- Maddy had asked for and received this Mickey Mouse Waffle Iron for Christmas from Alicia and her family. So, in advance of going to Disneyland, we made waffles, both regular and gluten free and froze them to eat on our first morning in our house. We also had juice, fruit and sausage or vegan bacon to go along with the waffles (and syrup). It was a great way to start our first morning and add to the excitement and anticipation of actually going inside the park.
- Using Mickey Mouse Cookie Cutters, we made both vegan and regular Rice Krispy Treats that are also gluten free! I dipped the regular treats' ears in white chocolate with sprinkles and then made the vegan ones with vegan marshmallows and dipped the ears in dark chocolate with sprinkles. I had no waste because after cutting out as many Mickey heads as I could, I used the scraps to form the heads using the cutter like a mold. We added sucker sticks and held them in place with a bit more chocolate. Food on a stick always seems festive! Finally, I wrapped them individually in treat bags. They came out so cute!
- We wanted some healthy snacks as well as treats, so I made a big batch of our favorite trail mix recipe. But, since one of my grandsons is allergic to peanut butter, I left out the peanut butter chips and added more regular M & Ms. Also, I added Mickey Mouse shaped Goldfish Crackers! Had to stay with the theme! I bagged up separate bags full for everyone to take into the park.
- Tigger Tail Pretzels were a big hit with my granddaughter Jayda! I used the left over white chocolate that I had dipped the Mickey Mouse ears and colored it orange. I dipped long pretzel rods in the chocolate in it, leaving a bare handle of pretzel at the bottom. I sprinkled orange decorating sugar over that and used dark chocolate to pipe diagonal Tigger stripes. When they were dry, I packaged them in long pretzel bags. These were perfect to munch on in the line to the Winnie the Pooh ride.
- Lindsey made us macarons that I decorated like Mike from Monster's Inc. and some with Minnie polka dots. I filled some with a lemon-strawberry filling and some with chocolate.
- I made Mickey Mouse Oreos by making red and white fondant and making his pants on the Oreo and using mini Oreos for Mickey's ears. I forgot to take pictures. But you can google them and get the idea. Most of the ones I found on line were dipped in Candy Melts, but I just applied a half circle of fondant and cut out the white buttons with a straw. I also found that the Mega Stuff Oreos were great for giving room to stick in the ears. Otherwise, you have to stick them to the back of the head with frosting or chocolate.
- I also made big round sugar cookies with a Winnie the Pooh or Piglet shaped cookie sandwiched on top with chocolate frosting in between. Then I piped decorations all around. They came out super cute and I bagged them individually for the kids. (Once again, I forgot to take pictures.) I couldn't find the cookie cutters that I have of the Pooh characters, but these would work great.
So, if you are planning a big trip, plan ahead! It was really a lot of fun to see what I could come up with and it was so great to see how happy the kids were to see all of those great snacks! Have you made some DIY Disney snacks that you can share with us? We'd love to hear about them.