Back in June 2019, we had an incredible trip back to Walt Disney World Florida where we got to try some of the amazing food that they offer!
In Disney, you can pretty much find any of your favourite foods in Mickey shape, including waffles, pretzels, cake pops and ice cream sandwiches.
One of our can’t miss treats in Disney is of course a Mickey Rice Krispie treat! Our favourites this year including the crushed Reece’s Peanut Butter cup, Oreos and chocolate, and of course, the mini M&Ms, which is what inspired me to make these tasty treats and share the recipe with you to make at home yourself and bring the taste and smell of Disney treats to your home!
These gorgeous Mickey Rice Krispie treats come in so many variations – but I’ve stuck to our favourite, and possibly most popular, for you today: Mini M&Ms.
Serves 6 | Prep Time 20 Minutes | Total Time 1hr. 30
55g (1/4 cup) Unsalted butter
300g (6 cups) Marshmallows
150g (6 cups) Rice Krispies cereal
200g Chopped milk chocolate
M&Ms (you can use anything to decorate)
Melt the butter in a large (preferably non-stick) saucepan over a low heat.
Once the butter has melted, add the marshmallows and stir constantly until you have a smooth sticky mix.
When you have the sticky mix, take off the heat immediately and add the the Rice Krispies to the pan
Please bear in mind that this bit can get extremely sticky!
Then, Line a 9 x 13-inch baking tray with grease proof baking paper (or grease the tray with butter oil or non-stick spray) and spoon the mixture onto it.
To spread the mixture evenly and to avoid an extremely sticky mess, I recommend that you cut another piece of grease proof baking paper and place it on the top of the mixture.
Then spread the mixture evenly using a rolling pin.
Once the mixture is spread evenly, remove the grease proof baking paper from the top and place in the fridge for 1 hour.
If there is any residue on the paper you have just removed, add a small amount of cooking oil to your fingers to get the residue off and add to the mix where necessary.
Once the mixture has set, remove from the fridge and turn out onto a work surface or cooling rack.
Use a Mickey Mouse cookie cutter (I will link the ones I used down below) and cut the mixture into shapes.
To make the chocolate for the ears, put a pan filled half way with water over a low heat until it simmers. Then, place the chopped chocolate over the pan in a heatproof bowl, stirring occasionally for 2 to 3 minutes until (or until meted).
Alternatively: Place the chopped chocolate in a microwave-safe bow and microwave for 30 second intervals until melted – stirring between each interval. Dip the Mickey ears into the melted chocolate, shake off any excess chocolate, then place back onto the cooling rack and gently press on some mini M&Ms and leave to set.
If there are any other decorations you would like to add instead of mini M&Ms, the just add them once you have dipped the Rice Krispie treat into the melted chocolate and again, place them on gently.
You can also cover the whole front of Mickey with chocolate and then decorate for another design!
Now you have your tasty Mickey Rice Krispie treats and your home should smell a lot like Main Street Bakery! (You’re welcome)
These Mickey Rice Krispie treats are best eaten the day of making them – however to keep them fresh for 2-3 days, store in a lock-tight container. They do not need to be stored in the fridge.
Let me know if you try out this recipe and how your treats look!
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