Monday, August 28, 2017

Kids in the Kitchen: Soot Sprites (#GhibliGourmet)

Many of you by now know that I am very fond of anime. But what started my fondness for the genre? The answer, my friends, is Studio Ghibli and the mastermind Miyazaki.

From Totoro to Kiki, I loved Miyazaki films even at a point when I didn't care for almost any animation.

Of course, I have shared this love with my children. My daughter carries a Totoro backpack she affectionately calls “Totie” and my son begs to watch Spirited Away and Howl's Moving Castle.

If I were to ever have a play room for the kids, it would be decked out in Ghibli goodness.

So, when the kiddos started wanting to help out in the kitchen, I thought of a nifty little snack that they can make for themselves, no Mommy needed!

Soot sprites!

Soot sprites are little creatures featured in My Neighbor Totoro and Spirited Away. The are shown as pitch black round fuzzy creatures with large eyes and sometimes are seen to have long thin legs, and they are really cute!

The soot sprites we make are just as adorable as the ones in the movies, but don't make little hands all sooty black!

This is less a recipe than simple instructions - and by all means, let your kids put them together for themselves!

Soot Sprites

Oreo Cookies
White Decorator Frosting
Candy Eyes

On each Oreo put two little dots of frosting to secure the candy eyes. That's it! You now have kawaii soot sprites!

If you're feeling really ambitious, you could cut thin black licorice ropes and tuck them into the white filling of the Oreo cookie to create legs.

These are a perfect snack for watching a Miyazaki movie!

I'm sharing this post with this month's Fandom Foodies round up - the theme this month, hosted by Onion Chopping Ninja Chef, is all things GHIBLI!  Head over here to see what others are doing.

Ghibli Gourmet Link Up


  1. These are so cute. Thank you for sharing at To Grandma's House we go link party.

  2. These would be cute for Halloween! Thanks for linking up to the Friday Frenzy!

  3. I love anything "Oreos" even with eyes on them LOL! Happy Fiesta Friday and have a nice weekend.

  4. Totoro is definitely a favorite in our house. These soot sprite cookies are so girls would love them! Thanks so much for sharing at the #happynowlinkup!

  5. I'm not a big fan of anime but my son watches all the time. I'm going to have to ask him to show me the soot sprites sometime. They sound so cute Jessica

  6. Looks yummy and fun! Thanks for sharing at Friday Frenzy Link Party! PINNED!

  7. What a fun project for the little guys! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday. Have a great weekend and come back to see us real soon!
    Miz Helen

  8. These are fun for munchkins. It will be a fun little project to do when my granddaughters come to visit.

  9. These are so darn cute :) I love them and I would eat them

  10. My grandchildren would love making and eating these. Thanks for sharing on Sunday's Best.

  11. Aww...these are too cute. Although, I don't think my teens would have the patience to add eyes and would eat the Oreos as-is :-)