One of everyone’s favorite easy-to-make and easy-to-enjoy snacks is the Rice Krispie Treat. Clearly Disney understands this phenomenon and has capitalized on it. These days, Disney’s customized “crisped rice treats” seem to have become as ubiquitous as any other classic Disney parks treat.
So, being the Disney Food Blog, I was just waiting until I had enough pics to really do them justice. What’s incredible is the sheer variety of things Disney has done with these little snap-crackle-pop puffed rice pieces! “Crisped Rice” + Marshmallow + Butter + Imagineers = big bucks, I’d imagine!
Experience the Magic
I’d like to share with you some of my favorite “crisped rice treats” in the Disney parks, but first of all, here’s a little tip: Did you know that you can watch Disney’s Confectioners create these goodies? You can! Just head to the Main Street Confectionery in Disney World, where the talented Cast Members are always whipping up something special. Sometimes you’ll see them making caramel apples or fudge, but they’re often churning up some of your favorite light-as-air crispie treats as well!
Now I get to share some of my favorites! Here are some fun places I’ve seen these little crispies used throughout the Disney parks and resorts:
While wandering through Disney World on a quest for crispies, what you’ll usually come across are traditional shapes — Mickey heads. (Well, traditional for Disney, anyway ).
They come in giant size (literally as big as my head), and what I like to call “manageable” size — this kind is edible in one sitting. All of these can be plain, partially chocolate dipped, or completely chocolate dipped; it just depends on where you’re purchasing them.
My favorites are the ones on a stick — my hands don’t get all gooey that way.
And these — crowned with a thick chocolate Mickey — might be just about the most perfect crispies ever made.
Of course, you can find the even more universally traditional, square-shaped crisped rice treats in Disney World as well.
They’ve also invaded the Wishes Dessert Party in Disney World’s Magic Kingdom!
Sometimes they’re even pre-packaged, which I’ve never sampled — any reviews?
I’m assuming these ones from Earl of Sandwich are good. Everything from EoS is good.
But if you’re looking for more unique crispies, you can definitely find them!
Check out Disney snack shops, candy stores, and bakeries during holiday seasons and you’re sure to find appropriately decorated crisped rice treats!
And these fun Hunny Pot crispies were found in Pooh Corner in Disneyland!
Also in Disneyland, I found a couple of pre-packaged versions shaped as moons and stars.
In Disney World, they’ve started selling these little “ballitas” (thanks for the correct terminology, Emily!), which I hear tell taste better than the regular Mickey head treats. You’ll have to try them yourself to be sure!
And in Disneyland’s Goofy’s Kitchen, I saw something I’d never seen before! Chocolate crisped rice treats — with fruit loops — dipped in white chocolate!!! Talk about sugar overload!
Get ‘Em Your Way!
Here’s another little tip: If you’re like me and love to mix and match your sugary substances, you can go to Goofy’s Candy Company in Disney World’s Downtown Disney and create your very own Mickey Crisped Rice Treat just the way you like it!
Just choose your dipping flavor, your topping, and your “drizzle!”
You might come out with something like this:
Or even better!! Check out this awesome one that reader Jessie Shoop put together!
What’s Your Favorite?
Now, I showcased some of the crispies that I think are interesting, delicious, or both, but I’d love to hear from you about your favorites. I’m always looking for new things to try in the Disney parks, so I can’t wait to find out about some new options or old, reliable stand-bys that you keep going back to over and over again.
Where’s your favorite “crisped rice treat” in the Disney parks or resorts?
Thanks to PopCenturySite.com for the use of their Mickey Head on a Stick photo