In my house, I don’t even have a choice whether or not I am a Star Wars fan. My husband loves it, my kids love it, and so I HAVE to love it. (Or at least pretend to like it.) And because I love my family so much, I participate in all of the fun – including making May the Fourth themed snacks for them! I can never turn down an opportunity to turn a “holiday” into an occasion, and May 4th is no exception. Here is our list of favorite Star Wars foods; and may the fourth be with you!
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7 Leia Dip and Storm Trooper Scoopers
This is maybe my favorite dish of all, because it’s not complete junk and it can actually be part of a meal! Just make your typical seven layer dip and serve with “scoop” shaped tortilla chips.
For my 7 Leia Dip recipe, I use:
- a can of smooth refried beans mixed with milk
- 8 oz cream cheese blended with 1/2 cup sour cream and taco seasoning
- guacamole (1-2 avocados worth)
- salsa or pico, drained
- shredded cheese
- chopped green onions
- sliced black olives or sliced jalapenos (or both!)
If you don’t like one of the layers, you can take it out and replace it with something else like cilantro or shredded chicken or whatever. This year I didn’t grab the scoop shaped chips, but my family didn’t even notice.
Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies
These can also be called Wookie Cookies, which is just as fun! And you may want to call them that if you plan to make some other cookies that aren’t chewy chocolate chip.
I like to use THIS recipe for my cookies, but you can do any you like. Even oatmeal cookies or peanut butter cookies would make a great “Chewy” recipe. And I’m sure your little Wookies will give out an excited moan like Chewbacca when they taste the yummy goodness!
This is a drink that can be made many different ways. With Yoda being green, the idea is that the drink will be green as well. Here’s what we used today:
- lemon-lime soda
- lime sherbet
- whipped topping
- lime wedge for garnish
In the past I’ve also used a lime popsicle instead of sherbet, since our store was out of sherbet at the time. So I improvised and it worked just as well!
Another option would be to make a mojito-style drink with chopped mint and a slice of lime. Anything green will work! Of course, this is fun to serve in a clear “Solo” cup, but we went eco-friendly with glasses here.
Death Star Meatballs
My husband is obsessed with Aidell’s meatballs and picks up a pack or two every time he goes to Costco. They are pretty tasty and make a quick and easy Death Star meatball!
From the freezer, we just thaw for a few minutes in the microwave and then cook them up in a pan on the stove. The jalapeno mango flavor is yummy, but the kids love the pineapple ones most.
Carrot and Celery Lightsabers
And for the healthiest of the May the Fourth themed snacks – veggie lightsabers.
Not much need for recipe instructions here! Just cut into strips all the same length and serve up on a plate or in a cup! You can also use red pepper strips for a red lightsaber, if you wish.
Star Wars Themed Dishes
We don’t yet own any Star Wars themed dishes, but these are all on my wish list.
Maybe I’ll buy them for my husband for his birthday or Father’s Day. I mean, they are totally a gift for him, and not at ALL for me, right? Of course.
May the Fourth be With You!
Our Star Wars party stops here, but really the options are endless! Get creative and see what you can come up with. How about some Boba Fett-a cheese dip? Make E-wok stir fry for dinner? Maybe some Obi Wan Cannolis? Even include your dog with some doggie treats from the Bark Side!
Do you have more ideas I can include for next year? Leave a comment below and my little padawans would love to try them!
Amanda is a mom of 4 living a mostly crunchy lifestyle outside of Atlanta, GA with her husband, 2 dogs, and a cat. As a former special education teacher who also has her personal training certification — Amanda really enjoys teaching others how to do things!
When she’s not working, Amanda enjoys DIY projects, exercising, photography, hiking, and long walks through Target.