#OnTheList: Ice Cream Cookie Sandwich WITH PEANUT BUTTER (!!!) at Magic Kingdom’s Plaza Ice Cream Parlor

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This post is part of the DFB #OnTheList series, where we feature eats you’ve GOT to have while you’re at Disney! Let us know what’s on YOUR Disney Food Bucket List @DisneyFoodBlog #OnTheList!


You read the title. Peanut Butter. Cookie. Ice Cream. Altogether in a SANDWICH. Is it any wonder that the Home-made Ice Cream Cookie Sandwich with Warm Peanut Butter is #OnTheList this week?!


OK, so do you want a little background on this one? Here you go. A few weeks ago, I noticed that someone had tagged my instagram account with one of their pictures. And that’s when I started hardcore following Toms_Big_Eats. This guy is in the UK, but was visiting Orlando for a while; and I fell in love with this photographs from the trip.

Last Friday, he tagged me in his latest Disney World food pic…and I knew I. HAD. TO. HAVE. IT. Seriously, WHY HADN’T I THOUGHT OF THIS?!??!?!? We hit up Magic Kingdom this weekend specifically for the awesomeness you’re about to see…

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Try It! The “DFB Favorites Crawl” at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

You know that here at DFB we’re very, VERY fond of sampling snacks in the Disney parks and resorts!

And today we’re excited to show you a few more of our favorites — salty, sweet, creamy, crunchy, or a cross between!

We’re highlighting one of our classic food crawls! These little adventures are a great way to mark off some popular foods, all while touring the park at the same time!

And no worries — if you love this one, we have seven more food crawls for you to tackle in our new DFB Guide to Hollywood Studios and Animal Kingdom Snacks! I hope you’re hungry…let’s go!

Chocolate Peanut Butter or Chocolate Butterfinger Cupcake

Begin with a Disney Food Blog Favorite from way back — Cupcakes!

Once you enter the park, walk straight down Hollywood Boulevard and start your day with a cupcake at Starring Rolls Cafe. For the DFB Favorites Crawl, we recommend that you stick with one of two classic choices: the Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcake, or the Butterfinger Cupcake.

If you choose the Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcake, be forewarned: this one is for avowed chocoholics, or fans of that crazy amazing chocolate peanut butter combo. It’s chocolate with more chocolate with the cake and chocolate curls on top. But then, it’s crowned and filled with the most amazing chocolate peanut butter frosting! You have to taste it to believe it!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcake

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Best Cookie Snacks in Walt Disney World

OK, all. Today we’re talking about something that I know you can all appreciate…

COOKIES! Yep. Simple, sweet, and the perfect combo of portable and delicious, cookies are the oft-forgotten workhorse of the snack world.

Now, I know that there are dozens of awesome cookie options in Disney World. So many that we couldn’t possibly list them ALL in our “best of” post about cookies. But we’re going to take a shot at listing a few of our favorites…and hopefully a few that you haven’t yet sampled!

These are cookies that are truly something special — options that either I couldn’t get anyplace else, or treats that say Disney! loud and clear to me.

So I present to you the Disney Food Blog’s Favorite Cookies at Walt Disney World! Don’t forget to check out more awesome Disney Snacks like these in our 2013 DFB Mini-Guide to Magic Kingdom Snacks e-Book!

Carrot Cake Cookie

Ever since I discovered the Carrot Cake Cookie at The Writer’s Stop in Disney’s Hollywood Studios, I’ve made it a point to visit this quiet little spot on just about every trip.

These are the epitome of awesome Disney snacks. Unique, only found in one park anywhere in the world, and truly, over-the-top delicious. They consist of two components: Cakey “cookies” and a huge amount of cream cheese icing — more than you would ever get on the run-of-the-mill slice of carrot cake.

The cookies themselves are moist, sweet, and spicy. And I liken this snack to the best version of a whoopie pie ever. :-)

Carrot Cake Cookie

This treat is huge, which makes it perfect to share or to eat as a snack over a few days!

Ice Cream Cookie Sandwich

You saw this one coming from a mile away, didn’t you? There is no fancy dessert that holds a candle to one of my favorite grab and go sweet treats, the Homemade Ice Cream Cookie Sandwich!

Two ginormous cookies are smooshed together with a huge scoop of ice cream for a portable (if slightly messy) treat. Decadent, simple, and a great way to cool down on a hot Florida day!

Ice Cream Cookie Sandwich

But another fun fact that makes these sandwiches a favorite of mine is that often, you can customize them! Pick your cookie, pick your [Read more…]

Review: Sleepy Hollow Refreshments at Magic Kingdom

You know, I go to Sleepy Hollow Refreshments SO often when I’m in Disney World that I sometimes forget that it’s been a while since I actually “reviewed” it here on DFB! Let’s remedy that with some awesome pics of one of my favorite spots in the Magic Kingdom.

Sleepy Hollow has always been one of the hidden gems in Disney World. It looks small and standard, but the menu packs a bunch of unique items that you can’t find anywhere else in Disney World. These include the now-cult-favorite waffle sandwiches in a couple of different varieties. Few folks visiting the park can resist stopping by for a sweet or savory waffle!

I’ve tried them a time or two, and I certainly have my favorites (mmmm…Nutella!). But today, I’m stopping by to see if they’re just as good as I remember! And I’ll probably need to snag a certain very favorite dessert while I’m here as well. :-)


If you veer left from Main Street toward Adventureland, and then hang a right on the foot bridge leading toward Cinderella Castle, you can’t miss Sleepy Hollow. Located at the entrance to the quaint Liberty Square area, this is a great spot to take a breather.

As you approach, you’ll see that Sleepy Hollow is a walk-up spot. The line wraps around the side — and there often is one, so be prepared.

Here’s some seriously fascinating trivia — the design of Sleepy Hollow’s facade is actually based on Washington Irving’s house in Tarry Town, New York. The detail of this place never ceases to amaze me. (Irving penned The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. But you knew that, of course.)

Sunnyside, Washington Irving's Home in Tarry Town, New York

The spot is centrally located in the park, which means you’re steps away from anything that you’d like to take in next. That makes it a good rendezvous spot as well.

There is quite a bit of picnic-style seating beyond the pick up window, and you have a fun side view of the castle show while you’re eating.

All of the seating is located outdoors, but there’s a shady area with an overhang if you prefer it. Not many folks know about this seating area, so you may be able to find a table even on busy days.

When we finally got through the line and were ready to order, I had to snap a pic of the MyMagic Reader that’s set up at the ordering window. This is where you scan your key card to pay these days! It’s part of the MyMagic+ system Disney will be rolling out over the next year.

My Magic Key Card and Band Scanner Set Up at Sleepy Hollow

So, what will it be today? So much awesome to choose from…


Sleepy Hollow is still primarily a snack or breakfast stop, but with the addition of the savory waffles, you can easily make a meal here. (Look at all those Disney Dining Plan snack credit options!)

Sleepy Hollow Menu -- Click to Enlarge

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Disney Food Post Round-Up: October 21, 2012

Are you as enchanted as we are about the newest restaurants coming to New Fantasyland in Disney World?

If you missed it, now’s the time to check out the new pics and video that we found this week from the West Wing and Rose Gallery in Be Our Guest Restaurant!

And don’t forget to check out the awesome Mega post of Be Our Guest Restaurant pictures AND the Gaston’s Tavern review!

Disney Food News

News is still pouring in from Be Our Guest Restaurant, plus we have a new place to get yummy ice cream sandwiches!

We’ve got additional food news (including new menus at Kona Cafe, a souvenir goblet at Be Our Guest, restaurant closure updates and LOTS more) on our Disney Food News Pin Board!

Epcot Food and Wine Festival Updates

We’re in the middle of the 2012 Epcot Food and Wine Festival, and we’re updating our coverage daily with World Showcase booth reviews, new photos, and other Festival updates!

Grilled Lamb Chop with Mint Pesto and Potato Crunchies -- Australia Booth

Here’s some of the latest…

Find all of the latest Epcot Food and Wine Festival News and Reviews here, and stay tuned for our take on several seminars and events around the festival. Coming soon — our review of the Tequila Lunch at La Hacienda de San Angel!

New DFB Deals of the Week!

Planning for your next Disney World trip? Get the best bang for your dining dollar with a great discount our DFB Disney Dining Guide e-Books!

We have BRAND NEW DFB Deals of the Week this week, including great discounts and deals for you on our best-selling Disney Dining Guides!

Get all the details on great prices here!

DFB Reader Finds This Week

Check out these new Disney food goodies that our readers have sent along to us! If you find a fun new food, share a photo with us so we can add it to our DFB Reader Finds!

Thanks to Cinder F. for this picture of the fun Halloween Mickey mugs filled with chocolate and pumpkin mousse at Jolly Holiday Bakery at the Disneyland Resort!

Halloween treats!

And Kristina B. found these awesome Disney Villain Candy Corn Flavors at her local grocery store! Love it!

Disney Villain Candy Corn

And Matt Hoskins sent over these fun Wreck-It Ralph cupcakes at Disney Quest in Orlando’s Downtown Disney! These were in honor of the Disney World Wreck-It Ralph Meet-Up. (FYI, they’re Starring Rolls’ red velvet cheesecake cupcakes!)

Wreck-It Ralph Cupcakes

On to the Round-Up

Mickey Fix showcases Alice in Wonderland tea cups and saucers.

Walt Disney World for Grown Ups heads to the Siestas Pool Bar at the Coronado Springs Resort. You won’t have to leave The Dig Site’s pool area for eats and sips!

Daveland shares vintage photos of Disneyland’s Golden Horseshoe Saloon, Oaks Tavern Eatery, and Chicken Plantation Restaurant.

Passport to Dreams Old & New takes a historical look at the Polynesian’s original luau and the Contemporary’s Top of the World Restaurant.

DisneyCaribbeanBeach.com shares a pasta recipe from Shutters.

All Ears shares an insider look at the table settings, foods, and decor at Be Our Guest Restaurant.

Disney Parks Blog divulges the recipe for zucchini-carrot mini-cupcakes served at Disney’s Aulani on the island of Oahu in Hawai`i.

Disney by Mark celebrates Halloween at Award Wieners in Disney California Adventure with a Frank ‘n Weenie and Franken-Fusion Lemonade.

Riding Off to Sleepy Hollow

We’re transported back to the year 1790 in Dutch Tarry Town, New York. The more detailed location is Sleepy Hollow (which has yet to become an official town), and here we find the memory of a star-crossed couple, Ichabod Crane and Katrina Van Tassel…

You never know what to expect with those brilliant Imagineers. Believe it or not, you’re actually in Disney World’s Magic Kingdom theme park — at a counter-service location, no less. Sleepy Hollow (the snack spot, not the town) is located just southwest of Cinderella Castle and [Read more…]