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So, there’s this movie coming out on December 18th…maybe you’ve heard of it? I confess to being pretty darn excited about it. You probably already gathered as much from the whole category of Star Wars™ blog posts in my sidebar? I also make no excuses for my 35 year-long obsession with Han Solo-although I confess to being a little in love with that new guy, BB-8.
What better way to celebrate my obsession than with a Star Wars™ dessert party? Because if there’s anything better than combining Star Wars with Dessert, I haven’t heard of it.
I kept the decor super simple. I just grabbed the toys and accessories I already had around the house. I also made a fun Star Wars™ bunting with the pictures from the memory game in the printable activity pack.
Look for specially marked boxes of Star Wars™ Honey Nut Cheerios®, Cookie Crisp®, R2D2 Cereal® and Cinnamon Toast Crunch Cereal® at your local Walmart and you’ll score some super cute toys inside the boxes, too!
When it comes to parties, I love using paper plates and napkins when I can. (Save on that clean up!) To stick with the theme-and keep things easy-I picked up Star Wars: The Force Awakens themed cups, plates and napkins. The cups are inexpensive and reusable. They also feature my new love, BB-8, on the side.
So let’s talk desserts! So. Many. Desserts.
I used the Star Wars™ Honey Nut Cheerios® to create easy and fun marshmallow treats!
- 8 cups Honey Nut Cheerios
- 40 Jumbo Marshmallows
- 3 Tablespoons Butter
- Microwave butter for 30 seconds in a large bowl.
- Add marshmallows and toss to coat with butter.
- Microwave for 90 seconds.
- Add Honey Nut Cheerios, one cup at a time, to marshmallow mixture.
- Stir well.
- Butter hands and form balls.
- Allow to cool.
It’s not a party if there’s not chocolate! R2D2 Cereal® helped me create some out of this world fudge.
- 1½ cups sugar
- 5 oz can of evaporated milk
- 2 tablespoons butter
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 2 cups mini marshmallows
- 9 oz. bag of semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup R2D2 cereal
- Line 8" baking pan with foil and spray with cooking spray.
- Combine sugar, milk, butter and salt in a sauce pan.
- Heat until boiling while stirring.
- Continue to heat for an additional 4 minutes after boiling, stirring constantly.
- Remove from heat and stir in marshmallows, vanilla and chocolate.
- Add ½ cup of R2D2 cereal to fudge and stir in before spreading in pan.
- Press remaining cereal into the top of the fudge.
- Refrigerate for at least 2 hours before cutting into squares.
I used my Cookie Crisp® to create some delicious no-bake frozen cheesecakes.
- 1 8oz package of cream cheese
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 8oz container of whipped cream
- 1½ cups chopped Cookie Crisp cereal
- ½ cup chopped Cookie Crisp cereal (for cheesecake mixture)
- 3 tablespoons butter
- Combine 1½ cups of chopped Cookie Crisp cereal with 3 tablespoons of melted butter.
- Press into mini cupcake liners to form crust.
- Combine cream cheese and sugar in mixer.
- Add whipped cream and ½ cup of chopped Cookie Crips cereal to cream cheese mixture.
- Spoon on top of Cookie Crisp crust.
- Freeze until ready to serve.
And I think we have time for one more recipe. You’ll love these Cinnamon Toast Crunch Cereal® truffles!
- 3 cups chopped Cinnamon Toast Crunch Cereal
- 1 8oz package of cream cheese
- 1 bag semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Combine chopped Cinnamon Toast Crunch Cereal with cream cheese.
- Use cookie scoop to form balls of cereal and cream cheese mixture.
- Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
- Melt chocolate chips in microwave or double boiler.
- Dip cereal and cream cheese balls into chocolate and place on lined cookie sheet.
- Refrigerate until ready to serve.
Of course it doesn’t get any easier than my Go-Gurt light sabers! Go-Gurt already helped me out by printing the light sabers on the packaging. All I did was place them in the freezer until it was time to party!
I used my silicone molds to create Star Wars™ crayons from my old and broken crayons. Just remove the paper, fill the molds with small bits of crayons and bake at 250 degrees until they are fully melted. The crayons go perfectly with those coloring pages in the activity pack!