What little girl wouldn’t love a Princess Party, and a Pink Princess at that? So start planning her next party now! The ideas and recipes below will make your planning and preparation easy, and ensure that you have everything you need for a fun and successful party she will always remember.
Magic Princess Wands - Makes 8 wands
8 large pretzels rods
4 ounces vanilla candy coating or vanilla almond bark
Assorted colored sugars and sprinkles or shredded coconut
*Optional powdered pink food coloring
Let’s Get Cooking!
1. Melt white candy coating according to package directions. Add optional powdered pink food coloring. Stir to blend.
2. Dip or drizzle pretzel rods with candy coating. Place coated pretzel rods on a foil-lined sheet pan which has been sprayed lightly with non-stick spray. Decorate with sprinkles or coconut while chocolate is still warm.
3. Place sheet pan in freezer for 10 minutes to fast chill and harden chocolate.
4. Remove and eat immediately or store in airtight container for several days.
Liquid and paste food colorings cause melted candy coating and chocolate to “seize”. This means when it is added to the melted ingredient, it makes it clump together and become lumpy and stiff. Not good! Powdered food coloring may be found at craft or cake decorating stores and should be the only type of food coloring used when working with chocolate and candy coating.
Perfect Pink Lemonade
2 liters strawberry, raspberry, or lemon sparking flavored water, chilled
½ cup Grenadine Syrup
Juice of 8- 10 lemons
1/2 sugar (more to taste)
Pink or purple colored sugar crystals
Let’s Get Juicing!
1. Combine chilled sparkling flavored water, Grenadine Syrup, and lemon juice. Stir with a metal whisk to blend ingredients. Add crushed ice if desired.
2. Pour immediately into small punch cups or small fancy juice glasses.
Batter Up Kids-friendly Kitchen Tip
For a Princess-dainty punch cup, you can turn any plain cup or glass into a SugarSipper. Just dampen the drinking rim of the cup or glass with the juice from a lime, lemon or orange. Pour about ¼ cup colored sugar onto a small plate. Dip the dampened rim of the drinking cup into the sugar. Voila... a Sugar Sipper!
Pink and White Princess Star Bites
1 can -8 count caned refrigerator biscuits
8 slices Mozzarella cheese
8 slices deli turkey or ham
1 tablespoon mustard
2 tablespoons flour for work area
Let’s get baking!
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a sheet pan with foil and spray with cooking spray.
1. Remove biscuits from can and place each onto floured work area. Turn biscuits to coat each side lightly with flour. Cut each biscuit into a star shape with a small cookie cutter.
2. Continue to use the cutter to cut out both cheese and turkey into star shapes.
3. Coat each biscuit with optional mustard and top with cheese and sliced turkey cut-outs.
4. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until bottom edges are lightly browned. Remove from oven and let cool on sheet pan for 5 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature.
Batter Up Kids-friendly Kitchen Tips
Kids can vary the shapes of the biscuits and the toppings. Try ham or chicken slices and different flavors of cheese such as American or Cheddar cheese. Spread biscuit with a thin coating of cream cheese or mayonnaise flavored with parsley and paprika.