Disney Parks Inspired Mickey Rice Krispy Treats

Disney Parks Inspired Mickey Rice Krispy Treats

One of my all time favorite Disney treats are their Rice Krispy treats. I don’t know what the secret is but they are just so good! You can get rice krispy treats in the park in a variety of shapes and sizes. I mean have you ever seen the giant mickey head rice krispy treat? I love how the designs can change from season to season. When we did our Magic Kingdom inspired date night, you can see the details here, I knew these yummy treats just had to be a part of it!

To make these treats you will need :

3 tbs of butter

1 bag of marshmallows ( I prefer to use the mini ones)

6 cups of Rice Krispies

1tsp of vanilla

baking sheet

wax paper

Mickey Cookie Cutter ( I use this one http://amzn.to/2gXRR0I that is actually a sandwich cutter)

Popsicles sticks (optional)

melting chocolate, sprinkles and M&Ms for decorating (or whatever you choose)

Melt butter and marshmallows in a large pot, once melted add in vanilla and  then rice krispies. Stir until the rice krispies are fully coated. Because I used a cookie cutter for shapes I spread these onto a baking sheet lined with wax paper. You will need these to be a bit thicker so they hold the cut shape. You will want them to be about an inch thick. Once its spread out let it set for about 5-10 min so you can cut it into shapes. I did this just like I was cutting cookies. Once cut through and the sides  are left roll it back up and smooth it back out. The sooner you do this after they are made the better. The trick to doing it with these was to spray my spatula with cooking spray to keep it from sticking. Transfer all cut out pieces to fresh pieces of wax paper for decorating. I didn’t want to waste the extra which is why I rolled it back out.

If you’re using popsicles sticks you will want to add those in after you have your pieces cut. Melt your chocolates according to the directions. The easiest way is the microwave. To make my favorite M&M’s one just like at Disney I used milk chocolate and M&M’s. Pour melted chocolate onto a flat plate (or melt a pretty deep bowl) and dip the front of the rice krispy treat right in. Have another plate full of M&M’s to dip it in after the chocolate. Then take a spoon and drizzle chocolate over the top of that and set on wax paper to dry. I also melted some white chocolate and did the same thing as well as added Sprinkles on some. You could seriously add anything!

In Disney Springs you can visit Goofy’s Candy Kitchen and create a rice krispy treat with the toppings you want, just like you can at home. Do you love Disney Rice Kripsy Treats? What is your favorite Disney treat?

 

How to Plan a Star Wars Themed Date Night

How to Plan a Star Wars Themed Date Night

 

Today is the final date night of my Date Night in series. Its long over due so thanks for sticking around!  These have been really fun to share with you, so this series will be continuing one every month! 

This one was fun. We have recently really gotten into Star Wars, and we wanted to start rewatching again so a Star Wars Date Night In was perfect. When Disney acquired the franchise I decided it was time to at least watch them and to my surprise I enjoyed them. I actually remember seeing one as a kid with my Dad and falling asleep in the theatre. I can follow them so much easier now. 

I fell in love with all the droids in the movies but my favorite is the newest droid the the franchise BB-8. Our cocktail for the evening was inspired by him. Because of our entree choice I went with a Margarita. I wanted a blood orange margarita but had a hard time finding a mix. So I went with Bai bubbles Jamaican blood orange. Here is the recipe I used, it makes 2 drinks. 

3oz tequila

1 oz triple sec 

Juice of 3 limes 

3oz of coconut water 

1 can of Bai Bubbles Jamaican Blood orange 

Mix all the ingredients except for the Bai into shaker, and mix. Pour into glass and top with the Bai Blood Orange and serve. These were really good but I’m not sure it tasted like blood orange. Actually they almost had a peachy flavor which I liked but my husband wasn’t a fan of because he doesn’t care much for peach. 

For dinner we created Dark Side Nachos.  Blue Corn Tortilla Chips, Seasoned ground beef, cheese, sour cream, guacamole, and taco sauce. We are kind of picky but of course you can also add lettuce, tomato, salsa, onion whatever you would like.  I tried to create a storm trooper out of the sour cream and I failed miserably so this was the end result.

We also enjoyed light saber Churros and Edible Ewoks. The churros were the other half of the bag from Trader Joe’s. I used red sugar mixed with cinnamon for these. You can never go wrong with a churro and they were the perfect dessert to the nachos. To add another fun movie treat we enjoyed some “Edible Ewoks.”

 

We made it through 2 of the movies the day of our date. We watched Episode 1 The Phantom Menace during nap time and then had our date night with Episode 2 Attack of the Clones. If we had an entire day we might have been able to make it through several more. We have the others ready to watch as we recorded them all on May the Fourth. We are hoping to get to sit down and enjoy the rest over the next few weeks. Life with a toddler is for sure busy so it may take a while. Which of the Star Wars movies is your favorite?