Sunday, January 12, 2014

The Doctor Who Candy Kitchen: Sonic Screwdrivers!

Hi there and welcome!
Thanks for stopping in!
As you know, we're huge Whovians around here...
parties, costumes, gifts, constant DW quips thrown back and forth!
You can check out the  TARDIS cake

and  the DALEK cake

that we made for my son's recent birthday party, if you'd like.

I'll be outlining the party details from invitation to goodies to favors
next week, but for now, I wanted to share my
super easy how -  to for concocting the Doctor's screwdriver.
Perhaps you'd like to whip some up as you gather the family to watch an ep?
Or for a DW themed party?
Here's  the birthday boy with his sonic screwdriver.
(The 11th Doctor's, actually!)
Um,  as an aside, 
can I tell you how handy this device came in last year 
in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy when we were without power
for eight days?
No batteries available, no gas available.
We were living like pioneers for heaven's sake.
This little sweetheart of a screwdriver/flashlight 
lit our way on a few of those dark nights 
when we literally were down to out last candles!

Anyway, the candy sonic screwdrivers?
They're by far 
the easiest, tastiest and  most authentic-looking
Whovian treat for any Doctor Who themed party!

Let's have fun:

Here's what you need for your Doctor Who candy making kitchen!
* Pretzel rods
* White chocolate melts - I use the melts with the glittery "colorburst" candies for added zip to make my screwdrivers. You can probably find them at Michael's, but there are also available here at amazon.
* Gumdrops or Dots
* waxed paper



 The easy step by step:
Melt chocolate~
If you're new to melting chocolate...here's how I do it. If you're a veteran and you have your own system, then just skip right through this:
Not a great picture here....but what you can do to easily melt your chocolate wafers is:
1. Fill 1/2  a large pot with water.
2. Place wafers in a smaller pot inside the larger pot right on the stove.
3. Mix constantly but  be careful not to get water ( even a drop) in the chocolate pot  or you'll need to start over. Your goal is smooth chocolate with a pour-able consistency.
Many melt chocolate in the microwave, but I have not had luck with this method........ especially with colored chocolate wafers.


4. Dip the pretzels in the chocolate, thoroughly covering.
5. Decorate the tip with a gumdrop or Dot candy.
6. Set on waxed paper at room temp. (If you're in a rush to set the candy, place in freezer.)

And, voila!
Yummy DW treats!

Invite all your Whovian buddies to
Allons-y!
 And enjoy!

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you spend here at my home on the web~

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Until next time,

~Chris

8 comments:

  1. This is a great idea, I love pretzels covered in chocolate :) thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays...

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    1. Thanks so much, Claire!! ALWAYS love your visits, friend! Thank you for hosting CMs :)

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  2. They look very authentic and delicious! Thanks for linking to the In and Out of the Kitchen Link Party. Hope to see you next week.

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    1. Thanks so much, Cynthia!
      Love your Tuesday parties and appreciate your visit, friend!

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  4. I have a friend that is a HUGE Dr. Who fan. I'm sure she would enjoy making these with her kids. Thanks for sharing via Family Fun Friday.

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  5. I love how creative you are! Thanks for linking up with "Try a New Recipe Tuesday." I hope you will be able to join us again this week. http://our4kiddos.blogspot.com/2014/01/try-new-recipe-tuesday-january-21.html

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    1. Thanks so much, Lisa!
      Love your Try a New Recipe hop!!

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