This years marks 40 years since George Lucas and the Lucasfilm team released Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back. What better way to celebrate ESB’s big 4-0 than with a dessert recipe inspired by the ice planet, Hoth?
Frigid Hoth is first introduced in Empire Strikes Back and viewers are also introduced to the few species that can survive living in its sub-zero temperatures. Among these are tauntauns, some of which were domesticated when the Rebels built their Hoth headquarters, and wampas.
Wampas are Yeti-like creatures with sharp claws and fangs. Luke Skywalker learned the hard way that these predators move faster than they look like they would!
Fortunately, this wampa snowball dessert recipe is much less aggressive than Hoth’s wampa ice creatures and we guarantee their coconut fangs won’t bite.
Wampa Snowballs (Courtesy of Fun.com)
What You Need:
- 1 c flaked sweetened coconut
- 1 c all-purpose flour
- 1 1/4 c powdered sugar/confectioners’ sugar
- Pinch of salt
- 6 tbsp unsalted butter, softened
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 4 tsp milk (dairy or non-dairy)
- 1 tube black icing
- Wax paper
What You Do:
- Grind 1/2 c of coconut in a food processor. Chop the remaining coconut and set aside. Mix the ground coconut (from the food processor), flour, sugar, salt, and 1/4 c of confectioners’ sugar. Add the butter and vanilla, and mix until the dough comes together.
- Heat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Roll the wampa dough into 1″ balls and place 1″ apart on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes. Place the sheet on a cooling rack and allow the coconut balls to cool completely.
- In a small bowl, stir together 1 c of confectioner’ sugar and enough milk that the mixture is smooth, but thick. Dip the coconut balls into the glaze and allow it to drip down the sides.
- Dip the glazed coconut balls into the remaining chopped coconut to form the wampa fur, then set on wax paper until the glaze is dry.
- Use the tube of black icing to create the wampa’s facial features, including mouth, eyes, and horns.
These would be the perfect pairing for a Star Wars cake at any Star Wars fan‘s birthday celebration!
Will you be trying this Star Wars wampa dessert recipe? Tell us in the comments!
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