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Homemade Disney Mickey Pretzels

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Experience the enchanting wonder of Disney in the comfort of your own home with this simple yet delightful recipe for Mickey Pretzels. Using refrigerated pizza dough, you can effortlessly create these iconic treats in just a few minutes, bringing the joy of the theme park straight to your kitchen. Treat yourself and your loved ones to a touch of Disney magic today!

A Mickey pretzel made with pizza dough.

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Why You’ll Love These Mickey Pretzels

There are so many reasons to love these iconic Mickey Pretzels. 

  • You will find joy in the familiar shape of Mickey’s head as you bite into a homemade Mickey Pretzel. 
  • The connection to Disney magic turns an ordinary snack into an extraordinary experience. 
  • Crafting these pretzels at home is surprisingly simple. You use pre-made dough, shaping it into the iconic form everyone loves. This effortless approach brings a piece of Disney parks right into your kitchen. 

For Disney fans and snack lovers alike, the allure of re-creating one of Walt Disney World’s most beloved treats is undeniable. The unique shape and the joy of making your own Mickey Pretzels make this recipe a delightful adventure. 

A Mickey pretzel from Disney World.

Where to Get Mickey Pretzels at the Disney Parks

Disney Parks shimmer with more than just the glow of fairy tales. Disney has some of the most amazing snacks, and one of my favorites is a Mickey Pretzel! You’ll find Mickey Pretzels at various locations around these magical realms.

Each cart and kiosk becomes a treasure trove, revealing snacks shaped like the beloved Mickey Mouse’s head. The joy of holding a warm, salty pretzel in the shape of Mickey’s head is unmatched. It connects you to the Disney magic, making every bite a moment to cherish.

Guests wander the parks, pretzel in hand, smiles as wide as the ears they munch on. These moments become memories, each pretzel a thread in the fabric of a Disney adventure. 

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Ingredients to make easy Mickey pretzels.

Easy Mickey Pretzel Ingredients

*Ingredient amounts are located in the recipe card at the end of this post.

  • Refrigerated Pizza Dough: Store-bought pizza dough is your foundation for creating the magical shape of Mickey. Found in any grocery store, it makes the process easy and accessible. You can use name brand or store brand pizza dough and get the same delicious Mickey Mouse Pretzels.
  • Warm Water: A simple ingredient you have in your kitchen, vital for the baking soda bath. 
  • Baking Soda: This transforms the dough into a pretzel, giving it that distinct taste and color. Available in every grocery store. 
  • Egg: Adds shine and color to your pretzel, making it visually appealing. 
  • Coarse Salt or Pretzel Salt: Provides the iconic salty pretzel crust. Pick your favorite between coarse or classic pretzel salt. 
  • Flour: Prevents sticking and makes the dough easier to shape into Mickey’s head. A kitchen staple you already own. 

How to Make Mickey Pretzels

[Step 1] Open the can of refrigerated pizza dough place the dough on a floured surface. Use a pizza wheel to cut strips of dough, length-wise.

Pizza dough cut into strips to make Mickey Mouse shapes.
Step One

[Step 2] Shape the Pretzels: Roll up one strip of dough, either between your two hands to make a thin rope for Mickey’s head. Cut a second strip of dough in half and use each piece as an ear. Pinch the ears to the head. Place pretzels on a prepared baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

Two hands forming a Mickey Mouse pretzel.
Step Two

[Step 3] Whisk together the warm water and baking soda, then use a pastry brush to brush the tops of the pretzels with the baking soda solution. Be careful not to over saturate.

Baking soda and water brushed onto an unbaked Mickey pretzel.
Step Three

[Step 4] Make an Egg Wash: Beat the egg in a small bowl and use a pastry brush to spread the beaten egg over the top of the pretzels. Sprinkle the pretzels with salt.

A bowl of beaten egg and a pastry brush with unbaked Mickey pretzels.
Step Four

[Step 5] Bake the pretzels at 450 degrees for 6-8 minutes, depending on your oven. Make sure you keep and eye on them and remove when they are golden brown. Six minutes was perfect for my pretzels.

Freshly baked Mickey pretzels on a baking sheet.
Step Five

[Step 6] Remove from the oven and transfer to a cooling rack. Allow to cool for 1-2 minutes. Enjoy with your favorite dipping sauce. We used cheese sauce!

Homemade Mickey Pretzels on a Mickey Mouse kitchen towel.
Step Six

Helpful Kitchen Tools

How to Store Leftovers

Leftover Mickey Pretzels keep their magic when stored properly. Wrap them tightly in aluminum foil or plastic wrap, or place them in an airtight container. This method helps maintain their freshness. Avoid leaving them out; moisture from the air can make them soggy. 

To reheat, let them warm up in an oven at 350 degrees for about 5 minutes. The heat revives their crisp exterior. For a softer bite, wrap them in a damp paper towel and microwave for 10-15 seconds. Both methods ensure your pretzels taste just like they did coming out of the oven. Enjoying them later becomes a delightful treat, ensuring not a single bit of Disney magic goes to waste. 

Dips for Mickey Pretzels

Tips & Tricks

  • Roll the dough evenly: Achieving the iconic Mickey shape starts with rolling your dough uniformly. Keep the thickness consistent for each part – the head and the ears. This consistency is the secret to a well-balanced Mickey pretzel. 
  • Use a baking soda bath: Dip each pretzel into a mixture of boiling water and baking soda before baking. This step is crucial for creating that distinctive pretzel crust and deep, golden color. It adds to the flavor, creating a delightful taste experience. 
  • Get creative with toppings: While coarse or pretzel salt is traditional, feel free to experiment. A sprinkle of cinnamon sugar or Parmesan cheese before baking introduces new flavor profiles. These variations offer a delightful twist to your homemade Mickey pretzels. 
A Mickey pretzel made with pizza dough.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use any type of store-bought pizza dough for this recipe?

Yes, you can use any refrigerated store-bought pizza dough for making Mickey Pretzels. Ensure that the dough is not pre-shaped into pizza crusts for best results.

Do I need any special equipment to shape the dough into Mickey Mouse figures?

To shape the dough into Mickey Mouse figures, you’ll need a pizza roll to cut the dough into strips. This will help you achieve the iconic Mickey shape, ensuring an authentic Disney experience.

How long does it take to bake the Mickey Pretzels?

The baking time for Mickey Pretzels made with store-bought pizza dough is typically around 6-8 minutes at a preheated oven temperature of 450°F. Keep a close eye on them as baking times may vary based on your oven’s performance.

Final Thoughts

Gathering ingredients for homemade pretzels ignites a spark of excitement. You begin to anticipate the joy that crafting these treats will bring. Each step, from rolling out the dough to watching them turn golden in the oven, offers a delightful journey into the heart of Disney magic for any Disney fan. These pretzels are not just snacks; they represent moments of joy and fond memories for Disney enthusiasts everywhere. 

Imagine biting into a warm, soft pretzel, its salt crystals offering a satisfying crunch. The taste transports you straight to Main Street, U.S.A., amidst the hustle and bustle of happy Disney park-goers. This experience, created right in your kitchen, bridges the gap between everyday life and the enchanting world of Disney. It serves as a reminder that magic can be found or made, even in the simplest of activities, like baking. 

Embarking on the adventure of making Mickey Pretzels at home promises more than just a tasty snack. It ushers in an opportunity to weave a bit of Disney’s spellbinding charm into your day. Each pretzel becomes a canvas, depicting the boundless creativity and joy that Disney embodies.

So, I invite you to roll up your sleeves, preheat the oven, and ready your kitchen for a little Disney magic. The joy these Mickey-shaped delights bring will not only satisfy your cravings but also spark a newfound appreciation for one of the most beloved snacks from the Disney parks. 

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Homemade Mickey Pretzels.

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A Mickey pretzel made with pizza dough.

Mickey Pretzel Recipe

Yield: 8 Small Pretzels
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 6 minutes
Total Time: 11 minutes

Want to bring a little Disney magic home? Make this super easy, Mickey Pretzel Recipe today! Use refregerated pizza dough and enjoy these treats in minutes!

Ingredients

  • 1 Can Refrigerated Pizza Crust
  • 1 1/2 Cups Water
  • 3 Tablespoons Baking Soda
  • 1 Egg, beaten
  • Salt
  • Flour, for sprinkling

Instructions

  1. Open the can of refrigerated pizza dough place the dough on a floured surface. Use a pizza wheel to cut 8 strips of dough, length-wise.
  2. Shape the Pretzels: Roll up one strip of dough, either between your two hands to make a thin rope. Cut a second strip of dough in half and use each piece as an ear. Shape the longer strip into a large circle and pinch the ends together. Pinch the ears to the head. Place pretzels on a prepared baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  3. Whisk together the warm water and baking soda, then use a pastry brush to brush the tops of the pretzels with the baking soda solution. Be careful not to over saturate.
  4. Make an Egg Wash: Beat the egg in a small bowl and use a pastry brush to spread the beaten egg over the top of the pretzels. Sprinkle the pretzels with salt.
  5. Bake the pretzels at 450 degrees for 6-8 minutes, depending on your oven. Make sure you keep and eye on them and remove when they are golden brown. Six minutes was perfect for my pretzels.
  6. Remove from the oven and transfer to a cooling rack. Allow to cool for 1-2 minutes. Enjoy with your favorite dipping sauce. We used cheese sauce!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1 Small Pretzel
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 194Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 19mgSodium: 1437mgCarbohydrates: 34gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 5g

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Deanna

Saturday 4th of April 2020

This was a great recipe! My 5yo and her bff loved making them and my husband loved eating them.

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