The day Maddie and I left for our trip to South Carolina, some friends from church were throwing a baby shower for the wife of one of the teachers at our school. I was sad to have to miss the shower, but I offered to help if there was something I could do ahead of time, since I knew I would be busy packing and preparing for our trip that week. They asked me if I would make some rice krispie treats, dipped in chocolate, and I readily agreed. I thought it would be a quick and easy project, and it would have been, until a friend suggested making Mickey Mouse shaped rice krispie treats. The mother-to-be loves everything Mickey and Disney, and since it was going to be a Mickey-themed shower, the Mickey treats would be perfect, but much more labor-intensive than simply making treats the ordinary way (as I had planned to do!).
I started by mixing up a batch of rice krispie treats. I just used the recipe on the back of the box, but I will share it here.
Rice Krispie Treats
6 cups rice krispie cereal
10 oz. package of marshmallows
3 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Place butter and marshmallows in a large microwave-safe bowl. Heat on high for 3 minutes, stirring after 2 minutes. Add vanilla and stir until smooth. Add cereal and stir until coated.
I had planned to dip the Mickey ears in melted chocolate, but because of the angle of the ears, I had trouble dipping them and making them look nice. I ended up frosting the ears with the melted chocolate. I just used melted chocolate chips, and they worked well.