These Mickey (or Minnie) Mouse Rice Krispy Treats are a big hit. Not only do they possess the magical yumminess of a Disney treat, but they’re a great decorative addition, especially if you display them on sticks to add that vertical element to your table.
They’re about as easy to make as any Rice Krispy Treat– you could even use your favorite recipe and disregard the one below if you want. The idea is just to flatten them into a baking sheet so they’ll be the right thickness to cut out. I worked out the following portions to give me one sheet’s worth, and I made sure they were soft enough to have that chewy texture yet also hold up to dipping and placing on sticks.
Dipping in chocolate or candy coating is an extra step, but it is really simple and makes for a richer treat. Plus you could use chocolate, white chocolate, or any color to match your event, how cool is that? Candy melts, such as Wilton’s, work great and can be reheated in the case your baby wakes up from nap time in the middle of your project. I went with the typical sprinkles that best matched the treats sold at Disneyland (Dallies brand found at Walmart), but the possibilities are endless really. I’d love to see these treats with some specialty sprinkles or even glitter, that would be adorable!
Though any cookie cutter would likely work for these treats, I highly recommend getting this sandwich cutter for this project. The rim around the top makes it easy to press into the treats, and it is just the right size to get a dozen (or more) out of this recipe. Plus, you just can’t go wrong with the convenience of Prime 2-Day shipping on Amazon.
Also be sure to have parchment paper on hand. I swear by these pre-cut sheets for cookies, cakes, and all kinds of baking. The sheets save time; no need to wrestle with getting the right size from a large roll.
- For The Rice Krispy Treats
- 14 oz. of Rice Krispies (12 cups)
- 16 oz. of mini marshmallows
- 1 stick of butter (1/2 cup)
- For The Chocolate Coating
- 12 oz. of melting chocolate or candy melts (such as Wilton's)
- Sprinkles to match your decor
- Have On Hand
- Baking sheets
- Parchment paper
- Mickey shaped cookie cutter
- 1. Measure out 12 cups of Rice Krispies in a large bowl and set aside.
- 2. Line your baking sheet(s) with parchment paper.
- 3. Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat, then add the marshmallows. Stir frequently until all the marshmallows are melted.
- 4. Pour marshmallow mixture into bowl with Rice Krispies, and stir with a spatula until everything is mixed together and consistent.
- 5. Scrape cereal and marshmallow mixture onto your baking sheet, and smooth and flatten with your spatula. It will be really sticky, so you can also mold the treats into the pan with wet hands (to prevent it from sticking to you).
- 6. Spray your cookie cutter with cooking spray, and press firmly into the treat mixture. Remove the cut out shape to a different baking sheet with parchment paper and continue to cut out the remaining treats. Once there is no more room for another full Mickey, you can mold the
- scraps together and flatten (with wet hands) to get a few more treats out of the mixture. Let the treats completely cool before dipping them in the melted chocolate. They may be slightly pliable, but they will continue to harden even after they're dipped.
- 7. Melt the chocolate according to the package's directions-- i.e. in 30 second increments in the microwave with a lot of stirring. Dip the ears
- portion of the treat in the chocolate, then spoon sprinkles over the chocolate while it's still melted. You will want do this over a baking sheet to contain the sprinkles!
- 8. Let the ears dry again on parchment paper. Once they are dry, you can gently insert the sticks.
- These treats are nice and chewy, so they may feel soft at first. They will continue to harden and they can be made a few days ahead of your event. Store in tupperware lined with parchment paper at room temperature.
- This batch can be easily doubled if you have a bowl and pan large enough. I found it easiest just to do two separate batches to get about 24 treats.
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