Category Archives: Disney Snacks

Special Halloween Sweets at the Disney Parks

One of the best things about visiting the Disney Parks at various times of the year are the seasonal treats they offer.  The special Halloween sweets at the Disney Parks are so creative… not to mention delicious!

I don’t hide the fact that I love Disney food, so searching for special holiday and seasonal snacks is one of my favorite things to do at the Disney Parks.  I am always amazed at ingenious ways they decorate the sweets – and it inspires me to be more creative when I cook at home.

Let’s take a look!
Halloween Sweets at the Disney Parks

A tempting “poison” caramel apple (Snow White)

Halloween Sweets at the Disney Parks

Fun Jack Skellington Caramel Apple

Halloween Sweets at the Disney Parks

A Mickey Mouse Ghost Caramel Apple – look at all of that white chocolate.  Mmmm.

Halloween Sweets at the Disney Parks

A Smiling Mickey Mouse Jack-o-Lantern Caramel Apple

Halloween Sweets at the Disney Parks

A pretty Pumpkin Candy Cupcake

Halloween Sweets at the Disney Parks

Candy Corn Cupcake

Halloween Sweets at the Disney Parks

Clever Mummy Cupcake (with Mickey Ears!)

Halloween Sweets at the Disney Parks

Pumpkin Cupcake (with Mickey Ears)

Halloween Sweets at the Disney Parks

Jack-o-Lantern Marshmallow Pop.  I love all the different expressions!

Halloween Sweets at the Disney Parks

Mickey Mummy Rice Krispie Pop

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Happily Ever After Fireworks Dessert Party at the Magic Kingdom

I absolutely adore the evening spectaculars at each of the Disney Parks and the new Happily Ever After Fireworks at the Magic Kingdom is one of my all-time favorites.  It is understandably very popular, and the best way to get a great viewing spot is by booking the Happily Ever After Fireworks Dessert Party.  You not only get a wonderful spot to see the show, but you can also indulge in some fantastic treats.

Happily Ever After Dessert Party

The Happily Ever After Fireworks Dessert Party is located at the Tomorrowland Terrace.  You can purchase a spot with seating at the Terrace, or for a few dollars less, a reserved garden viewing spot in front of the castle (no seating).  For either package, the treats are located at the Tomorrowland Terrace and you can sit at tables while you enjoy your desserts.


The Terrace is an open-air space, so no air-conditioning, but it is still a comfortable place to relax prior to the evening’s entertainment.

On to the sweets…


I loved how these weren’t the same old desserts that you can see at many of the Disney restaurant buffets. These were original and nicely themed to coordinate with the Fireworks show we were about to see.

Here are some of the delights that were displayed on a buffet table…





I definitely got my money’s worth in chocolate covered strawberries alone!  I think I must have had 8 or (maybe) 10!  The Cast Members were wonderful and kept everything well stocked.  You didn’t have to worry that you wouldn’t have your fill of your favorite treat.

There was also a station with chocolate “fondue”.  It is fun to dip the different snacks into the chocolate sauce.


Also, there was a Cast Member serving bowls of vanilla ice cream…


… with toppings that could go on your ice cream or you could use the sprinkles to “decorate your own” cupcake.  I *might* have also poured my chocolate fondue sauce on top of my ice cream for a real sundae treat.


For a savory snack, cheese cubes and a fruit plate was also available.


Since this is the Magic Kingdom, there were no alcoholic beverages, but the presentation of the sparkling cider was very fancy.


There was also coffee, tea, hot cocoa, lemonade, milk and water.


After having as many sweets as possible, I decided it was time to take my spot on the lawn in the Garden Viewing area.  A Cast Member will escort you from the Tomorrowland Terrace down to the viewing area whenever you are ready.

I loved this spot on the lawn because it has a fantastic view of the Castle facade.  Without giving too much away, I just have to say that the projections on the front of Cinderella Castle will take your breath away.  So, having a great view of the Castle is very important for the show – it is not just about the Fireworks in the sky.  However, if chair seating is important to you, I definitely recommend the Terrace seating as well.



The Happily Ever After Fireworks Dessert Party is a wonderful way to cap off your day at the Magic Kingdom.  No stress about getting a great viewing spot for the show plus delicious desserts to enjoy.  You can’t go wrong if you book the Happily Ever After Fireworks Dessert Party.  What is your favorite Walt Disney World dessert party?

Some of the best Ice Cream at Walt Disney World

In honor of National Ice Cream Day, we had to honor some of the best Ice Cream at Walt Disney World. There are so many different ways to get your ice cream fix in Walt Disney World that we had to feature some of our very favorites.

Without a doubt, our kids’ favorite Disney treat is the iconic “Mickey Bar”.  Premium vanilla ice cream dipped in rich chocolate – there is nothing not to like here.


Just be sure to get lots of napkins!


Another kid favorite is the “Mickey Ice Cream Cookie Sundae” found at Tamu Tamu Refreshments in Disney’s Animal Kingdom park.  It is simple, but so cute and yummy.  A scoop of vanilla ice cream, two chocolate cookies and Mickey sprinkles make a great pick-me up.


This next dessert isn’t really billed as ice cream, but look at that mountain of vanilla deliciousness…   The Ooey Gooey Toffee Cake at the Liberty Tree Tavern in the Magic Kingdom is at the top of my list for ice cream desserts.


Right up there with the Ooey Gooey Toffee Cake, is the ‘Ohana Bread Pudding a la mode and topped with warm Bananas Fosters Sauce.   Yum… Just, yum.


No Walt Disney World ice cream list would be complete without featuring the famous Dole Whip.  This treat is dairy-free, so not really ice cream, but still refreshing and creamy.


Beaches and Cream, a small ice cream shop in the Beach Club Resort, is the home of several tremendous frozen concoctions.  In addition to the enormous “Kitchen Sink”, they have the prettiest Strawberry Shortcake Sundae that I have ever seen…

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How to make homemade Mickey Mouse Beignets!

Have you ever tried the Mickey Mouse Beignets at Disneyland Park?  They are served by the bagful at the Mint Julep Bar and as a delicious dessert at Cafe Orleans in the beautiful New Orleans Square.

Disneyland Mickey Mouse Beignets

If you have never tried a Mickey Mouse beignet, they are like puffy doughnuts, served warm and absolutely coated in powdered sugar.  Regular beignets are little squares, but these are cut into a cute Mickey Mouse shape. They may be one of the messiest treats you have ever eaten (watch out for all of that powdered sugar – and avoid wearing black!), but they sure are worth it!

At the popular Mint Julep Bar in Disneyland Park, they often offer seasonal flavors of their beignets as well.  For example, during the holidays, they have Candy Cane flavor!  The warm puffs of dough are covered in pulverized candy cane sugar… yum!



Also, during the recent 50th anniversary celebration for the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction, Disney offered “Lost Treasure Beignets” at the Mint Julep Bar.  These were coated in gold sugar!  These were lemon-flavored and so pretty!


Since the Mickey Mouse beignets are one of my favorite Disneyland treats, I decided I just had to try re-creating them at home.  I knew this would involve deep frying, which I don’t do very often, but I had a feeling these would be worth the trouble.  I happen to have a Mickey Mouse cookie cutter but of course you could just cut the dough into squares and they would still taste amazing.

I have posted the recipe below with pictures of the cooking process.  The recipe ended up not being difficult at all and  I have to say that these Mickey Mouse Beignets turned out great! Super-delicious and tasted just like the Disneyland version.  Let’s just say my family was very happy – and covered in powdered sugar!

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Mickey Mouse Beignets - Disneyland Resort
Adapted from "Delicious Disney Desserts"
Large Beignets
Large Beignets
  1. Stir yeast into the warm water in a small bowl. Let stand for 5 minutes.
  2. Combine ingredients - sugar through boiling water - in a bowl of an electric mixer.
  3. Stir in yeast mixture.
  4. Mix with the dough hook of the electric mixer on medium speed until dough is smooth.
  5. Rest dough for 30 minutes.
  6. Roll to 1/4 inch thickness and cut beignets with a Mickey Mouse cookie cutter.
  7. Cover with a towel and let dough rise until doubled in size (about 1 1/2 hours).
  8. Heat 3 inches of vegetable oil to 350 degrees in a heavy pot over medium-high heat. Fry beignets until golden - about 2-3 minutes - and turn when they are brown on one side.
  9. Remove with tongs and place on paper towels to drain (they will be very hot!). While still warm, coat the beignets with powdered sugar and serve immediately.
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It’s National Popcorn Day – What’s the best Popcorn in the world?


Yep. That’s right!  Popcorn in the Disney Parks just tastes so much better than any other popcorn (yes, Movie Theater Popcorn… I’m looking at you).

There is something about walking down Main Street, U.S.A. with a carton of Disney popcorn that means your vacation has begun!

Disney has made getting popcorn even more special by selling souvenir popcorn buckets, which I love to collect.  Holiday buckets, Cinderella Coach buckets, Star Wars buckets… they are all so fun to see.  I want them all.  Do you love Disney popcorn and what is your favorite souvenir bucket?