Our Definitive Ranking of Disneyland Parks' Halloween Treats, Based on Spookiness
The happiest place on earth embraces the spookiness of the holiday with treats that are playfully sinister and delicious, and many of them also embrace the orange and black color palette that's associated with the scariest day of the year.
Disney will be celebrating Halloween this year from Sept. 7 to Oct. 31, and the park's ghoulish offerings—which range from Coco-inspired cookies to a variety of tasty churros—are in a league of their own. Check out our ranking of Disneyland Parks' Halloween treats, based on spookiness, and prepare to be (a little) scared!
10. Coco Conchas
Concha is a Mexican sweet bread, so it makes sense that the creative geniuses over at Disney tied it back to Coco, the 2017 Pixar film about a young boy living in Mexico, who dreams of being a musician. The bread, which you can find at Paradise Garden Grill in California Adventure, is filled with dulce de leche, sprinkled with gold glitter dust and topped with a smiling, white chocolate Miguel, giving it a cute and not all that spooky look.
9. Sweet Potato Hand Pie
Though the Sweet Potato Hand Pie checks off all the fall flavor categories—it's sweet potato pie filling, topped with orange white chocolate glaze and toasted mini-marshmallows—"spooky" isn't exactly the word we'd use to describe this vibrant, seasonal offering. Still, if you're interested in giving this one a try, you can find it at the Jolly Holiday Bakery Café in Disneyland Park.
8. Layered Pumpkin Cheesecake
Another sweet treat available at the Jolly Holiday Bakery Café is a layered pumpkin cheesecake. Though not particularly scary, this fall favorite, which consists of an individually portioned cheesecake that's topped with spiced whipped cream and crystallized ginger, is certainly one of the tastier items you can get your hands on.
Disneyland Park offers not one, not two, but six different churro varieties with varying degrees of spookiness in celebration of All Hallow's Eve. For example, the churros sold near Big Thunder Mountain are topped with a festive orange sugar and matching candy corn sauce, while the ones available by the Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters ride have a sour apple flavor and an optional caramel sauce.
However, the churros sold near Sleeping Beauty's castle are probably the spookiest. Known as the Maleficent Churro, these sweet treats are covered with chocolate cookie crumbles, blended with colored sugar and served with an optional marshmallow dip.
6. Chocolate Bat Cookie
These bat-shaped chocolate sugar cookies made with a hint of orange zest are covered in chocolate so dark it basically looks black, and they're topped with a pair of beady red eyes to match. We're tempted to call them cute, but given the inherent creepiness of bats, they're definitely a bit spooky. Check 'em out for yourself on Buena Vista Street in California Adventure.
5. Black Rose Dessert
It's no surprise that this floral treat is available at the Red Rose Taverne, Disney's Beauty and the Beast-themed eatery. However, there's more to it than what first meets the eye. Inside there are layers of black truffle mousse with a raspberry filling, and even though the edible glitter on top gives this dessert more of a whimsical, not spooky, touch, the candy spider in the item's center is bound to give you a bit of a fright.
4. Graveyard Chocolate Cupcakes
Considering these Jolly Holiday Bakery Café cupcakes are actually designed to look like a grave, we'd classify them as pretty darn spooky. However, they're tasty, too, thanks to a chocolate cake base with cherry filling and dark chocolate mousse. The Halloween sprinkles and chocolate tombstone add a sweet, albeit slightly creepy touch.
3. 'Spokey'-Cone Macaron
These macarons are shaped like traffic cones because they're sold at the Cozy Cone Motel in Cars Land, but don't let their interesting form fool you! The bright orange treats, which are filled with a sugary mix of marshmallow buttercream and candy corn, each have a ghoulish, Jack-o'-lantern-like face.
2. Spider Silk Macaron Sandwich
If the "Spokey"-Cone Macaron isn't scary enough for you, try the slightly creepier Spider Silk Macaron Sandwich. This take on the classic French dessert is available at Clarabelle's Hand Scooped Ice Cream in Disney California Adventure Park, and consists of a black macaron with charcoal-tart cherry spun ice cream topped with popping candy and raspberry sauce that looks an awful lot like blood. Ew!
1. Sleepy Hollow Cupcake
The spookiest desserts of all are easily the Sleepy Hollow Cupcakes, which are made up of a red velvet cupcake base topped with a Headless Horseman chocolate piece. As if that wasn't creepy enough, the cupcake also comes equipped with dark chocolate mousse, cream cheese frosting and red chocolate "blood." See the horror for yourself by tracking one of these guys down on Buena Vista Street.
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