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Disney Food for Families: Bringing Home Treats to Share

When my daughters were in preschool and early elementary school, there were many situations where we were required to provide a snack for a group of kids: a class, a team, or a party. In order to break up the monotony of the crackers and orange slices routine, we started to bring back group snacks from our trips to Walt Disney World.

Suckers to Share!

While there are countless Disney snack options, not all of them are suitable for group. When buying for a crowd, my criteria to consider are:

  • Relatively low cost
  • Not messy
  • Easy to transport home
  • Able to be divided/shared
  • And if we can make them nut-free, so much the better.

Also, because these are meant to be special souvenir Disney treats, I also wanted them to be identifiably Disney – showing a character or the castle, for example. Believe it or not, there are not many food items that meet all of these criteria, but here are some of the tried and true options we came up with over the years.

Chocolate-covered, Mickey-shaped pretzels. A big hit with kids and adults:

Chocolate-covered Pretzels

Mickey-shaped suckers. Great to include in favor bags:

Mickey Suckers

Suckers for Winnie the Pooh fans:

Winne the Pooh!

The Disney version of Teddy Grahams featuring Mickey, Minnie, Pluto and Donald:

Can you call them animal crackers if they picture anthropomorphic characters?

Character Crackers

Individually wrapped chocolates are good for sharing:

Disney Chocolates -- front of box

Don’t get this one if you think your crowd will squabble over who gets which character…

Back of the chocolates box

These chocolate coins are even labeled as “Treats to Share!”

A variant of the chocolate coins theme

Here are some multi-character chocolate coins:

Chocolate coins. Another choice where characters vary.

Bagged chocolate coins

We found these hard candies at the Polynesian resort:

Mickey-logoed hard candies

And two of my favorites — short bread rounds and Chip and Dale pretzels:

Short Bread rounds and Chip and Dale pretzels

You can see that there are loads of “class sharing” options at Disney World, and if some of these aren’t available on your trip, ask a cast member if they have any good ideas!

Have you found any other shareable foods to bring home? Let me know in the comments below!

Erin Foster is the Disney Food for Families columnist and a behind-the-scenes guru here at Disney Food Blog! Check out more of her posts here.

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5 Comments

  1. Becca says:

    We have always done “office sharing” and I particularly like the taffy from Goofy’s!

  2. DisneyMommy says:

    Do you happen to know if any of these treats are “peanut-free” in that they do not contain the warning for “may contain traces of peanuts” or “manufactured on the same equipment as peanuts”?

    The pictures are all making me miss WDW!

  3. Elizabeth says:

    I miss the “shortbread shorts” that they used to have. :-(

    I still enjoy the rounds though!

  4. AJ says:

    Becca — Great idea with the Goofy Salt Water Taffy!! Love it!

    DisneyMommy — I’m not 100% sure on this one, but cast members should be able to help you when you’re there! (I’m always missing WDW, so I’m with you!)

    Elizabeth — YUM! I like the chocolate covered shortbread rounds!!

  5. Tammy L says:

    Im looking for something to bring back for my sons class unfortunately candy is a No NO at his school healthy peanut free ONLY I am wondering if the teacher will allow the teddy Graham cookies or animal crackers! I know a classmate of my sons brought everyone a pencil last year because she couldnt find a healthy shareable snack

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