Disney Date Night #1: Onward! Featuring “Mannachos” and Unicorn Poop

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Big Disney Fan? So are we! Ever wanted to eat like a Disney character? So have we!

Introducing our very first “Disney Date Night Dinner”! Featuring recipes inspired by the magical fantasy Disney-Pixar film:

Onward!

We LOVE Disney and we LOVE food and we are very excited to try our hand at creating fun recipes and experiences for our little family- and then share those recipes and experiences with you! Our little one is just shy of 6 months old, so she’s not quite old enough to enjoy the food, but she loves hanging out with us while we cook!

For our Onward inspired dinner, we chose to go with our interpretation of the “Mannachos” that are featured as part of the Kids Menu at The Manticore’s Tavern. They seem to be nachos which are offered either plain or with “Griffin” (which we have decided is the chicken of New Mushroomton) and you can select either Medium or Fire Breathing spice level. We opted to make our Mannachos half and half- one side is medium with a nice helping of cilantro and slightly spiced chicken, and the other half is Fire Breathing with a spicy seasoned chicken and extra slices of Jalapenos!

 

For our dessert (this one will be a BLAST to make with your kids) we decided on some Unicorn Poop, which is our take on the classic white chocolate bark candy. This was my favorite to make!

 

 

So, without further ado, let’s get you in the kitchen with those kiddo’s and get to cookin’!

What You Will Need for the Mannachos

  • Frozen French Fries (any style, we chose shoestring)
  • Velveeta
  • Rotel
  • *Griffin Meat* (Chicken)
  • Medium and/or Spicy Seasoning Rub of your choice
  • Buttermilk
  • Hot Sauce of your choice
  • Pico De Gallo (see our recipe here, or buy some pre-made)
  • Cilantro
  • Freshly Sliced Jalapeno’s

What You Will Need for the Unicorn Poop

 

Mannachos and Unicorn Poop (Inspired By Disney PIxar's Onward)

Course Appetizer, Main Course, Side Dish

Equipment

  • Candy Thermometer

Ingredients
  

Mannachos

  • 1 20 oz Bag of Frozen French Fries
  • 16 oz Velveeta Original
  • 10 oz Rotel
  • 2 Chicken Breasts
  • Medium/Spicy Seasoning Rub to taste
  • 1/2 Pint Buttermilk
  • 1 Tsp Hot Sauce of your choice
  • Pico De Gallo to top with (see recipe above)
  • Chopped Fresh Cilantro
  • Sliced Fresh Jalapeno's

Unicorn Poop

  • White Chocolate Old Fashioned Candy (See recipe above)
  • Gel Food Coloring
  • Edible Glitter/Luster Dust

Instructions
 

Mannachos

  • In a bowl big enough to cover your chicken breasts, add your chicken, buttermilk and hot sauce, making sure to coat the chicken entirely. Set aside and let marinate for 4-6 hours or overnight for best results.
  • Once your chicken is ready, remove the breasts from the buttermilk and generously rub with your seasoning choice. At this point, you can either bake your chicken in the oven, pan fry, or smoke it and just make sure the chicken reaches at least 165 degrees Fahrenheit. Once cooked, set aside to cool slightly, then chop into small cubes.
  • If you choose to make your own Pico de Gallo do it now. In addition, chop your cilantro into small pieces and slice a jalapeno into thin slices. Set everything aside.
  • Cook your french fries according to the packaging, and while they are cooking make your cheese sauce.
  • For the cheese sauce follow the instructions on the Rotel can, which is to cut the velveeta into small cubes and place in a microwaveable bowl along with the Rotel, microwave for 3 minutes until melted, then stir all together.
  • Once the fries are cooked, you are ready to assemble! Start with your french fries, then top with the cheese sauce followed by the Pico de Gallo, add your chicken, cilantro and Jalapeno's and enjoy!

Unicorn Poop

  • Follow the instructions for our Old Fashioned White Chocolate Candy using whatever flavors and colors of your choice (we chose Cotton Candy!) but once you spread the mixture out to harden, add a couple drops of gel food coloring, and using a fork, lightly swirl the colors all around to give it that swirly -twirly look. Add some luster dust or edible glitter (or even Sprinkles) on top to give it that final mystical touch! Let harden and enjoy!
Keyword Nachos, White Chocolate Candy

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