Movie nights are more fun when there are snacks around. Surely, it is hard to really enjoy a movie when you are not munching on something. Doing otherwise is like hitting two birds with one stone. You watch a good movie and bond with your family and friends over good snacks while at it. If you have enough movies to watch, but not enough snack ideas for movie nights, then you are in for a treat with this listicle. Here you will find unique ideas to turn everyday snacks into something more delightful and scrumptious. We are sure you would want to share these ideas with your friends ASAP!
1Peanut Butter Popcorn
Who does not like popcorn? It is the ultimate snack of choice when watching a rerun of our favorite films or having a movie date night with our loved ones. Salt and butter is a classic flavor, but if you are feeling a bit adventurous, try a peanut butter flavor on your popcorn for a change! For this sweet snack, you will need 10 cups of popped popcorn, three tablespoons of butter in sweet cream or salted, three cups of mini marshmallows, and 1/2 cup of peanut butter. Peanut butter M&M’s and Hershey’s Drops are optional.
For the recipe, take your bowl of popcorn and remove all unpopped kernel. This will make eating more bearable for you, knowing that anything you pick from the bowl is edible. Next, sprinkle it with a generous amount of salt to give it some flavor.
For the peanut butter mixture, melt three tablespoons of butter, add three cups of mini marshmallows and stir everything well. Once done, add the 1/2 cup of peanut butter and continue stirring until all marshmallows are completely melted. Pour the mixture in your popcorn bowl and add other candies as you please. Stir the popcorn as you pour the mixture, so you can make sure every popcorn is covered. Serve with cold drinks!
2Cookies and Cream Popcorn
Not a big fan of peanut butter? You can do this recipe instead. It is just like having a crunchy cookies and cream snack over your favorite movies. Prepare your ingredients including the nine cups of popped popcorn, 20 finely crushed Oreos, and 24 ounces of white vanilla almond bark. First, melt the almond bark according to the instructions, then pour on your popcorn. Sprinkle your crushed Oreos and distribute evenly. Mix everything well together and serve.
3Layered Pizza Dip
Pizza is always a good idea. However, what about a different pizza dip for your movie night with friends? You can choose among taco chips, pita bread, baguette, crackers, or whatever else you think will taste amazing with this pizza dip. You do not even have to throw everything out when you run out of chips. You can eat it on its own!
For the ingredients, you will need one container or 250 grams of chive and onion cream cheese, ½ cup of pizza sauce, ½ cup of diced green bell pepper, ⅓ cup of finely chopped pepperoni, and ½ cup of shredded cheese.
To make the recipe, heat your oven to 350ºF first. Get an ungreased pie pan and layer all the ingredients as listed. Bake it between 10 and 15 minutes until the dip warms up and the cheese melts. Serve with your bread of choice.
If you do not have enough time but still want a delightful snack to accompany you through your movie night, you can just take a bunch of your favorite chips and chocolates, and pour a generous amount of your favorite syrup. Nothing beats a bowl of all your favorite sweets while watching your favorite film.
For this smores mix, we focus on more chocolatey picks and everyone’s usual favorites: pretzels, popcorn, nuts, and marshmallows. There’s no strict recipe how to do this mix. Just get your favorite treats, mix them in a bowl and distribute evenly, and sprinkle with chocolate syrup. You can make as much variety as you want. Let the syrup harden before you dig in!
5Dark Chocolate Potato Chips
This next recipe only requires dipping and sprinkling. Potato chips taste particularly good when dipped in dark chocolate. If you really want your dark chocolate to be flavorful, we recommend that you use Ghirardelli Dark Chocolate Melting Wafers. This will perfectly complement your everyday potato chips. If you do not want it to be incredibly sweet, feel free to sprinkle salt on top of the chocolate coating while it is still warm.
6Candy Rice Krispie Treats
This next movie snacks may be a bit too sweet for your liking, but the little ones would surely love it. You can give it to them as a treat for behaving well before movie time! You will need about half a cup of chocolate chips, one tablespoon of peanut butter, a cup of assorted candies, and 12 unwrapped Rice Krispies Treats.
First, gather all the chocolate chips and peanut butter in a microwavable bowl. Heat it for one minute and stir until smooth. If needed, you can reheat it to get a smooth texture. Lay your Krispie treats on a tray with wax paper. Pour the melted chocolate on top and sprinkle with your chopped candies. Chill it to set, and serve!
7Snowman Snack Cups
We know it is hard to share snacks when there are too many of you watching a movie. You pass around plates or reach out to the table to grab a handful of food. To avoid this and to make your movie night more convenient, why not just segregate your snacks properly? Use cups to separate your movie snacks. However, while at it, make your cups decorative and fitting for the movie. Try this Snowman Snack Cups for the kids. Decorate your clear plastic cup with Sharpie markers and a red string for its necktie. Mix your favorite movie treats and dump them in each cup.
8Red Velvet Hot Cocoa
It is understandable to design things after your favorite films like clothes, gadgets, and accessories. Being creative people, we can also decorate our go-to movie munchies after movie themes. Take a cup of hot cocoa with a Star Wars theme for example. Star Wars is a household movie name. Even kids of today’s generation are huge fans despite not being born in the film’s era.
For the cocoa ingredients, gather one cup of skimmed whole milk, 1/2 cup of Chocolate syrup 1 to 1 1/2 teaspoon of red food coloring, and one teaspoon of vanilla. For the whipped cream, gather 1/4 cup of heavy cream, one tablespoon of powdered sugar, and 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla.
To make the cocoa, heat the milk in a pot on a medium fire. Add the chocolate and stir. Add the red food coloring and vanilla. Mix it well until you get a smooth consistency. For the whipped cream, combine the cream with the sugar and vanilla. You can use an electric mixer to avoid a mess. Pour the whipped cream mix in a pastry bag with a round tip. Top the whipped cream on the hot cocoa. Sprinkle it with chocolate chips or crushed chocolate biscuits bits as desired.