As Halloween approaches, it's time to start thinking about what you're going to be for the big day. If you are a Disney fan or love Mickey Mouse, this is your chance to show off your fandom with these tasty pumpkin gelatin cups! This post may contain affiliate links.
These are great for both adults and kids alike because they are so simple and quick to make.
Get out those Jell-O cups and spoons because it's time to have some real Disney-inspired fun in the kitchen!
MICKEY MOUSE PUMPKIN GELATIN CUPS
Ready to celebrate Halloween, Disney-style? This super cute treat is going to make every Mickey Mouse fan smile.
You can make these pumpkin-shaped Mickey snack cups as spooky or not-so-scary as you like. Get ready to have a little fun.
These individual Halloween snacks are as cute as they are tasty making them perfect for all Halloween celebrations in your future.
Let me share exactly what you need to recreate these Mickey Halloween treats at home.
They make for awesome party food, but you can also just make them to enjoy with your family.
MICKEY MOUSE PUMPKIN GELATIN CUPS INGREDIENTS
Here are the ingredients and items you will need to make these cute Mickey dessert cups.
ORANGE GELATIN CUPS - are the perfect way to easily make your own festive fall and Halloween desserts. There are several options to shop orange gelatin cups at your local grocer. I used JELL-O Orange Gelatin Snack 4 Pack to make mine.
BLACK SHARPIE - Easily transform these orange gelatin cups into an easy Halloween treat by using a Black Sharpie or other heavy duty black marker.
WHIPPED TOPPING - such as Cool Whip makes for the best stable topping to add to gelatin cups.
ORANGE FOOD GEL - we will use this to tint the whipped topping to match the pumpkin theme.
TOOTSIE ROLLS - To make a cute "pumpkin stem", add Tootsie Roll Midgees at the top of these dessert cups.
GREEN WRITING ICING OR GEL - will help to add to our pumpkin theme.
ICING BAG AND TIP - will help us to pipe the fancy looking orange tinted whipped topping on our gelatin cups.
Don't forget the spoons!
HOW TO MAKE MICKEY MOUSE PUMPKIN GELATIN CUPS
Now that you have all of your ingredients and items ready, it's time to get ready make these easy crowd-pleasing treats.
Learn how to make these easy Halloween party desserts inspired by Mickey Mouse in just a few simple steps that I will walk you through.
This tutorial is SO easy making it an excellent activity to do with the whole family.
First, let's make the orange whipped topping.
In a small bowl, mix in orange food coloring gel until fully combined. Start with a little bit and work your way up until your whipped topping is the desired orange color.
I used a French Star frosting tip and looped around about four times for the perfect tall stack of cream. Taper upwards and end at a soft point on top.
Press two OREO cookies into the whipped cream for the "ears".
Add one unwrapped tootsie roll to the top center of each whipped cream pile. (Between the OREO ears).
For a final touch, add a few squiggly loops surrounding the Tootsie roll "stem" to represent the pumpkin vines.
These yummy little treats are best served right away.
Alternately you can prepare the whipped topping and add it to the cups and then set the cups in the refrigerator until ready to serve. Then, add the final steps of OREO "ears", Tootsie Roll "pumpkin stem" and Icing "vines".
I've got you covered this Halloween season on what dishes and treats you need at your next party for friends or family of all ages.
Keep reading for a few more of my very favorite Disney inspired eats and treats to haunt your friends and family with.
DISNEY HALLOWEEN PARTY FOOD IDEAS
If you're looking to celebrate the spooky holiday with some delicious Disney inspired food, look no further than these sweet Mickey Mouse Halloween recipes.
You can't go wrong whether it's your child or your inner kid who wants a treat this year.
- 4 Pack JELL-O Orange Gelatin Snack Cups (or other orange colored gelatin singles)
- 2 Cups Whipped Topping
- Orange Food Coloring Gel
- 8 OREO Cookies
- 4 Tootsie Roll Midgees, unwrapped
- Green Writing Gel or Icing
- Black Sharpie
- In a small bowl, mix in orange food coloring gel until fully combined. Start with a little bit and work your way up until your whipped topping is the desired orange color. Store in refrigerator.
- Use a black sharpie to draw a Jack-o-lantern inspired Mickey Mouse face onto the front of each gelatin cups. Remove the lids from each cup.
- Add the whipped topping mixture to your pastry bag that is fitted with your French star tip press the cream to loop around about four times on top of the gelatin cups. Taper upwards and end at a soft point on top.
- Press two OREO cookies into the whipped cream for the "ears".
- Add a Tootsie Roll to the top center of each whipped cream pile. (Between "ears").
- Add a few squiggly loops surrounding the Tootsie Roll "stem" to represent the pumpkin vines.
- Serve immediately and enjoy.