Like many of yours, our family is a big fan of Disney. Our family vacations have revolved around their parks and the Disney Cruise Line for the last 21 years, starting with our honeymoon. So it was with great excitement when I learned that I get to host a Disney Side @Home Celebration next month! Disney Parks & MomSelect sent me a whole box of goodies to get my party started and I know the moms and kids who come are going to have a great morning.
In the meantime I wanted to show my Disney Side with a fun recipe! This yummy treat only takes four ingredients to make and a Mickey Mouse Cookie Cutter. Your kids will love this snack.
Mickey Mouse Jello Treat Recipe
For the Mickey Mouse Heads • 2 (6-ounce) boxes of Jello in any flavor (we used strawberry) • 2 1/2 cups boiling water
For the Surrounding Layer • 2 envelopes unflavored gelatin • 1/2 cup of cold water • 1 1/2 cups boiling water • 1 (14-ounce) can of sweetened condensed milk
To make the Mickey Mouse Heads
• Coat a 9×13 inch baking pan with cooking spray
• Add 2 1/2 cups of boiling water to the 2 boxes of Jello. Stir until completely dissolved (around 2 or 3 minutes). Pour into the 9×13 inch baking pan.
• Refrigerate at least 3 hours or until firm.
• Using a spatula, loosen the edges of the Jello from around the edges of the pan. Then holding a cutting board to the top of the pan, flip it over so that the Jello releases from the pan and is on the cutting board.
• Using a 1 to 1 1/2 inch Mickey Mouse Cookie Cutter, cut out Mickey Mouse Heads from the Jello and set aside. Depending on your cookie cutter size, you will get 18 to 24 pieces.
• Clean the baking pan and respray it, and then put 12 of the Mickey Mouse Jello pieces in the pan evenly spaced apart (if your heads are smaller you can probably fit more in the pan). Place back in the fridge until the surrounding layer is ready. (You will need two pans to make all of them at one time)
To Make the Surrounding Layer
• Boil 1 1/2 cups of water.
• In a medium bowl, sprinkle the 2 packages of unflavored gelatin over 1/2 cup of cold water. Let sit for one minute.
• Add the boiled water and the sweetned condensed milk to the gelatin/water. Let cool a couple of minutes.
• Using a funnel, pour the milk mixture around but not over the Mickey Mouse Jello heads. You will have milk mixture left over. Let it settle and solidfy a bit before placing back in the fridge until serving, otherwise you may bump the milk mixture over the Mickey Mouse heads (should that happen, you can dab it off with a paper towel). Make sure that when you place it in the fridge it is sitting evenly. If you are making two pans at once and don’t have room in your fridge, you can switch them out once they start to solidfy.
• Refrigerate until firm (about 2 hours) and keep refrigerated until ready to serve.
• To serve, loosen the edges with a spatula, cut into squares and serve.