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Photo courtesy of Jojotastic.
Photo courtesy of Jojotastic.

Three recipes to accompany your solar eclipse experience

The anticipation of the upcoming solar eclipse has taken Kansas City by storm, with watch parties scheduled across the metro area. But if you prefer to hold your own celebration, why not go all out with eclipse-themed food and drinks? Whether you’re planning a viewing party for one or all of your closest friends, here are three ideas to accompany your solar eclipse experience.

1. Full Moon Martini (shown above)

There’s no better excuse to day drink than a once-in-a-lifetime event, and Aug. 21 certainly falls in that category. Sit back and wait for the celestial event with blogger Jojotastic’s festive cocktail recipe, which combines coconut cream, vodka and water for a simple yet delicious celebratory drink. View the full recipe here.

2. Homemade Moon Pies

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It wouldn’t be a true viewing party without a few moon pies, but don’t settle for the store-bought version. Instead, make your own with this recipe from Tracey’s Culinary Adventures. From the cookie to the filling and chocolate coating, your guests will enjoy this made-from-scratch treat.

3. Crescent Ring

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This recipe for a bacon chicken ranch party ring may not be the healthiest snack, but it will definitely leave your guests satisfied. With simple ingredients such as cheese, shredded chicken and bacon, it’s an easy dish to throw in the oven when guests are soon to arrive.