Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Goofy's Candy Company: Mickey Rice Krispies Treats Recipe


If you've ever been to Goofy's Candy Company in Dowtown Disney then I'm sure you know all about their Build-Your-Own Treats. It's the candy counter where you can select one of several treats like: pretzel rods, marshmallows, cookies, candy apples or even a Mickey Rice Krispies Treat and then have it customized by a Disney Cast Member. They will dip it in your choice of milk or white chocolate, then roll it in your favorite crushed candy bar, sprinkles or nuts. Finally, they will drizzle layer upon layer of even more chocolate until you have an absolutely over-the-top, crazy delicious, customized treat.

   Well, now I'm going to show you how you can create these sweets at home in your own kitchen. Yes, you can make these at home and eat them now! No waiting until your next trip to Disney!! Yay!!!!!!!!




Goofy's Candy Company: Mickey Rice Krispies Treat
*makes 8 - 10 treats


Ingredients:

1 pan of cooled Rice Krispies Treats (recipe is below)

1 Mickey Mouse Cookie Cutter

1 bag of Wilton Cocoa Candy Melts or 1 brick of Chocolate Almond Bark Coating

1 bag of Wilton White Candy Melts or 1 brick of Vanilla Almond Bark Coating

Assorted toppings like: crushed Oreos, crushed Butterfinger Bars, crushed Skor or Heath Bars, crushed graham crackers, crushed Reese's Pieces, Mini M&Ms, multi-colored sprinkles, etc.

2 tablespoons vegetable oil or shortening

wax paper

lollipop sticks (can be found in the cake decorating aisle of your local craft store or Walmart's craft section)


Tip: If you do not want to make homemade Rice Krispies Treats you can purchase the pre-made bars in the grocery store's cereal or snack aisle. They won't be Mickey-shaped but will work just as well.

Tip: Crush the cookies or candy bars in your food processor or place them in a gallon-size freezer bag and crush using a rolling pin or back of a frying pan. Store them in separate bags until ready to use.

Chocolate with Butterfinger and Milk & White Chocolate Drizzle


Directions:

    Make your Rice Krispies Treats (following the recipe below) and cut out the shapes with your cookie cutter the day before or at least 6-8 hours prior to allow them time to air-dry and harden a little.

   Place the Candy Melts or Almond Bark into microwave-safe bowls (you will need 2, one bowl for each flavor). Add 1 tablespoon of oil or shortening to each bowl. Melt them in the microwave at 50% power in 30-second increments until completely melted, stirring occasionally (or melt in a double boiler).

   While waiting for the candy to melt, prepare your toppings station. Pour each topping into a separate dish or paper plate (make sure you have plenty of the topping, you will need to have enough to completely cover the treats).

    After the chocolate has melted completely, dip your lollipop stick into the chocolate about 1-inch deep then insert it into the bottom center of your Mickey Mouse-shaped Rice Krispies Treat (this will secure the stick better). Now dip the whole treat in the chocolate and coat completely with the help of a spoon. Shake off any excess, then place the treat into the topping and using your hands, bury it. Also, pack it down a little on top, then leave it alone for at least 5 minutes. You can start working on the other treats while waiting.

    Now go back and check the Mickey treat. Remove it from the topping and set it on a wax paper-lined plate. Take a fork and dip it in your choice of milk or white chocolate and drizzle over the treat, using a quick back and forth motion. Keep drizzling, Disney is NOT stingy with their drizzle!! When done, let it set out until hardened. Then pretend you are back in Disney World and enjoy!!

White Chocolate with Oreo and more White Chocolate

   If you don't want to coat the Mickey Treat completely, you can always just coat the ears.


Chocolate Ears with Reese's Pieces and White Chocolate Drizzle


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Rice Krispies Treats Recipe:
 
*makes a 9x13" sheet
 
Ingredients:
 
6 cups mini-marshmallows -or- 1 (10 ounce) bag of large marshmallows (about 40)
3 tablespoons butter or margarine
6 cups Rice Krispies Cereal   
 
 
Directions:
 
 
Melt butter in a large pot, add in the marshmallows and heat on medium-low, stirring constantly. When the marshmallows have completely melted and there are no more lumps, remove from heat. Mix in the Rice Krispies, one cup at a time, stirring well after each.    Spoon into a 9x13-inch casserole dish or cake pan that has been buttered or sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. Spread evenly using a buttered spatula or wax paper. Let sit out on counter at least 2 hours. Press buttered or sprayed cookie cutter into the sheet of Rice Krispies then remove the shape and set on wax paper overnight.
 
 
Gift Ideas: You can buy candy treat bags at your local craft store or Walmart's craft section. Give individually-wrapped treats to your child's classmates or the co-workers at your office. You can also create a gift basket and fill with assorted treats. Yum!
 
Christmas Ideas: Buy the red and green Wilton Candy Melts to dip them in the holiday colors and/or use Christmas-colored sprinkles to roll them in. And instead of Mickey Mouse, cut into triangles to make Christmas tree-shapes. Either way, these are going to be a HUGE hit at any holiday party or event.
 
Party Ideas: If hosting a birthday or slumber party, set up the toppings station and let each child help create their customized treat.
 
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3 comments:

  1. Will this work with using milk chocolate chips as opposed to the melts?

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    1. Regular milk chocolate or even semi-sweet chips will work, but they tend to burn or not melt as easily as the Wilton-melts, they may not mold as nicely either (dull versus smooth, shiny finish). Adding a bit of vegetable oil helps when using any type of chocolate; and a double-boiler is usually better than microwaving.

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