Kitchen and Craft: Mickey’s Very Quarantined Christmas Party


Meghan Reyes, Reporter

   The holidays are here and, although they may look different, we couldn’t be more excited here on Kitchen and Craft. The selection of holiday treats at Disney Parks is a great feat of creativity and precision. Considering that Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party is not happening this year, we’ve decided to recreate some of the most iconic food items the holidays offer. 


Deer Antlers and Guinness Cheese

   Don’t worry, deer antlers will not be used in this recipe. This recipe, despite the name, contains no actual alcohol. Feel free to make this recipe your own, sprinkle the pretzels in garlic salt or cinnamon sugar. For this recipe, we did not shape the pretzels as antlers.

Ingredients (Pretzels)

  1. 1 package (.25 oz) active dry yeast
  2. 2 tbsp. brown sugar
  3. 1 ⅛ tsp salt
  4. 2 ½ warm water, divided
  5. 4 c. all-purpose flour
  6. 2 tbsp. baking soda
  7. 2 tbsp. melted butter 
  8. 2 tbsp. kosher coarse salt

Step 1

   In a large mixing bowl, dissolve the yeast, brown sugar, and salt in 1 1/2 cups warm water. Stir in flour, and knead the dough on a floured surface until smooth and elastic, about 8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, and turn to coat the surface. Cover, and let rise for one hour.

Step 2

   Combine 2 cups of warm water and baking soda in an 8-inch square pan. Line 6 baking sheets with parchment paper.

Step 2 b.

   Preheat an oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).

Step 3

   After the dough has risen, roll into 5 ½ inch thick ropes, cut into bites. Poach in baking soda for 2 minutes.

Step 4

   Bake in the preheated oven for 8 to 10 minutes, or until golden brown. Brush with melted butter, and sprinkle with coarse salt.


Ingredients (Cheese Dip)

  1. ¼ c. all-purpose flour
  2. ¼ cup salted butter
  3. 1 c. milk 
  4. ⅔ c. beer* 
  5. ½ tsp. Dijon mustard
  6. ½ tsp garlic powder
  7. ¼ tsp. Salt
  8. 2 c. cheese 


Step 1

   Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add the flour and whisk until thick paste forms.

Step 2

   One at a time, whisk remaining ingredients in 

Step 3

   Remove from heat, and pour into a serving dish



   The alcohol from the beer cooks out of the dip, don’t be worried if you don’t have any beer you can omit if desired.


   You can use ANY kind of cheese you desire. For this recipe, we used a combination of mozzarella, white cheddar, and nutritional yeast.


   We recommend not using a milk substitute and using regular milk, we used 2% milk.