Who loves Disneyland, or any Disney Parks for that matter, during the fall season? If you’re raising your hand or just yelled “Me!,” then you know how incredibly adorable the giant Mickey pumpkin jack-o-lantern is at Disneyland Resort. The queue line to take a family or friends photo in front of the pumpkin sometimes wraps around Town Square! Good thing it always has a gorgeous view of Main Street U.S.A. and Sleeping Beauty’s Castle behind it too.
Mickey Pumpkin Truffles
Well, now you can make your own mini versions at home and they’ll be totally edible! With an easy recipe for these Mickey Pumpkin Truffles, you can set up for an at-home family photo shoot complete with an afternoon snack or late night dessert.
Recipe Source: Disney Family
- 36 chocolate sandwich cookies
- 8 oz cream cheese, softened
- 1 package orange candy melts
- Yellow, orange, and green fondant
Pulse chocolate sandwich cookies in a food processor until crumbly. Pour into a medium mixing bowl. Mix in cream cheese and stir until a dough-like consistency forms.
Roll mixture into 1-inch balls and place on a baking sheet. Chill for at least an hour.
While truffles chill, roll out 48 small orange balls of fondant to form Mickey ears.
Melt candy melts in a microwave. Dip a chilled truffle in the melted candy melts and toss until the truffle is fully coated. Place onto a lined baking sheet. While the coating is still melted, carefully place two orange balls of fondant on the top sides of the truffle. You may need to hold the ears in place until the candy melt coating dries. Repeat this process to all the truffles.
Roll out the green fondant into a thin layer. Use a utility knife to cut out leaf shapes and gently carve details into the leaves. Make thin coils out of the fondant to make vines and stems. Use a toothpick to apply a small amount of melted candy melt to adhere the leaves, stems, and vines to the tops of the truffles.
Roll out the yellow fondant into a thin layer. Use a utility knife to cut out the Mickey Pumpkin’s eyes, nose, and mouth. For the eyes, cut out ovals and use orange candy melt to apply the inner eye pieces. Use small amounts of melted candy melt to adhere the facial features to the truffles.
Winky Mickey Pumpkin
The backside of the Disneyland Park Mickey Pumpkin has a different backdrop for your photo with Mickey giving you a little wink! You can add these to your Mickey Pumpkin Truffles as well by cutting out and switching on of the eyes to a close wink. Below is a photo for reference of the actual Mickey Pumpkin!
For other Disney Parks Halloween/Fall recipes that have more pumpkin, try out Club 33’s Pumpkin version of the famous Disney Parks Beignets or the Pumpkin Twists from Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party. For actual pumpkin decorating, here are some fun ideas; decorating with Disney Parks Maps or of course, a variety of Mickey Pumpkins! While we’re on the topic of Disneyland Resort Halloweens, some of us at Inside the Magic shared our favorite memories from Disneyland Halloweens, and we’d love for you to as well.
Are you going to make Mickey shaped pumpkin truffles soon?