The Tatooine beast is now a delicious chocolate treat.
Chocolate and peanut butter go together like banthas and Sand People. Those Outer Rim pals have a close bond and banthas are essential to surviving the rough climate of Tatooine. They’re recognizable by their long fur and huge horns and a good eye can spot a Tusken Raider riding on their backs while navigating through the desert terrain.
These bantha treats are crispy and delicious, and are a sweet way to show your favorite pack animal just how much you care.
Light Brown Candy Melts
1 (12 oz) package semi-sweet chocolate chips
3/4 cup peanut butter
Pinch of salt.
4 cups dry chow mein noodles
Prep a quarter sheet pan with parchment.
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Place the candy melts in a heat-safe bowl and microwave at 15-20 second intervals until melted. Spoon the melted chocolate into a piping bag and with a #7 tip, pipe out 10 to 12 two-inch round bantha horns. Place in the refrigerator to set.
Prep a half sheet pan with parchment paper.
In a double boiler, melt the chocolate chips and peanut butter. Stir in the salt.
In a large bowl pour the chocolate mixture over the noodles and gently toss to coat.
Onto the prepped pan, form mounds of the noodles into 5-6 bantha shapes, adding a tail. Let set in the refrigerator.
Once the cookies have set, use icing and a #7 tip to make the mouth and stick the horns to the side of the head.
When the icing is set the cookies are ready to serve. Now, Tatooine will be known less for its deserts, more for its desserts.
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