Totoro is probably one of Studio Ghibli’s most famous and loveable characters. With the Ghibli Park set to open this year in Japan, I can only see Totoro becoming even more popular (if that’s even possible!) Until then, these Totoro themed treats are the perfect way to get a little more Studio Ghibli into your life.
You’ve probably seen the famous Totoro cream puffs that come from a bakery near to the Ghibli museum in Tokyo, but Indulge With Mimi teaches you how to make them yourself at home. Detailed descriptions and lots of photos help to make this complicated recipe so much easier.
Want to give shop bought doughnuts a Totoro makeover? Watch this tutorial from Tastemade Japan. The instructions are in Japanese, but the video is extremely simple to follow.
These black sesame linzer cookies from Top With Cinnamon are so adorable. They’re perfect for your afternoon cup of tea and she even includes a template to get that perfect Totoro shape.
This icebox cookie from Cooking With Amyy looks a little fiddly, but the end result is amazing. You make a long tube of Totoro cookie and then slice as you go…
If you’re looking for a super easy recipe, then the rice krispie treats from i am a food blog is the one for you, and you could easily make it vegan too.
These vegan Totoro tarts from A Step Full of You are stunning. They would be amazing for a party.
If you wanted the tarts but aren’t worried about it being vegan, then try this version from Kawaii Sweets World.
Lastly, for those of you who prefer a treat that’s less sweet, these milk buns by Tira’s Home are great. You can fill them with whatever you fancy or even keep them plain.
Emma is an English teacher who travels a lot, usually splitting her time between the UK and Peru. Adventuring around the world is her passion, with Japan being one of her favourite destinations. She loves baking, photography, sweet treats, and all things Disney. If Emma was a Pokémon, she’d definitely be a Pikachu.