When I hosted our Disney Side @ Home Celebration last month, I decided that my "party favor" would be my most favorite treat at Disneyland.
Mickey Mouse Krispy Treats. Really, it doesn't get much better than this.
I thought that the whole ordeal would be a big, messy pain in the youknowwhat. But it turned out to be quite a simple craft. Easy enough that I let my kids help.
What You'll Need
- Mickey Ear Cookie Cutter. I have both a large sandwich size cutter and the smaller one seen here. I think the smaller one made for a better serving size.
- Standard recipe for Rice Krispy Treats made in a 9x13 pan
- One bag of Semisweet chocolate. I prefer something of better quality like Guittard or Ghirardelli.
- Sprinkles (optional)
- Jelly roll pan or cookie sheet lined in foil (preferably one with sides so your sprinkles don't make a giant mess)
- Cooling racks
- Wax paper
- Plastic wrap (if individually wrapping)
After you make rice krispy treats, let them cool for an hour or so. Meanwhile, place your cooling racks on your foiled cookie sheet.
Carefully remove the entire sheet from the pan and place on wax paper or a large cutting board.
Start cutting out Mickey ears with your cookie cutter. Place on the cooling racks are you work. This is a great step if you are involving kids.
With the scraps, you can either eat them (yum!) or remold to be able to make a couple more ears.
Melt your chocolate according to package directions (I did mine in a microwave-safe glass dish on 50% power for 2 minutes. Then stirred and nuked it for another 30-ish seconds).
While the chocolate is still melted, carefully dip the ears into the chocolate. Use a spoon to help cover as much or as little as you want. Lightly shake off any excess and place back onto cooling rack. Continue until all of your ears are covered.
If your chocolate gets a little on the thick side, place back into the microwave for 10-15 seconds to re-melt.
Before the chocolate sets completely, start adding your sprinkles. Again, this is a great way to get kids involved. You'll be grateful that you took the extra minute to line a cookie sheet with foil when you see the mess.
Once finished, transfer the finished Mickeys to a large sheet of wax paper to let the chocolate set completely. If you want to wrap them individually, just wrap in a bit of plastic wrap.
Try not to eat them all in one sitting. I dare you.