Happy 2017 all! Can you believe it's officially 2017?
We celebrated the new year away from home and up in Maine on a snowboarding and ski trip with some good friends. It was so nice to get away and detach from the usual routine. It was also really cool to come down a mountain as a family! My hubster, oldest kiddo, and I all snowboard and the twins ski. The kids can all get down most blues and greens and I have to say one of my favs from the trip was looking around and seeing my kids coming down on their own with us next to them. It was really amazing. One of my new years resolutions is to make sure I take time to enjoy these special moments many that happen everyday.
OK enough of the mushy reflectiveness, onto the treats!
As you know we are huge SW fans so we went to see Star Wars Rogue One recently. Can I say I loved this movie without sounding biased? I mean I think I loved it more than The Force Awakens. Rogue One is the story in between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope. It basically tells the story that depicts the infamous opening movie crawl and provides context on how A New Hope (the first Star Wars movie) came about. My oldest kiddo, a self proclaimed Star Wars nerd, also loved it as much as I did.
And what do you get a Star Wars nerd for Valentine's Day?
Star Wars chocolates of course!
I seem to have collected a plethora of shaped ice cube trays and that includes many Star Wars themed ones. Great for jazzing up your drinks with fun cubes but even better as molds for treats.
Since one of my least favorite things to do is dip cake bites/pops into melted chocolate, I use these molds to make no dip cake bites too. It's pretty simple. Add melted chocolate or candy melts to coat the mold, let candy harden, add some cake bite mixture, cover with more melted candy and let harden.
Pop the candy out of the molds spray with some color mist or similar spray food colorant to add some silver accents. Darth Vader is done with milk chocolate, stormtroopers with vanilla candy melts, and Han Solo in carbonite (no cake mix in center) with dark chocolate. Add the trooper detail with a black edible food writer.
|Use Pearl or Silver spray!|
If you have some heart shaped boxes you can add them and make some super special Valentine's for your favorite Star Wars fan!
Aww don't they make a cute couple?
Who can say no to Vader??
Happy 2017 everyone and I hope you are off to a great start to your year!
Star Wars No Dip Cake Bites
- 2 cups of chocolate chips
- 1 cup vanilla chips or melting wafers
- 1 and 1/2 cups of cake mixture (1 and 1/2 cups of crumbled cake and 1-2 Tablespoons of frosting)
- Black food writer
- Silver Color Mist spray
- Melt each flavor of chips/wafers in microwave safe bowl in 10-20 second intervals until candy is melted. Add to quart sized freezer bag. Snip an end and coat mold with candy (ensure thick enough to coat all sides of mold but leave a space to allow for filling). Tap mold to remove air bubbles and to make sure all parts of mold are coated well. Reheat candy as needed. Freeze mold for 5 minutes.
- Remove mold from freezer and fill cavities with small ball of the cake mixture. Press to cake fills mold cavity (see photos). Cover with more melted candy. Tap to cover evenly. Freeze for 10-15 minutes.
- Pop cake bite out of mold.
- Add detail to Stormtroopers with black edible food writer.
- Spray with color mist. Let dry 10 minutes.
- Add to Valentine's day boxes.