“Fashioned” after Mickey’s classic red trousers, these colorful, crunchy veggie treats pair up the flavors of sweet bell pepper and fresh mozzarella. Oh, boy!

Nutritional Information

Serves: 1

Serving Size: 2 Mickey Mouse Pepper-and-Cheese Shorts

  • Calories: 50
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Total Fat: 2.5g
  • Protein: 3g
  • Total Carbohydrate: 3g


  • 2 pieces of fresh red bell pepper, each at least 2½ by 3¼ inches
  • 4 fresh mozzarella cheese pearls (.5 ounces total)

How To Make It

  1. Print out this shorts template and place the page atop a piece of wax paper. Holding the printout and wax paper together, cut out the shorts shapes, snipping through both layers of paper at once.
  2. Place a wax paper cutout atop each of the pieces of bell pepper as a pattern. Use the tip of a paring knife to carefully cut out the shorts shape from the pepper.
  3. Use a knife (or a ¾-inch oval fondant or pie crust cutter, if you have one) to cut a pair of oval buttonholes in each of the pepper shorts, using the template as reference for placement. Tip: It’s easier to cut out the holes if you start on the inner surface of the pepper (rather than the skin).
  4. Cut a thin slice from the top of each mozzarella pearl and discard (to create a flat surface). Then simply insert the pearls into the buttonholes flat sides up, and the snacks are ready to serve.

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