Disney treats are an important part of our Disney World and Disneyland traditions. In fact, I’m so obsessed that I bring cake pops and Mickey Rice Krispie treats home as souvenirs. However, sometimes we are craving a classic Disney treat and can’t make it to the parks. That’s when making Disney Copycat Mickey M&M Rice Krispie treats at home keeps some of the Disney magic alive.
Disney Mickey Rice Krispie Treat Inspiration
Mickey Rice Krispie treats are a staple at Disney World and Disneyland. There are specially themed versions during different seasons, but our favorite one is the always available Mickey M&M Rice Krispie treat.
What could be better than a traditional Rice Krispie treat coated with chocolate and mini M&Ms on one side? You can easily find these treats at Big Top Souvenirs at Magic Kingdom or Marceline’s Confectionery in Downtown Disney at Disneyland.
Making Your Own Mickey M&M Rice Krispie Treat
This seemed like a straightforward Disney Copycat recipe to figure out. However, it was more difficult than I expected to make them look like the official Mickey M&M Rice Krispie Treat.
The original Disney park versions are really large, and we usually end up splitting them. For our at-home version I used a smaller Mickey head cookie cutter to make them an individual size (affiliate link: Buy on Amazon).
A couple of notes:
I can’t leave a regular recipe alone and always make some modifications. Instead of following the exact recipe on the Rice Krispie Box I cut back on cereal and added extra butter plus a dash of vanilla extract. I think this makes the base Rice Krispie treat taste even better. You are free to follow the original recipe if you prefer.
I used a small Mickey head cookie cutter because I wanted a smaller version of this Disney parks treat. The portion size is great, but the head shape was less obvious once covered in chocolate and M&Ms.
Adding a bit of vegetable shortening, like Crisco, to the semi sweet chocolate chips helps make the melted chocolate smooth. The shortening makes it easier to spread the chocolate plus adds a pretty shine when cooled. too.
If you are craving this treat, but don’t feel like making them Mickey shaped that’s fine! To save time I often make a full pan of the treats without cutting them. Once the marshmallow cereal mixture is pressed into the pan, I slather the top with melted chocolate and sprinkle with mini M&Ms. Not quite as cute, but just a delicious.
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 10-ounce package of marshmallows or 4 cups of mini marshmallows
- 5 cups of Rice Krispies cereal
- ½ teaspoon of vanilla extract
- 6 ounces of semi-sweet chocolate chips
- ½ tablespoon of shortening
- 5 ounces of M&M's Minis
- Spray a 13x9-inch pan with cooking spray.
- Melt butter in a pan. Once butter is melted, add marshmallows. Stir frequently until the marshmallows are fully melted. Then add vanilla to melted marshmallows mixing well.
- Add Rice Krispies cereal to the pan with melted marshmallows. Mix thoroughly until cereal is coated.
- Press cereal mixture into the prepared pan using a buttered spatula or wax paper.
- While treats are cooling put half a bag of semi sweet chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl with a ½ tablespoon of vegetable shortening. Stir after every 30 seconds of heating until the chocolate is melted and smooth.
- Flip your pan over a cutting board and the treats should easily come out onto the cutting surface. Use a Mickey head cookie cutter cut out your Rice Krispie treats.
- We tried dipping the treats into the chocolate, but using a spoon to slather the melted chocolate over the top of the treat worked better for us.
- Sprinkle M&Ms over the melted chocolate until the top is covered. Place finished treat on a cooling rack or plate until chocolate hardens (which takes about an hour at room temperature).
- Store treats in a airtight container and enjoy as soon as possible.
I used a small Mickey head cookie cutter because I wanted individual sized treats. This smaller cutter made for less clearly defined Mickey head shapes once covered in chocolate and M&Ms. Use a larger cutter if you want a better looking version and don't mind a bigger treat.
To save time I often make a full pan of the treats without cutting. Once I have put the marshmallow cereal mixture into the pan and spread it out, I slather the top with melted chocolate and sprinkle with mini M&Ms. Not quite as cute, but just a delicious.
Final Thoughts On Making Disney Copycat Mickey M&M Rice Krispie Treats
Although our Disney copycat Mickey M&M Rice Krispie treats weren’t uniformly perfect in shape, they tasted amazing. All of our taste testers agreed that our version of the Mickey M&M Rice Krispie treat is the perfect way to get a taste of Disney when you are stuck at home.
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