Doesn’t all food taste better when shaped like Mickey Mouse? To me, one of the best parts of going on a Disney vacation is getting a Mickey Rice Krispie treat. So when you’re between Disney trips and craving some pixie dust, you can always create some Disney magic in your own home. Keep reading to learn how I made my own Mickey-shaped treats!
You will need:
- 6 cups of Rice Krispies Cereal
- 3 tablespoons of butter
- 1 package of large marshmallows or 4 cups of mini marshmallows
- Mickey Mouse cookie cutter (This one is available on the Shop Disney Parks app. It’s called the “Mickey Icon Cookie Cutter” and is $7.95).
- 1 package of melting chocolate
- Sprinkles (I bought mine at Disney but any sprinkles will do!)
- Wax paper
Making the Mixture:
There is nothing fancy about this rice treat. I followed the recipe from the Rice Krispies cereal box and Jet Puffed Marshmallows bag. All you have to do is melt the butter and marshmallows together in a pan, mix in the cereal, and voila!
Take your Rice Krispie treat mix and begin pressing it into the cookie cutter. The mixture is very sticky, so I recommend using wax paper under the mold as well as to press the treats into the cookie cutter.
Adding the Chocolate:
The most special part of a Disney Parks Rice Krispie treat is the chocolate. To give your Mickeys a chocolate hat, melt the entire bag of chocolate over a double boiler. A double boiler is best because white chocolate tends to get chunky when melted in the microwave.
(Double boiler: put water in sauce pan, put pan on stove to simmer, place chocolate in bowl, place bowl on top of pan, wait to melt.)
After your treats have sat for about 30 minutes, dip the ears into the chocolate, then add sprinkles! It’s important that the treats sit before adding chocolate because if they are too soft, the weight of the chocolate will tear Mickey’s ears off.
Once the chocolate hardens, pull the treats up from the wax paper and take a bite of pure Disney magic. Turn on some Disney tunes, close your eyes, and pretend you’re on Main Street, U.S.A instead of your kitchen.
Are you also missing Disney? Make these Rice Krispies and let me know if it transported your tastebuds to the parks. Tag me on Instagram @hannahnblatt with your own Mickey Krispies . Happy baking!