How to Make Luke Skywalker’s Ration Kit from Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back

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!

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
    • Raisins
    • Lifesavers
    • Cereal
    • 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?


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