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This fun food diorama re-creates Yoda’s remote world of swamps, mud and mist from the Dagobah System, using brownies and cotton candy!MORE+LESS-

Updated September 6, 2017


box (18.3 oz) Betty Crocker™ Fudge Brownie Mix, 13 x 9 family size


cup green candy melts


teaspoons vegetable shortening


or 2 drops black concentrated oil-based candy coloring for candy melts (optional)


can (16 oz) Betty Crocker™ Rich & Creamy Frosting Milk Chocolate


tub store-bought, pale purple, green, pink or yellow cotton candy

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    Preheat oven to 325° F. Line an 8 x 8-inch baking dish with parchment paper, creasing the paper at the four edges at the bottom of the dish and then trimming around the outer edge. Grease the paper with cooking spray. Blend the brownie mix, water, vegetable oil and eggs according to package directions, and pour into the prepared dish. Bake for 52 to 54 minutes (note longer baking times due to smaller pan size used), or until a toothpick inserted two-inches from the edge comes out clean. Let cool completely, 30 to 60 minutes. Transfer the brownies to a cake stand or plate.

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    Meanwhile, prepare the pretzels. Line a baking tray with wax paper. Place the pretzels on the tray. Pour candy melts and vegetable shortening in a microwave-safe bowl. If a darker mossy-colored green is desired, add a drop or two of black candy coloring. Microwave for 90 seconds at 70 percent power. Stir and continue to microwave at 30-second, then 15-second intervals, until fully melted. Stir well, then use a small spoon to drizzle green candy melts onto the pretzels, covering as much or as little as desired. You may not use all of the melts; if desired, use leftover melted candy melts to dip extra pretzels to serve alongside your brownies.

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    Let the pretzels set about 5 minutes and move them around a bit so they don’t stick together. Let the pretzels harden fully, about 30 minutes.

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    Frost the brownies with chocolate frosting. Insert some of the prepared pretzel rods, sticks and twists randomly into the brownies at varying angles to look like a swampy forest. Lay some sticks and twists on the brownies for fallen logs. If you like, stack a few sticks and twists on the plate around the brownies.

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    Just before serving, tuck tufts of cotton candy between the pretzel sticks to create fog on the ground. Place your Yoda figurine on the brownies. Serve within an hour so cotton candy remains fresh. (Add a few more tufts of cotton candy if needed just before serving.)

Expert Tips

  • This recipe also requires a plastic Yoda figurine. If kids are enjoying the dessert, make sure they know the Yoda figure is not edible!
  • Find cotton candy and black candy color (if using) at craft stores. Pale colors of cotton candy work best, such as very pale purple, green or pink to mimic darkly lit fog.
  • The frosting will start to dissolve the cotton candy within a couple hours, so try and minimize handling and add the cotton candy right before displaying or serving the brownies.

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More About This Recipe

  • An easy party win for Star Wars fans everywhere.Only a story as grand as Star Wars can rightfully appropriate a day for itself. May the Fourth. Yes. May the Fourth be with us all.Fellow Star Wars devotees understand the importance of Dagobah, the dreary, creepy, isolated planet of swamps, mud plains and gray forest. It's home to only one form of intelligent life: Yoda. The mist-filled marsh is where Luke stubbornly learns from his Jedi Master to control The Force, and irritably frees his X-wing from the clutches of the swamp.And nothing says dreary isolation and swampland like… frosted brownies. No, seriously! You can make this fun food diorama that re-creates Dagobah on a delicious brownie bed. And as awesome as this looks (ouch, it’s not easy to pat oneself on the back), it’s so easy to assemble that anyone in the galaxy can make it.The beauty of Dagobah is its gnarled, chaotic mess, which means imperfection helps with the final look. So you can stick those pretzels in any way you like and it will look right.A note on using cotton candy: The frosting will start to dissolve the cotton candy after a few hours, so add this right before serving, or right before the start of the party. (You can always covertly add a few more tufts if it starts to dissolve.)Finally, add your Yoda figurine to complete the scene. If you have Luke, too, even better!Think you’ll try to make your own? As Yoda says, “Do… or do not. There is no try.” (And yes, you can do.)

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Star Wars Baby Yoda Cream Puffs


(outer shell) choux pastry ingredients:
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup whole milk
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
pinch of salt
1 cup all-purpose flour
4 eggs

pastry cream ingredients:
1/2 cup sugar
4 Tablespoons cornstarch
5 egg yolks
1 cup heavy cream
1 cup whole milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 teaspoons matcha
1/2 teaspoon cocoa powder
40 small chocolate pearls


Step 1: In a large pot over high heat, bring the water, milk, butter, and salt, to a boil.

Step 2: Carefully add the flour and stir rapidly until the mixture pulls away from the sides. Cook for another minute, then let cool slightly. Spoon into a separate bowl.

Step 3: With a mixer on low speed, beat the eggs into the mixture one at a time, until fully incorporated. Do not overbeat.

Step 4: Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and prep baking sheets with silpats or parchment.

Step 5: Pipe approximately 3 tablespoonfuls of the choux mixture onto the prepped sheets. (You should get 20 puffs.)

Step 6: Bake for 10 minutes, then lower the oven temperature to 350 degrees and bake for another 10 minutes. Turn off the oven, and let the puffs dry in the warm oven for another ten minutes.

Step 7: Pull the puffs out and let cool on a wire rack. Use a toothpick to poke a small hole into the bottoms of the puffs to release the steam.

Step 8: These choux shells can be kept in an airtight container if not using immediately.

Step 9: In a bowl, beat the sugar, flour, cornstarch, and egg yolks, for 2-3 minutes. Set aside.

Step 10: In a saucepan, bring the heavy cream and milk to a simmer. Pour 1/3 of the hot milk mixture into the egg/flour mixture and stir to temper. Stir until combined, then pour the tempered mixture back into the saucepan with the remaining warm milk. Cook over medium heat, stirring until thickened.

Step 11: Pour the entire mixture into a bowl and whisk in the vanilla, until smooth.

Step 12: Measure out 1/2 cup of custard, and place in a separate bowl. Stir in the cocoa powder. Cover in plastic wrap, placing the wrap onto the surface of the custard to avoid a ‘skin’. Chill in the refrigerator until cold and ready to use.

Step 13: To the remaining custard, stir in the matcha. Cover in plastic wrap, placing the wrap onto the surface of the custard to avoid a ‘skin’. Chill in the refrigerator until cold and ready to use.

Step 14: Cut the choux puffs halfway down the center at the top, and halfway to the center perpendicularly. Discard or eat the quarter pieces.

Step 15: Spoon the matcha custard into a piping bag and use a #12 tip to pipe a round ball onto the cut area of the choux puff, creating the child’s head. Then pipe sideways teardrop shapes on both sides of the head for the ears.

Step 16: Spoon the chocolate custard into a separate piping bag and use a #123 tip to pipe around the child’s neck
to create the scarf.

Step 17: Place the chocolate pearls on the head for the eyes.

Step 18: Keep the cream puffs in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

Star Wars Baby Yoda Carriage Cookies


For the gray cookie dough:
3 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
Pinch of salt
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
Black food gel dye

For the green cookie dough:
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoons matcha powder
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
Pinch of salt
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla

For the decorating:
Black icing
White icing
Pink Starburst


Step 1: In a medium bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.

Step 2: In the bowl of an electric mixer cream the butter and sugar until combined.

Step 3: Add the egg, vanilla, and a small amount of black food gel dye.

Step 4: Slowly add in the dry ingredients just until the dough comes together, and turns gray in color.

Step 5: Wrap in plastic wrap. Chill in the refrigerator until you are ready to use.

Step 6: In a medium bowl whisk together the flour, matcha, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.

Step 7: In the bowl of an electric mixer cream the butter and sugar until combined.

Step 8: Add the egg and vanilla.

Step 9: Slowly add in the dry ingredients just until the dough comes together, and turns green in color.

Step 10: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Prep baking sheets with silpats or parchment paper.

Step 11: Roll out the gray dough to 1/4 inch thick. Flour the cookie cutter and cut out the shapes. Place onto the prepped baking sheet.

Step 12: Cut around and cut out The Child’s head.

Step 13: Roll out the green dough to 1/4 inch thick. Flour the cookie cutter and cut out the shapes, again cutting around The Child’s head.

Step 14: Take The Child’s head in green dough and replace the empty space of the cut out gray dough.

Step 15: Repeat with all the dough.

Step 16: Bake for 10 minutes. Transfer for a wire rack and let cool completely.

Step 17: Unwrap Starburst and place in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave for 15 seconds.

Step 18: Use kitchen shears to cut triangle shapes. Stretch to fit, then use white icing to place onto the ears.

Step 19: Use a #3 tip and black icing to create the eyes. With a #2 tip, use white icing to create the pupil.

Step 20: Once the icing is dry, the cookies are ready to serve.


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