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Hello! I hope you are all doing well and staying healthy. I don’t know about you, but one of my favorite things to do is snack during quarantine. Who knew being home could make you so hungry? Today we will be sharing recipes for DIY Disney World snacks! This is a great way to bring the Disney Parks right to your house.
Don’t forget to check out our post on DIY Disney World cocktails!
Both Disney World and Disneyland are famous for their churros. So much so, that Disney actually released their recipe for us to enjoy while staying-at-home!
- 1 cup water
- 8 tablespoons butter
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¾ teaspoon ground cinnamon, divided
- 1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
- 3 eggs
- 1 ½ cups vegetable or canola oil
- ½ cup sugar
- Combine water, butter, salt, and ¼ teaspoon cinnamon in 1 ½-quart saucepan over medium heat. Bring pot to rolling boil.
- Reduce heat to low.
- Add flour and stir vigorously until mix forms a ball. Remove from heat and let rest for 5-7 min.
- Add eggs, one at a time, and stir until combined. Set aside.
- Using caution, heat oil in medium skillet or 1-quart saucepan over medium-high heat or until temperature reaches 350˚.
- Spoon dough into piping bag fitted with large star tip. Pipe 1-inch strip of dough over saucepan, cut with knife, and drop into hot oil. Repeat until churro bites fill saucepan with room to fry.
- Fry churro bites until golden brown. Remove with slotted spoon or mesh spider strainer.
- Drain churro bites on paper towel.
- Mix sugar and ½ teaspoon cinnamon in medium bowl. Toss in churro bites until coated. Place on serving plate and serve with favorite dipping sauce.
Here’s a video to help you on your journey to the best churros!
Recipe and video from the Disney Parks Blog.
We are also lucky enough to snag the recipe for the cult-favorite DOLE Whip!
- 1 big scoop of ice cream (use dairy-free ice cream for closest to the original)
- 4 oz. pineapple juice
- 2 c. frozen pineapple
Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth. Serve in a glass!
Recipe adapted from DeseretNews.com.
Don’t forget to check out our recipe for a boozy version of the DOLE Whip!
Any food tastes better shaped like Mickey and pretzels are no exception. My family and I happen to love soft pretzels and nothing screams comfort more than bread baking in the oven. Here is a recipe to DIY one of the best iconic Disney World snacks! You can follow the recipe and serve them sweet (with sugar and sprinkles) or use salt for a savory version. Either way, you’re in for a treat!
- 1.5 cups warm water
- 1 Tablespoon sugar
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1 packet active dry yeast
- 4.5 cups flour
- 2 oz butter, melted
- 2/3 cups baking soda
- 1 egg, beaten
- Sugar, for sprinkling on top
- 1/2 cup rainbow sprinkles + a bit more for sprinkling on top
- Combine water, sugar, and salt in a large bowl, and sprinkle yeast on top. Let sit for 5 minutes or until the mixture begins to foam. Add the flour and butter, and mix on low speed until well-combined. Add a ½ cup of rainbow sprinkles. Mix on medium speed for about 4-5 minutes until dough is smooth and pulls away from the side of the bowl.
- Remove dough from bowl. Clean the bowl and spray with oil. Return dough to bowl and cover with a tea towel, and let it sit in a warm place for about 50-55 minutes, or until the dough has doubled in size.
- Preheat oven to 450˚F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper and spray with oil.
- Bring a medium pot of water and the baking soda to a rolling boil.
- Turn dough out onto a slightly oiled surface and divide into 16 equal pieces. Roll out each piece into a 12-inch rope. Loop a dough rope to form a circle in the middle, but with about 2 inches of dough on the ends. Roll the dough ends into coils on top of the circle to form a Mickey shape. Place onto prepared baking sheet. Repeat for remaining pieces.
- Use tongs to place pretzels into boiling water, one by one, for 15 seconds. Remove from water and place onto lined pan. Brush tops of pretzels with beaten egg and sprinkle with more rainbow sprinkles and sugar.
- Bake until dark golden brown, about 10-13 minutes. Transfer to cooling rack for 5 minutes before serving.
Recipe from Disney Family.
Smelling fresh popped, buttery popcorn brings me right back to the Disney Parks! Now you can certainly get your popcorn fix by using the microwave and some bagged popcorn, but where’s the fun in that? Fresh popcorn on the stovetop or popcorn maker is so. much. better. Trust me! Here’s a recipe for the theme park popcorn:
- Popcorn kernels (Disney Resorts use Pop Secret Kernels, but you can use whatever you can find!)
- Popcorn Oil
- Flavacol Seasoning
- Turn popcorn maker on
- Pour 1 TBSP of popcorn oil into popcorn maker
- Allow oil to warm up in popcorn maker for 30 seconds
- Pour 1/4 cup of popcorn kernels into popcorn maker
- Popcorn should be ready in 1-3 minutes
- Pour on some Flavacol popcorn seasoning
Recipe from MagicalRecipes.net.
Now, you don’t have to get fancy with your popcorn! Also, don’t fret if you don’t have a popcorn maker! Alton Brown released a great video on making popcorn at home during quarantine.
Mickey Premium Bar
We always look forward to our first Mickey Premium Bar while visiting Disney World Resort. Yes, you can also buy some at your local grocery store, but with limited supplies and it being tough to get out of the house, here’s a DIY recipe.
- Vanilla ice cream
- Mickey cookie cutter
- Jumbo craft popsicle sticks (wide sturdy ones)
- 1 Cup Semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 2 1/2 Tbsp Coconut oil
- Let vanilla ice cream soften a little. Not too soft or else you’ll have a milkshake. Just soft enough to handle easily.
- While ice cream is softening, mix together semi-sweet chocolate chips and coconut oil to a microwave safe bowl.
- Heat 30 seconds and mix. Repeat until completely melted.
- Scoop ice cream to fill Mickey cookie cutter and then lift cookie cutter.
- Hold over chocolate mixture and spoon over chocolate to complete cover.
- Lay on tray and repeat steps 3-5 until 4 Mickey Bars are made.
- Place tray back in freezer for 15-20 minutes to have stiffer ice cream.
Recipe from InsidetheMagic.net.
I hope these recipes for DIY Disney World snacks bring the theme parks right into your home!
To all of the Moms out there, I hope you have a wonderful Mother’s Day!
Tune in next week for an all new post. Until then… Cheers!!