When Perfecting the Magic decided to make our next Disney-inspired food piece, we knew we should create a copycat recipe for something that was limited edition and a total fan favorite. Enter Disneyland’s Toffee Pretzel!
This seasonal treat is a major foodie hit for Disney, which is why our copycat recipe for Disneyland’s Toffee Pretzel just makes sense! Besides, our last two recipes focused on Walt Disney World, and it’s time PTM gave inspired Disneyland snacks the same treatment!
Disney describes their Toffee Pretzel as a “cream cheese-filled pretzel sprinkled with toffee sugar, with chocolate marshmallow crème dipping sauce.” A tall order to recreate, but Perfecting the Magic is up to the task!
As with all of our recipes, simplicity is key—it’s essential that our Disney copycat recipes stay true to the original while being perfect for home chefs. We make sure that our ingredients are accessible and our techniques are time-saving. You deserve daily Disney indulgences without the stress, and we’ve got your back!
Let’s jump into it!
The Disneyland Original
Disneyland’s Toffee Pretzel can be found at the pretzel cart in Tomorrowland and is a limited-edition treat. It’s been wildly praised all over social media, and fans are calling for it to become a year-round offering. While that could happen, the safest thing to do was to create a recipe of our very own so that Perfecting the Magic readers can have their twisted treat fix whenever they want.
We searched the internet and couldn’t find an exact recipe we loved. However, we did find reviews, and noted that the Disney Food Blog found the Disneyland treat to be a little too sweet. We paid attention to this and ensured our cream cheese filling maintained a tartness that provides a welcome balance to the toffee-sugar coated treat!
Make it Your Own
One of the best things about making Disney food at home is the ability to tailor the recipe to your tastes and dietary needs. Allergies are a thing, and sometimes dairy-free options just make sense. Don’t be afraid to modify this recipe to suit your needs. You can use any cream cheese you like, including vegan cream cheese. The same goes for marshmallows. You can swap them out for gelatin-free and get the same great result.
If you’re trying to dial back the sweetness in general, you can cut the sugar topping way back. It’s really up to you. As long as you follow the basics built into the recipe, you’ll be good. As you may have noticed, our pretzel turned out super plump. That’s because we wanted ours loaded with cream cheese filling, and it came out exactly as we wanted. The result was amazingly delicious and comically large all at once. A win-win in our book.
Our marshmallow crème is a richer hue than the Disneyland offering, and that’s thanks to the Nutella. Adding this chocolate hazelnut spread to marshmallows and cream produced a decadent result akin to a Parisian hot chocolate. It was seriously one of the best treats we’ve ever made. We can’t wait for you to try it!
Disneyland Inspired Toffee Pretzel Copycat Recipe
(makes 1-2 large pretzels)
- 8 frozen Yeast Rolls, Thawed and Proofed
- Butter to taste
- 1/4 Cup Granulated Sugar
- 1/4 Light Brown Sugar
- 3/4 Cup Whipped Cream Cheese
- 1/2 cup Confectionary Sugar
- 1 tablespoon Vanilla
Marshmallow Crème Dipping Sauce
- 4 Marshmallows
- 1 teaspoon Nutella
- 2 tablespoons Whipping Cream
Step One: Take yeast rolls out of the package and allow them to thaw and proof on a parchment-lined cookie sheet per package directions.
Step Two: Once fully proofed, combine dough and roll flat with a rolling pin. Set aside. Combine whipped cream cheese and confectionary sugar with vanilla until smooth.
Step Three: With dough rolled out smooth and cream cheese mixture complete, fill the dough with a central line of filling. Leave just enough room to fold the edges of the dough over until cream cheese is wrapped inside the dough. Form into pretzel shape on a clean parchment-lined baking sheet. Lightly brush dough with butter and sprinkle on sugars to taste.
Step Four: Bake in a 350-degree oven until golden brown. About 15 minutes.
Step Five: Bake in a 350-degree oven until golden brown. About 15-20 minutes, as ovens vary in temperature.
Step Six: Serve pretzels warm with dipping crème and enjoy!
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