Planning to see the solar eclipse at home or on the road? We've got snacks for that.
Millions of people are predicted to hit the highways on August 21, aiming to be in the path of a rare total solar eclipse that will cross the United States from coast to coast for the first time in 99 years. That's when the moon will pass directly between the earth and the sun, temporarily casting a 70-mile-wide shadow that will start in Oregon and end in South Carolina. If you're planning to get out and see what some say will be the most awe-inspiring two and a half minutes of your life -- or even if you're watching it live-streamed at home -- here are some eclipse-themed party snacks you should have along with your must-wear eclipse sunglasses.
Start your day with a fruity hit of sunshine in a glass. Oranges, bananas, raspberries, and mint go for a spin in the blender to make this vitamin-packed breakfast sipper. Enjoy the bright color before the darkness descends. (Cue ominous music.)
Easy to make and easy to eat, these adorable apple-stuffed hand pies can be cut out in the shape of stars or moons, or simply folded over to make half-moons. Fill them with any sweet or savory pie fixings you like. Sing it with me: "When the moon hits your eye like a big apple pie..."
It's true that young sunflowers turn to follow the sun from east to west over the course of a day. So, in honor of their sun-tracking ways, bake a batch of these oatmeal cookies packed with nutritious sunflower seeds to keep you fueled as you track the eclipse. (Tip: Add dried cranberries to mimic the colorful solar flares you might be able to see as you SAFELY view the moon block out the sun.)
During a solar eclipse, the moon appears to devour the sun. To make sure the sun reappears, you can devour these delightful pizza moons stuffed with your favorite pizza fixings. Bake them ahead of time and include extra marinara sauce for dipping.
What better way to celebrate a total solar eclipse than with old-fashioned moon pies. These chocolate and marshmallow sandwich cookies are a eye-catching combo of dark and light. Just like the eclipse.
Toast the return of the sun with a refreshing cocktail. (Not if you're on the road, of course, silly you.) You can make this alcohol-free simply by leaving out the booze -- it'll still be a gorgeous and refreshing glassful. Here comes the sun!
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