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Top 5 Disney Snacks to Take Home From the Parks

Let’s face it, sometimes it’s just nice to bring a little bit of Disney home with you to help you get over that post-Disney depression! And I know that lots of folks end up with plenty of Disney Dining Plan snack credits left over at the end of a Disney World trip. Or maybe you have friends and family you’d like to bring a treat home for.

Here are my top five favorite snacks to bring home from the parks!

Caramel Corn from Epcot’s Karamell Küche

This delicious snack is downright heavenly. Ever since Karamell Küche opened in the Fall of 2010, it’s been a must-stop location for me every time I’m in Epcot — even if my only reason for being there is to smell the gorgeous smells coming from those candy kitchens!

Making The Caramel Popcorn

Karamell Kuche Caramel Corn

Read all about how the caramel corn is made in this post! A small bag is $2.95, or a snack credit. A large bag is $5.95.

Fudge

You can find it at all of the candy counters in Walt Disney World and Disneyland, and it’s pretty amazing! The candy cast members make dozens of fudge flavors right on the premises, so it’s 100% fresh for you! The best part? You can purchase six pieces of fudge and get a discount! Read more about the wonders of Disney fudge here.

Butterfinger Fudge In The Making

Reese's Pieces Fudge -- Specialty for Halloween

Fudge costs $3.95 a piece, or a snack credit.

Mickey Rice Krispie Treat

These classic snacks always top the “best” lists for travelers to Disney parks. Relatively low-fat and very high flavor, you just can’t go wrong with a Mickey-shaped Rice Krispie Treat. Find these yummy snacks dipped in chocolate or plain, and in all different sizes!

Classic giant Mickey head Crisped Rice Treat

Mickey Rice Krispie Treats

These usually cost between $3.50 and $4.00 for small treats, depending on chocolate dipping (large versions like the one pictured first are higher priced). You can also purchase the small treats for a snack credit.

Caramel Apple

Disney parks corner the market on caramel apples! Creating gorgeous and innovative treats piled high with toppings, you’re bound to find one that you can’t pass up. Nuts, chocolate, candy, cookie crumbs, candy bars, and more have been known to top these goodies. Don’t forget to ask the cast member to cut it up for you if you’d like to eat it that day. Of course, if you’re purchasing it to bring home, leaving it whole will make it last longer.

Time to Make the Apples

Cute Mickey and Minnie Apples

Some of the more decorated apples will cost you upwards of $9 or more. You can find them in most candy shops on Disney World and Disneyland property. Usually these are not available for a snack credit — gotta pay out of pocket.

Make-Your-Own Treat From Goofy’s Candy Company

If you want the ultimate take-home snack, head to Goofy’s Candy Company in Disney World’s Downtown Disney. Browse through the offerings and choose from pretzel rods, Mickey Rice Krispie Treats, Caramel Apples, Giant Oreo Cookies, and more as your “base snack.” From there, decorate to your heart’s content! Choose a chocolate coating, a topping, and a drizzle flavor; then add more for an extra cost. On my recent visit, I asked that a Mickey Rice Krispie Treat be dipped in white chocolate, coated in Oreo cookie crumbs, and drizzled with milk chocolate! These are boxed for you to take home!

Creating the Make-Your-Own Goofys Treat

White Chocolate, Oreo, and Milk Chocolate Mickey Rice Krispie Treat

These treats range from around $5-10 depending on the base snack and toppings you choose. Unfortunately, you can’t use a snack credit for these.

So, I’ve shared my favorites! What are your top treats to bring home from the Disney parks? Let us know in the comments section below!

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33 Comments

  1. Jill says:

    Don’t forget the roasted nuts from Magic Kingdom! They are delicious, portable and one bag lasts for a long time!

  2. The fudge is my favorite. Last week we had 5 snack credits remaining…Thankfully the Boardwalk Bakery was right downstairs:) I think we got one of everything…

  3. Kelly says:

    I really like the packaged vanilla & chocolate character cookies & gummy candies you can find at most gift stores…they store for months :)

  4. Sarah says:

    You know me, I’m a sucker for the snacks from the Japan pavilion! :)

  5. Christa says:

    Popcorn. I know it sounds lame, but Disney popcorn is better than any other popcorn anywhere. And, it’s better from the cart in Main Street than anywhere else! Don’t know why?

  6. Beth says:

    I love that caramel corn! I’ve been making a habit of bringing a bag home!

  7. Dawn says:

    We always pick up a bag of the Disney snack mix the stores there carry. This makes a nice treat at the airport while we wait for our flight. We also pick up a box of the coconut and chocolate Mickey heads and share them with family.

  8. canadianslovewdw says:

    I agree with Deej. the roasted nuts are the best we usually get a few bags to take home.. and you can use a snack credit for them

  9. John Grigas says:

    I always try to get a box or 2 of the Mickey Pants Walker Shortbread. It goes in my freezer and I have one every Sunday until my next trip to “the World!” It’s a nice park reminder with some black coffee.

    I agree on the popcorn . . . the containers go home with me, but the popcorn never makes it that far. Still, we use them every time we pop popcorn at home.

  10. Shelly Valladolid says:

    I like the sour balls. And Dole Whip. What, never packed anything in dry ice before?

  11. Jenny says:

    All of these treats look sooooooooooooo good!

  12. steve says:

    For years I have always brought home caramel apples from my Disney vacations. But this past November I discovered a new favorite to bring home and that is the fantastic caramel corn from Karamell Küche!

  13. Amanda says:

    The caramel corn is one of my favorite snacks. We bought extra the day we left, but it doesn’t keep as well as we hoped it would.

  14. Chef Ron says:

    The Caramel Corn is truly a snack for the ages at Karamell Küche.

    But I do have to admit, the chocolate covered Mickey Pretzels are a snack that I grab as soon as I get on property. Those things are Chef Ron-Crack. :)

  15. Christa says:

    I am also a HUGE fan of the sour gummies that come in the green “Goofy’s Candy Co” bags that you find all over WDW. YUM!

  16. carolyn says:

    The giant Mickey rice krispy treats cracked me up!

  17. Marion says:

    You all highlighted the little mickey-head shaped cheese crackers from Chip N Dale’s Snack Co. awhile back. We tried them and they’ve become a staple for us this past year as we’ve had annual passes. Have a few with a cup of “Alice In Wonderland” tea and it feels like the touch of Disney we’re missing when we’re not there!

  18. Thank you for this article, AJ. It’s like you have perfect timing. I have friends going on the DDP, and I just told them they’d have snack credits left over. So I just sent them a link to this post. I know they’ll be hooked on DFB in no time!

  19. Mark says:

    I think we brought home 4 bags of caramel corn from Germany and a caramel apple the other week LOL. That store may be the best place to spend snack credits on the DDP and like what Sarah said, the little candies in japan are really good as well!

  20. Joy4Tigger says:

    For snacks we love bringing home some savory stuff like Mickey head pretzels or the Mickey head cheese crackers. Although not a “snack” we also love bringing home the Mickey shaped pasta.

    And if you’re lucky enough to stay in a resort that puts chocolate on your pillow at turndown service – save the chocolates (and if you leave a good tip you might get extra chocolate!) for when you get home and then surprise your family members by putting Disney chocolates on their pillows! I did this from when we had a short 3 night stay at the Grand Floridian. In fact, I think I’ll surprise my kids by putting the chocolates on their pillows tonight!

  21. Mark W says:

    It may not be “gourmet,” or even very specially Disney, but I love buying a bunch of bags of the Goofy’s Candy Co. gummies and taking them home.

    “Disney popcorn is better than any other popcorn anywhere. And, it’s better from the cart in Main Street than anywhere else!”

    Yes! Agree with this 100% Christa!

  22. Tana says:

    “Way back” in 2009 Goofy’s Candy Kitchen’s make your own snacks participated in the DDP for snack credits – that was SUCH a treat (and a great way at the end of our trip to use up snack credits!). We were sad to see when we were there last October that this is no longer the case.

    but – we’ve found ways to burn off those extra snack credits at the end of the week… caramel popcorn, Mick & Minnie shortbread cookies, slushies… Mmm!

  23. Guest says:

    Don’t forget the Chocolate Chip Supreme Cookies by Minnie’s Bake Shop Snacks! I load up on those every time!

  24. Essie says:

    Custom made caramel apples: layer of caramel, covered with a layer of milk chocolate, covered with a layer of vanilla fudge and then rolled in chopped pecans; you’ll never need another type of caramel apple!!!! :)

  25. Martha says:

    If we’re including Disneyland in this, my vote for best take-home snack would be a Matterhorn macaroon from the Jolly Holiday bakery. I’m not a big fan of macaroons normally, but these are terrific!

  26. Gaylin says:

    I always bring home a slab of English Toffee – love the stuff.
    I have brought home fudge as well – Pumpkin Fudge in October/November!
    A new bring home is a square of dark chocolate salted caramel from Karamel Kuche.

    I often bring home a box of Minnie’s Bakery Character Cookies (think Disney themed animal crackers) for people I know with little kids. Makes a great edible souvenir for small folk. And I never get tempted to eat them myself (allergies), so they always make it to their intended tummies.

  27. Deborah says:

    My newest favorite snack is the gourmet marshmallows from Trolly Treats on Buena Vista Street in California Adventure. They are great to eat in the park and last about a week if you bring them home – just pack carefully to avoid smashing them! Smores, Raspberry Chocolate and Luscious Lemon are our favorites; $5.95 for a pack of 2.

  28. Julie says:

    Last month we stopped at Babycakes NYC in Downtown Disney before going home and got a bunch of cookie sandwiches with our snack credits. They traveled well and were an amazing treat. It was funny eating Downtown Disney Babycakes treats at home because we actually live only a half hour drive from the Babycakes in New York City. The fact that they were from Disney made them even more special!

  29. Connie DeRoboam says:

    I love to bring home some toffee from the Candy Palace. Also, for some reason I LOVE the bags of Mickey shaped pretzels- usually bring a few bags home!

  30. Louis says:

    For those who go to Disneyland, the in park made English Toffee on Main Street is the ultimate treat.

  31. Rose says:

    We actually had so many snack leftover on our dining plan we got aver a dozen rice krispie treats to take home and used them as party favors for our sons Birthday

  32. Amy says:

    The sad part is there are no more make your own giant Oreo cookies at Goofy’s in Downtown Disney. I was extremely disappointed. I have not been to Goofy’s for three years, I set my vacation around Goofy’s and to my dismay when I was there a month ago, the make your own Giant Oreo was no longer available. I spoke to one of the cast members about this, Lucas, he was very apologetic and nice and I told the managing cast member how great Lucas was at trying to console me, but I was still so disappointed.

  33. Cindy Hedstrom Richmond says:

    We live locally so I always bring home a couple of Carrot Cake Cookies from the Writers Stop at DHS.

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