Mickey shaped foods—perhaps one of the best parts about visiting Walt Disney World. This list chronicles my top eight picks for the best Mickey shaped snacks. Read on to see my picks, and maybe get some ideas for items you can replicate in your own kitchen:
Sprinkles might not be a food in their own right, but as a topping for your food, Mickey shaped sprinkles can add a nice pinch of Disney to any dish. My favorite time to have Mickey shaped sprinkles is when I get surprised with a birthday cupcake at a Disney restaurant that’s decorated with Mickey sprinkles. It’s funny how just a handful of Mickey sprinkles can so easily change the look of a simple dessert like a cupcake. It’s also worth noting that sometimes you can find Mickey sprinkles for sale in Disney gift shops (I notice this is particularly true around the holiday seasons.) But if you’re lucky enough to get some Mickey sprinkles of your own to take home, you can easily make all of the Disney-themed desserts that you want.
7. Rice krispies treats
Disney’s rice krispies treats are infinitely better than any that you might be able to buy at your local grocery store. They come in a variety of flavors and designs, like chocolate covered ears, or fruity frosting covered ears, and can be found all over the resort. They also count as a snack credit on the dining plan, which can be a pretty good use of a snack credit, especially if you have extra snacks left over and are looking for things you can bring home.
6. Candy apples
Disney’s candy apples come in a creative variety of character designs, but some of my favorites are Mickey shaped. My absolute favorite of the candy apples however, is the Sorcerer Mickey design. I love Fantasia, and anything Sorcerer Mickey themed, and so it is no surprise that the Sorcerer Mickey candy apples are my favorite. (I can’t comment on how they actually taste, as I’m actually allergic to apples, but the Sorcerer Mickey apples get my vote in terms of appearance anyway.)
Mickey shaped brownies are the best kind of brownies. I’ve seen a couple of different versions of them around, from the simple brownies that have been cut with a cookie cutter, to more elaborate frosted Mickeys, but my favorite is the smaller bite size Mickey brownie with little cookie ears that stick up and are coated in chocolate.
There are so many Mickey shaped cookies that it’s hard to pick a favorite. I think my favorite Mickey shaped cookie would be the sugar cookies with the chocolate dipped ears, that can be found at most of the merchandise/bakery locations on property (like the Confectionary, Boardwalk Bakery, and the shops at the Contemporary Resort.) Mickey shaped gingerbread cookies would come in a close second.
Mickey pretzels really only appeal to me due to their being shaped like Mickey. (In my opinion, if you’re looking for really good pretzels at the park, you’ll want to go with the cream cheese pretzel or the pretzels from Germany in Epcot.) Mickey pretzels are just so fun though, and they’re especially delicious if you get one in the Magic Kingdom and get cheese sauce from a quick service restaurant. (Note—the hot cheese sauce in the quick service restaurants is better than the cheese that the pretzel carts sell, and because it’s a topping if you get it at the restaurants, it’s also free.)
Mickey waffles are one of my favorite breakfast items at Walt Disney World. Whether you’re at a buffet, table service restaurant, or quick service restaurant, chances are you’ll be able to find Mickey waffles. I even own a Mickey waffle maker at home, but it just isn’t the same as having them on vacation.
1. Premium ice cream bars and sandwiches
Mickey shaped premium ice cream bars (and the ice cream sandwiches) are by far my number one pick for the best Mickey shaped food items. Even though you can purchase similar items at home, for arguably much less money, it is not the same as eating them in the parks while on vacation. Mickey ice cream can be found at carts and stands across property, as well as in resort gift shops. It’s become a tradition that I need to have at least one Mickey ice cream per trip, usually at some point when I just happen to be walking by a cart that sells them and I spontaneously decide that it’s the right time to indulge in a Mickey bar.