7 Super Cool, Geeky Snack Recipes

Butterbeer 2Looking to geekify your culinary craftsmanship? Well here are seven sweet recipes your kids won’t be able to resist! Hey, you may even find yourself gravitating toward the snack bowl yourself.

(Okay, there’s no “may” about it… you definitely will!)

Getting your little geek to eat anything other than chicken nuggets or mac ‘n’ cheese (if they’re anything like the progeny of my family) can be a chore. No, that’s putting it too lightly–it can be a downright battle!

I remember my own folks trying just about everything to get me excited about new foods–a favorite being the age old wonder of the ants on a log (celery, peanut butter, and raisins). Though it didn’t really help my intense, though admittedly irrational, fear of the Sun-Maid raisin…

If you’re in the midst of such a battle, I’ve got some little snack recipes here that are bound to light up your little geek’s face and get their belly rumbling.

Granted, a lot of these are desserts and not really appropriate as anytime-snacks, but you can always tempt your little guy or gal with the promise of a Spider-Man cookie or Toy Story cupcake if they eat all their (*shudder*) raisins.

Top 7 Recipes for Geeky Snacks and Treats

7. Spider-Man Cookies

Spider-manI just don’t think superhero cookies can get any cooler than this. And talk about tasty!

The combo of chocolate, strawberries and almonds is one your little geek might have a moment’s doubt about, but one little bite is all they need to think they’re AMAZING and SPECTACULAR!

Ingredients

  • 1 Pack of Fudge Stripe Cookies
  • 1 Package of strawberries
  • White Icing
  • Sliced almonds

Directions

  1. Turn the Fudge Stripes face down, revealing the solid chocolate side.
  2. Use icing to create web design on cookie surface
  3. Thinly slice strawberries top to bottom and place one piece (Spidey’s head) on the cookie
  4. Place two almond slices over the berry for eyes
  5. Eat and enjoy!

(Courtesy of Snack Picks)

6. Shelob Tootsie Pop

ShelobFrodo and Sam risked their very lives getting past Shelob on their way to Mount Doom, but I can’t imagine being scared of these cute little fellas! (Unless maybe you surprise your little geek by hiding it somewhere they think is safe…)

Super easy and fun to make, this is a great activity for the whole family to take part in!

Ingredients

  • Tootsie Pops
  • Pipe cleaners (black)
  • Plastic eyes (found in any arts and crafts store)
  • Glue

Directions

  1. Wrap and twist pipe cleaners around Tootsie Pop stick, creating legs (leave actual sucker part for the abdomen
  2. Glue eyes in the center
  3. Scare your kids by leaving them on their pillow or under their bed covers

(Courtesy of Spoonful)

5. Toy Story Alien Cupcakes

AliensHa! Who doesn’t love these little critters from the Toy Story series?

I think a batch of these would make any birthday party a deliciously good time. To my belly and beyond!

(Sorry, that was kind of gross in hindsight…)

Ingredients

  • Cupcakes
  • Food coloring (green)
  • Frosting (white)
  • Mentos (white)
  • Green Apple Twizzlers
  • Icing (black)
  • Green apple fruit leather (or similar)

Directions

  1. Bake/buy unfrosted cupcakes
  2. Mix food coloring with frosting and apply on top of cupcake
  3. Cut ears from fruit leather and cut twizzlers down to 2″ for antennae
  4. Place ears and antennae on cupcake
  5. Add Mentos and a dab of icing for eyes
  6. Create a mouth with a line of icing
  7. Eat your favorite Toy Story aliens!

(Courtesy of Disney Family)

4. Puzzle Sandwich

PuzzleAside from my beautifully gilded copy of The Legend of Zelda, there was nothing I loved more as a kid than jigsaw puzzles. And I just might have loved them even more than my adventures with Link, if I could eat them.

This is an awesome way to make a school-time sack lunch the most wonderfully geeky thing to devour!

Ingredients

  • Sandwich fixins
  • Puzzle Bites Sandwich Cutter ($3.99), or knife

Directions

  • Make up your little geek’s favorite sandwich
  • Cut it up into puzzle pieces with the Sandwich Cutter or a knife
  • Optional: make different sandwiches and puzzle them together after you cut them

(Courtesy of Serious Eats)

3. Hobbit Door Cookies

Hobbit door cookiesYou’ll have to go out and buy special ingredients for these guys (unless you have a store of fondant in your pantry, that is…), but these cookies will definitely be worth the trip to the fancy market.

Heck, I might consider driving all the way to the Lonely Mountain for these delightful delicacies!

Ingredients

  • Round sugar cookies
  • Fondant Icing (brown, ready-to-roll)
  • Fondant Icing (green, ready-to-roll)
  • Icing (yellow)

Directions

  1. Make or buy round sugar cookies
  2. Cut brown fondant in circles slightly smaller than cookie and green fondant in circles slightly smaller than the brown
  3. Texture the fondant with knife or fork (pie slice design for brown, parallel lines for green)
  4. Add brown fondant on cookie and green fondant on brown
  5. Use a dab of yellow icing for door handle

(Courtesy of Wizzley)

2. Death Star Watermelon

Death Star watermelonIt’ll definitely take a Jabba-sized heap of perseverance, care and delicate handiwork to get this one down, but from the looks of the photo above, I think we can all agree that the finished product will be worth every single ounce of blood, sweat and tears shed.

If you attempt this culinary challenge, all I can tell you is…May the Force be with you!

Ingredients

  • Watermelon
  • Knife

Directions

  1. Painstakingly cut and scrape your melon until it resembles the Death Star
  2. Easy, right…?

(Courtesy of Trend Hunter)

1. Harry Potter Butterbeer

harry potter ButterbeerI don’t know any geek (whatever the age!) who wouldn’t drool all over themselves at the chance of sipping on their very own tankard of butterbeer!

Now you can bring out your Marauder’s Map and plan your sneak attack on Slytherin House over your batch of Harry Potter’s favorite Hog’s Head Inn beverage.

Ingredients

  • Cream soda
  • Imitation butter flavor
  • 2 ounces heavy cream
  • 6 Tbsp sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 tsp imitation butter

Directions

  1. Mix 12 ounces cream soda with 1/2 teaspoon imitation butter flavor for liquid
  2. For foam, mix heavy cream in bowl on high for 3 minutes, add sugar and whip until it makes peaks, stir in imitation butter and vanilla and whip for 30 seconds
  3. Spoon the foam on top of the liquid
  4. Pretend you’re in Hogsmead with Harry & Co.!

(Courtesy of Obedient Ingredients)

BONUS: Cooking with Geeks Cookbook

Like they say, catch a geek a fish and he can eat for a day. But buy a geek a cookbook and he can cultivate his culinary skills over the course of a lifetime.

(That’s a saying, right?)

If you want more than a single batch of awesome superhero cookies, consider picking up this awesomely tasty tome (less than $25). It features a zillion awesome recipes as well as a look at the science behind each dish. Like the reasons behind why we cook certain foods at certain temperatures and others are meant to be made at just five degree higher or lower.

It’s an awesome way to fill both your little geek’s belly and mind at the same time.

What are some of your favorite geeky recipes? Let’s list them out below and make our little Comment-Section-Cookbook!

(Header Photo Courtesy of Bakingdom)

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About Peter Diseth

Geek-tician and Sci-Fi-nancier, Peter has been honing his research for Geeks Raising Geeks for better than three decades. He makes a living creating web content for individuals and businesses, both local and international. He's also a veteran actor of stage and screen, and doing this makes "making a living" worthwhile. Peter is also the sole creator of NewsAttire.com (a satirical news blog in the vein of The Onion) and a once-contributor to WhatCulture.

Peter lives in New Mexico with the three loves of his life: his wife Kate, his kitty Kitty, and his vast library of well-loved and well-worn genre fiction.

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