Learn to Make Funnel Cake and Other Park Snacks at Home

May 3, 2020, 2:08 PM · When the nation's theme parks closed in March, the first thing we did here at Theme Park Insider to help keep the theme park magic alive was head into the kitchen. If you missed it the first time around, check out our Social Distancing Kitchen show on YouTube, where we showed you how to make several popular theme park food items, including Disneyland's Monte Cristo sandwich and Silver Dollar City's Skillet Dinners.

Now many parks are putting their chefs and food managers online (who, unlike me, actually know what they're doing in a kitchen) to show you how to make even more theme park snacks.

Let's start with the all-time classic funnel cake, this time served with a decadent Bananas Foster sauce, courtesy California's Great America. Here's the recipe, along with two "how-to" videos from the park's Chef Erick.

You'll wanna wash down that piping hot funnel cake with something cold, and an iconic theme park iced beverage is a frozen hot cocoa, coming to us from the team at Holiday World.

Holiday World is also here to show us how to whip up a batch of homemade soft pretzels.

Here's another savory snack - avocado fries. This one's pretty simple, but you can make it as spicy as you'd like.

Finally, let's check back in with our friends from Silver Dollar City, who are showing us how to make a Confetti Corn Salad, which goes great with so many different sandwiches and skillets.

What's been your go-to homemade treat these days? Please share your favorites in the comments.

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May 4, 2020 at 12:06 AM

Oh man, Robert! Those look soooooo tasty! I'm definitely going to make that Bananas Foster funnel cake! I made some Dole Whip at home using an ice cream churned and that powder mix from Amazon and my family loves me for it. I think next I'm going to try making Mickey-shaped Rice Crispies treat pops. It would be awesome if we could get a Pandora cookbook someday.

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