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.)

Ingredients:

  • 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

Directions:

  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.

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My name is Pat. and don’t forget that period. I am the mother of four children and grandmother of seven. I have an M. A. +30. As a public school teacher now retired, I have always been and always will be a child advocate. My interests in traveling, photography, camping, reading, writing, and doing volunteer work keep me on the go.

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26 Comments

  1. 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!

  2. 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!!

  3. 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?

    1. 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….

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

  5. 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.

  6. 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. :)

  7. 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’!

    1. 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.

  8. 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.

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