Comic-Con has come and gone, but don’t set down that lightsaber or blaster pistol just yet. Disney XD is hosting a special viewing event for lovers of sci-fi, superhero, and fantasy action of all ages. It’s called Disney Fandom, and will last for three consecutive nights, starting July 30 at 8pm. The lineup is set to include special premieres including Star Wars Tech, a new documentary that will dive into the science and engineering behind Star Wars and how it relates to our own humble planet’s current tech landscape.
In honor of the occasion, we’ve put together a list of delicious late-night snack-worthy treats collected from the official Star Wars website.
Death Star Popcorn Balls
Finally, a Death Star you can feel good about approaching. Popcorn is an implied requirement at any genre movie/TV marathon. Rolling it into the shape of your favorite evil super-weapon is what makes it special. Please keep in mind that recipe should only be attempted by adults, as the ingredients may be hot to touch and dangerous for young chefs.
You Will Need:
- 1/3 cup popcorn kernels
- 3 cups sugar
- 1 1/2 cup light corn syrup
- 1/2 tablespoon salt
- 1 teaspoon vinegar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Butter or vegetable shortening for greasing hands
Pop the corn using whatever method you prefer.
Put the sugar, water, corn syrup and salt in the saucepan. Stir with a wooden spoon.
With adult help, clip a candy thermometer on the side of the pan. Set the pan on the stove and switch the heat to low.
Add the vinegar and vanilla to the pan and cook, stirring constantly, until the thermometer reads 270ºF.
Get an adult to carefully pour the hot sugar mixture over the popcorn and toss using 2 large spoons to coat every kernel. Allow to cool slightly.
Rub butter or vegetable shortening on your hands so the popcorn won’t stick to them.
Scoop up enough popcorn to form a ball about the size of a baseball. Shape the ball with your hands. Makes 2 or 3 popcorn balls!
A hallmark of any good science fiction universe: far-out drinks you’ll never find on Earth. Case in point, we present you Blue Bantha Milk.
You Will Need:
- 1 cup milk
- 1/2 teaspoon unsweetened blue fruit punch mix
- 1 teaspoon sugar
Pour the milk into a tall glass and gently stir in the blue fruit punch mix.
The drink should be lightly tinted blue. Adjust the amount of mix to get the color that you like.
Add sugar to taste.
Got your Blue Milk ready? Then you know what comes next: chocolate chip cookies. And you won’t even need to fly to Kashyyyk for the ingredients.
You will need:
- 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 cup unsalted butter (room temp)
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 cup milk chocolate chips
- 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
Put the flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon in a mixing bowl. Stir with the wooden spoon until well mixed. Set aside.
Put the butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar in a bowl and mix until creamy with the wooden spoon. Mix in the eggs and vanilla extract.
Add the flour mixture and stir until blended. Stir in the chocolate chips.
Scoop up a rounded tablespoon full of dough and drop onto a baking sheet. Repeat until you have used up all the dough. Be sure to leave about 1 inch between the cookies because they spread as they bake.
Using pot holders, have an adult put the baking sheets in the oven. Bake until golden brown, about 10 minutes.
Again, using pot holders, have an adult remove the baking sheets from the oven. Lift the cookies from the baking sheets with a spatula, and place on cooling racks. Let cool completely. Makes about 3 dozen cookies.
Tie Fighter Ties
If you want to attempt the complicated aerial maneuvers that it takes to win an intense outer space dogfight, you’re gonna need your energy. That’s where these Tie Fighter-shaped finger foods come into play in a big way.
You will need:
- 4 pre-cooked sausages or hot dogs, approx. 5-inches long
- 1 package refrigerated breadsticks (8 breadsticks)
- Ketchup or mustard
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Cut sausages in half crosswise. Set aside.
Open the package of breadsticks and separate the lengths of dough.
Cut the lengths in half and set aside. You should have 16 lengths of dough when you are finished.
Place one sausage half, cut-side down, on a baking sheet.
Take 1 length of dough and wrap it around the base of the sausage half. Cross the ends and let them fall on the baking sheet in the form of the letter V.
Using another length of dough, wrap the same sausage in the opposite direction. Cross the ends and let them fall in the form of an upside-down V. Repeat with remaining dough and sausage halves.
Bake according to breadstick package directions, or until dough puffs up and turns golden brown.
Using pot holders, remove from the oven. Serve with ketchup and mustard. Makes 8 TIE Fighter Ties.
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