Potato chips and fizzy water just aren't going to do it when you have hungry and thirsty Jedi Masters, Wookiees, Sith Lords, Jawas, Imperial stormtroopers, and
bounty hunters hanging around. Here's some inspiration for May the 4th munchies that will keep you and your guests from turning into ravenous rancor monsters. (And be sure to check Crave all this week for more May 4 fun.)
Don't bother sneaking into the Mos Eisley Cantina to get this Greedo Fauxito. All you need to make it is lime juice, mint leaves, and lemon-lime soda. Just make sure you drink it before Han Solo shows up to your soiree.
Prepare for a battle of the snacks. These tantalizing TIE Fighter Ties can be made using precooked sausages or hot dogs and a package of breadstick dough. This sci-fi take on pigs-in-a-blanket would impress even Darth Vader and can be found in "The Star Wars Cookbook: Wookie Cookies and Other Galactic Recipes" by Robin Davis.
All you need to make it are hard-boiled eggs, mayo, mustard, relish, celery, and hot sauce for the filling and Hawaiian sweet bread for the sandwich. Because the sweet bread is so soft, it's easy to make an imprint of Darth Vader's helmet using a Vader Star Wars cookie cutter mold.
Eat with an Ewok, thanks to this compact and adorable Ewok bento (video) demonstrated by crafter Jennifer Landa. Use lettuce, celery, or any other
green veggies for an Endor forest background. Cut inarizushi (fried tofu
pouches) in the shape of an Ewok's hood. Sushi rice colored brown with
soy sauce (or even brown rice) looks perfect as the Ewok's fur. Cut out
his ears, nose, and mouth from dried seaweed. Then munch away.
The Great Pit of Carkoon is also known as the Sarlacc Pit that gobbled up bounty hunter Boba Fett, but this less scary Great Pit of Carkoon Bundt Cake (video) from YouTuber Jennifer Landa is made with yummy yellow cake mix, a bundt cake pan, gingersnap cookies, white frosting, slivered almonds, gummy worms, toothpicks, semi-sweet chocolate chips, strawberries, food coloring, and a spatula.
Bake your bundt cake as directed, then the fun begins with decorating. First frost the cake. For the sand effect, crumble up 20 gingersnap cookies in a blender and then spoon the crumbs onto the frosted cake.
The sarlacc's mouth is made with white frosting with red food coloring added for a pinkish color. It's then applied to the middle hole of the bundt cake to form a pit. Add slivered almonds for rows of teeth. Dip both the strawberries and gummy worms into the melted chocolate chip mixture. Let cool, then cut strawberries for a beak effect and add in the chocolate-covered gummy worms as tentacles.
Princess Leia is strong and sassy, but these Oreo cupcakes show her sweet side. Food blogger JustJenn made these adorkable desserts using cream cheese frosting, black frosting, Oreos, and edible hearts.
These Admiral Ackbar cupcakes are not a trap! With just a couple of yellow Candy Melts, some coffee sprinkles, black icing, and cocoa-cinnamon butter cream frosting, any basic cupcake can be transformed into a treat that no one dare repel.
These Clone trooper mini cupcakes fight to keep hunger at bay. They're easy to make with yellow or white cake mix, mini cupcake paper cups, a mini cupcake baking pan, vanilla icing, and chocolate icing. You can even customize your Clone troopers with different colors by adding food coloring to your white icing. Or make a party trooper by adding sprinkles.
You don't have to wait 'til the holidays to build an edible AT-AT. While this gingerbread AT-AT reindeer, made by Chef Aaron Lawrence of Catalano Restaurant, is quite elaborate, it might inspire you to build your own scaled-down gingerbread all-terrain vehicle. Just skip the shiny red nose and antlers, and it's ready for Star Wars Day.
There's no need to fear Imperial stormtroopers when they're in cake
form. This life-size stormtrooper cake by Amanda Oakleaf Cakes was
created in sections and connected internally with pipes to keep it
Made with yellow cake and vanilla Italian meringue buttercream with marshmallow fondant, the scrumptious stormtrooper might be too labor-intensive for your May 4, but at least it will give you sweet "Star Wars" dreams.