Star Wars lovers, you have a big day coming up. May 4th is also known as May The 4th Be With You Day. It's all about celebrating light saber-wielding heroes of the sky and darker forces too. To help you partake, we've found some out-of-this-world Star Wars-themed recipes for you to try. Embrace your inner Jedi and take a look. Happy May the 4th!
Princess Leia Cupcakes
One of the most iconic hairstyles ever has to be credited to Princess Leia. The braided side buns are something fans have been recreating on their own heads for years. Now, translate her famous hair style into a culinary wonder. These Princess Leia cupcakes are really easy to make and incorporate cookies for even more deliciousness. If you're a mega Leia fan, you'll want to make these for "May the 4th be With You" day.
With summer coming up, you might also like some beach and summer cupcakes.
Salty and Sweet Light Sabers
Good and evil combine in this Star Wars approved treat. Well, that's only if you count delicious chocolate as an evil calorie monster. The salty and sweet makes for the perfect polar opposite pairing. Grab some pretzel sticks, icing and by adding food coloring, you'll achieve the glow of a light saber. Have your kids play with these pretzel light sabers before they chow down. Just make sure they do the sound effects to go along! This is one fun treat you'll have a blast making, playing with, and eating.
Storm Trooper Cupcakes
Embrace your dark side and make these treats. The clever use of a marshmallow and food-safe marker are key to the success of this confection. In reality, you can use any cupcake recipe you want and even get fancier cupcake liners to enhance the Star Wars theme. March these baked cupcakes into the dining room, put them on the table, and then see who's the villain when your family devours these troopers. If white on white cupcakes aren't your thing, try these Reese's Cup cupcakes, and maybe make it Ewoks instead!
Speaking of furry Star Wars creatures, some might say these cookies are "Chewy." Others rave that they're ooey and gooey. No matter what you think about them, they're the perfect Star Wars treat. You can use frosting, chocolate, or syrup for the face. Just make it your own! We're sure your family and friends will think you're out-of-this-world for making such a fun, thematic, and delicious dessert.
Be careful when you cut into this cake! The evil sand-dwelling monster, the Sarlacc, is hiding inside. If you have Star Wars super fans who know more characters than Darth Vader, then this is a dessert to try out. It's really fun, will make a splash on the dessert table, and won't be too tough to create. We have to say "bravo" to the baker who made this cake because the crushed Graham Crackers really add a realistic sandy texture.
Darth Vader Cookies
You don't need to go out and buy anything fancy to celebrate your love of Star Wars. You can use things you have on hand. For instance, if you have a bell-shaped cookie cutter you use for Christmas, you can take off the ball, decorate it differently, and feature the most famous Star Wars character, Darth Vader. The quickest way to make these cookies would be to make an assembly line and have one person roll, one person press down the cookie cutter, and the other put them on sheets and pop them into the oven. These cookies are just screaming, "I am your father."
Wild about Wookies? Make these adorable Star Wars-themed Chewbacca donuts. Go all out and make the donuts from scratch, or save yourself a lot of time by picking up a box and giving them your own spin with icing. If your whole family loves Star Wars or you're having a fun event at school, make a platter of these Chewbacca donuts. Choosing a brown or light colored donut is best since that stays true to Chewie's coat. But you can use your imagination and make Wookies of all shapes, sizes, and colors too!
Hungry you is? We have a healthy and fantastic Star Wars recipe for you: Yoda apples! Pack some of these into your kid's lunches and give them a creative surprise when they sit down in the cafeteria. You can also serve these edible yodas for an after-school snack with a dollop of peanut butter. No matter how you eat these, you'll be the wisest baker of them all if you make these Yoda apples on May the 4th.
TIE Fighter Bites
Wage some war on your taste buds with these TIE Fighter cookies. Icing holds these tasty treats together and strategic decorating gives them the Star Wars look. If you don't mind getting messy in the kitchen, you'll love assembling these TIE Fighters. They're so good, they'll fly off the plate just as fast as they zip and spin through outer space.
This is another fantastic example of how you can transform one cookie cutter into something totally different. Have a gingerbread man cookie cutter in the house? You'll just need to use a fork to give the dough some hairy texture and vois la—a Chewbacca cookie. Once you pull these out of the oven and let them cool, you can get down to adding icing to give your crew of Chewbacca's their cute little faces. Amp up the Star Wars fandom by setting them out next to Star Wars plates or napkins.
BB-8 Droid Quesadillas
There's nothing robotic about this famous Droid recipe. That's because this BB-8 quesadilla idea transforms and ordinary food into something spectacular. Use cheese and pipe refried beans onto the cooked quesadillas to give it the Star Wars look. Then, assemble these little robots on a plate and give them to your nearest and dearest Star Wars fans. You know how BB-8 likes to beep and whistle excitedly? Well, your friends will do the same once they try a bite of these fantastic snacks.
These cute little space teddy bears are so adorable. In recipe form, they're also extremely yummy and surprisingly easy to make. That's because all you'll need are some granola bars and chocolate for these sweets. Planning on having a Star Wars viewing party at your house on May the 4th? You can make these bars for that. Or, pack a few into your kids' lunch boxes for them to enjoy at school.
Yoda Hot Chocolate
Depending on where you live, May the 4th might still be a little chilly. Warm up and celebrate the Star Wars empire with Yoda hot cocoa. The green coloring, big eyes, and overall deliciousness would be approved of by the wise one himself. We're sure whoever gets to taste this concoction will also give it a double thumbs up. Serve every mug with a piece of Yoda-worthy advice and watch everyone smile and laugh as they guzzle it down.
Darth Baker Shirt
Now this isn't a recipe, but the phrase is so perfect if you're both a Star Wars fan and an avid cook or baker. You could make your own or have this printed on an apron. We just wanted to make sure you have the outfit to match all of your Star Wars recipes on May the 4th. Whether you want to don a full Star Wars costume or not, this is a good start!
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