Snack Series: Walt Disney World Jumps on the Cake Pop Bandwagon

Disney Food for Families columnist Erin Foster takes an in-depth look at the trendy Cake Pop infiltration of Walt Disney World.

The new addition to the world of Mickey-shaped sweet treats is the cake pop. In case you’ve missed out on this relatively new foodie trend, cake pops are small treats composed of cake and frosting mashed up to form a sort of cake paste, then formed into a ball or circle, and served on a stick.

The cake is almost always dipped into a chocolate or candy coating and often amusingly decorated. You can find do-it-yourself cake pop recipes here.

The sugar-coated cake pop.

Intro to Cake Pops in Disney World

On a recent trip to Walt Disney World, I found cake pops sold at the Magic Kingdom’s Main Street Confectionery, at Disney’s Hollywood Studios’ Sweet Spells, and at Downtown Disney’s Goofy’s Candy Company and Candy Cauldron.

The pops come in four possible cake flavors: chocolate, vanilla, marble, and red velvet. The candy coating is milk chocolate with either [Read more…]

Disney World Introduces…Cake Pops!

The Candy Cauldron at Downtown Disney’s West Side is a popular stop for satisfying sweet cravings.  Step inside the Wicked Queen’s/Old Hag’s Dungeon for tantalizing treats.

No worries – there are no poisoned apples! The only fruit here is covered in tempting chocolate and caramels! While perusing the candy selections, watch candy being made in the show kitchen!

But the real news is…Cake Pops are now being sold at the Candy Cauldron! Thanks to Becky Browne Allen for the great tips and photos!

Cake Pop

Inside the pop, you’ll discover a real cake center — flavors are vanilla, chocolate, marble, or [Read more…]

Tips For Taking Snacks Home From Walt Disney World

Departing the Happiest Place on Earth is never easy. It’s a bummer having to return to reality. To lessen the pain, many guests like to stock up on favorite snacks before the journey home. I’m partial to the chocolate covered pretzels. ;-) These sweet treats make the wait at the airport, flight or car ride less agonizing.

Chocolate Caramel Fudge from Karamell-Küche

Tips and Tricks For Bringing Snacks Home

Some guests pack food for the plane or car trip home. These munchies are handy for long flights and/or layovers. Others bring them home as gifts for the pet-sitter, teacher, class and/or as a treat to savor just a few more minutes of Disney magic.

Suggestions for Portable Snacks
If you are on the Disney Dining Plan with leftover [Read more…]

Goofy’s Candy Company Create-Your-Own Snacks

One of my favorite parts of the Disney World snack hierarchy is Goofy’s Candy Company’s create-your-own options. In Downtown Disney, Goofy’s offers a fun little “assembly line” where guests can build a snack from the ground up!

Goofy's Sign

Goofy Statue Inside Store

Prices for create your own

That’s right — true, 100% guest interaction here. (Talk about getting it your way!) YOU decide what snack you want. YOU decide what it’s dipped in. YOU decide the topping. And YOU decide what it’s drizzled with. There are countless different combinations of flavors and snacks. Kinda makes you want to come back again and [Read more…]

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!

Top Five Disney Snacks to Take 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 [Read more…]

Tribute to the Sandwich Cookie

I’m not sure about you, but one of my favorite ways to break my diet is with an OCP or an Oreo (or seven). So it’s exciting to see so many wonderful sandwich cookies mixed into the Magic of Disney! Here are a few of my favorite spots for sandwich cookies…

Cape May Cafe Oreo Bon Bons
Nowhere before has the casual Oreo been elevated to such a haute status. The Cape May Cafe Oreo Bon Bon — a confection built upon an Oreo sandwich cookie — has been a staple at the Cape May Cafe evening Clam Bake for years and has risen to minor cult status among Disney fans.

Oreo Bon Bons

Climb-able Sandwich Cookie
Trust me, you’ve never seen a sandwich cookie this big! Nestled between a massive paper clip and a pile of dirt, this one might not exactly be appetizing, but it sure is interesting. You’ll find it [Read more…]

It’s All About the Crispies

One of everyone’s favorite easy-to-make and easy-to-enjoy snacks is the Rice Krispie Treat. Clearly Disney understands this phenomenon and has capitalized on it. These days, Disney’s customized “crisped rice treats” seem to have become as ubiquitous as any other classic Disney parks treat.

Classic giant Mickey head Crisped Rice Treat

So, being the Disney Food Blog, I was just waiting until I had enough pics to really do them justice. What’s incredible is the sheer variety of things Disney has done with these little snap-crackle-pop puffed rice pieces! “Crisped Rice” + Marshmallow + Butter + Imagineers = big bucks, I’d imagine!

Experience the Magic

I’d like to share with you some of my favorite “crisped rice treats” in the Disney parks, but first of all, here’s a little tip: Did you know that you can watch Disney’s Confectioners create these goodies? You can! Just head to the Main Street Confectionery in Disney World, where the talented Cast Members are always whipping up something special. Sometimes you’ll see them making caramel apples or fudge, but they’re often churning up some of your favorite light-as-air crispie treats as well!

Making Crispies at The Confectionery

Shaping the Crispies

Finished Crispies on the Cooling Table

Dipped And Decorated Crispies

Now I get to share some of my favorites! Here are some [Read more…]

Snack Attack: German Chocolate Cookie in Disney World

While I still have many more finds to add to the “You Won’t Believe This!” Snack Series, there are many wonderful snacks that still need attention!

Disney German Chocolate Cookie

This one, a reader favorite that I’ve gotten several emails about (sorry — I don’t have the recipe :-( ), has been a staple snack in Walt Disney World for a while now! It’s perfect for the coconut fans out there! We found ours at the Confectionery on Main Street, but you can also find them at Goofy’s Candy Company in Downtown Disney, and possibly other WDW locations!

German Chocolate Cookie Ready for its Close Up

Disney’s German Chocolate Cookie is a hefty chocolate chip cookie with nuts (at least…I think there were nuts in there!), covered in [Read more…]


I grew up in western New York State where they grow a lot of apples, so my life has been full of apple farms, apple festivals, and apple crisp (oh, man, do I love my apple crisps/crumbles/compotes/cobblers!). So, of course, one of my favorite sweet treats at Disney parks is the good old candied or caramel apple. After all, it’s FRUIT, so it’s HEALTHY! What’s not to like about that? :) Here’s a little info about the varied candied and caramel apples you can find at Disney World; including the ones you can design yourself!

Disney Halloween Decor...Featuring Caramel Apples

Disney Halloween Decor...Featuring Caramel Apples

Many of the candied and caramel apples sold on Disney property are made on Disney property. If you head to the candy shops in the parks and in Downtown Disney at the right time, you can even watch your apple go from green to…sheen!

Dipping Apples in Disney's Hollywood Studios

Dipping Apples in Disney's Hollywood Studios

Usually green granny smith apples are used for the candied and caramel apples, because their tart flavor offers a nice contrast with the sweet coatings. The apples are dressed in anything from the typical red candy shells, to chocolate, to plain caramel, and they’re accessorized with fudge, colored sugar, nuts, mini M&M’s, sprinkles, chocolate chips, “rocky road,” marshmallows, and [Read more…]

The *New* Pixie Stix

OK — be honest — how many pixie stix have you poured into your mouth at once?! Well for all of you pixie stix kids, Goofy’s got some sour powder candy to rival your favorite sour snack.

You might have seen it like this:

Goofy's Sour Powder Candy

Goofy's Sour Powder Candy

Or possibly like this:

Goofy's Sour Powder Candy Tube

But you can find it all over Walt Disney World! What’s YOUR favorite flavor combination?

Banana Sour Powder Candy Orange Vanilla Cream Sour Powder Candy Rootbeer Sour Powder Candy [Read more…]