In honor of Force Friday and all the fun Star Wars excitement (like the Star Wars land announcement, new Star Wars video games, and of course Star Wars: The Force Awakens coming out in December), I thought some fun Star Wars themed treats were in order! I might even surprise the boys with these treats and a little #ForceFriday shopping trip! Stores around the world will open their doors at midnight on September 4th for fans to purchase Star Wars: The Force Awakens toys, collectibles, books, apparel and more!!! Squeee! You can head over to the Star Wars site for the full Force Friday guide (stores like Amazon, Target, Walmart, Toys ‘R Us, and the Disney Store are all participating)!! I don’t think we’re going to go anywhere at midnight on a school night, but an after school Force Friday fun trip sounds like a perfect idea – especially with some fun homemade Star Wars treats in hand! We are SO excited for Star Wars: The Force Awakens and true to the teaser trailers, we focused on “The Dark Side…and the Light” for our treats. It doesn’t get much more fun (or easy) than some Star Wars crispy treats! We’ve got some dark chocolate Darth Vader treats and Yoda! For both, you just start with the standard Rice Krispies treats recipe (3 T butter, 10 oz bag of mini marshmallows and 6 C of rice cereal). If you’re making larger quantities for something like a Star Wars party, then make two full batches. Otherwise, you could cut each batch in half.
To cut down on the amount of food coloring needed for black treats, I opted to make them chocolate flavored! And this was awesome! For a full batch just add approx 1/4 C of dark chocolate hot cocoa mix into the mixture as everything is melting together. For even more chocolaty flavor, you can even add in a handful of dark chocolate chips. Then, to make them black, use just a small amount of black gel food coloring (I just dip a butter knife in the food coloring once and stir the contents in). For Yoda, I didn’t make them flavored. They’re just tinted green with some food coloring. Supplies (affiliate links):
- Williams-Sonoma Star Wars Cookie Cutters
- Black & Green Gel Food Coloring
- Black Sparkle Gel & Green Sparkle Gel
- Black & Green Sanding Sugar
Once everything is mixed, evenly spread & press the contents into a greased cookie sheet and let cool some. Then, use your Star Wars cookie cutters to cut out Vader and Yoda. I LOVE the press & stamp cookie cutters. But, the impressions don’t really work on the crispy treats. They still look super cute! You could get extra fancy and pipe on faces with melted candy coating/chocolate. I decided not to go into that much detail though. We just went with a little sparkle gel and some sanding sugar to give the treats a little detail & dimension. Needless to say of course, these were a HUGE hit in our house!! Whip a batch up to celebrate Force Friday or for a Star Wars movie night!!
Want some more creative Star Wars ideas? I teamed up with some of my favorite creative blogger friends to bring you 10 more awesome Star Wars ideas! There are more fun recipes and some super great Star Wars themed crafts! Check them all out below!
- Star Wars Rice Krispies Treats
- Lightsaber Bubbles
- No-Bake Wookie Cookies
- DIY Chewbacca Toy Bandolier
- DIY Lightsaber Phone Case
- Star Wars Galaxy Slime
- Lightsaber Reading Pointers
- Paint Stick Chewbacca Craft
- Easy Stormtrooper Snacks
- DIY Star Wars Tumbler
- Star Wars Cereal Treats
Aren’t they fun?! Which one do you want to try first?
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