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Disney conjures up recipes for a ‘Halfway to Halloween’ celebration

by Samantha Davis-Friedman

It’s hard to believe it’s already halfway to the spookiest time of year, and Disney is marking the occasion with “Halfway to Halloween” treats you can make at home.

Disney Halfway to Halloween recipe - Pumpkin Muffins
Photos courtesy of the Disney Parks Blog

“We are treating you to four wickedly delicious recipes — perfect for when you socialize with your own grim grinning ghosts,” says Karen McClintock, food & beverage content relations manager for Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. “We have autumnal pumpkin and apple recipes plus Disney villain-inspired deviled dragon eggs and a delicious, healthful smoothie.”

Two of the Halfway to Halloween recipes come from the soon-to-be-released “Disney Villains: Devilishly Delicious Cookbook” featuring recipes inspired by iconic villains from Disney’s film library, including Cruella de Vil, Ursula, Hades, and Maleficent.

Underworld Smoothies represent the two moods of Hades from Disney’s animated feature film “Hercules” — blue, the color of his flaming hair when he’s calm, and red when he’s angry. To create this villainous concoction, a blue (blueberry and blackberry) smoothie and a red (strawberry and raspberry) smoothie are made separately and poured into the same glass for a multi-colored treat. Click here for the recipe.

Maleficent herself would agree that Deviled Dragon Eggs are devilishly delicious.  This clever recipe uses red cabbage boiled in water to create the unique blue color of these eggs. Click here for the recipe.

The “Disney Villains: Devilishly Delicious Cookbook” can be pre-ordered here — and for a wickedly good Disney movie night, why not match your movie choice to a Disney villain recipe?

Pumpkin Muffins

Another Halfway to Halloween treat — Pumpkin Muffins — comes from the recipe vault at Disneyland park.  Served during past Halloween Time celebrations at Jolly Holiday Bakery Café, these practically perfect pumpkin-y muffins have a sprinkle of sweet streusel on top. Click here for the recipe.

Disney Halfway to Halloween Apple Crumble Tarts

Last but certainly not least are Apple Crumble Tarts. Luckily for all of us, the Disney Parks Blog managed to sweet-talk this recipe for a tiny apple pie with crumble topping from Disney festival chefs, an exclusive preview from the upcoming Epcot International Food & Wine Festival (July 15 – Nov. 20, 2021). Click here for the recipe.

You can also try scary good limited-time treats offered during the Halfway to Halloween celebration at Black Tap Craft Burgers & Shakes at the Downtown Disney District and The Ganachery and Gideon’s Bakehouse at Disney Springs.

Black Tap Craft Burgers & Shakes at Downtown Disney District

Pumpkin Shake - Black Tap Burgers & Shakes

The Classic Pumpkin Pie Shake — Black Tap’s take on fall flavors with a pumpkin pie shake topped with whipped cream, graham cracker crumbles, and a cherry. Available May 7-9, 2021.

The Ganachery at Disney Springs

Disney Halfway to Halloween - Cauldron Cocoa Bomb - The Ganachery

The Cauldron Cocoa Bomb is a dark chocolate cauldron filled with hot cocoa mix and green marshmallows topped with an edible image of the Sanderson Sisters and a chocolate broom stirrer. But look alive because the only way to get this frightfully delicious treat is to check Disney Parks on TikTok throughout May 8, 2021, to learn the secret, scary phrase to order. Available May 10-12, 2021, while supplies last; limit two per person.

Gideon’s Bakehouse at Disney Springs

As part of the Halfway to Halloween takeover, a selection of the dreadfully good confections at Gideon’s Bakehouse will masquerade as hand pies. That’s right. Don’t be fooled by the flaky, buttery crusts because a Gideon’s Bakehouse Chocolate Chip Cookie is lurking inside. Available May 10-12, 2021, while supplies last; limit two per person.

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