It’s true! This magical place, The Mara, is named for a river that travels through Kenya. We recently stopped by for some sweet treats, and we have some new recommendations for you! You know how we’ve loved the Peanut Butter Brownie here for years? Well it went off the menu a few months ago, but was quickly replaced with something ALMOST as good… .Want to know all the details?
The Mara is located at Jambo House in Animal Kingdom Lodge. The menu changes frequently, and you can expect to find everything from African-inspired stews to classic burgers.
But this time? We’re here for the desserts. As you can see, The Mara has updated their bakery selection of cookies, cupcakes, and assorted sweet treats! It’s extra-cute that most of them are now named for animals that call Disney’s Animal Kingdom home, too.
The new Nyala brownie is a smaller, Mickey-shaped brownie (about half the size of the old version) topped with peanut butter buttercream and vanilla buttercream.
The Nyala Brownie still offers a super moist, yummy brownie; and the peanut butter buttercream is similar to the old version — still thick and substantial, if not quite so cookie-dough-ish.
While we miss the extravagance of the enormous version of the old peanut butter brownie, the Nyala Brownie is still a winner.
Next up: the brand new Kudu Cookie! This one has been in the case for a short time, and it’s a winner, too!
This cookie sandwich is made with super thick butterscotch cashew cookies with vanilla buttercream, and it’s just so pretty!
Luckily, the Kudu Cookie is equal parts style and substance: it looks beautiful and tastes fantastic! The butterscotch cashew cookie was the perfect mix of crunchy and chewy, and the contrasting texture of the smooth vanilla buttercream was a nice touch.
On your next visit to The Mara at Animal Kingdom Lodge, you can’t go wrong with the Nyala Brownie or the Kudu Cookie. Both are highly recommended, and even destination-worthy!
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What’s YOUR favorite sweet treat from The Mara? Let us know in the comments!