"We elves try to stick to the four main food groups: candy, candy canes, candy corns, and syrup."
And that’s exactly what Buddy the Elf did while preparing breakfast in the 2003 movie Elf — with the addition of some spaghetti and a chocolate Pop-tart. In recent weeks several restaurants across North America have added that sweet spaghetti concoction to their menus in celebration of not only the holidays, but also the 15th anniversary of the movie.
The film follows the story of one of Santa’s elves who heads to New York City after discovering he was taken to the North Pole by accident as a baby. That's when Buddy sets out to find his birth father.
But, you don’t have to “pass through the seven levels of the Candy Cane forest, through the sea of swirly-twirly gum drops and then walk through the Lincoln Tunnel” like Buddy did to buy a plate of this saccharine sweet spaghetti when you can make it at home with this easy recipe.
Buddy the Elf's Breakfast Spaghetti
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 8 to 10 minutes
1 serving of spaghetti
¼ cup Red and green M&Ms
½ cup mini Marshmallows
1 tbsp. rainbow sprinkles
One chocolate Pop-Tart
Cook spaghetti according to package directions
Drain spaghetti and pour onto an appropriate plate or shallow bowl
Sprinkle the M&Ms, mini Marshmallows and sprinkles over the spaghetti
Drizzle on chocolate syrup and maple syrup
Toast a chocolate Pop-Tart for toast and break it into pieces across the plate
Pillsbury Elf hat ready-to-bake cookies
So maybe you don’t want to put in the effort of making maple syrup spaghetti, but also don’t want to be considered a “cotton headed ninny muggings.”
It’s doesn’t get any easier than these Buddy the Elf ready-to-bake sugar cookies from Pillsbury.
The cookies were also created to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the film. No word on when these cookies will make it onto Canadian shelves, but they are already available at Safeway, Walmart and Target in the U.S.