Healthy rice cereal treats for your Katy cuties!
My family just got back from a stay at Disney World, and my children are all about Mickey and the princesses these days.Â So, when it came time to whip up a dessert for a get-together, the decision was easy: Mickey Mouse rice cereal treats.Â I was envisioning something like the classic Mickey ice cream sticks covered in chocolate, but I could not find a cookie cutter of the traditional Mickey face anywhere in town.
Instead, I did find a full body cookie cutter of Mickey, looking to the side.Â Because our hearts were set on making this dessert, my daughter, age 4, and I decided it was good enough for our purposes.
I made the rice cereal treats and spread them as thin as possible over a jelly roll pan covered in wax paper and cooking spray.Â After the treats cooled just enough to be easy to manage but not so much that they were set, I began cutting Mickeyâ€™s head out of the side.Â Since it was a whole body cookie cutter, I had to form the base of his head once the treat was cut.Â With the leftover treats, I rolled small balls and set them aside.
Next, I melted Bark chocolate and dipped Mickeyâ€™s ears in the chocolate.Â I smoothed the line dividing his face from his ears with a spoon and added a drop of chocolate for his nose.Â With the remaining chocolate, I drizzled the treat balls.
The Mickey Mouse rice cereal treats were a huge hit at our get-together and with my daughters.Â My four-year-old believes anything is possible: sheâ€™s asked me next to make a dessert that looks like the Disney Princesses.Â Iâ€™m not sure how exactly I plan to do that, but sheâ€™s thrown down the gauntlet and I plan to respond somehow.
What about you?Â What creative things have you done with rice cereal treats?Â Post a comment below!