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 looking at these incredible Mickey Mouse Christmas Cookies or these Mickey Mouse Halloween OREO Cookies. If you want to turn them into Minnie Mouse you can easily add some bow shaped icing decorations.
How to make Chocolate Mickey Mouse Rice Krispie Treats
- Begin melting 4 tablespoons of salted butter in a large saucepan set over low heat.
- Add 1/4 cup of unsweetened, Dutch Processed or Special Dark cocoa powder and 1/2 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips.
- Stir in 10 ounces of marshmallows, either mini or regular.
- Melt over low heat, stirring frequently, until most of the marshmallows and chocolate have melted.
- Remove the pan from the heat and continue to stir until the chocolate and marshmallows are melted and smooth.
- Pour 4 2/3 cups of Rice Krispies cereal in a very large, well buttered, bowl.
- Scrape the marshmallow, chocolate, and butter mixture into the cereal and use a spatula to fold the mixture into the cereal until it’s completely blended.
- Allow the cereal to rest for a few minutes until it’s cool enough to handle.
- Butter your hands and the inside of a Mickey Mouse shaped cookie cutter.
- Pinch off small pieces of the cereal mixture and push it down into the Mickey Mouse cookie cutter.
- Once you have filled the cookie cutter with cereal, lift the cookie cutter up, pushing gently on the cereal, until it releases from the cutter.
- Set the treats on wax paper, parchment paper, or a silicone mat and allow them to cool.
- Repeat, making as many treats as you can.
- The total number of Mickey Mouse Cereal Treats you get from the recipe will depend on the size cutter you use.
- I used a cutter that measured 3 inches from the edge of one ear to another and got 18 treats.
You might be asking…
why I didn’t just press the cereal mixture into a pan then cut out my treats.
- I don’t like waste and I wanted to make sure I got as many treats out of this recipe as possible.
- Plus I find it more difficult to press the metal cookie cutter into a pan of cereal treats a bunch of times. After cutting a few, my hands start to hurt.
- I also really like seeing whole pieces of cereal all around the edge of my treats.
- If you prefer, you can press the cereal mixture into a 15 by 10 inch pan then cut the Mickey Mouse shaped treats out using the cookie cutter. You’ll get fewer treats using this method.
- Then just enjoy the scraps as a snack.
How to store these Mickey Mouse treats?
- Place the treats in an airtight container and keep at room temperature for up to 10 days.
- The salted butter, once heated and blended with the melted chocolate, will have a really good shelf life, keeping these treats shelf stable for much longer than traditional rice crispy treats.
Can I freeze them?
- Yes, but the chocolate may develop fat bloom (white streaks or spots) due to the 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 in the freezer. Or you can simply wrap well in non-stick tin foil and place 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.
You can find many more tips and tricks for making and storing cereal treats on our Cereal Treats FAQ pageYou can find many more tips and tricks for making and storing cereal treats on our Cereal Treats FAQ page.
What kind of chocolate should I use for this recipe?
- 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 a 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 it’s flavor.
- It’s really dark in color, so just note that if you use a different brand of cocoa power, your treats may look a bit lighter than mine do.
Watch this video to see how easy it is to make these cute Mickey Mouse no-bake desserts.
Mickey Mouse Treats VIDEO
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Mickey Mouse Cereal Treat Recipe
Mickey Mouse Rice Krispie Treats
- 4 tablespoons European-style Salted Butter
- 1/2 cup Chocolate Chips
- 1/4 cup Dutch Processed or Dark Cocoa Powder
- 10 ounces Kraft Jet-Puffed Marshmallows
- 4 3/2 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 mixing bowl.
- Pour the marshmallows over top and fold 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.
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