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Millennium Falcon Peanut Butter Cups #FoodieExtravaganza


Foodie Extravaganza is where we celebrate obscure food holidays or cook and bake together with the same ingredient or theme each month.

Posting day for #FoodieExtravaganza is always the first Wednesday of each month. If you are a blogger and would like to join our group and blog along with us, come join our Facebook page Foodie Extravaganza. We would love to have you! If you're a spectator looking for delicious tid-bits check out our Foodie Extravaganza Pinterest Board!

Huge Star Wars fans that we are, I asked the bloggers to share Star Wars-inspired recipes for May the Fourth! Here's the Foodie Extravanganza's Star Wars-filled line-up... 


May the Fourth

May the Fourth is a day of celebration for all Star Wars fans...and we are die-hard Star Wars fans. Die. Hard. Case in point: Whenever a new movie comes out, we go to opening night and wait in line for hours, taking turns running to the restaurant near the theatre for cocktails. 

When The Force Awakens came out, not only did Jake and his dad-pals create these costumes with the kids for Halloween 2015; but they had to go out for a photo shoot on the sand dunes. Here's R and one of his best friends (since kindergarten). He's BB-8 and she's Rey.


If you are asking: How does someone go about making a BB-8 costume?! The short answer: weeks of work and a heck of a lot more vision than I have! I was going to paper mache a yoga ball; they laughed at me. No, really. This build involved hot foam cutters, a custom lathe, and tons more patience than I have.


This was D's AT-AT costume. It took slightly less time to make, but was still quite involved.


Thankfully, the boys were able to use the costumes more than once. Obviously they wore them for Halloween at school during the day and for trick-or-treating that night. Then they were asked to take part in a video for the Monterey Bay Aquarium.


You can watch the finished video... with their briefest cameo. LOL.

And, the following Spring, when friends gave us tickets to the 2016 Silicon Valley Comic-Con, they wore them again. They entered the costume contest and both walked away with a trophy. Woo hoo!

R received a trophy for 'Best Youth'...


while D took home 'Audience Favorite.'


So, we have lots and lots of Star Wars-inspired foods on the blog. Most recently - for another event - I have made Chewie Ginger CookiesLeia Buns, Danish-Style; Yoda's Boozy Dagoba Swamp Brew; and Dark Like Vadar: Garlicky Mussels Over Squid Ink Pasta.

Millennium Falcon Peanut Butter Cups 

But for this Foodie Extravaganza event, I wanted to use the Millennium Falcon molds I have in my cabinet. This isn't really a recipe as you only need chocolate, peanut butter, and the molds. I used whatever chocolate I could find in my house and had (1) Disco chips (yes, really) and (2) unsweetened chocolate chips. I used both of those and an Italian peanut butter.


Temper chocolate in the top of a double boiler and spoon a layer into your molds.


Add a dollop of peanut butter and spoon more chocolate on top of that. Place the molds in the freezer to set. Once set, unmold the cups and serve.


That's a wrap for the May the Fourth Foodie Extravaganza event. Hope you are inspired to get a little Star Wars-y tomorrow. And next month Wendy of A Day in the Life on the Farm will be hosting the group as we share salads for National Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Month. Stay tuned.

Comments

  1. What a fun post filled with so many great memories and a cameo on an ad to boot.

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  2. Such a fun post! I am pretty sure I have these Millennium Falcon silicone molds somewhere. My kids would love these peanut butter cups so much.

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  3. Loved reading your post and the details, the peanut butter cups look so delicious!

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  4. You are my kind of people. Also these are the best peanut butter cups ever made.

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  5. Those molds are amazing! As are the costumes! I'm not surprised that they won prizes and were invited to be in the ad. Such fun!

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