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#DisneyMagicMoments: Conjuring Up the Magic – Recipes for Your #HalfwaytoHalloween Celebration

Karen McClintock

by , Food & Beverage Content Relations Manager, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts

We are Conjuring Up the Magic for our #HalfwaytoHalloween takeover and treating you to four wickedly delicious recipes – perfect for when you socialize with your own grim grinning ghosts! We have autumnal pumpkin and apple recipes plus Disney villain-inspired deviled dragon eggs and a delicious, healthful smoothie.

Also, check out the scary good limited-time treats offered at Black Tap Craft Burgers & Shakes (Downtown Disney District) and The Ganachery and Gideon’s Bakehouse (Disney Springs) during our Halfway to Halloween celebration! Grab them before they disappear like a ghost!

Disney Villains: Devilishly Delicious Cookbook - Underworld Smoothies and Deviled Dragon Eggs

Bad has never tasted so good! These first two recipes are from the soon-to-be-released Disney Villains: Devilishly Delicious Cookbook, where the iconic villains from Disney’s film library are the inspiration for the recipes.

Hades from Disney’s animated feature film, Hercules, inspired the recipe for Underworld Smoothies. This smoothie plays off Hades’ two moods: blue flames for hair when he’s calm and red flames when angry. You mix a blue and red smoothie separately, then pour both into the same glass for a healthful dose of Hades’ feelings! Click here for a print-at-home version of this recipe.

Even Maleficent would approve of these Deviled Dragon Eggs! Cleverly using red cabbage water to create the unique coloring of these eggs, this recipe takes a bit of time, but the “terrifying” results are sure to impress! Click here for a print-at-home version of this recipe.

You now have the opportunity to pre-order this cookbook featuring these two as well as other devilish dishes. Why not make it a Disney movie night complete with matching your movie choice to a Disney villain recipe? Sounds like a wickedly good time!

Pumpkin Muffin

Our Pumpkin Muffin recipe comes from the recipe vault at Disneyland Park. Served at past Halloween Time celebrations at Jolly Holiday Bakery Café, these perfectly pumpkiny muffins get a sprinkle of streusel on top for that right hint of sweetness. Happy fall, y’all! Click here for a print-at-home version of this recipe.

Apple Crumble Tart

Promise this is not a trick but a delicious treat – an exclusive recipe for Disney Parks Blog readers! We coaxed our festival chefs to give us a preview of an autumnal recipe from the upcoming EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival (starting Jul. 15 and running through Nov. 20), and they sent us a recipe for Apple Crumble Tarts. My foodie pal, Katie, made them (you know, for me to make sure they are perfect for this post!), and we both can attest they are REALLY good and REALLY cute! Who can resist a tiny apple pie with crumble topping? Not me!

Click here for a print-at-home version of this recipe.

Classic Pumpkin Pie Shake from Black Tap Craft Burgers & Shakes at Downtown Disney District

Here is a sneak peek of the delicious limited-time specialty offerings brewing in our cauldrons for Halfway to Halloween – from pumpkin pie milkshakes to creepy-cool cookies!

Black Tap Craft Burgers & Shakes at Downtown Disney District

  • 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)
Gideon’s Cookie and Hand Pies from Gideon’s Bakehouse at Disney Springs

Gideon’s Bakehouse at Disney Springs

You may already know Gideon’s Bakehouse cookies are mysterious and delicious, but did you also know they are masters of disguise? That’s why, as part of the Halfway to Halloween takeover, a selection of their dreadfully good confections will masquerade themselves as hand pies. Don’t be fooled by their flaky, buttery crusts – once you take a bite, you’ll recognize the rich, decadent flavor of a Gideon’s Bakehouse cookie baked inside!

  • Gideon’s Hand Pies – A handmade Gideon’s Bakehouse Chocolate Chip Cookie baked inside a flaky, buttery pie crust (available May 10-12 while supplies last; limit two per person)
Cauldron Cocoa Bomb from The Ganachery at Disney Springs

The Ganachery at Disney Springs

Pssssst … to get this frightfully delicious treat, check @disneyparks on TikTok throughout Saturday, May 8, to learn the secret, scary phrase to order!

  • Cauldron Cocoa Bomb – 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 (available May 10-12 while supplies last; limit two per person)

Stay connected with Disney Parks Blog for more delicious Disney recipes, and be sure to share the magic with other Disney fans using the hashtag #HalfwaytoHalloween and #DisneyMagicMoments. Happy Conjuring Up the Magic!


  • I think that some of these are going to made this weekend at my house.

  • These look so delicious! That apple crumb tart is calling my name!

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