I was recently at the Disney Social Media Moms On The Road Celebration (follow #DisneySMMoms on Twitter) in Washington DC and at each place setting was a Mickey shaped krispie treat.
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I thought it was just precious and a sweet treat from the Disney Parks. But looking at it the wheels in my brain were turning…I could make this….This could be a great take away for a kids birthday party.
So here is how I made Mickey shaped krispie treats on a stick complete with ears dipped in chocolate!
Make a recipe of marshmallow krispie treats, spray a 8″ pan with non stick spray and press into the pan.
Spray the top of the treat AND your hand with non stick spray to avoid a crazy, sticky mess!
While the treats are still warm, press the Mickey shaped cutter into the treats. This is actually a sandwich cutter that I bought in the Main Street USA Bakery when my family visited the park in 2012. I love it because it is a high walled cutter AND it has the thick plastic around the top edge to protect my hand when I am pressing a sandwich, or in this case, a Mickey krispie treat. Learned how we saved money on bottled water in Walt Disney World.
While the treats are still warm, push a stick into the Mickey treat from the bottom up towards the top of the head. I would make sure the stick goes in straight and in as far as possible. This will be a heavy treat to have on a stick and it needs all the support it can get!
You can eat these scraps but being the penny pincher that I am….
I squished them all together in one of the corners to press out an additional treat.
This method made 5 Mickey treats from a traditional recipe of marshmallow krispie treats.
Melt chocolate chips in a bowl in the microwave or over a double boiler. I added 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil to make the chocolate more fluid and ‘dunkable’. I did ‘cheat’ a little and used a butter knife to spread chocolate to form his Mouse ears ‘hat’. Place on a silpat, non stick mat or parchment paper so the chocolate can set up.
While the chocolate is still wet, add decorations. I found these little colored chocolate pieces put out by Wilton at A.C Moore. Use what ever you like or fits your theme! Pop in the refrigerator till the chocolate is set.
Place your Mickey treat in a cellophane bag. These bags are 9″x4″. I tucked the end behind the Mickey head and held it in place with a sticker. A piece of tape would work as well. Or skip this step entirely! I think it give the front a more finished look. Tie the bottom with a length of curling ribbon and you are set to go!
Here is a post I did featuring a cake for my daughter’s “Brave” themed birthday party.