August. It’s been an month of prepping kids for school and getting back into routines, but there’s also been more than a little excitement with our favorite VKs. You know, Villain Kids! I’m talking about Disney’s Descendants 3, which aired earlier this month and is cable television’s hightest-rated telecast in two years among kids and tweens.
The third (and dare I say final) movie in the series, Descendants 3 spills some major parentage secrets, showcases foes becoming friends (?), and says a heartfelt goodbye to Cameron Boyce (Carlos), who tragically passed away this summer. Watching the movie brought a few tears for sure.
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Reprising their roles are Dove Cameron as Mal, Sofia Carson as Evie, Cameron Boyce as Carlos, Booboo Stewart as Jay, Mitchell Hope as King Ben, and China Anne McClain as Uma, among others. To celebrate, we’re having some Descendants 3 fun. I’m going to show you how to make Uma’s Tentacle Treats! Read on for directions and photos.
Descendant’s 3 DVD Release
Great news! The Descendant’s 3 DVD is available now!
“Descendants 3” unfolds on “VK Day” as fair-minded Mal, Evie, Carlos and Jay—the Villain Kids AKA “The VKs”—cross the barrier and return to their birthplace, the Isle of the Lost, to bring four deserving Villain Kids to the coveted Auradon Prep in a land where they have a chance at success, happiness and fulfillment. But, it’s Mal who knows she must resolve to permanently close the barrier to the Isle of the Lost, fearing that nemeses Uma and Hades will wreak vengeance on her new home, the idyllic kingdom now ruled by her beloved King Ben. Despite her decision, an unfathomable dark force still threatens the people of Auradon, and Mal and her friends face their biggest challenge yet.
But while you are at it, be sure to grab the Soundtrack!
If you were a fly on the wall in my house, you’d know just how often we are singing (and dancing) to the songs from the movie. We aren’t alone. In just one week alone, “Queen of Mean” had over 45 million views on YouTube. WOW! I might count for a few of those views.
Important reasons why you should grab the DVD:
- Blooper Reel
- Deleted Scenes
- Under The Sea: A Descendants Short Story
Uma’s Tentacle Treats
It’s fun to make special treats for family movie night, and Descendants 3 premiere night (and DVD watching night) was no exception. But my problem was deciding which character to choose as our inspiration.
We opted for Uma, because she’s quite complex and makes quite a splash in the latest movie. As Ursula’s daughter, you know she’s bad to the bone. I quickly remembered my friend Amy from Mainly Homemade hosting a villains party years ago. She made Ursula Tentacles among some other crazy fun party treats.
A-ha! Since Uma is Ursula’s daughter, let’s change it up a bit and create Uma’s Tentacle Treats! From purple to a teal/turquoise type blue to represent Uma’s crazy fun hair in the movie.
- Pretzel Rods
- Chocolate Chips – I used semi-sweet.
- Candy Melts – I actually spotted Turquoise Candy Melts from Wilton, which would make it super easy and skip the food coloring step. But since I already had Wilton’s white Candy Melts in the pantry, I opted to use those.
- Gel Food Coloring – If you don’t get the Turquoise Candy Melts, you’ll want to grab the Wilton Neon Gel Food Coloring. The teal color is what I used for Uma’s Tentacles. These are awesome and I highly recommend because they are little bottles and much easier than some of the other food coloring containers to use.
Line a baking sheet with wax paper.
Following the instructions exactly, melt your candy melts.
OPTIONAL STEP IF NEEDING TO ADD FOOD COLOR: Once your candy melts are completely melted, stirring often, quickly add a few drops of food coloring. Start with only a few drops, as you can always add more color until it looks like the perfect shade of Uma’s hair in the film (or tentacles in the water)!
Using a spoon, coat your pretzel rods 2/3 of the way, leaving plenty of room for a hand to hold the rod without chocolate being there.
Place immediately on your lined baking sheet to start drying.
You will need to wait several minutes and let the chocolate slightly begin to harden before you place your chocolate chips on top. Why? The chips will slide off immediately if you don’t wait.
Once you have finished placing the chocolate chips on the pretzel rods, let sit for a few more minutes.
Line a second baking sheet with wax paper.
Lift the pretzel rods off the first wax paper, making sure to leave any chocolate behind that spread out beyond the pretzel. It will easily pull off since it has hardened a bit.
Place the pretzel rods on the second lined baking sheet.
Place in refrigerator for 20-30 minutes.
Uma’s Tentacle Treats will be ready to eat!
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Mary Gardner says
These looks so delicious and fun! They would be easy enough for the kids (older kids) to help make them.
Tracie Cooper says
What a fun treat! I would love to make these with my nieces!
Sara Phillips says
These tentacles came out so cute! Next time, use a plastic cup for dipping your pretzels. I think it’ll make things easier?
Actually I found it really easy to just “pour” the chocolate over the pretzel using a spoon. I’d love to see a video of you doing it your way though. Dipping chocolate can always be a little tricky.