May the Fourth Themed Snacks

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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, an unofficial Star Wars Day, is no exception.

We go all out for this unofficial holiday, eating all kinds of Star Wars snacks and fun food ideas while watching a Star Wars marathon on TV. The kids dress up in Star Wars costumes, play with light sabers, and wait for me to do all the hard work (ok ok, it’s actually not hard) in the kitchen.

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! In my opinion, it’s basically a deconstructed burrito. Right?

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.

7 Leia Dip and tortilla chips for May the 4th themed snacks

This dish is one that my teenage son requests year after year. It’s an easy recipe and a delicious treat that brings a bit of the Dark Side to your table with a dash of creativity and fun!

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!

Plate of chocolate chip Wookie Cookies or Chewy Cookies

To take these cookies to the next level, you can add chocolate frosting and little candy eyeballs for a hairy-looking sweet treat!

Why was Luke Skywalker invited to the picnic?
He always has the forks with him!

Yoda Soda

If you’re celebrating this special day with all things Star Wars, you have to have a themed beverage too! 

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.

glasses of yoda soda with lime sherbet and whipped topping

Adding a splash of orange juice can make it an even more delicious treat that everyone will love.

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.

bowl of Aidell's meatballs as Death Star meatballs for May the Fourth themed snacks

It’s a great way to include some savory snacks alongside the sweet treats.

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.

orange and green carrot and celery lightsabers

It’s a simple yet effective way to bring some healthy food into the mix.

More Star Wars Food Ideas to Try

We have tried all of the delicious treats and recipes listed above, but there are SO MANY other fun ideas out there! While we work our way through this list, trying a few new tasty treats each year, I’m sharing all of the ideas I’ve found so you can try them out too!

A few simple Star Wars-themed party foods:

  • lightsaber pretzel rods
  • blue milk (TruMoo sells this around May 4th each year, or you can just add blue food coloring and a few drops of vanilla extract to your choice of dairy or non-dairy beverage to make your own Bantha milk!)
  • cinnamon rolls but call them Princess Leia buns
  • These Chewbacca and Princess Leia cupcakes look delicious and easy!
  • Tie fighters (using hexagon shaped crackers, cheese cubes, and cream cheese as the glue to hold them together)
  • Baby Yoda deviled eggs (using avocado to turn the filling green, and seaweed sheets cut into ear shapes)

Star Wars Themed Dishes and Kitchen Gadgets

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.

STAR WARS 2-Quart Slow Cooker STAR WARS 2-Quart Slow Cooker

The Star Wars 2-quart slow cooker is a must-have for May the Fourth. It's not just about showing off your Star Wars pride; it's super handy for whipping up those themed snacks my family loves. Perfect for smaller dishes like dips and appetizers, it doesn’t eat up all your counter space.

And let's be honest, it's pretty cool to say you're cooking with something straight out of a galaxy far, far away. So, for those of us getting into the spirit for our families, this little cooker is a big win.

Millennium Falcon Engraved Wooden Cutting Board Millennium Falcon Engraved Wooden Cutting Board

With a Millennium Falcon engraved wooden cutting board, suddenly making Star Wars themed snacks feels like prepping for a mission with Han Solo. It's more than a cutting board; it's a conversation starter and a way to make your kitchen feel part of the Star Wars world!

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 for the ultimate Star Wars party!

Whether it’s incorporating more Star Wars recipes, planning a full Star Wars-themed party, or just adding a little bit of the saga into everyday meals, there’s no better way to celebrate May the Fourth. From Chewbacca to Darth Vader, let your favorite Star Wars characters inspire you to create fun, delicious treats and make this special day memorable for star wars fans of all ages.

Do you have more ideas I can include for next year? Leave a comment below and my little padawans would love to try them!

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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.

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