Mickey Mouse Rice Krispie Treats combine the deliciousness of classic Rice Krispies treats with the charm of the iconic Disney character in a deliciously sweet way! It's a park favorite for Disneyland park-goers but easy to make at home!
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These yummy Mickey Rice Krispie Treats are so easy to make and ready in just 35 minutes. With a touch of Disney magic, these treats will transport you straight to Main Street in the Magic Kingdom!
We love going to the Disney parks and one of the things I always look forward to most are the yummy snacks and treats that you can get all over the park. I need to make a trip one of these days just to try all the food!
The jumbo Mickey Mouse rice krispie treats covered in chocolate and mini M&M's are one of my very favorite things, even though they are so simple to make at home. It's such a satisfying combination of gooey marshmallows, crispy rice cereal, melted chocolate and milk chocolate M&M's!
This easy recipe for an at-home version uses simple ingredients you may already have in your pantry when you can't make it to the parks but need a little Disney-fix to brighten someone's day! I adapted my Salted Brown Butter Rice Krispie Treats a bit by scaling back the marshmallows, cereal, and butter (the Disneyland rice krispies treats aren't quite as gooey as my homemade rice krispies treats normally are) and omitting the coarse kosher salt.
These are also perfect for holidays, birthdays, or any Disney-themed occasion and it’s a great way to involve the kids in the kitchen as well or make as edible gifts for the holidays.
If you love Rice Krispie Treats, you’ll also love my S’mores Rice Krispie Treats, Strawberry Rice Krispie Treats, Fruity Pebbles Rice Krispie Treats, Scotceroos, Chocolate Rice Krispie Treats, and these Rocky Mountain Avalanche Bars!
Why We Love This Recipe
- The classic Mickey Mouse shape adds a layer of fun and nostalgia, making them a huge hit at any Mickey Mouse birthday party!
- Mini M&Ms give an extra pop of color and flavor that kids and adults alike adore.
- These treats can be customized with your favorite toppings and decorations to suit your event, whether it’s Easter, a birthday party, or the holidays!
What You'll Need
Scroll down to the recipe card below this post for ingredient quantities and full instructions.
- Salted Butter - This ingredient forms the base and provides a rich flavor to your treats. If you only have unsalted, add a pinch of salt.
- Mini Marshmallows - These act as the binding agent, giving the treats their gooey texture. Jumbo marshmallows can also be used but might need additional melting time.
- Vanilla Extract - This adds a lovely, warm flavor to balance the sweetness of the marshmallows and chocolate.
- Rice Krispies Cereal - The main component that gives the treats their iconic crispy texture. You can use a store's own brand if you prefer.
- Semisweet Chocolate Chips - For coating and adding an extra layer of chocolatey goodness. Milk chocolate or white chocolate can also be used.
- Mini M&M's - Tol add vibrant color to the treats, as well as a burst of chocolate flavor.
How to Make Mickey Mouse Rice Krispies Treats
- Prepare pan and melt butter. Grease a 9x13 pan with butter and set aside. In a large saucepan or pot, melt butter. Save your butter wrapper for later because it comes in handy when pressing the rice krispies into the pan.
- Add marshmallows and melt. Then add marshmallows and melt on medium-low until smooth.
PRO TIP: Don't get impatient and increase the heat to melt the marshmallows. The secret to soft rice krispy treats is a low melting temperature. Rice krispy treats get tough and hard when the marshmallows are melted over too high of heat.
- Add vanilla. Remove the mixture from the heat and stir in the vanilla extract.
- Add cereal. Now, add in the Rice Krispie cereal and gently mix until the cereal is evenly coated in the marshmallow mixture.
- Put in pan. Transfer the mixture to the buttered pan, level it with an offset spatula or gently press the rice krispie treats into an even layer with the butter wrapper (a favorite trick because it won't stick!), and allow it to cool for 10 minutes so the rice krispies treats can set up.
- Cut Mickey Mouse shapes. Butter the Mickey cookie cutter, then cut out the treats and transfer them to some waxed paper.
- Melt chocolate. Melt the semi-sweet chocolate in a shallow bowl. Melt in 20-second increments in the microwave, stirring in between.
- Cover treats with chocolate. Dip a popsicle stick in melted chocolate and then into the bottom of a Mickey silhouette treat. Repeat until all the treats have a popsicle stick in them, then dip one side of the treat in chocolate.
- Add candy. Sprinkle the wet chocolate with mini M&M’s.
- Add drizzle and let them set. Drizzle the treats with additional chocolate, if desired. We used a piping bag. You could use a ziplock bag with a small hole cut out of the corner or drizzle with a fork. Allow the treats to set in the refrigerator for 10 minutes or at room temperature.
Absolutely! Feel free to use any shape of your liking, such as Minnie Mouse or other Disney characters, to add a personal touch.
Food coloring can be added to the marshmallow mixture for a colorful twist, or you can experiment with different colored candy melts and sprinkles.
Yes, the treats will still be delicious without the chocolate coating. Feel free to get creative with other toppings!
Yes, there are vegan marshmallow options available at many grocery stores that work well as a substitute.
Once the treats have set, store them in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 7 days, or even longer in the fridge. Put a layer of wax paper or parchment paper between each one to prevent them from sticking together.
I don’t recommend freezing these treats as it can alter their texture, making them less enjoyable when thawed. They’re quick enough to whip up a batch when you need them, so take the time to prepare them fresh.
Tips for Success
- You can use a lollipop stick or cookie stick instead of popsicle sticks if you prefer.
- Be sure to generously butter the Mickey Mouse-shaped cookie cutter or coat it with cooking spray. This is the best way to ensure the mixture doesn’t stick to it and you get a smooth cut around the edges.
- Experiment with different drizzles, like caramel or flavored candy melts, for a different flavor.
- Give a magical treat as a party favor or even an edible gift! Simply package them in cellophane bags and tie the top with a bow or ribbon!
- When melting the marshmallows and butter, use a low heat setting to avoid burning. Melting it slowly will result in a smoother, creamier texture.
- Give your treats the proper time to set to ensure that they maintain their shape and the chocolate sets.
What to Serve with Mickey Mouse Rice Krispie Treats?
These delightful treats are a wonderful addition to any dessert table or buffet. Place them alongside other Disney-themed snacks and sweets for a magical spread.
Substitutions and Variations
- If you have unsalted butter, just add a pinch of salt to help enhance the flavors.
- Milk chocolate or white chocolate can be used instead of semi-sweet chocolate chips in the cereal mixture if you prefer.
- Use other small candies or sprinkles instead of Mini M&Ms, like Mini Reese’s Pieces, butterscotch chips, peanut butter chips, white candy melts, or even vanilla chips!
- Add crushed nuts or crushed pretzels to these treats for extra flavor and texture.
- Other extract flavors, like almond or coconut extract, will add a different flavor to these treats.
- Use pastel-colored candy melts and sprinkles for a festive look to match the decor for an event or holiday!
More Disney Treats You'll Love
- Blue Bayou Monte Cristo Sandwiches
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- Homemade Churros Recipe (Easy!)
- Old-Fashioned Divinity Candy Recipe
- Chocolate Walnut Fudge
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Mickey Rice Krispie Treats
- ½ cup salted butter
- 2 (10-ounce) bags mini marshmallows
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 8 cups rice krispies cereal
- 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips, melted
- 1 cup mini M&M's
- Grease a 9x13 pan with butter and set aside. Save butter wrapper for later.
- In a large pot, melt butter, then add marshmallows and melt on medium-low until smooth.
- Remove the mixture from the heat and stir in the vanilla extract, followed by the cereal. Mix until evenly coated.
- Transfer the mixture to the buttered pan, level it with an offset spatula or gently pack them into the pan with the buttered side of the butter wrapper, and allow it to cool for 10 minutes while you melt the semi-sweet chocolate in a shallow bowl. Melt in 20-second increments in the microwave, stirring in between.
- Butter the Mickey cookie cutter and prepare a sheet of waxed paper to transfer treats once they are cut.
- Cut out treats and transfer them to the waxed paper.
- Dip a popsicle stick in melted chocolate and then into a Mickey Treat.
- Dip one side of the treat in chocolate.
- Sprinkle with mini M&M’s and drizzle with additional chocolate if desired. (We used a piping bag. You could use a ziplock bag with a small hole cut out of the corner or drizzle with a fork.)
- Allow to set in the refrigerator for 10 minutes or at room temperature.
- Alternative Decorating Idea #1: White Chocolate Drizzle: Dip a popsicle stick in melted chocolate and then into a Mickey Treat. Dip one side of the treat in semi-sweet chocolate. Allow to set and then drizzle with white chocolate. (We used a piping bag. You could use a ziplock bag with a small hole cut out of the corner or drizzle with a fork.)
- Alternative Decorating Idea #2: Dipped Ears Treat - Dip a popsicle stick in melted chocolate and then into a Mickey Treat. Dip one side of the treat in semi-sweet chocolate. Allow to set and then drizzle with white chocolate. (We used a piping bag. You could use a ziplock bag with a small hole cut out of the corner or drizzle with a fork.)
- Store: Once the treats have set, store them in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days, or in the fridge for up to a week. Put a layer of wax paper or parchment paper between each one to prevent them from sticking together.