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Oz The Great and Powerful-inspired recipes

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Two recipes to take you to Oz

The new Disney movie, Oz The Great and Powerful, premieres this Friday. To get you in the "enchanted" mood, we've whipped up two fabulous Oz-inspired recipes!

Still from Oz

Nothing will get you more excited for the premiere than a big glass of Wicked Witch of the West brew or an "escape to Oz" hot air balloon cookie, right? These adorable and easy recipes will have you clicking your ruby red slippers together in no time!

Wicked Witch of the West brew

Wicked Witch of the West brew

Recipe slightly adapted from Betty Crocker

Serves about 16

Ingredients:

  • 1 (12 ounce) can frozen limeade
  • 1 quart green-colored sherbet (we used fruit punch flavor)
  • 1 liter ginger ale
  • 1/2-1 cup vodka (depends on your preference)
  • Gummy worms

Directions: 

  1. Mix the frozen limeade, sherbet, ginger ale and vodka together. Mix well (to remove most of the sherbet lumps). Add additional vodka to taste. Serve immediately or chill until serving.
  2. Garnish glasses with gummy worms.
Escape to Oz hot air balloon cookies

Escape to Oz hot air balloon cookies

Recipe slightly adapted from Pillsbury

Yields 12 cookies

Ingredients:

  • 1 roll of refrigerated sugar cookie dough (or homemade dough)
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 4 teaspoons light corn syrup
  • 4 teaspoons water or milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Red, blue and yellow/orange food coloring
  • Paintbrush

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Roll out dough to about 1/8-inch thickness on a floured surface. Using a balloon or hot air balloon cookie cutter, cut out shapes. Place on a parchment-lined baking sheet and bake for 7-9 minutes, or until slightly golden. Remove from heat and let cool completely.
  2. Meanwhile, make icing by mixing the sugar, corn syrup, water/milk and vanilla until thick and creamy. Separate the icing into 4 bowls and dye them their respective colors.
  3. Using the paintbrush, carefully paint the cookies to look like balloons (we did three sets of red, blue and white and then painted the bottom portion orange). You can also outline where you want to place the colors with white icing gel and fill in that way.

More movie-inspired recipes

Oscars party appetizer recipes
Recipes inspired by movies
The Hunger Games-inspired cocktail recipes

Photo credit: Disney via WENN.com
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