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How To Make Mickey Mouse Candy Apples

mickey mouse candy apple

I just love candy apples. There are so many different kinds to choose from nowadays besides the original. Bet you have seen coconut, caramel, chocolate, rainbow sprinkled ones too. Bet you haven’t seen this one though. I found it in the Candy Shoppe on Main Street in Disneyland, Anaheim, California. I couldn’t resist in buying one for the kid in me. Not being able to bring any home for my grandchildren, I figured out the next best thing. I took a picture, listed every ingredient, and wrote down step by step how to make Mickey Mouse ones. (Incidentally there were Minnies as well.)


  • large stick about 8″ in length
  • large firm tart green apple
  • 2 white marshmallows
  • caramels preferably vanilla — to be melted
  • dark chocolate — to be melted
  • vanilla icing
  • red sprinkles
  • 2 yellow jelly beans, preferably mini-sized
  • large white paper cupcake liner


  1. Insert stick firmly into the center of the apple.
  2. Follow package directions for melting caramel; dip whole apple into; let harden well.
  3. Attach two marshmallows to top of apple about 2″ apart using vanilla icing as cement; let set.
  4. Follow package for melting dark chocolate; dip whole apple and marshmallows into; let harden firmly.
  5. Cover bottom half of apple with white icing cement.
  6. Apply red sprinkles immediately.
  7. Attach two jellybeans to top of sprinkled surface vertical to space between marshmallows.
  8. Place on cupcake liner.

This is a tasty treat and great children’s party idea. It is an eyecatcher too.
Isn’t it just the cat’s meow? Only funnin’, Mickey. Enjoy.

26 Comments on “How To Make Mickey Mouse Candy Apples”

  1. #1 nan lara
    on Feb 15th, 2010 at 10:14 pm

    really cute!

  2. #2 Wendi P
    on Feb 16th, 2010 at 7:02 pm

    Wow! Very clever indeed. Lose the sprinkles and I would be all over that candy apple ;-)

  3. #3 cris
    on Feb 18th, 2010 at 11:49 am

    My sister has always loved Mickey Mouse – I will have to make these as a surprise when I see her next. I would have never looked at an apple and thought “looks just like mickey!” without this picture.

  4. #4 Lisa @ Simplified Saving
    on Feb 18th, 2010 at 4:13 pm

    It was so great meeting you at Hollywood Studios Friday night. I love this idea and will be sure to make these in the near future with my girls! I’ll definitely keep in touch!

  5. #5 Eileen
    on Feb 22nd, 2010 at 3:36 am

    WOW Pat, these are so CUTE! i will have to show my youngest daughter these, although my Teen is called Mikki for short and has always LOVED Mickey mouse! Toys, clothes…and now Food! I could see her wanting to make these for her next birthday party…she loves Mickey but she sure IS GOOFY!!! thanks for the cute & YUMMY “project’!

  6. #6 Pat.
    on Feb 22nd, 2010 at 8:09 am

    Dear Eileen,
    I saw several other models including Minnie. Takes imagination and creativity, two things I know you have. Hope your days are kind ones and you are in your best. I love candy apples myself and this one took my attention–almost hated eating it.

  7. #7 Tiffany
    on Apr 13th, 2010 at 12:25 am

    Omg… that is sooooo adorable. My son will be turning 1 in September and his theme is going to be Mickey Mouse. I am definitely going to make these. :)

  8. #8 corinne
    on May 18th, 2010 at 4:29 pm

    FYI the marshmallow ears can be added prior to the caramel “setting up”.

    Making these and the Minnie Mouse apples for the last day of my daughters kindergarten class this year.

  9. #9 Amy Morris
    on Jun 17th, 2010 at 10:37 pm

    I love to eat Marshmallows every day he he he.:~”

  10. #10 Letty
    on Jul 16th, 2010 at 8:19 pm

    I love the Mickey apples. They look so nice. I’m just wondering is the vanilla icing the same used to cover cakes ??

  11. #11 Carson Washington
    on Jul 26th, 2010 at 5:32 am

    i like to fry marshmallow in an open fire, they taste really great.*:;

  12. #12 LEE
    on Sep 2nd, 2010 at 4:37 am

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  13. #13 Jessica Taylor
    on Sep 12th, 2010 at 8:21 am

    i love to roast marshmallows on open fire, they taste great”-.

  14. #14 Carrie
    on Oct 9th, 2010 at 4:22 pm

    Thank you sooo much for the info on making these apples.
    can’t wait to make them.

  15. #15 Oscar Turner
    on Dec 14th, 2010 at 12:48 pm

    i love to toast marshmallows in the fire, they taste twice as better when they are burnt ,”‘

  16. #16 irene
    on Dec 18th, 2010 at 12:08 am

    these look identical to the ones at disneyland but jus a lil confused im not to sure what number 5 means. do u jus put the frosting on the apple or melt it and then spread it on? and could u possibly use white chocolate instead of the frosting?

  17. #17 irene
    on Dec 18th, 2010 at 12:10 am

    oh yea and almost forgot would u happen to know how to make the minnie mouse ones? thank you

  18. #18 Pat.
    on Dec 18th, 2010 at 4:46 am

    I used it thick as a base to keep the apple standing–much like the cement mortar bricklayers use as a foundation. I don’t think the chocolate would set–but try it. What is to lose? The gain is the fun….

  19. #19 cynthia
    on Feb 18th, 2011 at 6:27 pm

    hi i just had a question where did u buy the red sprinkles i having a hard time finding them thanks

  20. #20 Pat.
    on Feb 18th, 2011 at 6:46 pm

    Most supermarkets carry red sprinkles around Valentine Day and Christmas.

  21. #21 Susan
    on Feb 22nd, 2011 at 3:03 pm

    Do you think you could just dip the bottom half in red candy melts instead of the sprinkles & icing?

  22. #22 cynthia
    on Mar 15th, 2011 at 3:13 pm

    i went to food for less and they didn’t have caramel were else could i get it

  23. #23 Elena
    on Apr 30th, 2011 at 5:30 pm

    I saw them making these apples today at Disney World. After letting the dark chocolate set, they dipped it in white chocolate, placed the jellybeans and then sprinkled them with the red sugar. They are so cute!!

  24. #24 Pat.
    on Nov 12th, 2011 at 8:32 am

    Please vist that again; Same thing happened to me several times this week on a foreign computer.

  25. #25 Marcia
    on Mar 11th, 2012 at 8:26 pm

    How long before the birthday can I do them is tow week too much

  26. #26 Amy
    on Apr 20th, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    We are celebrating my daughter’s first birthday this Sunday and when I was picking out invitations for the grandparents, she reached out to Mickey Mouse. That easily became the theme and I saw these on pinterest and HAD to do them. WELL, it’s been a long night prepping. The marshmallow ears would not stay on, by the time I got to the eigth apple the first set of ears were falling down off the caramel. Finally, my husband said ‘maybe you need to dip them in the chocolate so they will ‘cement’ in place.’ That did not work, I had floating marshmallows in the melted chocolate… I fished them out and used good ol’ fashion toothpicks to hold the ears in place. I will make sure all the parents know to not let their kiddies eat the ears until the toothpicks have been removed. Now they will stay in the fridge overnight and I’ll dress his pants in red sugar tomorrow…. if anyone has made these and want to give any tips on the last few steps, I’m all ears, lol!

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