We recently asked you guys to send us your most favorite Walt Disney World snacks. The rules said that it could be any snack, from the parks to the resorts, but it had to be on property. From the 500+ submissions that we got from you, a few of them were mentioned a lot more than others. From the ones that we hadn’t tried, we went out and got a taste of them. We also decided that we would give them a score out of 10 based on how much we enjoyed them. And what would this list be without a recipe for each of them? So without further ado, here are the recipes for your favorite Walt Disney World snacks.
WARNING! Do not read this article on an empty stomach. It will leave you feeling hungry, and you will hate us for it! 🙂
Mickey Pretzels (Walt Disney World)
Hailed as “the most talked-about treat at Disney Parks” (Disney Parks Blog), this original Frontierland treat is best with either chocolate or cheese dipping sauces. 8/10
Mickey Pretzel Recipe
4 cups warm water
1/2 cup baking soda
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 1/4 cup warm water
1 packet active dry yeast
1 tbsp vegetable oil
5 cups all-purpose flour
Kosher salt, for topping
In small mixing bowl, let dissolve the yeast in warm water for about 10-15 minutes. In a large bowl, mix the flour, sugar, and salt together. Add in the oil and the yeast mixture. Mix until it forms into a dough. If your mixture is too dry, add one teaspoon of water at a time until desired consistency is reached. If too sticky, add one teaspoon of flour until desired consistency is reached. Knead dough until smooth, about 5-7 minutes. Coat a large bowl with cooking spray and place the dough into bowl. Spray plastic wrap with cooking spray, cover the dough, and let ride in a warm area of your kitchen for about an hour until the dough doubles in size. Preheat oven to 450 degrees fahrenheit. Cover baking sheet with cooking spray. In a large bowl, dissolve baking soda in 4 cups of warm water and set aside. Remove dough from bowl.
On a lightly floured surface roll each piece into a rope and shape into Mickey Mouse. Once Mickey is shaped properly, carefully pick him up, quickly dunk him into the baking soda and water solution. Place Mickey pretzel on a baking sheet and sprinkle with kosher salt. Bake until browned, approx. 8 minutes.
Brush with butter and serve with cheese or chocolate dipping sauces (optional).
Do not make your rope pieces too fat, as they will expand in the oven.
Make sure all the pieces are pressed well into each other so that they don’t separate while baking.
School Bread from Norway (EPCOT)
When a long time friend told me that his favorite snack at Walt Disney World is the School Bread from the Norway Pavilion at EPCOT, I was skeptical. But once we saw that so many people were recommending it, we went out to try some. I’m now a believer! 9/10
Norway School Bread Recipe
2 pints water
3 1/2 ounces sugar
2 1/2 ounces butter (melted)
8 ounces shredded coconut
3 ounces dry yeast
1 teaspoon cardamom
2 pounds flour
1 whole egg
Heat the water and butter to 95 degrees fahrenheit. Mix flour, sugar, cardamom, yeast, and egg together for about 5 minutes until the dough is stiff. Form your dough in a ball and place in a greased bowl, cover it with plastic wrap and let it rise for 45-50 minutes, the dough should have doubled in size. Next, roll the dough out into the shape of a log and cut into five ounce pieces. Roll each piece into a ball, drop them onto a non-stick baking pan and let them rise for another 30 minutes. Bake for 15 minutes in 375 degree oven, then take out and let it cool.
Mix the powdered sugar with the water one table spoon at a time until the desired consistency is achieved to make icing. Form hole in the bread using the back of a teaspoon. Dip bread in the icing, hole side down, and sprinkle with shredded coconut. Using a pastry bag, squeeze your vanilla custard (recipe below) inside the hole and swirl at the top for decoration.
4 egg yolks
1 2/3 cups milk
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon corn starch
1/4 cup sugar
In a large saucepan bring the milk to a boil and set aside. In a bowl, beat eggs, sugar, and vanilla until the mixture doubles in volume. Add the hot milk a few drops at a time to temper the eggs, mixing well after each addition. Place into a metal mixing bowl. Dissolve the cornstarch in a little water stirring constantly until it thickens to the proper consistency. It must not boil. Cool down by placing the pan in an ice bath.
Carrot Cake Cookie (Disney’s Hollywood Studios)
With all the
demolition construction going on at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, one place that were glad isn’t closing in the Writers Stop. Nestled away, it’s easy to miss this coffee shop. But if you stumble upon it, be sure to try a Carrot Cake Cookie. 8/10
Easy Carrot Cake Cookie Recipe
Standard Carrot Cake mix found in most grocery stores
8 tbsp butter
1 cup confectionary sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
8 oz of cream cheese
1/2 cup of crushed pineapple, (well drained)
Make the standard Carrot Cake recipe according to the packets instructions. Make mixture into rounded off spoonfuls and drop onto a cookie sheet. Bake according to instructions on the packet. Once they are done, set them aside to cool down. While you are waiting, whip all the remaining ingredients together and place a tablespoon or more of icing onto each cookie. Finally, sandwich two cookies together to complete.
Dole Whip (Magic Kingdom)
Ah, yes! What could be better on a hot Florida summers day than a soft serve Dole Whip. It is quite possible that this is the most famous snack at The Walt Disney World Resort. We love it! 10/10
The Best Dole Whip Recipe Ever!
1 cup of low fat coconut milk
4 cups of small chunks frozen pineapple
Place the coconut milk and frozen chunks of pineapple into a food processor or high powered blender. Turn on food processor and blend until the consistency becomes thick and creamy. You will have to stop several times and push the pineapple down towards the blades. Keep blending until all of the pineapple chunks are completely gone and the mixture is smooth. Enjoy immediately as it is ‘soft serve’ and will become watery quite quickly. Tip: add 3-4 tbsp of rum to make it into an adult snack!
Funnel Cake from Sleepy Hallow (Magic Kingdom)
Another classic Walt Disney World snack is the fantastic Funnel Cake from Sleepy Hallow at Magic Kingdom. Sure, you can get funnel cake in the other Orlando Theme Parks or even your local carnival, but none are as good as those made at Walt Disney World. Another best seller! 10/10
Walt Disney World Funnel Cake Recipe
1 1/2 tablespoons of baking powder
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
2 cups of milk
1/2 teaspoon of salt
2 cups of all-purpose flour
2 1/2 tablespoons of sugar
In a large bowl, mix together the eggs, vanilla, sugar and milk until it’s consistency is smooth and silky. Slowly add the flour, salt and baking powder, being sure to stir as you go to make sure your batter is smooth.
In a deep pan heat 1-inch of vegetable oil over medium to high heat. When your oil is hot enough, use a funnel to pour the batter gently into the oil in a circular motion.
When one side of your funnel cake is brown, use kitchen tongs to flip it over. Remove from the heat and let it drip off over some paper towels to soak up any remaining oil. Sprinkle it generously with powdered sugar, strawberries and whipped cream.
Is it a croissant? Is it a donut? A relatively new snack found at EPCOT is the Cronut! So what exactly is it? “It’s sweet, it’s warm, it’s deep fried and topped with cinnamon and sugar,” says Epcot Executive Chef Jens Dahlmann. “Simply delicious.” And we wholeheartedly agree! 9/10
Easy EPCOT Cronut Recipe
Heat oil in a heavy pan to 350 degrees fahrenheit. Open the can(s) of crescent rolls. Divide each crescent triangle in half. Either create donut shapes or “holes” with the crescent dough. Drop each piece of dough into the hot oil. Fry approx 90 seconds on each side or until golden brown. Place on a paper towel to drain any excess oil. Top them with powdered sugar or a mixture of cinnamon and granulated sugar.
Warm Cinnamon Roasted Almonds (Walt Disney World)
I was never a fan of this snack as a child visiting Walt Disney World, but as I’ve grown older I grew more and more attached to them. They are a great comfort food, I especially enjoy munching on them while waiting for Wishes to start at the Magic Kingdom. 8/10
Walt Disney World Cinnamon Roasted Almonds Recipe
1/3 cup butter
2 egg whites
2 teaspoons salt
1 cup granulated white sugar
4 teaspoons cinnamon
16 ounces whole almonds
Preheat oven to 325. Leave butter in oven-safe bowl or cup to soften, about 10 minutes.
While you are waiting, beat the egg whites with the salt using an electric mixer until frothy. Gradually add sugar and beat vigorously until the mixture is thickened and it sticks to the back of a tablespoon. Add cinnamon and mix gently until fully blended. Fold in almonds and then stir in the butter.
Gently pour the mixture onto a foil-lined cookie sheet and spread the mixture to a single layer of nuts. Bake for about 10 minutes, stir, and return to oven for another 10 minutes. Repeat 4-5 times, for a total cooking time of 40-50 minutes, or until mixture has glazed onto almonds and almonds are crisp. Mixture will froth and foam during the early stages of baking, but will bake onto the nuts towards the end of the baking time.
Serve warm or at room temperature.
LeFou’s Brew (Magic Kingdom)
Named after Gaston’s sidekick and described as a “no-sugar added frozen apple juice with a hint of toasted marshmallow, topped with all-natural passion fruit-mango foam” (Disney Parks Blog). We find it quite amusing that they say it has no sugar added, because it tastes like it’s got a pound of sugar in each mug. Because it’s quite new to the park and because so many people requested it, we included it in our list. 9/10
LeFou’s Brew Recipe
4 tablespoons of Passionfruit Juice
4 tablespoons of Mango Nectar/Juice
3 tablespoons of sugar
1 cup of heavy whipping cream (cold)
Pour the whipping cream into a mixing bowl. Add the mango and passionfruit juices. Add the sugar and beat on high until stiff peaks form (this can take a while and it helps if your mixing bowl has been chilled). Set aside in a refrigerator.
2 (12 ounce) cans of frozen no-sugar added apple juice concentrate (frozen)
12 ounces of cold water
3 tablespoons of Torani Toasted Marshmallow Syrup
Empty both cans of frozen apple juice into a blender. Add the water and Torani Toasted Marshmallow Syrup. Blend on high for about 10-15 seconds, until the consistency resembles that of a slush beverage. Immediately pour into glasses and top with prepared foam topping.
This beverage will not keep for very long. It is essential that you serve it as soon as possible.