One of the most iconic treats at the Disney Parks, the chocolate-dipped Mickey Head Rice Krispie treat always manages to make it’s way into our collection of souvenirs to take home.
It’s a super-easy treat to make at home – as a fun lunch box treat or a way to build excitement for your upcoming Disney vacation.
A lot of Disney’s packaged treats are prepared in facilities that share equipment with wheat, eggs, peanuts and nuts (including the rice krispie treats) – so making your own Mickey Rice Krispie Treats is also a great option if your children have any of these allergies and you want them to be able to indulge in a classic Disney treat while at the parks.
(The last time we were at the parks was with Sharla from the Chaos and the Clutter who’s daughter has a tree nut allergy and it really opened my eyes to how accommodating Disney is to allergies, but there are naturally parts of the Disney experience that people with allergies may feel left out of – so I’m going to try to target those recipes specifically over the next few months.)
Our treat uses coconut oil in place of the margarine used at the parks but keeps their “secret ingredient” of vanilla. I’ve seen a lot of Disney fans comment that their rice krispie treats are the best they’ve ever had, and I think it’s just that simple addition of vanilla – and of course, being surrounded by the magic of Disney.
Ingredients for Mickey Rice Krispie Treats
- 4 cups marshmallows (approximately 40 large)
- 5 cups rice krispie cereal
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/4 cup melted coconut oil plus more to grease cookie sheet
- 1 cup chocolate chips or chocolate almond bark
- Sprinkles of choice
Tip: feel free to swap out the coconut oil for butter and the vanilla extract for your favorite flavoring.
Kitchen Tools You May Find Helpful
- Mickey Sandwich Cutter
- Large microwave safe bowl
- Small microwave safe bowl
- Measuring cups and spoons
- Cookie sheet
How to Make Mickey Head Rice Krispie Treats at Home
Grease a cookie sheet and your Mickey cookie or sandwich cutter with coconut oil and set aside.
Place the marshmallows in a large microwave-safe bowl and heat for 30 seconds.
Stir well and then re-heat as needed to get a smooth, melted texture.
Add the coconut oil, vanilla and stir to fully incorporate.
Fold in the rice krispie cereal one cup at a time until completely incorporated.
Wet your hands thoroughly and press the rice krispie treat mixture into the Mickey head sandwich cutter set ontop of the greased cookie sheet. (Approximately 3/4 cup of mixture per rice krispie treat.)
Flatten well and then carefully remove the sandwich cutter.
Repeat with remaining rice krispie mixture (regreasing the cookie cutter as needed).
Set in the fridge to harden for 2 hours or overnight.
When you are ready to dip the treats, place the chocolate in a small microwave-safe bowl and heat for 30 seconds. Stir well and reheat as needed.
Dip the ears and a bit of the Mickey head into the chocolate mixture (use a spoon to help pour the chocolate if your dish isn’t deep enough).
Set the chocolate-dipped Mickey heads back on the cookie sheet and when you’re done all of them, apply a generous shake of sprinkles.
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For more delicious Disney-inspired treats, check out these cute Chip-inspired Berry Cups over on In the Kids’ Kitchen or our easy Beignets recipe inspired by Princess & the Frog.