May the Fourth Be with You: These Are the Galaxy-Inspired Treats You’re Looking For

“A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…” Since 1977, these words have sparked our imaginations and fanned our love for the stories of the Star Wars universe. And thanks to a pun, the internet has given us #StarWarsDay. Whether you’re dressing up as your favorite spacefaring hero (as Cutthroat Kitchen judge Simon Majumdar once did, donning the white garb of Princess Leia) or sitting through a 17-hour movie marathon today, here are some space-inspired treats worth enjoying.

More Food Network

Chocolate Tart From Another Planet 06:39

Inspired by the solar system, Raiza Costa makes a dessert that's truly out of this world.

The galaxy tastes like chocolate, at least according to Raiza Costa on The Sweet Side of Life. Watch her build a tart, with a rich chocolate ganache and buttery chocolate shortcrust (with the help of a few droids and time travel), inspired by the solar system.

An easier take on galaxy cake decoration than a mirror glaze, Food Network Magazine’s recipe calls for store-bought frosting, colored in shades of blue and purple, and speckled with white food coloring to represent stars in the vastness of space.

Want more galactic eye candy? Watch this clip to see how Creme Macarons makes her otherworldly Galaxy Macarons.

FNM-Over_the_Moon_105.tif

FNM-Over_the_Moon_105.tif

A sandwiched cookie shaped like a half moon

©Hearst Communications Inc., 2009 food stylist: Stephana Bottom

Hearst Communications Inc., 2009 food stylist: Stephana Bottom

You don’t have to go all out like a Cake War contestant to pay homage to Star Wars. Moons and stars make easy and delicious bite-size treats. Bake these moon-shaped chocolate-and-peanut butter sandwich cookies and remember that Angels are said to live on the moons of Iego (as uttered in an infamous pick-up line by a 9-year-old Anakin Skywalker).

As impressive as it looks, this sun-shaped pastry takes just three ingredients – store-bought puff pastry, one egg and chocolate-hazelnut spread – and a few knife cuts to make.

2039_FoodNet_Stars_00007 RT1.tif

2039_FoodNet_Stars_00007 RT1.tif

Use star-shaped cookie cutters on some puff pastry, sprinkle on some parmesan and bake for these easy, cheesy bites.

Marcela Valladolid's Galaxy fruit props

Photo by: Adrian Mueller ©FOOD NETWORK: Â 2012, TELEVISION FOOD NETWORK, G.P. COOKING CHANNEL: Â 2012, Cooking Channel LLC

Adrian Mueller, FOOD NETWORK: Â 2012, TELEVISION FOOD NETWORK, G.P. COOKING CHANNEL: Â 2012, Cooking Channel LLC

If you’ve got cookie cutters, don’t just use them on dough. Use the cutters to turn fruit into a colorful, galactic treat.

Of course, there’s nothing wrong with sitting back and admiring the work of professionals. Watch Pies Are Awesome create a pie version of the partially built but just as menacing Death Star II, seen at the end of the original trilogy.

May the Force be with you!

Keep Reading

Next Up

5 Signs You're Over-Caffeinated

Can't seem to get going in the morning without a jolt? If you recognize these signs, you may be consuming too much caffeine.

Top 10 Reasons You're Not Losing Weight

You’re trying really hard to eat healthy and perhaps even started exercising. Maybe you saw some results in the beginning or just aren’t seeing the numbers go down on the scale. You’ve grown frustrated and started wondering why the heck you aren’t losing weight? Here are 10 reasons why you’re not seeing results.

7 Reasons You’re Gaining Weight

You’ve been trying so hard to shed pounds, but notice the scale tipping the other way. Before you toss your arms up in defeat, consider these causes of weight gain.

5 Signs You’re Over-Snacking

Snacking helps to prevent dramatic spikes in hunger, but it’s possible to go overboard. Check your snacking habits: Are you an over-snacker?

5 Reasons You’re Eating More Than You Think

How many times have I heard clients tell me, “I don’t eat very much, so why am I gaining weight?” After some digging and investigating, they realize they’re eating much more than they think. Here are some reasons why.

You're Only as Young as You Cook — Chopped After Hours

Chopped judges Amanda, Aarón and Scott take on the appetizer-basket ingredients from Part 1 of the Chopped Teen Tournament. The ingredients include cherry drink pickles, lamb chops, kale chips and ricotta salata.

If You Can't Attend the Oscars on Sunday, Eat Like You're a Celebrity Anyway

The next best thing to attending Sunday's Oscars awards is indulging in Food Network's starworthy menu of elegant (but surprisingly easy) eats and drinks.