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  • Writer's pictureCatherine Murton

Cheshire Cat Tails

We whipped up some whimsical Cheshire Cat Tails! This playful recipe is from The Unofficial Disney Parks Cookbook and is so much fun to create and eat!

These pink and purple twisted pastries would be great for a tea party, an Alice in Wonderland party, or a Disney movie night.

They make sure a colorful presentation and taste just like the ones you can find at the Disney Parks!

Cheshire Cat Tails

Ingredients for pastries:

1 (17.3 oz) box frozen puff pastry sheets

1 (3.4 oz) package instant vanilla pudding

1 3/4 cup whole milk

1 cup mini semisweet chocolate chips

1 large egg

1 tablespoon room temperature water

Directions for Pastries:
  1. Remove puff pastry from the freezer and allow it to thaw at room temperature for 45 minutes. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line an ungreased baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.

  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together instant vanilla pudding and milk. Cover and chill, for at least 10 minutes or until ready to use.

  3. Unfold both sheets of puff pastry and use a rolling pin to just barely soften each surface. Don't work the dough too much or it won't puff up in the oven.

  4. Spread a very thin layer of vanilla pudding onto each sheet of pastry and sprinkle one sheet with mini chocolate chips. Carefully lay the other sheet pudding-side down onto the mini chocolate chips.

  5. Carefully cut the stacked pastry into six long strips. Holding a strip in your hand, twist one end. Lay on the prepared baking sheet. Repeat with the remaining strips.

  6. In a small bowl, beat egg and water together. Brush the mixture over the tops of the pastry.

  7. Bake until golden brown and puffing up, about 20 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely, about 30 minutes on the baking sheet.

Ingredients for icing:

1 cup confectioners' sugar

1/4 cup heavy cream

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 drops each Gel food coloring (purple and pink)

Directions for icing:

In a medium bowl or stand mixer, mix together the confectioners' sugar, cream, and vanilla. Divide evenly between two small bowls and add one shade of food coloring to each bowl, stirring to combine well. Using a spoon or piping bag, drizzle both colors of icing over each twist.


To make more fun recipes like this, get your hands on The Unofficial Disney Parks Cookbook .

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For more movie-inspired food, check out our Gillyweed Pasta, Mad-Eye Moody Meatballs, and Butterbeer Milkshakes recipes!


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