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12 Sweets that Harness the Force for Your Inner Star Wars Nerd

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This week marks the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the seventh in the epic film series. Those familiar with the story can tell you all about The Force—the energy that connects all life in the Star Wars universe. It is a delicate balance: Though the scales may tip one way or another, one side of the force cannot exist without the other. Those consumed by The Dark Side (think Darth Vader) can never truly rid themselves of the light, and those who fight for The Light Side (Luke Skywalker & co.) can never be truly free of the dark. In honor of this momentous occasion, we've collected a few of our own monochromatic sweets to celebrate both sides of The Force.

Photo by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

The Force

The energy that connects all life (and taste buds)—both sides in perfect equilibrium.

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Mini Black and White Cookies by Yossy Arefi

Photo by Yossi Arefi

Classic Icebox Cake by Posie Harwood

Photo by Posie Harwood

Chocolate Coffee Ice Cream Cake by Yossy Arefi

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Photo by Yossi Arefi

Cheesecake-Topped Brownies by Posie Harwood

Photo by Posie Harwood

The Dark Side

Fit for a Sith—rich, mysterious, and... well, dark.

Chocolate Roll Snack Cakes by Teresa Floyd

Photo by Teresa Floyd

Holiday Crinkle Cookies by Regan Baroni

Photo by James Ransom

Spicy Chocolate Mousse Crepe Cake by meganvt01

Photo by James Ransom

Chocolate Stout Pudding by mrslarkin

Photo by Bobbi Lin

The Light Side

A Jedi's delight—crisp, airy, and bright.

Choco Tacos by molly yeh

Photo by molly yeh

Buckwheat Thumbprint Cookies with Cherry Preserves by Alice Medrich

Photo by Mark Weinberg

World Cup Meringue Cake by Anna May

Photo by Anna May

Cookies and Cream Bars by Sarah Jampel

Photo by James Ransom

Are you part of the Dark Side, or the Light Side? Claim your allegiance in the comments... and may The Force—and many good treats—be with you.

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