Who’s tuning in to watch the Emmy Awards?! To celebrate, we’ve rounded up a few recipes inspired by the TV shows you love along with a few other viewing-party necessities.
It’s not a real viewing party without popcorn, right? So, before you do anything else, whip up a batch of this festive Gold-Dusted White Chocolate Popcorn. Drizzle melted white chocolate over a mixture of popcorn, nuts, and cranberries, and then sprinkle the mixture with cinnamon. Once the chocolate hardens, coat the popcorn with edible gold dust and break it into pieces to serve.
Now, let’s talk about the TV series that’s getting all the attention — HBO’s “Game of Thrones.” The fantasy drama series received 24 Emmy nominations, including “Outstanding Drama Series.” If you’re a “Game of Thrones” groupie, these Game of Thrones Dragon Cupcakes are for you. Bake a batch of your favorite cupcakes and follow along with our friend JK Denim from Koalipops to decorate these decadent dragon cupcakes.
Other contenders for “Outstanding Drama Series” include “House of Cards,” “Better Call Saul,” “Downton Abbey,” “Homeland,” “Mad Men,” and “Orange is the New Black.” It’s hard not to dream of a plate of juicy ribs from Freddy’s BBQ joint when discussing “House of Cards.” To satisfy your craving, try these Grilled Baby Back Ribs with Sticky Brown Sugar Glaze.
Calling all “Mad Men” maniacs! Because it’s always happy hour at Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce, these Cool Classic Cocktails recipes are the perfect sippers for your viewing party.
For another TV series-inspired dessert, try JK Denim’s ‘Orange is the New Black’ Cookies. These adorable cookies are made with shortbread cookie dough, orange and black flooding icing (obviously), and an edible marker.
Now, let’s lighten up the mood and talk about the nominees for “Outstanding Comedy Series,” which include “Louie,” “Modern Family,” “Parks and Recreation,” “Silicon Valley,” “Transparent,” “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” and “Veep.” Because Leslie Knope from “Parks and Recreation” is fueled by coffee and loves waffles, we’re serving up these delicious Coffee Waffles.
Last but not least, to honor Louie’s pre-show pizza slice at Ben’s Pizzeria, prepare this classic Pepperoni Pizza, which requires just 4 ingredients and 20 minutes!