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Ro-Ri San once said, “Any year with a new Star Wars™ movie is always a good year!” The last time we had a premier of a Star Wars™ movie was ten years ago. It was the first time our two boys actually went to watch a new release of that series and it literally bowled them over. The opening sequence had the two warring star fleets slugging it out over the stratosphere of the capital planet. Watching the star battle on wide screen magnified the experience many times as the boys had only seen the previous movies on television screen. Since then, our family has been constantly hoping for a new movie release, and 2015 is THE YEAR. It is a good year.
So, to celebrate the upcoming Star Wars™ movie, I am making a special treat that will knock the socks of any power-filled galactic trainee warrior. These young guys need lots of energy to light up their beam weapons, so nothing like some Star Wars™ Cookie Crisp from General Mills to kick our kitchen into high gear.
Incidentally when I opened my box of cereals, along came a toy of a certain golden robotic personality recognizable to all Star Wars™ fans. If you peek through the view hole, you will get to see a surprise image from one of the movies. What fun! Something interesting for the little trainee warrior in your life. Collect all 6 viewers found separately in each cereal box. Hurry to get them or you will find yourself haggling with a big nose winged character who runs a junk yard store on a desolate desert planet on the outer edges of the galaxy.
Since our cargo vessel makes periodic stops at the Walmart supply depot, it was the ideal place to find the suitable ingredients, away from the prying eyes of the evil Star Tyrant and his minions. I suppose I can also try to wave my energy Light Spatula to convince the white-clad soldiers to let us pass. 😉
Once the troops came home from the daily grind, they were delighted to find these Galaxy Chocolate Cereal Clusters all ready for afternoon tea. For something that is relatively easy to prepare (of course it helps to have an energy Light Spatula), the results are pretty spectacular and suitable for all kinds of occasions. With these super galactic treats, you are ready for the next adventure whether your guest is humanoid, alien, or a robotic personality.
- 1 cup (110g) chopped pecans
- 5 cups (175g) Star Wars™ Cookie Crisp cereals
- 1 cup (160g) bittersweet chocolate chips
- 1 cup (90g) non-fat dry milk powder
- 1 stick (½ cup/113g) butter
- 3 cups (150g) miniature marshmallows
- Place 16 regular size cupcake liners on a tray.
- Toast chopped pecans in a pan for about 3 to 4 minutes. Remove and allow it to cool.
- Combine 4 cups Cookie Crisp cereals, bittersweet chocolate chips, toasted pecans, and non-fat dry milk powder in a large bowl. Stir to mix.
- Melt butter in a large non-stick pan. Add marshmallows. Stir to melt the marshmallows. Turn off stove and remove from heat source.
- Pour cereals mixture into the pan. Stir to melt chocolate chips and coat cereals and nuts.
- Divide mixture evenly into cupcake liners. Compact mixture using a spoon. Top each cluster with 5 to 6 more Cookie Crisp cereals from the remaining cup of cereals.
- Refrigerate for about 20 to 30 minutes to allow mixture to set.
I am excited to see what you will be creating for your Star Wars™ movie night. Be sure to check out the different kinds of cereals available at General Mills.
Enjoy…..and have a wonderful day! 😎