Marvel Movies and Snacks: Phase 2

Marvel Phase 2 consists of the movies following all of the chaos in New York in “Avengers” and leading up to the band breaking up in “Civil War”.

If you missed Phase 1, dealing with the origin stories all the way up to “Avengers”, you can check out those films and food here. Marvel Movies and Snacks: Phase 1

Here we go!

Ironman 3

Ironman Fruit Platter

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Prep time: 15 minutes

This is definitely a healthier alternative to some of the other sugary snacks on this list. All you need for this Ironman fruit platter  is:

  • 1 can of pineapple chunks (you could also use fresh)
  • 1 clamshell of strawberries
  • 2 very, very thinly sliced apples

Arrange your pineapple first. You need a round oval shape with enough room for your strawberries to come down the forehead. I used chunkier-cut strawberries at the very top of the mask to really bring that red color through, and sliced my strawberries more thinly to line the edges of the mask. I had to rearrange the strawberries more than once to make sure that they were laying properly to take the picture– it might take some patience. For the eyes, you have to get a very thin slice of the apple so that there isn’t much of the peel showing AND it lies flat. Overall, a really easy fruit platter that your family will demolish in far less time than it takes you to arrange it all.

Thor: The Dark World

Dark World Cupcakes

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Prep time: 45 minutes (10 minutes to prep the cake mix, 30 minutes to bake, 5 minutes to frost).

This movie… was rough to sit through. Even Loki turning into/mocking Captain America really can’t redeem it in my eyes. So I really struggled to find a good snack for this movie.

I finally decided to make Dark World cupcakes: white cake and chocolate frosting. I also ordered some lightning sprinkles from Amazon in honor of the God of Lightning–which you can get HERE.

I’ll include both of the recipes that I used for the cupcakes, but any white cake/chocolate frosting recipe would absolutely work.

White cake ingredients:

  • 2/3 cup butter
  • 1 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups milk

Instructions: Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F and mix the butter and sugar together. Then slowly add in the eggs and vanilla, and then gradually the flour. Next add the salt and baking powder. You have to add the milk slowly and watch the consistency. Pour into your greased 9 x 13 (I used a muffin tin for cupcakes) and bake for 30-35 minutes.

Chocolate frosting ingredients:

  • 4 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1 stick melted buter
  • 4 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 2/3 cups powdered sugar (aka one box)

Instructions: Melt the butter and mix in a large bowl with the cocoa powder. Add in the milk, vanilla, and powdered sugar.

Frost your cake, top with the lightning sprinkles, and you are good to go!

Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Winter Soldier Linzer Cookies

Prep Time: 1 hour

This snack introduced me to the wonderful world of Linzer cookies. There are many different sizes and shapes of cookie cutters to choose from and I’m excited about utilizing Linzer cookies in future movie nights. I would include the recipe that I used… but honestly I don’t remember whose recipe it was. I found it on Pinterest. BUT I’ll put a link HERE to the Linzer cookie cutter set that I used.

After rolling out the dough, I cut half of the dough into flat disc shapes and the other half into the scalloped-edged circles with the star in the middle. Before baking, I used a toothpick to try and etch out the Winter Soldier logo design in the cookie that had the star cut out. I then baked all of the cookies. After baking, I placed a dollop of strawberry jam in the center to make a cookie sandwich. It’s not shown in the picture, but I did dust a little bit of powdered sugar on the top of the cookie.

Guardians of the Galaxy

[G]root Beer Floats

Prep Time: 3 minutes

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This one really is as simple as choosing your favorite brand of root beer, adding a ‘G’, and calling it a day. We chose to use canned A&W but it’s completely your preference.

Avengers: Age of Ultron

Vision Rice Krispies

This might be more obscure, but definitely tasty! One thing I would recommend is to make sure that you don’t run out of food coloring: Vision is a very distinctive red but his edible form came out blush pink due to a lack of food coloring.

Ingredients

  • Rice Krispies
  • Large bag of marshmallows
  • Red food coloring
  • Blue food coloring
  • 1 Yellow Peanut M&M
  • Edible adhesive– I used Nutella

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For this recipe, you’re going to divide your Rice Krispies: 3/4 you’re going to turn pink, and 1/4 you’re going to turn blue. Divide out your Rice Krispies into two different bowls, and then divide out your marshmallows to the same ratios. Melt your marshmallows over low heat, and add in your food coloring: red to the larger batch, and blue to the smaller batch. Keeping adding drops until you reach your desired color. Then, proceed as normally with Rice Krispies. Mix your cereal and marshmallows, and then let them cool on a greased pan.

To create vision, I cut my red (in my case, pink) rice krispies into rectangles and my blue rice krispies into small isosceles triangles. I used my Nutella and spread a small amount on the top of the red rice krispie in order to bind the blue on top of it. Then, at the very tip of the blue triangle, I placed a small dot of Nutella to secure my yellow M&M acting as the Mind Stone to Vision’s head.

That’s it! We’ve made it all the way through Phase 2. Technically, AntMan could be considered part of Phase 2 but I did a double feature with AntMan and Civil War so I will just include AntMan with my Phase 3 post.

If you have any comments or questions, feel free to leave them in the comments. Share this on Pinterest or with any Marvel-loving foodie friends. Check out my Instagram page @geekyfilmfood to see the up-to-the-date movie snacks in between blog posts.

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