The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games have officially begun, giving us even another incentive to plan an Olympics party.
You have numerous alternatives when planning a summer Olympics party. It's best to do it on the day of the opening ceremony or during your favorite sporting event. If you and your pals are die-hard followers of a certain athlete, have the party on the day he or she is scheduled to play. Alternatively, you may get into the spirit at the closing ceremony. It's your party, so make your own rules.
Any party calls for some great food. What could be better than Olympic-themed treats for your next party? Let’s look at some amazing Olympic themed treats recipes:
Candy Coated Olympic Ring Marshmallows
To commemorate the Summer Olympics, make Olympic ring marshmallows. The hues of the Olympic rings are created using candy melts and colorful sugar sprinkles in this Olympics dish.
- To produce two circular marshmallow pieces, cut each marshmallow in half around the center (the short way).
- Firmly press the narrow tip end of a piping tip about 1/2 inch wide into each marshmallow half to cut off the central part of the marshmallow, forming a ring. (You may also punch a hole in the middle with whatever other instrument you have on hand, such as a spoon handle or a knife.)
- Make one color of candy-coated marshmallows at a time. In a small microwave-safe dish, melt the red candy according to the package guidelines. Stir until the chocolate has melted.
- If necessary, alter the ring's form with your hand to make it more round. On a fork, place the marshmallow ring.
- Pour the red candy melt over the marshmallow with a spoon until it is thoroughly coated. To remove any remaining candy melt, tap the fork against the bowl's edge.
- By pushing the marshmallow off the fork with the spoon, place the candy-coated ring on parchment paper. Sprinkle the crimson sprinkles on top right away (before the candy hardens).
- Repeat with the remaining red candy melt, making about 5 or 6 rings in total. Move the dry marshmallows to a dish or a different place after the red marshmallows are finished. Return any sugar that has fallen onto the parchment paper to the sugar bottle. Before moving on to the next color, clean up any residual red candy or sprinkles from the paper (or use a new piece).
- Replace the black, yellow, green, and blue candy melts and sugar and repeat the procedure.
- To serve, arrange the sweet marshmallows into Olympic rings (blue, yellow, black, green, red).
Olympic Torch Cake Pops
Although making Olympic Torch cake pops is not difficult, you will need to plan and prepare these delectable delights.
- Prepare and bake the cake mix according to the package directions; cool.
- In a large mixing bowl, crumble the cooled cake. With the icing, combine well (it may be easier to use fingers to mix together). You can also use a blender to avoid mess.
- In the refrigerator, chill for about 2 hours (or place in the freezer to shorten time).
- Remove the tops of the waffle cones, resulting in cones that are about 12 inches tall.
- Roll the cake mixture into medium-sized balls and refrigerate for a few minutes until firm (about 30 minutes).
- Melt Vanilla CandiQuik as directed on the box. Add orange food coloring and stir until the desired color is achieved.
- On top of the small waffle cone, place a cake ball.
- By holding the end of the cone, dip the top of the cake ball into the CandiQuik. Allow any remaining coating to drop away.
- Apply the flame-shaped fruit pieces to the cone quickly, starting at the bottom and working your way up. If the coating dries before all of the flames are connected, apply an additional coating to the cone using a toothpick.
- To thoroughly set the cones, place them in a Styrofoam block.
Olympic Medal Cookies
These gold medal cookies will definitely bring out the winner in you!
- Bake the cookies according to the package directions.
- CandiQuik should be melted and poured into a piping bag (or a plastic freezer bag with a tiny hole snipped off one end).
- Carefully outline and fill the center of each cookie with the candy coating, then attach the edible image* while the coating is still wet. Alternatively, once dried, use Americolor Gourmet Writers to create Olympic rings – (the edible markers can be found online at Amazon or at select specialty baking stores).
Gluten-Free Olympic Donuts
A delectable gluten-free baked doughnut recipe to serve as a treat during the opening ceremony.
A doughnut pan is one item you'll need to make these doughnuts. It's there on the shelves at Walmart, next to the cookie sheets and baking pans. These doughnuts are sweet, light, and fluffy. Although only a sprinkle of nutmeg is used, the flavor of this spice shines through in the doughnut. A sprinkling of powdered sugar on them is a lovely morning treat for non-Olympic doughnut activities.
- Preheat the oven to 350°F and grease two nonstick 6-cavity doughnut pans.
- Whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, nutmeg, and salt in a large mixing bowl. Use a mixer to make your job easy.
- Whisk the eggs, oil, and milk together in a medium bowl until smooth; add to the flour mixture and whisk until incorporated.
- Fill the prepared doughnut pans with batter until they are about three-quarters full. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the middle of a doughnut comes out clean, about 18 to 20 minutes.
- Allow time for the doughnuts to cool.
- Combine the confectioners' sugar, boiling water, and flavoring in a mixing dish. Make your doughnut colors by dividing the glaze into five dishes.
- Allow the glaze to set by dipping or spooning it over the doughnuts.
We hope our Olympic-themed treats will delight your family and guests this Olympic season!