One year ago I embarked on a Star Wars baking challenge!
It all started with my attempt to bake a themed treat inspired by each movie in the Star Wars saga to prepare for the release of The Rise of Skywalker. And since then, I haven’t stopped!
I like to think that Mark Hamill likes my Star Wars recipes, too. After all, he did ‘favorite’ my tweet earlier this year! (A moment I will cherish. Always.)
But I digress…
Since my love of Star Wars baking has only grown, I am constantly keeping a running list of ideas to try! (There are a lot…)
One of those ideas was inspired by my friend Olivia who suggested that I recreate Luke’s ration kit. You know, the snack box that we see him munch on when he gets to the swamp-covered planet Dagobah in Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back.
If we’re being honest, the contents don’t look that appetizing… and potentially a little like crackers and Tic Tacs.
Turns out, @HamillHimself confirmed that to be true a few years ago!
I remember mixed nuts/mint & orange Tic-Tacs/sesame sticks/crackers- basically airline food. #DegobahDelicacy #SwampPlanetSnacks #YoDaWorst https://t.co/cKebqufVGf
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) August 24, 2017
Make Your Own Ration Kit Like Luke Skywalker’s in The Empire Strikes Back
While this might not be my normal Star Wars recipe, I love this simple recreation just as much. (Partially because there are no dishes and dirty mixing bowls to clean up afterward!)
This past weekend I headed to the swamps of Dagobah for the full experience… including a training lesson with Master Yoda.
Turns out, one-handed handstands really work up an appetite. And this Star Wars ration kit was the nourishment I needed.
What You Need:
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- Ration box
- Assorted snacks, such as:
- Tic Tacs
- Wheat Thins
- Square Gum Cubes
- Mixed Nuts
- Gold Fish
- Chex Mix
- Breadstick Crackers (is this the actual name for these?!)
I ordered a new tackle box from Amazon that had a blue base, then removed a few panels to fit the assorted snacks I had on hand. While you could really use any snack items, I tried to choose similar-looking items from what I saw in the film. Or as Mark Hamill described it — “airline food.”
Ahhh…. Dagobah delicacies. What do you think of this Star Wars ration kit?