Friday, June 10, 2016

Disney World Giant Mickey Marshmallow Treat Copycat Recipe

One of my boys' favorite Walt Disney World treats are the Mickey Marshmallow treats! They somehow taste better than the ones you make following the recipe back of the Rice Krispie box. I have tweaked the ingredients and came up with a recipe that tastes just like the giant Mickey treats you would find on Main Street, U.S.A.

First, you need to purchase the mickey mold. You can purchase the mold at many shops located throughout Walt Disney World. Or, if you get home and realized you really should have picked one of these up like I did - you can also purchase them using the Shop Disney Parks app.

And you also need ingredients:

5 cups crisped rice cereal, such as Rice Krispies
4 tablespoons butter
1 10 oz. package marshmallows
cooking spray
colored sprinkles of your choice
chocolate coating (I used about 6 ounces)

you will also need waxed paper

Throw the marshmallows and butter in a microwave-safe dish. Melt on high about 2 minutes - keep an eye on things! Make sure your bowl has room, as the marshmallows expand while being microwaved.

Next stir to be sure the butter and marshmallows are thoroughly combined. The puffed marshmallows will reduce in size.

Add the cereal and stir well. Now is when things start to get sticky!  Spray the mold and a piece of waxed paper with cooking spray. Put half the cereal mixture into the mold. Cover with the waxed paper and smash it all in that mold so it is all smooshed tight together.

Remove the wax paper and add the remaining cereal mixture. Re-spray the waxed paper and smoosh the rest of the mixture into the mold.  

Let the treat completely cool. If you are in a hurry, you can pop it into the freezer for 15-20 minutes.  Once cooled, remove from the mold. Decide which side you want to be the front of the treat and place face down. Cover the bottom half of the treat with a fresh piece of waxed paper so just the 'ears' are showing.

Melt half the chocolate and cover the ears, being careful not to get any chocolate below the waxed paper. Don't forget the sides!

Again, you have to wait for the chocolate to harden. WHY do good things take so long?!?! You can again use the freezer for help if you are in a hurry. After the chocolate is all set, flip Mickey over. Cover the bottom again with waxed paper, melt the chocolate and smother those ears in it! When you are done spreading the chocolate, add your sprinkles. Let the chocolate harden. Again.

And your patience paid off - TA-DA!

Your kid's will be THRILLED to come home to this special surprise. My boys now ask me to make this special treat on a regular basis.  Your kids, and maybe even some big kids you know, will love this happy, yummy treat!


  1. What a wonderful dupe! I have never tried these treats at Disney, but I definitely want to make one this weekend :)

  2. So cute. This does remind me of the Mickey Mouse ice cream popsicles. Such a fun treat to make with the kids too.

  3. This is absolutely darling! My kids would get a big kick out of making a big Mickey Mouse treat!

  4. The mold is awesome. There are so many great ideas for fun treats to make with it.

  5. I love this! I've never thought of buying molds from Disney before to make my own treats, but now that you've mentioned it, I just might. I can totally make this and take it TO the park instead of buying my own there. :)

  6. I would never think to use a cake mold for a giant rice krispy treat. This could also be a fun alternative for a birthday cake!

  7. I need to get my hands on one of those giant Mickey marshmallow treats--it looks oh so good!

  8. Oh I love the silicone mold! I have a cake pan mickey head and you could never do this with it! This would be great for any Disney party!

  9. Oh, we so love special molds. We have trains, bunnies, christmas trees and even one Thomas the Tank engine. Kids get so excited about the special shaped treats, they don't even notice if it's a spinach and quinoa flour cake!

  10. I love this! and so would my daughter. I am going to definitely do this with her!

  11. How adorable! I'll definitely have to try this sometime, because I know that my daughter will absolutely love it.