One of the biggest events in a cub scouts year is the Pinewood Derby Race. In our pack, our leader hands the kits out in December which gives our scouts around two months to create their master pieces. The kits contain a block of wood, four wheels and metal rods. Each scout is allowed to use his imagination and create whatever they want as long as it stays within the rules. The night of the race, each scout will have his car inspected and then wait his turn to race against his fellow scouts. The winners receive an award and will get to race their car against the winners from other packs.
These are two examples of my sons derby cars. His Mario won first place in 2013 but the Angry Bird lost in 2014 and it was to big and we had to remove the sling shot so it would fit under the finish line.
As for the party and the reason for this blog....one year I got creative and decided to make treats for the kids in the Pinewood Derby Theme. Below find my treat creations and directions to make each of one.
My first idea was S'mores Cars. These are really simple to make. but the end result was amazing. You will need:
- Mini Oreos
- Teddy Grams
- Gram Crackers
- Melting Chocolate
I made the white hearts but you can use anything as a grill to cover the whole I made dipping the Marshmallows. To make it easy, have all your ingredients ready to assembly the car. I broke up the gram crackers and separated the mini oreos in advance as my chocolate was melting.
To melt the chocolate, I always us a double boiler. Once your chocolate is melted, dip the marshmallow and place on gram cracker base. While the chocolate is still melted, add the oreo wheels and teddy gram. Once the chocolate hardens, everything is stuck together like glue. The kids loved these and it was a huge hit for the parents as well.
CHOCOLATE DIPPED CAR PRETZEL RODS
- Melting Chocolate
- Pretzel Rods
- Car Candy Mold
- Light Cream Cheese
Cut up your celery and add cream cheese. Add the toothpick and grapes for wheels.
Next time I would not use the teddy grams because the longer they sat in the cream cheese the softer they became and ended up not being a good fit. I would try gummy bears because they may hold up better.
STOPLIGHT RICE CRISPY TREATS
- Rice Crispy Cereal
- M&M's (Green, Red and Yellow)
- Small tube of icing
I hope you enjoyed my treat ideas and end up using them for your scout party or race car theme birthday. Thanks for read!!!