Oh hey Explorersaur! Today’s post is all about a collection of easy Disney snacks you can make at home. So many people have had their Disney holidays cancelled this year due to all the world craziness, and to be honest who doesn’t want a little Disney to brighten up their day. Whether you’re stuck at home have a few posts in this series coming up, which range from easy to more difficult snacks you can make at home. (we’ll see how the latter end up haha!) There should be something for everyone in this selection and easy to whip up with just a few ingredients and utensils, let’s get into it!
Mickey Mouse rice krispie treats
First up, rice krispie Mickey treats. You can buy these in the parks for around 5 dollars, but you can easily make these at home for a whole batch for the same price – around 10 Mickey Mouse treats for the same price.
You will need:
- 150g Rice krispies
- 300g Vegan marshmallows (I use these from the brand Freedom)
- 2 large scoops Marshmallow fluff (this is optional buy makes them super gooey and chewy)
- 50g butter (I use vitalite)
- Small skewer sticks or lollipop sticks
- A Mickey Mouse cookie cutter (or you can roll into balls if you’d prefer, I bought this set on Amazon and I’ll be making some Christmas cookies with these later in the year – a fab deal!)
- Baking paper (or you can grease the tray with butter)
- To decorate: whatever you fancy! I used white and milk chocolate and sprinkles, but you could go for some dried berry pieces and white chocolate or whatever else you feel like!
- Melt the butter in a pan on a low heat.
- When melted, add the marshmallows. Stir along until you have a melty, gooey mess.
- Add in the marshmallow fluff and stir everything together.
- Line a tray (or baking tray, chopping board, whatever you have!) with the baking paper and scoop your rice krispie mixture onto it. Press it all down to about 2cm thick, as evenly as possible.
- Put in the fridge for at least an hour.
- Cut out the Mickey Mouse shapes with your cutter – get as close together as possible so you make the most out of them. (And much on those off-cuts whilst you prepare the rest!)
- Stick the skewer or stick up into the Mickeys to make the lollipops, and you’re ready to decorate.
- I drizzled chocolate over mine and added sprinkles straight away, so they could stick to the melty chocolate. Then put these into the fridge and drizzled white chocolate over the tops. There are so many variations you can do here so get creative!
- Keep these in the fridge – when they’re all chilled you can stack them together – and dig in whenever!
Woody’s lunch box pop tarts
These can be EASY or pretty easy, depending on what way you want to go with the recipe. I decided to go down the easiest route and buy a pastry mix which just needed water, but I bet these go up a notch when you do it all from scratch. They come from Toy Story land in Hollywood studios – where you can buy grilled cheese (also a winner,) potato based goodies and pop tarts. I’ve always been obsessed with the idea of pop tarts, but as they contain a whole bunch of things I can’t eat, making my own was the only second option. (And I’m bloody glad I did!)
You will need:
- Shortcrust pastry mix
- Jam to fill (I used raspberry)
- Icing sugar
- Baking paper, a baking tray, and a rolling pin (or an cleaned empty bottle of wine if you’re like me in my uni days hahaha.)
- Make the pastry mix as instructed, mine just required adding water, but I also added a little caster sugar.
- Roll the pastry out into a reeeeally thin sheet – the thinner the better!
- Use a pizza cutter or knife to cut out rectangles. You can really choose any size you’d prefer, but I just went for a standard pop tart kinda size. You just want to make sure every shape has a close match as you’ll be adding them together once the filling is in.
- Line the rectangles onto your baking paper on a baking tray, keeping half free to add on top later. Spread a decent chunk of jam over each slice, leaving just a little free from the edges to help stop too much overspill.
- Add the spare slices on top and pinch together the sides. You can use a fork to score the edges if you’d like.
- Bake in a preheated over on 190 degrees for 18-20 minutes, checking they’ve just started to go golden when you take them out.
- Leave to cool and make icing. All you need to do is mix a decent amount of icing sugar with a few drops of water to get a thick enough consistency that won’t run straight off. (The tarts need to be cool when you ice them to stop this too.) You can add some flavouring or food colouring here if you’d like, or go simple and white like I did.
- Add the sprinkles to the top whilst the icing is still wet and leave to set. (You should probably dig into one whilst the rest are setting let’s be real.)
These frozen banana chocolate treats are delicious! They taste so much better than they look I promise haha!! They are the perfect summer treat, and over my summer working in Florida they were the most refreshing snacks to walk around the park with – especially Animal Kingdom for some reason! They are sooo simple to make, and all you really need is some free space in the freezer to get them all ready.
You will need:
- Bananas (fresh and unripe atually work very well and keep them holding together, so feel free to make these as soon as you get bananas in.)
- Chocolate to coat – we made some vegan ones with dark chocolate and some milk chocolate versions – the sweetness of the milk chocolate definitely tasted best, but a small coat of dark chocolate is also delicious.
- Sprinkles to go on top – and whatever else you want to decorate! Feel free to drizzle white chocolate, draw patterns or add different sweets.
- Skewer sticks
- Peel however many bananas you plan to make and stick skewer sticks slowly but firmly into the base. Freeze them for at least an hour and a half. This helps the melted chocolate glide on easily.
- Melt the chocolate in a large pan on a very low heat, or over a pan of boiling water.
- You can either pour the chocolate into a jar to dip them in and get a smoother finish, or roll the bananas in the chocolate. The latter will give a slightly more makeshift finish, but will save some of the waste from using a jar. I just rolled them so you can see the DIY look haha!
- As soon as you have coated each individual banana, add the sweets or sprinkles right away to make sure they stick.
- Put them back in the freezer for at least half an hour and get stuck in! So delicious, and the perfect hot day, semi-healthy snack.
So marshmallow is something I really crave in my adult life (child at heart!), I think because they were never an option to me as a child. Being a vegetarian and growing up in the 90s, so many sweets were full of gelatine and so something I avoided. (Who wants piggies in their sweets anyway?!) Now we are so lucky, as people are more open to different diets and there are plenty more of us, there are so many veggie and vegan options. These are the larger sized freedom marshmallows on skewers. You can get even bigger mallows from plenty of places online, but I think these are a great little snack size and perfect for parties! In Disney and Disney Springs, these are usually decorated in Mickey’s outfits or covered in sweets and sprinkles. As with most of these bakes, you can really decorate however you see fit.
You will need:
- A pack of marshmallows, avoid the small hot chocolate mallows. I used these.
- Chocolate, sweets, or sprinkles to top. If you’re making Mickey outfits you will need some red food colouring, and little yellow or white sweets to act as his buttons.
- Probably the most simple of the bunch, stick the skewers into the marshmallows and set aside.
- Melt your chocolate in a large pan on a very low heat, or over a pan of boiling water in a bowl.
- Again. you can either dip these into a jar to get the most even coat, or roll them in the melted chocolate. (I rolled.)
- After the milk chocolate base, you can do what I did and drizzle white chocolate on top, or to make classic mickeys. melt white chocolate with red food colouring. Coat the bottom half of the marshmallow in red and add two yellow or white sweets to look like the trouser buttons.
- Stick in the fridge for at least half an hour and enjoy!
The only savoury badboy on the easy list – I definitely need to add some more along the way! Disney have a bunch of poutine options – essentially topped fries/chips. Traditionally you can get them topped with gravy and cheese curds in Canada, but Disney also use it as an excuse to try a bunch of different options. I decided to go for (all veggie) bolognese topped fries, a creamy mushroom topping and a gravy and cheese version. These can be as simple as you’d like depending on what option you go for. You could also peel and chop potatoes to make your own from the beginning which I bet would be incredible!
You will need:
- Chips/potatoes to chop into wedges
- For the gravy option: gravy granules and cheese
- For the bolognese option: olive oil, onion, quorn mince, tomato sauce, seasonings
- For the creamy mushroom option: mushrooms, olive oil spray, oat milk, plain flour, butter (I use vitalite), seasonings
- Cook your fries as instructed on the packet.
- For the gravy option: mix granules with boiling water, pour on top of the fries and add cheese.
- For the bolognese option: Fry the onion and mince together on a medium heat on the hob for around 10-12 minutes. Add the sauce and seasonings, and cook on a low heat for a further 15 minutes. Pour on top of the fries.
- For the creamy mushroom option: chop the mushrooms and line them on a baking tray. Spray with olive oil and sprinkle black pepper over the top. Cook on around 180 degrees for 10 minutes. Meanwhile, melt the butter and a dash of milk on a low heat on the hob. With a whisk, mix in the flour to create a thick paste, and very slowly add the milk. Add spices and seasonings (I used paprika, pepper, and some mixed herbs,) cook for a further 10 minutes on a low heat, stirring often. Pour on top of the fries.