Did you know Boma~ Flavors of Africa at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge offers free cookie decorating to kids of all ages every afternoon! Head to the restaurant at 1:30 for a 30 minute decorating session. Guests are provided with an animal shaped sugar cookie and decorating supplies such as icing and sprinkles.
One Christmas treat I had never heard of until this year is Corn Flake Wreaths. I had a friend talk about them and then I found them all over Pinterest. As soon as I saw them, I knew I wanted to try them… but I had to add a Disney twist to them! The Hidden Mickey Corn Flake Wreath was born (at least in my house)!
1/3 cup butter
5 cups miniature marshmallows
1 tsp green food coloring
6 cups corn flakes
Handful of red candies (cinnamon candy, nonpareils, or red pearls)
Measure 6 cups of corn flakes into a large bowl. Melt the butter in a large saucepan over low heat. Once the butter is melted, add 5 cups of marshmallows (I would suggest more) and stir continuously until completely melted. Stir in the green food coloring.
Pour melted marshmallows into the large bowl with the corn flakes or pour the corn flakes into the marshmallows. Either way will work. Stir until well coated.
On your kitchen counter, lay spoonfuls of the corn flake/ marshmallow mixture onto parchment paper. Spray your hands with cooking spray and use your fingers to shape each corn flake blob into an individual wreath. Top each wreath with red candies.
While I have not experienced this personally, I have had several friends confirm this freebie truly is FREE! While walking down Main Street USA in Magic Kingdom, stop by the Main Street Confectionery. If the park is not too busy, you will possibly see a Cast Member with samples of cookies, candy, fudge, or cotton candy. Sometimes after the fudge demonstration, they will give away samples as well. Most likely after tasting these samples, guests can’t resist buying! 🙂
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Did you know today was National S’mores Day? August 10 marks this special day for a fabulous dessert! You can easily make your own s’mores at home over the fire, or follow this Disneyland recipe to make your own S’mores Bake! However, if you are at Walt Disney World on August 10, make sure you indulge on these tasty twists to the common s’more.
- Head to your favorite resort at Walt Disney World for s’mores around the campfire!
- Enjoy a S’mores Cupcake or S’mores Cheesecake at Wilderness Lodge. You can find the recipe for the cupcake over at Mouzekateerz!
- At Le Cellier in Epcot, you can enjoy a kids s’mores dessert! A scoop of vanilla ice cream is sandwiched between two gourmet chocolate covered graham cracker cookies. A rainbow sprinkled marshmallow is stuck into the top of the sandwich!
- You can also get S’mores at 50’s Prime Time Cafe at Hollywood Studios. Or try to make ’em at home! 🙂
- At The Main Street Confectionary in Magic Kingdom, you can try a S’mores Sandwich!
- I’ve heard that in Epcot at Kringla Bakeri, you can try S’mores in a glass, simply called “S’more.”
- S’mores Fudge is also found throughout the parks, where fudge is sold.
We enjoy Frozen at our house. We saw it in the theatre, we own the DVD, we have the digital copy for the iPad and my 22 month old says “Let a gooo” each time we get in the car. However, we still think it’s a “girl movie.” It has princesses. ‘Nuff said.
When I decided to join this Frozen Blog Hop Party, it took C-man and me a while to decide what we would do. Everything was so girly, he said Olaf was used too much, and we couldn’t come up with anything for Sven…. Then we remembered the trolls! Trolls are ugly, dirty, and basically rocks. Three things that describe boys! We were on to something.
While I wanted to throw a full fledged troll party, we just didn’t have time. Summer is crazy around here, so we settled on a few crafts and a few desserts- just the two of us!
Our first project was to create our own trolls out of river rocks. Ours aren’t as cute as the examples I found on Pinterest, but we still had fun making them and C-man thinks they are great!
While I was getting some of the supplies at the store, I found gray Crayola Model Magic clay. We tried to make our own trolls out of clay, but they turned out worse than the rock trolls! Again, C-man thought they were wonderful- even though he said they looked more like pigs than trolls!
Finally, we did our treats. It seems like every time we make a Disney treat it involves a cupcake. Frozen was no exception. We made chocolate cupcakes and tinted the icing gray. These were the trolls in rock form! We sprinkled green sprinkles on the top to represent the moss. I just wish I could have been creative enough to make the sprinkles in a swirly pattern.
Our second treat also used chocolate, grey tint and green sprinkles. We made Oreo balls, dipped in gray tinted white chocolate, with sprinkles on top. Again, rocks with moss. Not the most creative, but fun and DELICIOUS!
We had so much fun making our Trolls to look at and our rocks to eat! What would you create to represent “The Love Experts” in Frozen?
Some of the best chocolate I’ve had is Ghirardelli. One of the best desserts I’ve had at Walt Disney World is the Hot Fudge Sundae- 2 scoops of vanilla ice cream with homemade hot fudge, whipped cream, chopped almonds and a cherry. You can get it in a waffle bowl or a glass dish. Delicious. Sadly, that was not free!
What is FREE at the Ghirardelli Shop at Downtown Disney is the chocolate squares! Visit the Chocolate Shop side of the building and you’ll get a free sample of chocolate. This is a must each time we visit Downtown Disney! 🙂