Updated for 2017!
There are certainly a lot of snack options at Walt Disney World. Food makes up such an important, and expensive, part of vacations, that sometimes choosing what to munch on can be overwhelming. How do you know you picked the best snack for your money?
Never fear, a Cheapskate Princess is here!
One of our TOP picks ever for snacks on Disney property would be the chocolate covered caramel apple. The quality has remained consistent throughout the years, unlike some cupcakes I have eaten, and the coated apples are a snack of ample size enough to split among several people, if you need a small-sized snack rather than enjoying your own apple.
Once you taste it, you may decide you need your own.
Chocolate covered caramel apples can be purchased at a multitude of locations these days. The Confectionary on Main Street and Big Top Treats in Magic Kingdom have apples for sale.
Apples are kept on shelves and in refrigerated cases, so you can buy one hot or cold.
Goofy’s Candy Co. and Candy Cauldron at Disney Springs always have a large assortment, with Goofy’s also giving you the opportunity to specialize your apple.
Depending on where they are sold, some stores will make apples right in front of you.
It’s interesting to watch the creation process and see apples go from basically nothing to fully loaded!
These apples are like mini works of Disney art, almost too good to eat. Almost…
Green Granny Smith apples are primarily used in the making of caramel apples and with the candied apples as well. You can get an assortment of coatings for your apples, and these are some the more common offerings.
- caramel alone
- chocolate chips
- colored sugar
- fudge stripes
- mini M&M’s
The candy apples look amazing in their own right.
Goofy’s Candy Co. will let you build you own specialty apple.
Simply fill out the order form and hand it into a Cast Member behind the counter. They will create your apple to your specifications and notify you when it’s ready, or you could come back to pick it up. If they are not busy, this doesn’t take very long.
The Cost (2017 pricing)
Caramel Apple – $5.79
Candy Apple – $5.79
Caramel Apple with Peanuts – $6.29
Caramel apple with Chocolate and Sea Salt – $10.99
Specialty Apples $10.99
Apple Snacking Tips
1. Ask a Cast Member working the counter to cut up the apple you purchased, and not only will they wedge it for you, they will also put it in a box.
2. If you don’t have them cut it for you, I would recommend you cut it yourself back at your resort. These apples are larger than the size of your fist, so eating it on the spot, on the stick no less, is literally a “sticky” idea.
3. If you can’t finish it all in one sitting, think about refrigerating the remainder of the apple. While the caramel will harden, you can thaw it the next day. Plus you can’t go wrong with leftover apple for breakfast!
4. Don’t make the mistake of not buying it while you are in Orlando, because your cost is going to go up significantly if you order one off of the Internet.
Make It Yourself?
For those who would like to make their own apples, a website names Magical Recipes.com has provided the ingredients and easy to follow instructions.
- 1 large stick about 8″ in length
- 1 large firm tart green apple
- 2 white marshmallows
- caramels preferably vanilla – to be melted
- dark chocolate – to be melted
- vanilla icing
- red sprinkles
- 2 yellow jelly beans, preferably mini-sized
- 1 large white paper cupcake liner
- Insert stick firmly into the center of the apple.
- Follow package directions for melting caramel.
- Dip whole apple into melted caramel.
- Let harden.
- Attach two marshmallows to top of apple about 2″ apart using vanilla icing as cement.
- Let set.
- Follow package for melting dark chocolate.
- Dip whole apple and marshmallows into chocolate.
- Let harden firmly.
- Cover bottom half of apple with white icing cement.
- Apply red sprinkles immediately.
- Attach two jellybeans to top of sprinkled surface vertical to space between marshmallows.
- Place on cupcake liner.
That sounds so easy, I think I could pull it off.
Stop by Magical Recipes.com using this link to see what else they have to offer in terms of making your own Disney-inspired snacks.
So for a snack for yourself or to share, try the apples dearie! So many choices, so little time on Disney property.
Thanks for stopping by, and we’ll see you with an apple in hand, looking for some shade to enjoy a snack.
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