Super cute party food :: Tiny Teddy Racing Cars

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These guys, in addition to the Edible Cup and Saucers are the most ‘wow-factor’ kids party food I’ve created. I saw them at a party a few years ago. They are both so quick and easy at the same time as being super effective..

You will need:

Fun sized Milky Ways
A box of Tiny Teddy biscuits
A box of Smarties, sorted into colour groups
Small amount of chocolate to use as ‘glue’

Method:

  1. Melt a handful of milk chocolate buttons to use as glue. I like to do this in the microwave – on 50% strength for 15 seconds at a time, stirring between until melted. You could do it in a glass dish over a small amount of water in a saucepan over the stove.
  2. Line up your fun-sized Milky Way bars on a bread board or bench – don’t put them on your serving platter just yet or it will end up looking messy.
  3. Make a small indent in the top of a Milky Way (near one end) and stick a Tiny Teddy (your racing car driver) gently in. Hold the sides of the Milky Way as you do this and the Milky Way won’t break.
    In the photos you will see we put the wheels on before the Teddies.. but we found that was too fiddly because the wheels sometimes got knocked off.
  4. Use the back of a teaspoon to pick up a bit of melted chocolate and dab it on to one side of the car, where the wheels will go. Then stick the wheels on (Smarties).
    We learnt by trial and error that it works best to put the chocolate on the car first, THEN the Smartie. If you do it the other way around the Smarties get chocolate all over them and they look messy.
    You can see in the photos that we used multiple coloured Smarties on some of the racing cars to see what it would look like, but I think you’ll agree, they look really effective when the ‘wheels’ are the same colour on each ‘car’.
  5. Repeat for all your Milky Ways and present them on a platter, lined up like they are at the starting line.

Do you have any great party food ideas / recipes for us? What’s the most effective thing you’ve seen?

  • http://www.facebook.com/matthern Matt Hern

    They rock! (or should that be ‘vroom’). I’ll send this to my more talented other half as an idea for Isaac’s coming 3rd birthday. He loves cars so should love these too. :)

  • PJNT

    Made these on the weekend for a baby shower! They were a HUGE hit with the kids and the adults and sooo easy to make. Thanks so much for sharing.

  • Neil

    This won’t be everyone’s cup of tea, but an all boys party of 8 year olds loved it. We called it “Poo in Wee”! You make a bowl of pineapple jelly and then push in mini chokitos or picnics to the top of the bowl. The boys couldn’t get anough of it!

  • http://twitter.com/MetaMikeBiggs Mike Biggs

    They are cool!

  • http://planningwithkids.com/ Planning Queen

    We also make these at Christmas time using candy canes to make them sleighs instead of cars.

  • Michelle

    These are so Cute, great idea!!

  • Jvick3rs

    These are a great idea. Modified them for our playgroup that needed a dairy free option….
    Chocolate tiny teddies, skittles, plain LCMs cut in half, and plain icing.
    Just as cute and no nuts or dairy included!!

  • anne-Marie

    these are so cute my grandsons 1st birthday aprty is next week & its car theme so we are doing these but we are going to use brownies instead ;)

  • Kirsti

    This worked out really well! I used chocolate sauce for the glue. The stuff that hardens to a crackle on ice cream. Freeze for a few minutes between settings.

  • Lucy @ Bake Play Smile

    Love this! I am making these for a baby shower on the weekend so thanks for the great tips! :-)