

The taco bell website says that it is a corn based product. Try using Corn Pasta - Rotelli Style

http://www.amazon.com/Mrs-Leepers-Organic-Rotelli-12-Ounce/dp/B000LKZ93W

Anonymous said...

Taco bell's website says that the cinnamon twist is a corn based product. Try using Corn pasta- Rotelli style. That should work.

http://www.amazon.com/Mrs-Leepers-Organic-Rotelli-12-Ounce/dp/B000LKZ93W

Anonymous said...

Taco bell is more than thirty minutes away :(

Anonymous said...

Ok I started just looking up the recipe but then I started reading the comments and you people are fucking hilarious. It's like reading a skit from dumb n dumber or watching red vs blue. I love this site.

TigaHotty said...

In hopes if trying this out and making them for my kids I got everything required on the recipe. I just tried it right now and its a DUD. All it did was smell up the house with the burnt smell of noodles. Somethings not right and all it does is waste time and money when its not right. Thanks for wasting my money.

Anonymous said...

You sure have a lot of class talking like that. It's time to grow up. Nobody wants to see you ignorance. You don't know who is going to read this comments. I'm sure your parents are proud. Wow!

Anonymous said...

Hi

Leigh Horn said...

Gluten free noodles

Leigh Horn said...

Gluten free noodles

health tec said...

How about drink a glass of water and eat a salad it's waaayyyy more healthier than this mess geesh

Alan Marcusen said...

If your going to get buthurt about what you read on the internet than dont go on the fucking internet than. Pussy fuck

Alan Marcusen said...

If your going to get buthurt about what you read on the internet than dont go on the fucking internet than. Pussy fuck

Anonymous said...

Fuckity fuck fuck fucking lying ass bitch!!!! This recipe is bullshit and there is not even a real place called taco bell...stupid hoe salad is for gays.

Anonymous said...

What's up TigaHotty? Lemme sprinkle some cinnamon and sugar on you and lick it off��

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rbennett said...

So quick to judge when someone tried to give you a great recipe. This will work if you get the correct noodle. That is hard to find - but I have wasted several dollars trying different noodle types.

rbennett said...

I would ask someone to post a picture of the box of noodles so we could find them but only a couple of folks that posted on here deserves to know- such complainers and vulgar language from a couple as well-

rbennett said...

I would ask someone to post a picture of the box of noodles so we could find them but only a couple of folks that posted on here deserves to know- such complainers and vulgar language from a couple as well-

Anonymous said...

Everyone reading these comments should do not only themselves but the world a favor and kill yourself right now. Eat a bullet, drink bleach, a handful of pills, noose, you decide.

Anonymous said...

It's canola oil. Canola just sounds better than rapeseed.

Unknown said...

I guess I'm a dumb ass as well!! I work @ Taco Hell and got the same results as above🙈🙉🙊

Unknown said...

G..Grapeseed.Not Canola.

Samuel Anderson said...

350 not 500 one the oil

Samuel Anderson said...

Grapeseed canola can't take heat like that.

Samuel Anderson said...

Grapeseed canola can't take heat like that.

Samuel Anderson said...

350 not 500 one the oil

Samuel Anderson said...

G..Grapeseed.Not Canola.

Rita said...

Wow!!!!!!!
Great idea !
I am agree with you by following :
"Ingredients:
1/2 cup sugar
1 tablespoon cinnamon
Rotinni noodles
(you must use a rice based noodle)
3 cups oil, peanut oil preferred"

Great thanks for sharing!
:)

Unknown said...

The comments and the original recipe are hilarious with all the misinformation. ...and you vote?

Ingredients:
"Twist: Wheat flour, yellow corn meal, rice flour, salt. Cinnamon sugar: sugar, cinnamon, soybean oil, maltodextrin or dextrin, natural flavors. Prepared in canola oil. Contains: Wheat"

What did we possibly learn? It is primarily wheat based. I would suspect the noodles are a proprietary blend of flours. It is fried in canola oil, not peanut oil.

Here is a link to the nutrition information from Taco Bell:
https://www.nutritionix.com/label/popup/item/10197/166768

Anonymous said...

Fuck yeah

Anonymous said...

The noodles are the only expenditure of about $2 for a shit ton ....

Anonymous said...

How about you toss my salad

Anonymous said...

I'm stoned and researching whether or not this can actually be true. My brain says no, but my heart wants to believe it is. I don't even want to make these at home and don't particularly care for them from Taco Bell, I just want to know the truth. Someone needs to YouTube it if it's really how they're made (please let me know if there is one because I've been looking for a while with no success).

P.S. The comments just made my night.

LlamaKid said...

Were you using rice noodles or regular noodles? The noodles won't puff if they aren't rice

LlamaKid said...

No one mentioned Grapeseed. Rapeseed was mentioned, which exists as well, and is alternatively known as Canola

LlamaKid said...

To me, it sounds like the one who got butthurt by what was read on the internet is the same person who read the recipe and made and angry post of failure.

LlamaKid said...

To me, it sounds like the one who got butthurt by what was read on the internet is the same person who read the recipe and made and angry post of failure.

Dean Urevig said...

Apparently I have to re-post this:

The comments and the original recipe are hilarious with all the misinformation. ...and you vote?

Ingredients:
"Twist: Wheat flour, yellow corn meal, rice flour, salt. Cinnamon sugar: sugar, cinnamon, soybean oil, maltodextrin or dextrin, natural flavors. Prepared in canola oil. Contains: Wheat"

What did we possibly learn? It is primarily wheat based. I would suspect the noodles are a proprietary blend of flours. It is fried in canola oil, not peanut oil.

Here is a link to the nutrition information from Taco Bell:
https://www.nutritionix.com/label/popup/item/10197/166768

Sam said...

They worked for me. I used rice flakes (triangular rice noodles - 90% rice, 8% water and 2% salt), deep fried at 180C/375F, dropped them straight into a paper bag containing cinnamon sugar and shook them up. I've never had Taco Bell Cinnamon Twists but these were yummy - crispy, melt-in-your mouth and sweet.

plasterer bristol said...

These are my absloute favorite of all time. Would love to be able to make them myself.. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

Simon

Dan Young said...

I sell equipment to Frito-Lay which owns Taco Bell and Pepsi Co. Along with many other brands, and everyone one here is wrong. They are made just like a Cheetos. There is a machine I sell called an Extruder, that takes the Corn Flour, water, Wheat flour, Sugar, Salt, Rice Flour, Cornstarch and Caramel Coloring. Blends it together into a dough and then presses it thru a nozzle that has an air jet in the middle of the nozzle which puffs air into the dough. A knife rotates on the tip of the nozzle, cutting off the twists to the makers desired length by speeding up for shorter twists and slowing down for longer twists. Once cut the directly fall into a vat of either Cottonseed or Canola oil that is set at 345℉ + or - 10℉ depending upon the desired length of twists. They travel across the vat and are pulled onto a metal draining chain. Which takes about 3 minutes for them to come off the nozzle go thru the oil and come out onto the chain. They then go onto a machine called an enroaber which covers them in cinnamon and sugar if they are going to be bagged and sold as a ready to eat product or they skip this enroabing step and bag them without the cinnamon and sugar and just bag them for when they go to Taco Bell, which just heats them for 1:45 in their fryers to warm them and make them wet with oil to get the cinnamon and sugar to stick to them and then they bag them in a .125 oz. Wrapper and sell them to you for $1-$2.50 each mini bag hot. I also sell this machinery to other companies like Rudolph's pork rinds www.Rudolphfoods.com which make them the exact same way and sell them in 3 - 10 oz. Bags for $1-$3 at any Walmart or Dollar General Store's. So save yourself a major headache and buy them or find a recipe for Multigrain Churros as their the exact same thing too. Hope this helps, Dan Young, Young Supply Co. Inc. Dyoung2183@ gmail dot com