Sugar Frosted Fruit Bites

Disney Park Recipe: 

Location: Flurry of Fun – Disney’s Hollywood StudiosWalt Disney World



Ingredients Sponge:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup lukewarm water
  • 2 teaspoons instant yeast


Ingredients Fruit:

  • ½ cup diced candied orange peel
  • ½ cup golden raisins
  • ½ cup diced candied cherries
  • 2 tablespoons rum
  • ½ cup sliced almonds


Ingredients Dough:

  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 6 tablespoons butter softened
  • 1/3 cup non-fat dry milk
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 ¼ teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract


Ingredients Vanilla Sugar:

  • ¾ cup butter, melted
  • 2 cups sugar
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract


Ingredient Topping:

  • Powdered Sugar


Instructions Sponge:

  1. In a small bowl, combine the all-purpose flour, water, and yeast. Mix together.
  2. At room temperature, let rest for one hour.


Instructions Fruit:

  1. In a small bowl, mix together the candied orange peel, golden raisins, candied cherries, and rum. Mix together.
  2. At room temperature, let rest for 1 hour. The rum will be absorbed.
  3. Stir in the almonds.


Instructions Dough:

  1. In a stand mixer with a dough hook, combine the sponge, all-purpose flour, softened butter, dry milk, sugar, salt, and vanilla. Knead until soft and shiny dough.
  2. Add in the soaked fruit mixture (include the liquid). Knead until combined.
  3. Cover the dough. Place in a warm place. Let rest for 1 ½ to 2 hours.
  4. Place parchment paper on two baking sheets.
  5. On a clean and floured surface, cut the dough into 48 pieces ½ inch by 1 ½ inch. You might have to roll the pieces a little bit to get the dimensions. Cover and let rise for 45 minutes. They will become puffy.
  6. Preheat oven to 350F.
  7. Bake for 18-20 minutes. They will become golden brown.
  8. Let cool for 10 minutes.


Instructions Vanilla Sugar:

  1. In a small bowl, combine the melted butter, sugar and the vanilla extract.
  2. Mix together well.
  3. Set the bowl aside.



  1. Cover the baked fruit bites in melted butter and roll in the vanilla sugar.
  2. Dust the ball with the powdered sugar before serving.
  3. Serve right away.


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