Dining in Disneyland: Dia de los Muertos Treats

New to the Disneyland Resort this season are an adorably festive line of Dia de los Muertos Treats.

Dia de los Muertos Cake Pops

Dia de los Muertos Cake Pops

For the past few years, Zocalo Park in Frontierland has had a gorgeous display where you can participate in some fun activities and learn about the traditions of Dia de los Muertos.

Dia de los Muertos Signage

Dia de los Muertos Signage

This colorful area is most definitely worth a visit during Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort, bring a themed treat with you and you’ve got a perfect afternoon!

Zocalo Park Decor

Zocalo Park Decor

I purchased my Dia de los Muertos treats to-go at Marceline’s in Downtown Disney.  However they can also be found at Candy Palace and Pooh Corner in Disneyland as well as Trolley Treats over at Disney California Adventure.

The Mickey and Minnie “Sugar Skull” designs come in Cake Pops, Caramel Apples and also Crisped Rice Treats.  Let’s start with the Caramel Apples.

Dia de los Muertos Caramel Apples To Go from Marceline's

Dia de los Muertos Caramel Apples To Go from Marceline’s

One of my favorite things to do in Downtown Disney is pass by the window at Marceline’s.  On this visit, they were actually making the Sugar Skull themed Mickey and Minnie Apples.  It always amazes me how easy these cast members make decorating the specialty apples look.  If that were me in there, it would be a mess!

Sugar Skull Caramel Apples Under Construction

Sugar Skull Caramel Apples Under Construction

The detail on these is really great.  Everything from the hearts on the ears, to the curled up smile.  I also watched them make the red sugar coated marshmallow flowers that are placed on Minnie’s ear.

Marshmallow "Flowers" Ready to be Place on Minnie's Ear

Marshmallow “Flowers” Ready to be Place on Minnie’s Ear

The specialty apples come decorated as a traditional Dia de los Muertos “Sugar Skulls.”  Remove the colorful decor & marshmallow ears and these sort of remind me of the Jack Skellington Caramel Apples.  Here’s the Mickey Mouse version.

Mickey Sugar Skull Caramel Apple

Mickey Mouse Sugar Skull Caramel Apple

Minnie is similar in design; different sugar colors and she has a giant marshmallow flower on her ear.

Minnie Mouse Sugar Skull Caramel Apple

Minnie Mouse Sugar Skull Caramel Apple

The Granny Smith Apples are dipped in caramel and then white chocolate.

Caramel Apple Slices

Caramel Apple Slices & Marshmallow Ear

Dia de los Muertos Specialty Apples are $9.99 each, or take 20% off with your annual passholder discount.

Let’s take a peek at the gorgeous Cake Pops now!

Dia de los Muertos Cake Pops

Dia de los Muertos Cake Pops

The cake pops come in either Vanilla, Chocolate or Red Velvet.  Marceline’s had only chocolate and red velvet the day I visited.   I purchased a Chocolate Mickey and a Red Velvet Minnie.

Dia de los Muertos Mickey Cake Pop

Dia de los Muertos Mickey Cake Pop

In past Disney cake pop posts, I’ve noted that the “cake” is moist and thick, more like a brownie.  These are no different.  This style cake pop is actually quite large — I’d say double the cake as the Jack Skellington and Mike Wazowski cake pops.  With these ones, you also have the bonus marshmallow ears and M&M eyes!

Chocolate Cake Pop Center

Chocolate Cake Pop Center

Just like the Caramel Apple, the Minnie Cake Pop also has a marshmallow flower on her ear; this one made from mini marshmallows.

Minnie Sugar Skull Cake Pop

Dia de los Muertos Minnie Cake Pop

Minnie featured Red Velvet cake, similar in consistency to the chocolate.  These will set you back $4.19.  My family doesn’t agree with me that they are big enough to share, but I think they are!

Red Velvet Center

Red Velvet Cake Pop Center

Also available are the Sugar Skull themed Dia de los Muertos Crisped Rice Treats on a stick.  I did not purchase them but they sure do look delicious! I may have to grab one on my next visit.

Dia de los Muertos Krisp Rice Treats

Dia de los Muertos Crisped Rice Treats

I just love how colorful and fun these Sugar Skull Treats are.  Have you seen the Dia de los Muertos treats at the Disneyland Resort? Have you tried one or do you plan to try one? Let us know in the comments below!

Heather Sievers is the Disney Food Blog’s Dining in Disneyland columnist. See more of her columns here!

Comments

  1. Tom says

    I’ve been trying to duplicate the Rice Krispie ones at home, but can’t get the flavor right – do you know what they used for the white coating? I’ve tried white chocolate and (separately) marshmallow, but neither seems right.

  2. Heather Sievers says

    Tom – I believe they use the same melted white chocolate as they do with the caramel apples.

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