Chocolate can make anyone’s day a little bit brighter. It is decadent, indulgent, and delicious at the same time. Fortunately, this is something that is well understood by Disney, and there is plenty of chocolate to be found. Here are ten of our favorite chocolate treats that you’ll be able to try while at Walt Disney World. Some are mostly chocolate, while with others the chocolate enhances the flavor. If you have a favorite chocolate creation that you must indulge in whenever you head to Central Florida, feel free to share in the comments below.
10. Fresh Fruit Waffle Sandwich with Chocolate Hazelnut Spread
Sleepy Hollow, Liberty Square, Magic Kingdom
Fresh Fruit Waffle Sandwich with Chocolate Hazelnut Spread is one treat that you won’t want to pass on. It all starts with a waffle. That is then covered with a delightful chocolate hazelnut spread (think Nutella) and topped with banana slices, strawberries, and blueberries. The best part of all is that it’s not too difficult to convince yourself that the Fresh Fruit Waffle Sandwich with Chocolate Hazelnut Spread is a meal. After all, it does have the word “sandwich” in its name. If you need more to satisfy your chocolate craving, Sleepy Hollow also sells Chocolate-Chunk Cookies.
9. Brownie Cupcake With Chocolate Frosting
Erin McKenna’s Bakery NYC, The Landing, Disney Springs
There are plenty of incredible chocolate cupcakes to be found at Walt Disney World. The brownie cupcake at Erin McKenna’s Bakery NYC gets special mention here because of what it doesn’t have. The items sold in the bakery are gluten-free, kosher, and vegan. You won’t think that anything is missing. The Brownie Cupcake is dense and has small chocolate chips throughout. The chocolate frosting will melt in your mouth. Erin McKenna’s Bakery NYC isn’t just for people who are looking to avoid certain ingredients. It’s for anyone with a sweet tooth.
8. Midnight Reverie
Ghirardelli Ice Cream & Chocolate Shop, Marketplace, Disney Springs
Of course a name like Ghirardelli that is synonymous with rich chocolate has to be on this list! First go to the Ghirardelli Chocolate Shop and try a free sample. You might want to make a purchase as well. Then head next door to the Ghirardelli Ice Cream Shop. Most of the selections feature chocolate in one form or another. If you love dark chocolate, the Midnight Reverie Sundae is what you’ll want to order. It’s made of chocolate ice cream, dark chocolate hot fudge, semi-sweet chips, and an Intense Dark Twilight Delight 72% Chocolate. Of course there’s also whipped cream on the top. Midnight Reverie will have you dreaming of dark chocolate for months to come.
7. Chocolate Macaron
L’Artisan des Glaces, World Showcase, Epcot
You can find ice cream sandwiches in plenty of places at Walt Disney World. What makes the offering at L’Artisan des Glaces different is the cookie. Instead of using a chocolate chip cookie, chocolate ice cream is placed between two chocolate macarons. The ice cream at L’Artisan des Glaces is made the French way, which has a different consistency than American ice cream. You’ll be thinking about ordering another Chocolate Macaron before you finish your first one, they’re that good.
6. Darth Vader Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcake
Various Locations, Disney’s Hollywood Studios
Darth Vader Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes were introduced several years ago when Disney had Star Wars Weekends, and they were instantly a hit. When Star Wars Weekends were canceled many people worried that the cupcakes would be permanently gone, but luckily that’s not the case. Darth Vader Cupcakes are now sold in several different locations across Disney’s Hollywood Studios. It’s a chocolate cupcake topped with a lot of peanut butter frosting. There are dark chocolate curls on top, and an edible image of the Sith Lord himself. Some Star Wars fans say “Come to the Dark Side, we have cookies,” but it’s the Darth Vader Cupcakes that will get people to turn.
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5. The Kitchen Sink, Chocolate Lovers Version
Beaches & Cream Soda Shop, Disney’s Beach Club Resort
The Kitchen Sink is a sundae that is meant to be shared, so grab three chocolate loving friends and head over to Beaches & Cream Soda Shop. The Chocolate Lovers Version of the Kitchen Sink includes two scoops each of vanilla and chocolate ice cream, as well as four scoops of cookies and cream. That is topped with a brownie, several Oreos, two Milky Ways, chocolate sauce, chocolate chips, chocolate sprinkles, and chocolate shavings. It’s still topped with an entire can of whipped cream and served in a kitchen sink. If you’re looking for Walt Disney World’s most filling chocolate treat, look no further.
4. Zebra Domes
Various Locations, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Resort
If you love the flavor combination of chocolate and coffee, you’ll want to head to Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge on a hunt for Zebra Domes! Also known as Zebra Cupcakes, these treats are rich and full of flavor. You’ll taste white chocolate, dark chocolate, espresso, Amarula Liquor, and a host of other flavors. Zebra Domes may be small in size, but not in flavor.
3. Chocolate Covered _____
Multiple Locations Throughout Walt Disney World
So many things taste better when they’re covered with chocolate! At Walt Disney World they realize that, which is why there are so many choices. You can find chocolate covered strawberries, frozen chocolate covered bananas, chocolate covered marshmallows, chocolate covered crisp rice treats and more. If you can’t find something specific already covered in chocolate, head to Goofy’s Candy Company at Disney Springs. You’ll choose what you want covered in chocolate, what type of chocolate you want it dipped in, a topping, and a drizzle. You’ll end up with a unique treat that will make the chocolate lover inside of you very happy.
The Ganachery, The Landing, Disney Springs
There are no wrong choices at The Ganachery. You’ll be drawn in by the smell alone. You can watch as chocolate is being made, and if you have any questions, ask a chocolatier. Flavors range from familiar such as vanilla to more exotic like chipotle pepper. You can buy individual pieces, or have a box put together for you. There are other choices as well. Your first visit to The Ganachery will not be your last.
1. Mickey Premium Ice Cream Bars
The Mickey Premium Ice Cream Bar might be the most iconic treat at Walt Disney World. It is as cute as it is tasty. The idea is simple, vanilla ice cream in the shape of the mouse who started it all is covered with chocolate and served on a stick. It is a must-have treat for many families while at Walt Disney World. Mickey Premium Ice Cream Bars are affordable, at least compared to other snacks. You also don’t have to go far to find one. They are sold at many counter service restaurants, in stores, and at kiosks. On a hot day a portable stand might suddenly appear near a popular ride if there’s a long line. Mickey Premium Ice Cream Bars may not be the most decadent chocolate treat at Walt Disney World, but they are certainly one of the most popular.