Well this feels very strange, sitting down and actually writing a blog post! It’s been a WHILE. If you’re at all interested in what I’ve been doing and why I’ve not really blogged at all this year, then check out my last post here where I gave a bit of an update.
But today I’m back, and with something super fun! If you’ve seen a few of my other posts you’ll see I took an amazing trip to Walt Disney World last year, sparking a kind of obsession… I know have two upcoming Florida trips to look forward to and also a Disneyland Paris trip. But those Disney blues can still hit hard!
So I thought I’d have a go at making the snack I probably ate the most when out there last year, Mickey Crispy Treats! Strangely I do not have a picture of any of the ones I bought in the parks, I was probably too busy shoving it in my mouth…
They are super easy to make, obviously an incredibly sweet and unhealthy treat, but great fun to make and to spark a little bit of Disney magic on a dreary day. Also there is no need to weigh anything or be precise, a big win in my opinion!
What you will need:
- Butter (approx. 25g)
- Rice crispies
- Chocolate for melting (I used Cadbury’s dairy milk but pick your favourite)
- Sweets for decorating – you can go crazy here but good suggestions would be M&Ms, smarties, hundreds and thousands etc.
- Mickey shaped cutter (you can purchase these on amazon, here’s the one I have which worked great)
- Non-stick baking paper
- Baking sheet or tray
- Tear of some baking paper and lay over your baking sheet, no need to grease or anything but I find the paper really helps, things are going to get a little sticky!
- Start by melting a thick slice of butter in a saucepan over a low heat, no need to weigh it out but it would be approximately 25g.
- Once your butter has begun to melt add your marshmallows, keep the temperature low and stir with a spatula as necessary to melt them all down.
- Gradually pour in your rice crispies bit by bit, mixing as you go. Make sure they’re all coated but add as many as you like depending on how sticky and marshmallow-y you want your treats to be!
- Mix as best you can – it gets really sticky – then tip out onto your baking paper sheet. I found the best way to flatten/ shape it was to put another piece of baking paper on top and use a rolling pin to spread it out, I made mine about 2cm thick, then pop in the fridge to chill.
- After 10-15 minutes in the fridge you can begin to cut out your mickey shapes! Place your mickeys on a plate or another baking tray as these will need to go back in the fridge to chill.
- After another 10 minutes or so you can begin the decorating! Melt your favourite chocolate, my preferred way is in a heat safe dish over a saucepan of simmering water, but you can just use the microwave if you prefer. Once melted dip, spread or drizzle however you want to coat your mickey crispies.
- Whilst the chocolate is still warm add your decoration. There are no rules to the decorating, use your favourite sweets and go to town! My personal favourite is M&M’s, buy you may be inspired by some different ones you ate in the parks!
- Once decorated let them chill in the fridge until the chocolate is set, then enjoy! Hopefully this brings a little Disney fun back to you and your family.
So there you go, a super easy and fun treat. This would be a great one to do if you have children as well. Enjoy!
Talk soon x