How to Make a Bluth Frozen Banana

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For our Arrested Development themed party (watch the video below!) we made Bluth Frozen Bananas for our guests. (We also made corn balls.) Here’s how it’s done!

Ingredients:

  • Bananas
  • Peanuts
  • Chocolate Chips
  • Skewers/popsicle sticks (optional)

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Skewer your bananas through the bottom (like a popsicle) if you want skewers. I recommend cutting your bananas in half! Put these on a tray in a freezer while you heat your chocolate.
  2. Crush up your peanuts and set them aside on a plate or shallow bowl.
  3. Pour your chocolate chips into a microwaveable container and microwave for 30 seconds. Keep cooking for small increments of time (10-30 seconds) while stirring the chocolate in between to help it melt. (You can also use whatever your favorite way of melting chocolate is!)
  4. Take out your bananas (they don’t really have to be frozen!) and cover them in the melted chocolate, then peanuts.
  5. Put your bananas onto a tray covered with butcher paper in the freezer for 10-15 minutes until frozen.

Watch us make these, cornballer cornballs, and other Arrested Development party stuff here:

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Arrested Development Cornball Recipe

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We made some cornballs (along with some Bluth frozen bananas!) for our Arrested Development party video. They actually turned out to be very tasty! Here’s what you’ll need:

Ingredients:

  • 1 can of corn (creamed corn style preferred)
  • 1 cup crushed crackers
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • Lots of oil (for deep frying)

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Mix the egg, corn, sugar, baking powder, and crackers in a large bowl. If you used regular corn instead of creamed corn, you may need to add some flour or extra crushed crackers to help the batter consistency.
  2. Heat up a large amount of oil in a pot or deep fryer, and make it very hot. BE CAREFUL. When deep frying any dish, hot oil tends to splash everywhere, “Every time!” Scoop into a round spoon like a teaspoon (if you want the round shape) and deep fry. Flip over to the other side when done (about 1 minute each side).
  3. When cornballs are done frying, place them on a paper towel to dry and cool down. Then, eat and enjoy!

Watch how to make these and other Arrested Development themed party ideas in the video below:

Settlers of Catan Cocktail Recipes (TableTop Day!)

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Make SETTLERS OF CATAN COCKTAILS based on the resources (brick, wood, ore, wool, and wheat) to celebrate International Tabletop Day this year! Or, just any day you want to get drunk and play Settlers of Catan in a festive way. Your choice.

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This is from Episode 10 of “Maybe Wil Wheaton Will Show Up.” Watch Mia make these and get other ideas for your TableTop themed party in the video below:

Gamepiece Cupcakes Recipe (TableTop Day!)

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Celebrate International TableTop Day with gamepiece cupcakes! From episode 10 of “Maybe Wil Wheaton Will Show Up.”

Ingredients:

  • Cake mix (or your favorite cupcake recipe!)
  • Things on the back of the cake mix box (usually vegetable oil and eggs)
  • Frosting
  • Food coloring
  • Extra game pieces (or dice, scrabble tiles, any type of game piece you won’t be using on Tabletop Day!)

Directions:

  1. Make the cupcakes by following the directions on the back of the box.
  2. In separate bowls, mix food coloring in with your frosting with however many colors you like.
  3. Use a sandwich bag as a cheap piping set by putting frosting into the bag, then cutting off a corner, and squeezing onto the cupcake.
  4. WASH your gamepieces (don’t be gross, people).
  5. Place a gamepiece on top of each of the cupcakes!
  6. Enjoy while playing board games! And don’t forget not to eat the pieces.

Watch Omar make the cupcakes in the video below as well as see our other ideas for a Tabletop themed party:

Aliens / Prometheus Cupcake Recipe

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For our ALIENS / PROMETHEUS party themed episode of Maybe Wil Wheaton Will Show Up, we cooked up a batch of Alien cupcakes to resemble how the aliens burst out of people’s stomachs with runny blood frosting. These were a big hit at our Aliens party. Mmmm, appetizing AND morbid.

Ingredients:

Cake mix
Eggs, vegetable oil, whatever it says on the back of your particular cake mix box
Gummy worms
Red food coloring
Milk
Powdered sugar

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Bake the cupcakes by following the directions on the back of your yellow cake batter box (or however you usually make cupcakes if you bake from scratch).
  2. When the cupcakes are done baking, allow them to cool slightly, then use a fork to make an indentation in the center of the cupcake.
  3. Stick half of the gummy worm into the indentation so that the other half is sticking out like the alien.
  4. Make royal icing by mixing in a small bowl the powdered sugar, milk, and red food coloring. WARNING: Add milk VERY gradually as it will easily become too runny.
  5. Drizzle the red icing on in a blood pattern and enjoy!

For further instruction, watch us make them and other ideas for a Prometheus / Alien themed party in the video below:

Smaug’s Gold Cocktail Recipe (The Hobbit)

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In our HOBBIT PARTY themed episode of Maybe Wil Wheaton Will Show Up, we made a summer cocktail called the Gold Rush, and called it “Smaug’s Gold.” Smaug’s the dragon. Get it? Anyways, it was very tasty. Here’s the recipe!

Ingredients:

  • Bourbon
  • Honey
  • Lemon juice / lemons
  • Ice

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Mix 1 part honey to 1 part hot water to make honey syrup.
  2. Pour 1 part honey syrup, 2 parts bourbon, and 1 part lemon juice into a cocktail shaker (or a cup if you don’t have one).
  3. Shake well, pour into your glass, and drink up!

The golden color of this drink is very attractive and probably could be used for a number of dragon-themed things, but Smaug’s Gold just has a nice ring to it, don’t you think?

Watch us make it, and see our other ideas for a Hobbit party in the video below:

Jurassic Park Cocktail Recipe (Mosquito-Amber Jell-O Shots!)

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In our JURASSIC PARK party episode of Maybe Wil Wheaton Will Show Up, we entertained guests with these mosquito-amber Jell-O shots to pay homage to the mosquito that was trapped in the amber in the movie, which they were able to extract the dinosaur’s blood/DNA from. Yeeeah… we love Jurassic Park. If you already know how to make Jell-O shots, just follow your usual recipe but make sure you use Mango Jell-O (which we’ve found is the only Jell-O that properly imitates the amber color) and get some gummy mosquitos!

Ingredients

  • Mango Jell-O
  • Wonka Sluggles Gummies (or any other bug shaped gummies or edible goodie that could resemble mosquitoes)
  • Water
  • Alcohol

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. In one bowl, mix in cold water with your chilled alcohol. Put this in the fridge to keep cool. PLEASE NOTE: The water and alcohol measurements depends on what proof of alcohol you’re using to make sure the mixture will still set. Some rum-based recipes say to just pour in 1 cup of rum without any cold water, whereas some vodka recipes recommend a 1/2 and 1/2  or 3/4 to 1/4 ratio. It also depends on how strong you want to make the shots. Basically, you just want to replace the amount of “cold water” on your Jell-O packet instructions with the cold water and alcohol mixture. Don’t worry, there are so many options that it’s hard to mess up!
  2. In a separate bowl, pour in 1 cup of boiling water and stir in the Jell-O powder until it dissolves completely.
  3. Stir the cold water and alcohol mixture into the warm water and Jell-O mixture.
  4. Drop 1 of the Sluggles Gummies into each shot glass or container, and pour the mixture into the containers.
  5. Place in the refrigerator for several hours until the Jell-O sets.

There you have it, mosquito-amber Jell-O shots for your Jurassic Park party! If you want the mosquitos to look like they’re floating more in the middle of the container as opposed to being on the bottom, fill your shot glasses halfway, let them set, place in the gummy, and then fill the rest to the top! A little extra effort, but I’m sure it would look even cooler. Also, if you’ve had Jell-O shots before, I’m sure you know that they can tend to stick to the containers. Spray the shot glasses with cooking spray or put in popsicle sticks to make them easier to get out. Or, just let your guests struggle with them, like we did with our friend Kristin. Watch that and more ideas for a Jurassic Park party here: