Echelon’s Copycat Park Treats

Echelon’s Copycat Park Treats

Who doesn’t love a post-workout snack! In honor of the 2024 runDisney Virtual Series inspired by favorite Disney snacks, we’ve put together a few copycat recipes of these famous park treats - with our own spin on them! 

Protein Waffle

  • 1 ½  Mashed Bananas
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 Scoop Protein Powder
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • ⅓ cup Almond milk or milk of choice
  • Waffle Maker

Makes 2 servings / 2 Mini Waffles each

  1. Mash bananas until smooth in a bowl
  2. Mix all ingredients together in bowl until combined well
  3. Heat waffle iron and make waffles as normal and enjoy!

    Chocolate Dipped Frozen Yogurt Bar

    • 1 cup Plain Greek Yogurt
    • 1 tbsp Honey
    • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
    • 1 cup Semisweet Chocolate Chips
    • 2 tbsp Coconut Oil
    • 4 Popsicle Sticks
    • Parchment Lined Baking Sheet or Popsicle Mold

    Makes 4 Bars (Recipe reference)

    1. In a bowl, mix plain greek yogurt, honey, and vanilla extract to a large bowl.  Combine thoroughly.
    2. Add ¼ cup yogurt mixture to a parchment paper lined baking sheet, popsicle mold or large plate to form the bars.  Place a popsicle stick into each bar. You should be able to make 4 clusters.
    3. Next place the baking sheet with the yogurt bars in the freezer.  Freeze until they are completely frozen and solid, about 1-2 hours.
    4. Once the bars are frozen, melt the chocolate.  Add the chocolate chips and coconut oil to a microwave-safe bowl and microwave in 15 or 30-second intervals, stirring in between each one, until the chocolate is melted.
    5. Remove the frozen yogurt bars from the freezer and carefully dip each one into the melted chocolate. We recommend using a spoon to ensure each cluster is thoroughly coated.
    6. Place the bars back in the freezer for a few minutes to ensure the chocolate hardens and yogurt solidifies a bit. Enjoy!

    Healthier Candy Apple 

    • 2 large Apples
    • ½ cup Chopped Walnuts
    • ½ cup Brown Rice Syrup
    • 2 Popsicle Sticks
    • Parchment Lined Baking Sheet

    Makes 2 servings (Recipe reference)

    1. Wash apples and remove stems. Push your sticks into the apples where the stem was.
    2. Place your brown rice syrup into a small pot and bring it to a boil over medium heat. Once it bubbles, reduce the heat immediately to low. Simmer for 2 minutes. Remove from heat.
    3. When the brown rice syrup has stopped bubbling, hold one of your apples by the stick, over the pot, and spoon syrup over the apple until it has a smooth, glossy coating.
    4. Roll coated apples in chopped walnuts.
    5. Set the apple on the parchment and place the entire cookie sheet in the fridge. Chill for at least 1 hour. Enjoy!

    Pineapple Sorbet

    • 4 ½ cups Fresh Pineapple, Cubed
    • 1 tbsp freshly squeezed Lime Juice
    • 1 tbsp Honey, more if needed according to taste
    • Food Processor
    • Parchment Lined Baking Sheet
    Makes 8 servings (Recipe Reference)
    1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside. Cut pineapple into cubes. 
    2. Place the cubed pineapple onto the baking sheet, leaving space in between the cubes to allow for even freezing and not touching so they don’t create a giant glob of frozen pineapple.
    3. Place the tray into the freezer and freeze the pineapple overnight, or until completely frozen - at least 3-4 hours.
    4. Place the frozen pineapple into the bowl of a food processor and allow to thaw for 10-15 minutes until softens. Pulse until the pineapple becomes crumbly.
    5. Add the lime juice and then pulse again. You may need to add a little warm water until the mixture becomes more fluid, but not slushy. Or you can allow the pineapple to thaw a little more to soften. You're looking for a soft serve texture at this point.
    6. Taste and add any honey, as needed, at this time if it needs to be a little sweeter.
    7. If the mixture becomes too slushy and does not resemble sorbet, you can return to the freezer for 30 min. to an hour to allow it to re-solidify.
    8. Serve immediately, or store in the freezer in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.

    Happy snacking #TeamEchelon! Let us know if you try out these copycat park treats and share your photos in our Official Echelon Community on Facebook with the hashtag #runDisneyVirtual and #EchelonParkTreats!