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3 Easy Disney Treats you can make at home
So you want to get into the Disney spirit at home, but you’re worried about burning down your own kitchen? Not to worry. There are plenty of Disney treats you can make even if the thought of turning on the oven makes you cringe. Here are three of my favorites:
1. Chocolate and Caramel Pineapples
In my last post, I talked about my love affair with Karamell-Kuche at Epcot. One of my favorite snacks to get there is the chocolate and caramel pineapples. They’re not hard to make at home either! In fact, you only need three ingredients!
Start with large pieces of pineapples (many grocery stores sell cut chunks if you don’t want to cut your own). Simply melt some chocolate and caramel and get dipping. The key is to look for melting chocolates and melting caramels so you don’t worry about the chocolate “seizing,” which is what happens to a lot of newbie chefs microwave normal chocolate chips.
This is a great post about melting chocolates from Love From The Oven. Wilton is my personal favorite – tasty yet affordable.
Okay, the Rainforest Cafe isn’t technically part of Disney, but whenever I go to Animal Kingdom, we have to stop there for a volcano! They are super easy to make at home too.
Scoop some vanilla ice cream in the middle of a large plate, and then position three pieces of brownie around to create a mountain look. If you don’t want to bake the brownies yourself, no problem – pick some up at your local grocery store bakery. Top with some drizzles of caramel (learn to make your own here or get the kind made for ice cream sundaes) and a few squirts of whipped cream.
3. Dole Whips
There are plenty of recipes out there about how to make your own Dole Whips at home (here’s one I like that is pretty easy), but if the thought of making your own ice cream is panic-inducing, don’t worry! Simply pick a vanilla ice cream your family likes and add a few spoonfuls of crushed Dole pineapples.
It’s not exactly the same, but it’s definitely in the spirit of Disney! Plus, you can add some other toppings as well, based on your family’s tastes. Try banana, cherries, or even toasted coconut for a truly tropical experience.
I hope these treats satisfy that Disney craving you’ve been having! And, if you’re ready to try some slightly more advanced (but still pretty easy!) dessert recipes, check out my Pinterest food blog, where you can find favorites such as these Cake Mix Sugar Cookies, which are even better than the Minnie’s Bake Shop cookies you can get at Disney!