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This is a more recent version of the cars I made for a Winnie the Pooh themed birthday party which you can see in full here.

Milky Way Cars With Tiny Teddy Drivers

Last year I posted on how to make Tea Cup Biscuits. A gorgeous little treat for children’s birthday parties and the like. Since making these I have been asking around for a more boyish alternative to make for my sons’ birthday parties.

I was very lucky to receive a text message from my friend Belinda one afternoon. Belinda was at a boy’s birthday party and she sent me a photo of the very cute Milky Way Cars. This was just the thing that I was after – so props to Belinda for the idea.

I made these for my three year old’s birthday at the end of April. The children loved them and the mums all thought they were very cute! Here’s what you will need to do if you would like to make them yourself:

Milky Way Cars

Ingredients:

Instructions:

1. Assembling the Milky Way Cars works best in a production line. I set up the bars and allocate four beanies per car. (Because I am a bit anal, I like to have four of the same colour beanies or a pattern.)

Milky Way Cars Sticking On Beanies

2. Melt the choc melts in a small dish. I use the microwave and start with 30 secs, checking the texture and heating again for short bursts until melted. Thanks to Lou for the tip on using melted chocolate to stick on the beanies. First time around I tried icing sugar mixture and it was not successful.

3. Using a thin object (I used a chopstick), place a small amount of melted chocolate onto the beanie and then stick the beanies to the bar.

Milky Way Cars Melted Chocolate

4. Holding the bar by the sides, press the tiny teddy gently into the bar.

Milky Way Cars - Tiny Teddies

5. Repeat until you have completed all bars. Very simple, very cute and very tasty!

 

Milky Way Cars
 
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Recipe type: birthdays
Ingredients:
  • 1 packet Milky Way Bars
  • 1 packet Tiny Teddies Biscuits
  • 1 packet chocolate beanies
  • Handful of Choc Melts
Method:
  1. Assembling the Milky Way Cars works best in a production line. I set up the bars and allocate four beanies per car. (Because I am a bit anal, I like to have four of the same colour beanies or a pattern.)
  2. Melt the choc melts in a small dish. I use the microwave and start with 30 secs, checking the texture and heating again for short bursts until melted.
  3. Using a thin object (I used a chopstick), place a small amount of melted chocolate onto the beanie and then stick the beanies to the bar.
  4. Holding the bar by the sides, press the tiny teddy gently into the bar.
  5. Repeat until you have completed all bars. Very simple, very cute and very tasty!

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  • Liesl (Hoppo Bumpo) May 27, 2009 at 12:45 am

    These are adorable! Thanks for sharing the recipe and photo. I can’t wait to try making them.

  • Alison May 27, 2009 at 8:32 am

    What a kewl idea!! The tiny teady drivers are hilarious!
    I tried a gluten free/lactose free version of the teacup biscuits but made the mistake of letting the girls help – only one actually made it through all of the production stages without something being ‘accidentally’ eaten!

    Alisons last blog post..Hooray!!! It’s Miss V’s Birthday!!!

  • Lightening May 27, 2009 at 10:14 am

    Awesome – would you mind if I pinched this idea for my candy craft blog? With a link back here of course.

  • Carolyn May 27, 2009 at 2:33 pm

    Just love them! Great find Belinda & PQ. I will be using these for my littlest boys upcoming birthday party!

  • PlanningQueen May 27, 2009 at 8:07 pm

    They are fun aren’t they!

    Lightening – feel free to use the idea on your candy craft blog.

  • katef May 27, 2009 at 10:26 pm

    oooh these are ace!!! Have tweeted this post as I have friends who’d love this!

    katefs last blog post..Wordless Wednesday – Guess that Drawing.

  • PlanningQueen May 28, 2009 at 4:31 pm

    Katef – Thanks for the tweet :) .

  • tiff May 28, 2009 at 5:13 pm

    What a VERY cool idea. Am going to have to try this in the school holidays, I think.

    tiffs last blog post..M.R.S. eh?

  • Trish May 28, 2009 at 9:57 pm

    my twins are going to love these for their birthday party – THANK YOU ! thank you !

    Trishs last blog post..Wordless Wednesday – P is for park

  • Trish May 28, 2009 at 10:04 pm

    did you use the mini milky ways ?
    did you calculate 1 per child ?
    who policed it LOL ! My boys will be trying to swipe them all I think !

    Trishs last blog post..Wordless Wednesday – P is for park

  • PlanningQueen May 29, 2009 at 7:34 am

    Trish – I used the Milky Way Bars that come in the multi pack (18 I think from memory). They are a bit smaller than the stand alone Mily Way Bars.

    I made them in the middle of the night and hid them until the party!

  • pregnancy June 02, 2009 at 7:07 pm

    wOw awesome milky way bars. I like those bears.

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  • kirsten July 24, 2009 at 10:50 pm

    these totally ROCK!

  • Alison December 08, 2009 at 10:12 am

    Thx for this…I saw these at a party a year ago and they were a HUGE hit!.
    My daughters Kindy teacher made the tea cups also when learning about time (Time for tea!)

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  • Veronica December 17, 2009 at 8:49 am

    wow an absolute hit in my house and at my daughters daycare!! As were the teacups. Thx so much for sharing your fantastic ideas!

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