I have to say – I absolutely LOVE the food at Walt Disney World. Now, I know I have said this a million times before, but I don’t care – as it bears repeating – they have some of the best food in the entire world. Seriously – they have it all – from the amazing cuisines from other countries available at Epcot’s World Showcase (Moroccan, Mexican, Japanese – just to name a few!), to the 5 course meals at Victoria And Albert’s, to the amazing snacks available all over the Parks and Resorts – it’s all amazing – truly a foodie’s paradise!
And how does a true Disney Foodie beat the “post Disney blues”? Why, by recreating their favorite Disney Dishes at home, of course! Personally, I am a baker – I love desserts, love baking them, eating them, sharing them with friends and family – and so Disney DIY Desserts are right up my alley!
Check out these amazing recipes that bring that Disney Magic home – in Dessert form!
Perfect for summer – this S’mores bake puts everything you love about this campfire treat into one pan (no fire required!)
1 (10.5-ounce) box fudge brownie mix
1 (1-pound) bag large marshmallows
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons hot fudge sauce, warmed
8 graham crackers
1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Spray a 9×13 cake pan with cooking spray. Prepare brownie batter per package directions and pour into prepared cake pan. Bake 20 to 22 minutes, or until a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out with moist crumbs clinging to it.
2. Turn oven to broil.
3. Place marshmallows over brownies. Leaving oven door ajar, place marshmallow-topped brownies under broiler 1 1/2 to 2 minutes or until marshmallows are golden brown, watching very closely to avoid burning.
4. Drizzle hot fudge sauce over top of toasted marshmallows.
5. Take half of the graham crackers and break them into planks; crush other half of graham crackers into crumbs.
6. Sprinkle crushed graham crackers over top of toasted marshmallows, and place graham cracker planks randomly into toasted marshmallows. Serve immediately.
Another perfect summertime recipe – strawberry season is in full effect – which makes for a PERFECT pie!
Prep time 30 mins
Cook time 50 mins
Total time 1 hour 20 mins
· ½ C sugar
· ½ C light brown sugar, lightly packed
· 5 TBsp flour
· ¼ tsp salt
· 1 tsp cinnamon
· 5 Tbsp butter, softened
· 1 tsp vanilla
Strawberry-Rhubarb Pie Filling
· 11/2 C sliced frozen rhubarb
· favorite 2 crust pie crust (I used a store bought)
· 1 egg
· 1 Tbsp water
· 2 C fresh sliced strawberries
· ½C light brown, lightly packed
· ½ c sugar
· zest of 1 orange
· 2 Tbsp fresh orange juice
· 2 Tbsp flour
· 1 Tbsp cinnamon
1. Combine sugar, brown sugar, flour, slat, and cinnamon in a medium bowl.
2. Mix softened butter with a fork or fingers until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in vanilla.
3. Set aside.
1. Place rhubarb on layers of paper towels to thaw and drain, removing as much liquid as possible.
2. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
3. Lay out 1 pie crust in the bottom of a 9 inch pie pan, chill for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, whisk together egg and water in a small bowl to make egg wash.
4. Set aside.
5. Mix rhubarb, strawberries, brown sugar, sugar, orange zest, and orange juice in a large mixing bowl; set aside for 10 minutes.
6. Stir flour and cinnamon into rhubarb mixture.
7. Pour filling into pie shell and brush edges with egg wash.
8. Add top crust and seal edges with fork tines.
9. Using a sharp knife to slice a cross in the center of the pie crust and almost touch the edge of pie.
10. Using fingers pull back all four points of the cross until the dough can be pressed into the edges of pie crust.
11. Egg wash the top of pie and sprinkle streudel filling onto the exposed pie filling. Collar pie with foil and bake for 10 minutes.
12. Decrease temperature to 375 degrees and bake an additional 30 to 40 minutes or until pie is golden brown, removing foil the last 15 minutes.
13. Cool before serving.
Personally – while I love pie AND s’mores, I am just a cookie fan at heart – which is why these double chocolate chunk cookies served at the Main Street Bakery are one of my favorites! Or maybe you would prefer trying your hand at whipping up your own dole whips or Grey Stuff? No matter what your preference, these Disney Dessert recipes are perfect for beating those Disney Blues, or for helping you get amped up for your next Disney trip!
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