To help celebrate Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in your everyday life, we here at Pop Rewind have put together a few party recipes for you to smuggle into the movie theatre on Friday or maybe take to a friend’s house for your very own TMNT get-together.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Pizza Cookies
What’s a turtle’s favorite food? No, not turtle pellets– pizza! And what better way to eat pizza than in cookie form. Right? Right.
Flat round cookies (we used Maria biscuits. The more no name-ier, the better)
White cookie icing
Red cookie icing
Decorative candies (we used red and green M&Ms to represent pepperoni and green peppers)
Lay a few cookies face side down on a plate. Heat up the cookie icing as per the packages’ instructions. You’re going to want to start with a blob of the white icing in the middle to represent the cheese. Outline near the edges in red to represent the pizza sauce. With a toothpick, guide the white icing to the edge of the red icing. Carefully place your candies on top.
Let stand until icing is set (this can take a couple hours) and enjoy!
Teenage Mutant Ninja Cupcakes
While pizza cookies are all well and good, we need an excuse to ingest an unhealthy amount of green food coloring. Enter the TMNT Cupcake.
White cake mix
Whatever cake ingredients your cake mix calls for
Green decorating icing (two tubes)
Blue decorating icing
Purple decorating icing
Orange decorating icing
Red decorating icing
Candy eyeballs (I bought these at Michael’s. If you can’t find them or don’t care to, white and black decorating icing will do the trick)
Green food coloring
Mix up your cake mix according to the instructions on the box and add in lots of green food coloring. Spoon into cupcake wrappers placed in a muffin pan and cook according to box.
Once the cupcakes are cooled, frost with the green icing, getting the tops as smooth as you can. Next, squeeze out a line of the other colored icing about 1/3 of the way from the top to represent the Ninja Turtle’s mask. Gently press in two candy eyes or draw on your own with white and black decorating icing.
Feel free to get fancy and draw some mouths on with black decorating icing. Michelangelo seems somewhat okay with his cupcake representation.
Leonardo, however, is not impressed.
But at least they taste good! Overall: TMNT-approved!
Let’s face it, all this sugar is making you thirsty… for more sugar. You’re going to need something to wash all those cookies and cupcakes down with. Why not some freaky-deaky Mutagen?
Lemon-Lime Kool-Aid (full disclosure: that package is old. I couldn’t find any Lemon-Lime Kool-Aid, so I used Crystal Lite)
Green sugar for rimming
First, rim your fancy glass in green sugar (I just wet the glass with some water so the sugar would stick). Next, add in a half shot of Blue Curacao and a half shot of vodka. Fill the glass to the halfway mark with Lemon-Lime Kool-Aid, then top up with pineapple juice. If you like a little fizz to your ooze, add some Sprite.
The finished result tastes remarkably similar to Five Alive.