We’d live in the Disney parks if we could. But it’s not just about the rides and the characters. One of the most magical elements of any Disney vacation is the food. There are so many mouthwatering drinks, snacks, and meals to try that it’s definitely a disappointment to leave it all behind when you go back home.
But now, we’ve put together a list of Disney copycat recipes your kids will love that you can make right at home.
It’s a great way to enjoy the magic throughout the year instead of just when you’re on holiday. Like this exclusive recipe from Woody’s Lunch Box.
From sweet treats to a few savory snacks and meals, these are all options that you can find at Disney parks and restaurants that can easily be recreated whenever you want to make breakfast, dinner, dessert, or snack time a little more magical. Enjoy these Copycat Disney recipes!
Disney Copycat Recipes Kids Will Love
1. Hand-Dipped Mickey Ice Cream Bars
No one can resist the fun and magic of a Mickey Ice (affiliate link) Cream Bar! Enjoy them anytime you want one by making them at home. It’s easier than you think, and it’s a great way to enjoy that Disney magic in-between visits to the parks. (via Mommy Mouse Clubhouse)
2. Disneyland’s Chocolate Caramel Pretzel Rods
These deliciously sweet and salty pretzel rods are almost too good. The pretzel rods are dipped in caramel and chocolate, coated with mini M&Ms, and drizzled with even more chocolate. Your kids will ask for these again and again. (via Cooking with Ruthie)
3. Copycat Disney Apple Pie Caramel Apples
These Apple Pie Caramel Apples are to die for! They taste just like the ones you get at Disneyland, and you just can’t beat the flavor combination of apples, caramel, white chocolate, and cinnamon sugar. They’re great in the fall, but I’d eat these all year round if I could! (via Food, Folks, & Fun)
4. Frozen Chocolate Covered Bananas
There’s no guilt with eating this treat because if there’s a banana involved, it totally counts as a serving of fruit, right? Anyway, these frozen bananas are a copycat of the Disneyland version, and they’re so easy to make. These would be perfect for a summer birthday party for kids, but really, you can enjoy them all summer long. (via Pretty Providence)
5. Copycat Disney Breakfast Pizza
Start your morning off right by surprising the kids with a Copycat Disney Breakfast Pizza. Made with eggs, cheese, green salsa, and pizza crust, it’s easier than you think to put together to bring a few smiles to your family’s faces. (via See Vanessa Craft)
6. Disney Matterhorn Macaroons
This dense, moist, macaroon is dipped in chocolate and sprinkled with sugar. They’re so good. You (and the kids) are going to love every delicious bite. (via Rumbly Tumbly)
7. Gluten-Free Churros
Churros are everywhere at Disneyland, but you can enjoy your own gluten-free version at home, which is terrific if your family has food allergies or sensitivities. Lightly fried dough covered in cinnamon sugar—what could be better? (via Boulder Locavore)
8. The Grey Stuff Recipe
Hardcore Beauty and the Beast fans will recognize “the grey stuff” in the song lyrics from “Be Our Guest.” This dessert is basically a shortbread cookie topped with red velvet cake, raspberry jam, and an Oreo whipped topping. Your kids will devour it! (via My Frugal Adventures)
9. Copycat Dole Pineapple Whip
Satisfy your cravings for this super-popular Disney treat all year long! This non-dairy frozen treat is one that you can’t miss if you visit the parks, but you can make it at home, too. This is the perfect summertime treat on a hot day. (via Cincy Shopper)
10. Disneyland’s Hot Chocolate Copycat
But when the weather is cold and blustery, you’ll need a cup of hot chocolate to warm you up. Try this copycat of Disneyland’s Hot Chocolate, with creamy, chocolatey flavor in every sip. (via Onion Rings and Things)
11. Disney Copycat Carrot Cake Cookies
Have you ever tried Disney’s carrot cake cookies? They’re so good! Two carrot cake cookies are sandwiched together with pineapple-infused cream cheese frosting for a delicious treat that will satisfy any sweet tooth. (via Sugar, Spice, and Glitter)
12. Monte Cristo Sandwich
The sweet and savory flavor combination of the Monte Cristo Sandwich makes it a popular meal for Disney fans. The sandwiches are made with turkey, ham, and cheese and are served with a side of raspberry jam. (via Dinner at the Zoo)
13. Mickey Rice Krispies Treats
You’ll find Mickey Rice Krispies Treats everywhere when you visit the parks. They come topped with various goodies like mini chocolate chips and sprinkles. This version that’s dipped in chocolate and covered in mini M&Ms is a favorite. (via A Pumpkin and a Princess)
14. Hand-Dipped Corn Dogs
Parks and festivals bring out the kid in me because it’s really the only time I enjoy corn dogs. The Hand-Dipped Corn Dogs found on Main Street at Disneyland can’t be beaten. The cornbread batter is fried to crispy, golden-brown perfection. (via The Stay at Home Chef)
15. Disneyland’s Mickey Mouse Beignets
These fried pillows of dough taste like heaven on a plate! Served along with raspberry jam when they’re warm from the oven, they taste like a jelly-filled donut, but better. (via Rumbly Tumbly)
16. Disney Inspired Mickey Mouse Soft Pretzels
These Disney inspired soft pretzels are buttery soft and are best eaten right when they come out of the oven. They’d make a great snack for a Mickey party! (via Liz on Call)
17. Pineapple Cobbler
This recipe for Pineapple Cobbler comes straight from Disney’s Aulani Resort in Hawaii, so you know it’s the real deal. If you’ve made any cobblers before, this recipe will be easy for you; you’re just using a different fruit than you normally would. (via Yellow Bliss Road)
18. Cotton Candy Lemonade
Here’s a drink the kids are going to love even if they’ve never tried it in the parks. It’s perfect for those days when you’re suffering from the sweltering heat and just need a yummy, fruity beverage to refresh yourself. It’s the ultimate fun drink; kids will love watching the cotton candy dissolve into the lemonade. And if you’re unsure if you’ll like the cotton candy/lemonade flavor combo, you have to give it a try. You’ll be glad you did. (via Bitz & Giggles)
19. Chocolate Peanut Butter Sandwiches from Disneyland
Who wouldn’t love a chocolate peanut butter sandwich? These yummy desserts will become a quick favorite to make for your family at home. Made with peanut butter, graham crackers, and chocolate, they couldn’t be easier or more delicious. (via Picky Palate)
Which of these yummy Disney copycat recipes will you make first for your kids?
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