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Bob Parr making his breakfast specialty for his 'incredible' family.
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Bake Up Family Comforts with These Disney Character-Inspired Recipes

Is cold weather still keeping you and your family indoors? That’s okay, because with February being “National Bake For Family Fun” month, you can certainly use this time to bake up a bounty of Disney character-inspired recipes. And while getting creative with your own crafty concoctions is highly recommended, D23 has made the task easier by sharing a great list of original recipe recommendations that all fans can access. From breakfast basics with a twist to sweet treat sendoffs in the way of dessert, here are some awesome suggestions that you can bake up in your very own kitchen.

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Bob’s Incredible Waffles Recipe

Fans of Disney-Pixar’s Incredibles II may recall that for a significant amount of the film, Bob Parr aka Mr. Incredible was landed with stay-at-home dad duties. That’s where relying on his own “incredible” waffle recipe comes in. And if your family wants to try out Bob’s Incredible Waffles for breakfast one morning, D23 shares the recipe on their site right here.

What You Need:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter (melted)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions:

Separate the egg yolk from the egg white. In a medium bowl, beat the egg white until stiff peaks form. In another large bowl, mix the dry ingredients: flour, baking soda, baking powder, cornstarch, sugar, and salt. Add the wet ingredients: buttermilk, melted butter, egg yolk, and vanilla extract. Stir to combine but leave batter lumpy.

Carefully fold the beaten egg white into the batter just until combined. Let the mixture sit for 30 minutes. Heat up your waffle iron and cook according to your waffle iron’s directions until golden brown and crispy. Dive on in, and add butter and syrup if desired.

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The Good Dinosaur Egg Scramble Skillet

Were you ever wondering about Arlo’s chicken duties in The Good Dinosaur or what that family used the eggs for? They probably utilized them by concocting a family-sized skillet scramble like this, sure to satisfy even the most gargantuan of appetites. Perfect for breakfast, brunch, or even a dino dinner alternative, find out how to make it here.

What You Need:

  • 3 cups firmly packed peeled and shredded potatoes
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 small red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 small green bell pepper, diced
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 garlic clove, pressed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper and ¼ tsp. salt, combined

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Place shredded potatoes in a large bowl, and submerge completely in cold water. Let stand five minutes, then drain and pat dry. Melt butter with vegetable oil in a 10-inch cast-iron skillet over medium heat. Add bell peppers and onions and sauté three to five minutes or until tender. Add garlic and sauté for another minute. Stir in shredded potatoes and ½ tsp. salt.

Cook for another 10 minutes or so, stirring often, until potatoes are golden and tender. Remove skillet from stove. Make six indentations in the potato mixture. Break one egg into each indentation. Sprinkle eggs with salt-and-pepper mixture. Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 12 to 14 minutes or until eggs are set. Time to eat!

A family-fun 'Good Dinosaur'-inspired skillet meal fit for a dino!

Credit: D23


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Bantha Milk Hot Cocoa

Fans of Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope know all about the prominence of the whole blue milk craze. You can even get it at Disney Parks after all! But for a unique warm rendition, perfect for taking the chill off of a cold winter’s day, perhaps you’d like to try your hand at this Bantha Milk Hot Cocoa recipe for your crew of Jedis to enjoy at home.

Batha blue milk gets a warming makeover as this hot cocoa concoction.

Credit: D23

What You Need:

  • 4 cups of your favorite kind of milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup of white chocolate chips
  • Blue food coloring
  • Optional: whipped cream
  • Optional: blue candy sprinkles

Directions:

In a medium-sized saucepan, stir together milk, vanilla extract, and white chocolate chips. Add drops of blue food coloring one at a time until mixture is desired shade of bantha milk blue. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly until white chocolate chips have melted. Remove from heat and pour immediately into mugs. Optional: top with whipped cream and blue candy sprinkles.


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Minnie’s Milk-and-Cookie Mini-Cups

This recipe was originally part of D23’s holiday recommendations, considering the whole milk and cookies for Santa concept. But there really are no seasonal limitations on when to enjoy milk and cookies, and the notion of having your milk in a cookie cup is so awesome we just had to share.

What You Need:

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup semi-sweet mini chocolate chips
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • Brown melting chocolate (milk chocolate)
  • Milk
  • Stainless steel shot glasses

Directions:

Prepping the dough:

In a medium-sized bowl, whisk the flour and salt together. Set aside. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the butter and sugars together on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 3 or 4 minutes. Scrape down the sides of the bowl, and add the egg yolk and vanilla extract and mix on low speed to incorporate. Slowly add the flour mixture, mixing until just combined.

Remove from mixer and gently mix in the chocolate chips with a spatula. Roll the dough on wax paper to a quarter-inch thick. Place onto a cookie sheet and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes. Note: chilling the dough prevents it from spreading while baking.

Minnie's specialty can be enjoyed anytime of year, but makes a perfect treat for Santa!

Credit: D23

Baking the cookies:

When you’re ready to bake, preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Lightly spray the insides of the stainless steel shot glasses with nonstick cooking spray. Remove the dough from the refrigerator and break off a piece, enough to create a shot glass shape inside the shot glass Note, the serving will vary depending how big the glass is. Press the dough firmly at the bottom and against the walls of the shot glass, making sure it’s tightly packed.

Leave a well in the middle big enough to pour the milk in to. Bake shot glasses about 15 to 20 minutes. Check first to see if they’re ready at 15 minutes; if not, continue baking until the top edge begins to brown. Remove cookies from the oven and let cool completely. Once cooled, turn stainless steel shot glasses upside down to gently ease the mini-cup cookies out.

Coating the mini-cup cookies with chocolate:

Place milk chocolate in a microwave-proof container and heat in the microwave 20 seconds at a time until melted. Pour melted chocolate into the insides of each mini-cup, swirling the chocolate to make sure it completely coats the surface. If not, once milk is poured into the cookie mini-cup, it will start to soften and break down the cookie, so take heed.

If necessary, use a butter knife to apply chocolate to any uncoated parts. Chill cookie mini-cups in the refrigerator at least 15 minutes, allowing the chocolate to harden and cool. Take cookie mini-cups out of the refrigerator. Fill each one with milk before serving.

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The Hulk’s Marvel-ous Mashed Potatoes

Do you have a budding Avenger in your household? Or maybe you’re looking to keep your family’s strength up with a mighty Hulk-inspired side to go with whatever entrée you already made for dinner tonight. Well, this mean, green mashed potatoes recipe is sure to do the trick.

Mean, green, Hulk-inspired mashed potatoes!

Credit: D23

What You Need:

  • 3 lbs. of Yukon gold potatoes, peeled
  • Salt
  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 6 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • Green food coloring

Directions:

Cut potatoes into 1-inch cubes and place in a large pot. Submerge the potatoes completely in water and put in enough salt until the water tastes fairly salty. Bring water to a boil then lower the heat to medium-low, and simmer for about 10 minutes or until potatoes break apart easily. In a small saucepan, cook milk and butter over low heat until butter melts. Remove immediately from heat and set aside.

Once potatoes are done, drain in a colander and place in a large bowl. Mash potatoes by hand until desired texture is achieved. Slowly whisk in milk-and-butter mixture. Add garlic salt, sour cream, and black pepper, and use a whisk to combine. Mix in green food coloring one drop at a time until mashed potatoes are just the right shade of Incredible Hulk green.


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Brave – Inspired Scotch Egg 

Chef John Ricks of Luxo Café at Pixar Animation Studios gets the credit for coming up with this themed original recipe for traditional Scotch Eggs, inspired by Disney-Pixar’s Brave and shared via D23. Do you and your family want to eat like Merida and her family? Here’s how you can.

What You Need:

  • 8 ounces of bulk pork sausage, best quality
    (turkey sausage can be substituted)
  • 4 farm eggs, hard-boiled, chilled, and shelled
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 raw egg
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs
  • Oil for frying
  • Salt, black pepper, and fresh herbs

Directions:

Set up a breading station using separate bowls for:

  • Seasoned flour (1/2 cup flour, 1 teaspoon salt, 1/2 tsp black pepper)
  • Egg wash (beat together raw egg and milk)
  • Panko bread crumbs (with minced fresh parsley, chives, chervil, thyme, optional).

Portion sausage into four equal balls. Flatten sausage into a thin disc using the palm of your hand. Encase the hard-boiled egg evenly in sausage meat, and crimp it closed thoroughly. Coat with flour, then egg wash, and finally bread crumbs. (Note: Breaded eggs can be refrigerated overnight for convenience.)

Preheat oil to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and cook for 5 minutes, until golden brown. Drain on paper towel and lightly season with salt while still hot. Serve warm or room temperature, with your favorite mustard!


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Maleficent Triple Chocolate Sandwich Cookies

Arguably one of the most love-to-hate characters in Disney entertainment, D23 decided to share this easy-to-make cookie recipe, taken straight out of the pages of The Big Book of Disney Eats.

Maleficent is good enough to eat when baked up as these cookies.

Credit: D23

What You Need:

  • 1/3 cup high-quality dark chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup green candy melts
  • 24 plain chocolate wafer cookies
  • 1/2 cup your favorite chocolate frosting
  • 12 jumbo heart sprinkles

Directions:

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Melt the chocolate chips according to the package directions and transfer to a piping bag fit with a small writing tip. Pipe 12 sets of horns, as shown, onto the parchment. Let the chocolate set. Meanwhile, in a small, heat-safe bowl, melt the candy melts according to the package directions. Place in a piping bag fit with a small writing tip and pipe the outline of Maleficent’s face onto 12 of the cookies.

Let set 3 minutes. Working with one cookie at a time, flood the center of the face with more candy and quickly place a heart sprinkle along the bottom, as shown. Repeat with the remaining candy and sprinkles. Let set completely. Spread 2 teaspoons frosting onto each of the remaining cookies. Press a set of chocolate horns into the frosting along top edge of the cookie, then sandwich with a cookie face.


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Candy Apple Olaf

Snowballs are just fine on a hot summer’s day, but delicious, gooey candy apples make excellent cold weather treats. And what’s better than an original recipe celebrating one of the “coolest” Disney characters of all time—Olaf? You can make this recipe at home any time of year. Here’s how.

What You Need:

  • Your favorite kind of apple–any kind will do (the rounder the better)
  • 1 bag caramel bits
  • 2 cups white chocolate chips
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips plus a handful more for Olaf’s eyes
  • Candy corn or cone-shaped corn chips
  • Fruit-flavored gummies
  • Lollipop stick (we recommend using one at least eight inches long)
  • Plastic squeeze bottle (optional)

Directions:

Rinse and thoroughly dry the apple, then insert an eight-inch lollipop stick into the stem end of it. Prepare caramel bits according to package until melted. Dip apple into melted caramel until evenly coated. Spoon caramel over apple if necessary, making sure to allow excess caramel to drip off. Scrape caramel off bottom of apple, then set apple on a wax-paper-covered plate and refrigerate for at least one hour. Once caramel has set, take apple out of refrigerator.

Melt white chocolate chips in a double boiler. Once chocolate is melted, dip caramel-covered-apple into white chocolate until evenly coated. Spoon white chocolate over apple if necessary, making sure to allow excess chocolate to drip off. Scrape white chocolate off bottom of apple, then set apple on a wax-paper-covered plate and refrigerate for at least one hour. Once white chocolate has set, take apple out of refrigerator.

Melt milk chocolate chips in a double boiler. Once chocolate is melted, dip pieces of fruit-flavored gummies in milk chocolate and lay onto a wax-paper-covered plate and refrigerate for about 30 minutes. Set aside.

Olaf-themed candy apples to melt over.

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Use remaining melted milk chocolate as “glue” to stick on two large chocolate chips on the apple for Olaf’s eyes, a piece of candy corn for Olaf’s nose, and chocolate-covered gummies in front of the lollipop stick for Olaf’s hair, and to draw the rest of Olaf’s features  (his eyebrows, smile, and tooth). We suggest placing melted chocolate in a plastic squeeze bottle or a re-sealable sandwich bag for use when drawing Olaf’s features.


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There is a boundless array of other delicious Disney-inspired recipes to keep you busy in the kitchen indefinitely—a baker’s dream, really. These include everything from recreating recipe favorites featured at Disney Parks and Resorts to cooking up creative compilations all your own, inspired by Disney or Marvel movies and character favorites. Whatever culinary creations you come up with, just keep in mind that each and every recipe always turns out far better when Disney Magic is added to the mix!

About Laura

Laura Catherine aka “LC” is a writer who resides in Maryland with her family and several pets. She visits Walt Disney World whenever she can. Additionally, she is a published author of three novels, a children’s book, and has a passion for gardening.