Decadent dark chocolate Mickey Mouse Rice Krispie Treats are simply adorable. These Mickey Mouse-shaped chocolate & marshmallow cereal treats are quick and easy to create and will make any Disney fan smile.
Are you planning to surprise your kids with a trip to Disney World or Disney Land, or are you planning a Mickey Mouse-themed party? Yes! Then have fun turning our decadently rich chocolate rice krispie treats into these cute Mickey Mouse Rice Krispie Treats.
It's so easy to do with just a few ingredients and a Mickey Mouse-shaped cookie cutter.
These treats will travel well too, so you can even pack them in your suitcase to share with your kids when they are begging for a delicious treat while in the parks.
I chose to make these Mickey Mouse treats using a delicious chocolate rice krispie treats recipe but you can use our traditional Rice Krispie Treat recipe, if you prefer. Both have the perfect ratio of butter, marshmallows, and Rice Krispies Cereal.
These treats are cute enough to serve plain but they can also be decorated with some candy melts, royal icing, or modeling chocolate.
You might find some inspiration by looking at these incredible Mickey Mouse Christmas Cookies or these Mickey Mouse Halloween OREO Cookies. If you want to turn them into Minnie Mouse Rice Krispie Treats you can easily add some bow-shaped icing decorations.
Let's make some treats!
- Rice Krispies Cereal - We recommend using Kellogg's Rice Krispies as they will give your treats the best texture and flavor.
- butter - Our taste test found that salted European-style butter (with a higher butterfat content than American-made butter) will give your cereal treats the very best flavor. See our taste test results for more information.
- marshmallows - Use Kraft Jet-Puffed Marshmallows for the best flavor and texture.
Some store-brand marshmallows are very sticky once melted and are difficult to blend with the crisp rice cereal. If you do use them, you may need to add up to an extra cup of cereal.
You can use mini or large marshmallows. See our marshmallow conversion chart for details about measuring marshmallows.
- cocoa powder - We used Hershey's Special Dark Cocoa Powder to give these treats a dark color and rich chocolate flavor.
- chocolate chips - We also used Hershey's Special Dark Chips for the same reason.
See the recipe card for quantities.
Use chocolate chips or a chocolate bar that you really enjoy eating on its own.
You will definitely taste the chocolate, so use something you like.
Use Dutch Processed or dark cocoa powder if you want really dark-colored chocolate cereal treats.
I personally used Hershey's Special Dark Chips, as well as, Hershey's Special Dark Cocoa Powder. The cocoa powder has a combination of Dutch Processed and Natural Cocoa Powders and I love its flavor. It's really dark in color, so just note that if you use a different brand of cocoa powder, your treats may look a bit lighter than mine do.
- extra-large mixing bowl - You want to use a bowl that allows you room to mix the cereal and marshmallows together.
- medium-large (3 or 4-quart) saucepan - I like using a non-stick pan so the marshmallows don't stick too badly.
- 8-inch square baking pan - If you use a non-stick pan, you'll be able to easily remove the treats from the pan. A glass pan works fine too just be sure to grease it well with butter.
- silicone spatula - If you grease a silicone spatula (or Spoonula) with butter or baking spray, the cereal treat mixture won't stick. You can also use a wooden spoon but I'd grease it too.
- small bowl - Use this to make the glaze.
- 3-inch Mickey Mouse Cookie Cutter
- Optional - silicone mat
Cut the butter into small pieces. Place them in a medium-large saucepan. Set it over LOW heat.
Allow the butter to begin melting then add your semi-sweet chocolate chips and cocoa powder.
Stir the butter, cocoa, and chocolate until smooth.
Pour the marshmallows over the melted chocolate mixture.
Stir the chocolate mixture and marshmallows.
Continue to stir often until 75% of the marshmallows have melted.
Remove the pan from the heat and stir...
until creamy and smooth.
Pour the melted chocolate marshmallow mixture over the Rice Krispies Cereal.
Stir until the chocolate marshmallows coat the crisp rice cereal.
Allow the chocolate-coated-cereal to cool until you can handle it, about 5 minutes.
Grease your hands and the inside of a Mickey Mouse cookie cutter with butter.
Press the chocolate Rice Krispie treat mixture into the cookie cutter.
Or, spread the treat mixture out and cut it using the cookie cutter.
NOTE: I prefer pressing the Rice Krispie Treat mixture into a cookie cutter so that I don't have any waste.
You can gently press the cereal treat mixture into a 9x13-inch pan, then cut out the shapes using the cookie cutter but you will end up with a lot of scraps.
You'll get about 15 Mickey Mouse-shaped treats out of one batch of these chocolate Rice Krispie treats by pressing the mixture into a 3-inch Mickey Mouse cookie cutter. You'll get about 9 treats if you cut them out of a pan of treats.
You can use any size Mickey Mouse cookie cutter that you like. The number of treats this recipe will make will vary depending on the size of your treats.
Don't smash the cereal treat mixture into the cookie cutter. Compacted treats will have a hard texture.
Do not overheat your marshmallows. When marshmallows get too hot they become like hard candy which makes hard treats.
Do not overheat the butter and chocolate mixture as chocolate can easily burn. Use LOW heat!
You can find many more tips and tricks for making and storing cereal treats on our Cereal Treats FAQ page.
Place the treats in an airtight container and keep them at room temperature for up to 7 days.
Yes, but the chocolate may develop fat bloom (white streaks or spots) due to temperature changes.
It's best to wrap the treats really well in plastic wrap or Glad Press 'n Seal, then over-wrap them in tin foil then place them in a large zip-top bag before storing them in the freezer. Or you can simply wrap it well in non-stick tin foil and place it in a bag.
To thaw, bring the bag out and let it sit at room temperature for about 2 hours before unwrapping.
These treats may keep in the freezer for up to 3 months.
Be sure to watch the video to see how easy it is to make these treats.
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You might also enjoy these other Chocolate Rice Krispie Treat Recipes.
Mickey Mouse Rice Krispie Treats
- 4 tablespoons European-style Salted Butter
- ½ cup Chocolate Chips
- ¼ cup Dutch Processed or Dark Cocoa Powder
- 10 ounces Kraft Jet-Puffed Marshmallows
- 4 ⅔ cups Kellogg's Rice Krispies Cereal
- Begin melting the butter in a medium-large saucepan set over low heat.
- Stir in the chocolate chips and cocoa powder and allow to melt slightly.
- Stir in the marshmallows.
- Continue stirring occasionally until most of the marshmallows have melted.
- Remove from heat and continue to stir until completely melted.
- Pour the cereal into a well-buttered (greased) mixing bowl.
- Pour the marshmallows over top and fold them into the cereal.
- Allow the cereal to cool until you can easily handle it.
- Butter your hands and the inside of a Mickey Mouse cookie cutter.
- Gently press some of the cereal mixture into the cookie cutter, filling it completely.
- Press on the cereal mixture, allowing the Mickey Mouse-shaped treat to fall out of the cutter.
- Set on a silicone mat or wax paper until cooled.
- Repeat creating as many Mickey Mouse Rice Krispie Treats as you can.
StorageStore these treats in an airtight container for up to 7 days or freeze for up to 3 months.
TipsWe suggest using Kraft Jet-Puffed Marshmallows in this recipe. If you use a store-brand marshmallow, it may be denser and stickier. You might want to adjust the recipe by reducing the marshmallows by 1 cup or increasing the cereal by 1 cup. Be sure to grease your cookie cutter with butter. Your treats will pop out easily.
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These were so much fun to make with my kids. They taste yummy and look so cute. I let the kids decorate them using candy melts which was fun too.
I made these today for my daughter's birthday. Your recipe is fabulous. They turned out great. I know the kids will love them.
I hope your daughter has a wonderful birthday and that she enjoys her special birthday treats.
We are surprising our kids with a Disney trip and I just made these treats. The kids are going to love them. They are so cute and were so easy to make.
Have a great trip!!! I hope the kids have fun eating the treats and on their special trips.