One of my favorite displays in Disneyland during Halloween Time is their Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) display. The beautiful and bright colored papel picado, calaveras, and ofrendas are located next to Rancho del Zocalo in Fronteirland. It was absolutely beautiful, and so fun to take pictures of.
During this time Disney also makes a Mickey Day of the Dead skull that is almost too cute to eat! Here is our version of this fun creation for you to make and enjoy right at home!
Disney Inspired Day of the Dead Treats
- 6 cups Rice Krispies Cereal
- 3 tbs salted butter
- 4 cups marshmallows
- Vanilla frosting
- Hershey's Kiss candy
- Tootsie roll candy
- M&M's candy
- Food coloring
- Ziploc bags
- Coat the bottom and sides of an 8x13 inch baking pan with non-stick cooking spray.
- Melt 3 tbs butter in a large saucepan.
- Add 40 marshmallows and stir constantly until melted.
- Remove from heat.
- Add 6 cups rice krispies cereal to the marshmallow mixture and stir until all the cereal is coated.
- Turn that mixture out into your baking pan and use a piece of wax paper to press the cereal mixture down firmly.
- Allow your treats to cool completely.
- From your pan of rice krispie treats, cut the faces of your Disney sugar skulls. I used a Wilton "Spider Web" cookie cutter to do this but you can easily freehand it.
- Attach two marshmallows with toothpicks to form the ears.
- Frost the top of the rice krispie treat faces.
- Place two M&M eyes on each treat.
- Place a spoonful of frosting into three separate sandwich bags.
- Using your food coloring to tint a bag of frosting pink, green and blue.
- Cut a very small hole from one corner of each of the bags of frosting and pipe onto the ears and eyes as shown.
- Melt your chocolate Hershey's Kiss inside of a sandwich bag in the microwave. Cut off one corner and use the melted chocolate to pipe the nose and mouth.
- Cut your tootsie roll into three equal sections and form a flower.
- Place one M&M candy in the center of the flower.
- Use your melted chocolate to affix the candy flower onto your sugar skull's ear.
Several new and fun events during Halloween Time is that visitors are able to experience “Late Check-Out” at The Twilight Zone™ Tower of Terror, a chance to ride the attraction in complete darkness! It’s part of the special celebration leading up to the attraction’s final check-out on Jan. 2, 2017. Also new is the “Frightfully Fun Parade” at Mickey’s Halloween Party, a separate-ticket event on 17 nights during the Halloween season. The Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow also appears for the first time at Mickey’s Halloween Party.
Connect with Disneyland Park for more Halloween Time Information!