Disney Copycat Tigger Tail Recipe

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Learn how to make your own Tigger Tail, just like at Disneyland! Large, fluffy marshmallows are dipped in several layers of caramel and candy and then decorated to look like our friend Tigger’s tail. So fun for kids’ birthday parties and sleepovers, all you need to do is melt, dip, chill, and enjoy!

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Tigger Tail

We LOVE going to Disneyland in my house! Not only is it a treat for Munchkin, but Chad and I also have so much fun. 

Normally, we stay at the Grand Californian Hotel so we can have breakfast with the characters at the Storyteller Cafe.

We have so many fond memories — and funny pictures — from those family vacations. And isn’t that what it’s all about?!

Something all 3 of us look forward to are all of the amazing food options at the park.

They always have something tasty and indulgent to sample, and believe me… we make the most of it!

One of Munchkin’s favorites has got to be Tigger Tails. We found them at Pooh Corner in Critter Country — you’ll see it when you get off Splash Mountain.

The shop is set up to look like a birthday party for Winnie the Pooh, and it is stinkin’ CUTE. 

She asked me to recreate them when we got home, so I couldn’t resist creating my own Tigger tail recipe.

It was actually a lot easier than I was expecting, and they came out just as good as Tigger tails at Disneyland!

ingredients for tigger tails

Ingredient Notes and Substitutions

  • Marshmallows – I’m using large marshmallows to create mine — they’re the perfect size for this dessert and are generally just easier to work with.
  • Caramel Bits – There’s a tasty layer of caramel hiding in between the orange coating and the marshmallows! Use melted caramel bits to create it.
  • Heavy Whipping Cream – Also needed for the caramel layer, when you add heavy whipping cream to the melted bits, you’ll get the perfect consistency. 
  • Orange Candy Melts – For that signature orange Tigger color! Don’t worry, orange candy melts don’t taste like oranges.

    They’re vanilla-flavored, which pairs much better with the other ingredients.
  • Orange Sprinkles – I love adding even more color and texture with some extra orange sprinkles! 
  • Chocolate Chips – Melt them down to create your Tigger tail stripes! I like milk chocolate, but you can use dark or semi-sweet instead if you’d like.
marshmallows stacked on skewers

Tips and Tricks to Make Copycat Tigger Tails From Disneyland

  • Preparation is key.

This is one of those recipes where it pays to spend a few minutes prepping all of the ingredients before you get started. 

Line your baking sheet with parchment paper and add 4 marshmallows on each wooden skewer.

That way, as you begin melting the caramel, candy melts, and chocolate, you’re ready to go!

Once you get started, this copycat Disneyland Tigger tail recipe moves super quickly!

  • Melting tips.

When melting the caramel bits, candy melts, and chocolate, it’s important to microwave them in short bursts and to stir frequently to keep them from burning. 

If the melted candy becomes too thick, add a bit of coconut oil to thin it out.

Also, you’re going to want to wait a few minutes for the caramel to cool before dipping the marshmallows, or else they may start to melt themselves!

  • A squeeze bottle is your friend.

While you can certainly get away with cutting a small hole in the corner of a Ziploc baggie to make your Tigger stripes, it’s so much easier with a squeeze bottle!

You’ll also have more control over the shape of your stripes — they came out so much better when I used a bottle instead!

  • Chill and/or rest between each coating.

After dipping the marshmallow skewers in the caramel, chill them in the freezer for at least 15 minutes so the caramel has the chance to harden. 

Once you’ve added the orange candy layer, you should let your treats rest again, but you don’t need to put them in the freezer this time.

It should have enough time to harden while you melt the chocolate chips for the stripes. 

melted orange candy for dipping tigger tails

Prep Ahead

  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper
  • Place 4 marshmallows on each wooden skewer

Kitchen Tools You Will Need

  • Baking Sheets lined with Parchment Paper – Used for anything from cookies to roasting, a good baking pan will last for years.
  • Wooden Skewers – They use plastic sticks for the official version, but I prefer wood!
  • Microwave-Safe Bowl – Not only does it make melting chocolate easier, but you can use it to quickly steam vegetables too!
  • Decorating Squeeze Bottles are perfect for the stripes… and there’s less mess!
adding heavy cream to melted caramel bits

Serving Suggestions 

Once the chocolate stripes have hardened, you can dig right into your Disneyland Tigger tail copycat!

I love the idea of making these for a sleepover or birthday party. They’re just so much fun for kids.

Recreate all of your favorite Disneyland food and serve these with some Monte Cristo sandwiches and corn dogs.

All of the beauty of the park right at home… without having to stand in all of those long lines!

And if you want to pair these with some other marshmallow recipes, try my chocolate-covered marshmallow pops or make these Disney-inspired peppermint marshmallows on a stick for the holidays!

dipped marshmallow on a baking sheet

Storing Leftover Tigger Tails

If you have any leftovers, I recommend wrapping each Tigger tail separately to avoid squishing them. They will keep in the fridge for up to 3-4 days.

You may be tempted to freeze your treats but unfortunately, these do not freeze well.

Not only will the texture change when you thaw them, but the freezer could also cause the orange color to change. 

It’s much better to simply make a fresh batch whenever you need them!

Disneyland Tigger Tail FAQ

What are Tigger tails made of?

Tigger tails from Disneyland are made with marshmallows, caramel, and orange chocolate. The last time I went to the park they also featured orange sprinkles, but word on the street is they don’t include them these days!

Where can I find Tigger tails?

You can find Tigger Tails at Disneyland in Pooh Corner, Candy Palace, or Trolley Treats. Or… you can make my copycat recipe and enjoy them at home whenever you want!

Can I make this Tigger tail recipe ahead of time?

Sure! If you want to serve these for a party, simply follow the instructions on the recipe card below. Keep them in the fridge until you’re ready to serve — I’ve made them up to 24 hours in advance, and they were still perfectly fresh.

tigger tail with bite taken showing marshmallow center

Enjoy!
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Disney Copycat Tigger Tail Recipe

Donna Elick
Ditch the line and make your own Tigger Tail at home! Marshmallows are dipped in caramel and candy and then decorated with more chocolate.
Tried this recipe?Please comment and review!
Prep Time 30 minutes
chill time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Method No Bake
Servings 10 makes 10 tails

Ingredients
 

  • 40 large marshmallows
  • 11 oz caramel bits
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 12 oz orange candy melts
  • orange sprinkles
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 10 wooden skewers

Instructions
 

  • Prepare a large baking sheet by lining it with parchment paper.
  • Place 4 marshmallows on each wooden skewer.
  • Put caramel bits in a tall glass and microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring often, until melted.
  • Slowly stir in heavy whipping cream until consistency is smooth. Be sure caramel is cooled a bit so it doesn’t melt the marshmallows.
  • Dip skewers of marshmallows into caramel mixture, tip the glass slightly and roll them to cover completely. Allow excess caramel to drip off and place on prepared baking sheet.
  • Place caramel-coated marshmallows in the freezer for 15 minutes or until caramel is hardened.
  • Cover baking sheet with new parchment paper.
  • Put candy melts in a tall glass and microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring often, until melted.
  • Dip skewers again, covering them completely with melted orange chocolate.
  • Place them on lined baking sheet and immediately add orange sprinkles.
  • Place chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring often, until melted.
  • Transfer melted chocolate to a ziploc bag or a squeeze bottle. If you are using a baggie, cut a small corner of the bag off. Pipe stripes onto the tails.
  • Chill tails until chocolate is completely hardened.

Donna’s Notes

If the melted candy melts are too thick, you can add a small amount of coconut oil to thin it a bit.

Nutrition

Serving: 1 | Calories: 393cal | Carbohydrates: 68g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 116mg | Sugar: 56g | Fiber: 0.03g | Calcium: 61mg | Iron: 0.1mg

All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe’s nutritional value will vary depending on the ingredients used, measuring methods, and portion sizes.

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Originally published June 2024

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