Attention all chocoholics! This next list is for YOU! Disney World is full of tasty chocolate treats, and we’re sharing ten of the absolute best chocolate desserts you can find in the parks and resorts!
These are in no particular order (we couldn’t POSSIBLY rank these even if we wanted to) so let’s dig in.
Chocolate Covered Sea Salt Caramel – Karamell-Küche
We’re starting our list with a CLASSIC chocolate treat from Karamell-Küche over in the Germany Pavilion at Epcot.
If you’re a chocolate or caramel fanatic, you might want to consider taking up residence here (you know…if they let you!). We could talk your ears off about all the things you can enjoy there, from the caramel corn to those boozy caramel squares and everything sticky and sweet in between!
But for top-tier chocolate desserts, nothing quite compares to the Chocolate Covered Sea Salt Caramel. This is totally a case where something is greater than the sum of its parts.
This simple dessert is really just three ingredients — gooey fresh-made Werther’s caramel, chocolate, and salt — but those 3 ingredients work MAGIC together. The crunch of the salt makes that caramel SHINE and it pairs perfectly with the chocolate.
You can get this snack in milk or dark chocolate. We think the dark chocolate gives it a little more contrast against the super sweet caramel, but BOTH are equally delicious! Simple but effective, you’ll find yourself going back to Karamell-Küche for another…and another…and another… .
Chocolate Lover’s Kitchen Sink – Beaches and Cream
But did you know there’s a Kitchen Sink Sundae entirely for CHOCOLATE LOVERS!?
Aptly named the Chocolate Lover’s Kitchen Sink, this beauty is chocolate, cookies and cream, and vanilla ice cream, topped with brownies, candy bars, Oreos, and chocolate sauce, chocolate chips, chocolate sprinkles, and chocolate shavings. And of course, the WHOLE CAN of whipped cream.
And just like the standard Kitchen Sink, you still get all the flashing lights and fanfare that goes along with ordering these massive sundaes, so brace yourself to be the star of the show for a moment! If you’re a huge fan of all things chocolatey, grab a few of your hungriest pals and tackle this chocolate behemoth!
Mickey Dark Chocolate with Chili Pepper – Zuri’s Sweet Shop
Nestled in the Africa section of Disney’s Animal Kingdom is Zuri’s Sweet Shop, our next stop on our chocolate trip around Disney World.
There, you’ll find tons of specialty sweets with an African flair, many of which come with some unique seasonings.
One of our FAVORITES, and one of the more unique items on this list, is the Dark Chocolate Mickey! He seems pretty unassuming at first glance, but he has a ‘spicy’ surprise!
That’s because he’s made with chili peppers! While we didn’t find it to be too spicy, we definitely noticed a bit of heat! We actually thought the spice paired nicely with the dark chocolate!
If the idea of spicy chocolate is too much for you though, you can opt for a milk chocolate Mickey with bits of banana chips throughout!
This is a surprisingly sophisticated treat that we find ourselves going out of our way to get in Animal Kingdom!
Salted Caramel Pop – The Ganachery
The Ganachery in Disney Springs is a chocolate lover’s paradise. If chocolate is your middle name, you HAVE to check this place out.
We could go on and on (and on and on and on…) about all the amazing chocolate treats we’ve tried here over the years.
We are always blown away by their specialty items from their indulgent sipping chocolate to the fun chocolate piñatas you can whack with a wooden mallet. But the item we keep coming back to time and time again is their Salted Caramel Pop.
Much like the Chocolate-Covered Sea Salt Caramel in Epcot, this treat strikes the perfect balance of sweet and salty.
What’s unique about this treat is the filling is a chocolate caramel ganache and it’s not sticky or chewy; it’s almost creamy when you bite into it! The pop is covered in a thin coating of milk chocolate and a hefty sprinkling of flakey sea salt. We happen to LOVE salty-sweet combinations so the amount of salt was right on the money for us, but if it’s too much for you just swipe a bit off before biting!
Chocolate Covered Bacon – Kona Island
This next item is so much fun AND quite the match made in heaven, if you ask us! We’re heading to Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, where you can find all sorts of interesting treats at Kona Island.
We’re talking about none other than their chocolate-covered bacon!
We’ve seen a few different versions of this snack, from classic Dark Chocolate to Dark Chocolate Chili (there’s more heat for ya!), and Dark Chocolate Cinnamon Pecan Bacon!
The bacon is BIG and crispy and the chocolate sets it off. We were pleasantly surprised by these meaty sweets!!
Chocolate Ice Cream Martini – L’Artisan des Glaces
We have another Epcot STAPLE chocolate food item to talk to you about. If you haven’t been to L’Artisan des Glaces yet in the France Pavilion, WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN!? We kid, we kid…but seriously, this place is the bomb.
Not only do they serve up delicious hand-scooped, freshly made ice cream and sorbet, but adults can REALLY indulge in what is known as an Ice Cream Martini.
So, obviously what you want to do is grab a scoop of chocolate ice cream (or really any flavor but…you know…chocolate. Totes get the chocolate. 🙂 ) and add a splash of your choice of Grand Marnier, Rhum from Martinique, or Whipped Cream flavored Vodka! Sounds like the perfect dessert to stroll around World Showcase with if you ask us.
This is surprisingly delicious and usually served with a more than healthy pour of booze, so brace yourself! If that’s too much to handle, consider switching it up for a pressed brioche ice cream sammie here instead.
You pick the flavor ice cream (chocolate, obv!), a sauce (chocolate, obv!), and it’s then pressed in between a fresh-baked brioche roll in a hot press to make a kind of warm and cold ice cream treat. YUM.
Turtle Brownie – Sunshine Seasons
We’re staying in Epcot for this next item, but we’re heading to Future World and Sunshine Seasons in The Land Pavilion.
This counter service location has tons of variety in what they offer, from salads to soups to sandwiches to sweets! And one of our favorite sweets of ALL TIME from Sunshine Seasons is easily the turtle brownie. This dessert sent from the heavens is a brownie, of course, but with a THICK layer of caramel and topped with all sorts of crunchy goodies like MORE chocolate and pecans.
But what’s this!? On a recent trip we discovered that they CHANGED our beloved Turtle Brownie! It was transformed into a traditional brownie with a coating of thin caramel sauce on top!
Not to fear: we’ve been told that it was a temporary supplier issue and that our cute little Turtle should return to his former glory soon! You can bet we’ll be the first ones in line when that day finally comes! I mean, LOOK at that caramel-to-brownie ratio below:
This unassuming sweet is SO SO good and we really can’t highly recommend it enough (in its OG form, of course!).
South American Chocolate Ganache – Tiffins
From Epcot to Animal Kingdom we go! Our next stop is Tiffins, a signature dining restaurant that is known mostly for their African, Asian, and South American-inspired dishes.
After you’ve indulged in some seriously spectacular food, you’ll want to seal the deal with the best dessert that they have to offer. In our opinion, that’s none other than the South American Chocolate Ganache.
Here’s what you’re in for: the Ganache is small but incredibly strong in flavor. This is for those SERIOUS chocolate enthusiasts.
You’ll be presented a VERY unassuming small brick of ganache and some accompaniments and go, “Huh. This doesn’t look like much.” But after one bite, friends — this isn’t your average hunk of chocolate.
We love us some chocolate but the other goodies on the plate are always a welcome addition to have SOMETHING to help cut that rich creamy chocolate. Honestly, we always have a hard time finishing this dessert — it’s SO RICH but SO good!
Ooey Gooey Toffee Cake – Liberty Tree Tavern
Okay, we know what some of you are probably thinking, “This isn’t REALLY a chocolate dessert.” While this may not be ENTIRELY made out of chocolate like most of the other items on this list, if you love chocolate, you will likely LOVE the Ooey Gooey Toffee Cake from Liberty Tree Tavern.
Let’s break it down: the Ooey Gooey Toffee Cake is Vanilla Toffee Cake, Chocolate Sauce, Caramel Sauce, and Vanilla Ice Cream. It comes topped with SO MUCH crumbled toffee too, to give you that extra bit of flavor and crunch.
There are definitely enough chocolate components in this dessert to make it onto our must-have list of sweet treats for all you chocolate lovers out there!
Be warned, this dessert is rich, too!
Spice Trade Candy Bar – Sanaa
We’re heading over to Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge for our tenth entry on our list of chocolate desserts you MUST try next time you’re in Disney World! Sanaa is one of our favorite restaurants in the entire resort, for many reasons. It has some fantastic food, and you get great views of the resort’s savanna and resident animals!
This is basically a next level Snickers bar: it’s a Coconut, Apricot, Caramel, Pistachio, and Cashew Bar covered in Milk Chocolate, and topped with Chai Cream, Pistachio Crumb, and Apricot Gelee. We bet it’s one of the fanciest “candy bars” you’ll ever try.
Packed with wonderful flavors and textures, we recommend you end your next meal at Sanaa with one of these!
BONUS: Custom Chocolate Snacks – Goofy’s Candy Company
SURPRISE!!! We have a bonus eleventh chocolate treat to share with you! For this one, we’re heading back to Disney Springs, which we have already established as a haven for all things chocolate. 🙂
Between The Ganachery and Ghirardelli Soda Fountain, a chocolate lover shouldn’t have too much of a struggle finding something they love. But if you TRULY cannot find something that’s speaking to you, or perhaps you want to be a little creative…head to Goofy’s Candy Company and make your very own custom chocolate dessert!
You fill out a little form with all your choices including selecting a base for the chocolatey madness — usually a marshmallow wand, a caramel apple, a krispie treat, or a Mickey gingerbread cookie — then picking what type of chocolates you want dipped and drizzled on your creation.
Oh yea, you also pick at least one candy or sweet to have sprinkled ALL over the top! The best part is then watching the candy experts make YOUR custom treat right before your eyes!
This is just the tip of the chocolatey iceberg in terms of Disney’s celebrating all things CHOCOLATE. We hope we helped you narrow down the tough choice of which chocolate is worth yo’ time around Disney World. Whew, we need a big glass of milk to wash that all down after just THINKING about all those treats!
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What’s your favorite chocolate treat in Disney World? Let us know in the comments!