What goes better with a movie night than some great homemade movie snacks? There is much more out there than just popcorn, and there also is so much more you can do with popcorn than just butter it, though buttered popcorn is a traditional movie treat. Check out this list of movie snacks to get some tantalizing ideas for your next movie night.
1. Cinnamon Snack Mix
This movie snack has some unusual ingredients, like crushed ramen noodles and a teaspoon of orange juice. Thrown together with honey graham cereal, cinnamon-flavored graham cracker cookies, almonds, raisins, butter, and honey, this unique treat will be a hit with every age at your movie night. The overall sweet and cinnamon flavor makes this treat quite yummy.
To make this movie snack, mix together the dry ingredients in a bowl, then mix together the warmed wet ingredients. Pour the wet mixture over the dry mixture, toss, and spread over a cookie sheet. Pop it in the oven for ten minutes, then enjoy!
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2. Chunky Monkey Snack Bites
Full of sweet goodness, this movie snack is easy and kind of healthy. Almond butter, fresh banana, honey, vanilla, quick oats, and chopped nuts are combined with chocolate chips for a treat similar to granola bars. Your movie posse will love this bite-sized movie snack, so be sure to make plenty.
This movie snack is nice because it requires no baking. You just stir the almond butter, mashed banana, vanilla, and honey together over medium heat until smooth. Then, remove it from the heat, stir in the oats and nuts, and let cool. Once cooled, add the chocolate chips. Spoon balls of this mixture onto a lined cookie sheet and freeze for about a half-hour. That’s it!
Get the full recipe at Running with Spoons
3. Healthy Snack Bowl
This movie snack does have popcorn, but instead of including butter, it uses healthier alternatives and includes other healthy but yummy ingredients. Coconut oil, soy milk, peanut butter, popping corn kernels, cocoa powder, maple syrup, apples, raisins, and walnuts, along with minimal salt, create this unique and delicious movie snack.
Simply melt some coconut oil in a saucepan and, once it reaches a certain temperature, add the kernels and pop your corn. Then, remove the pan from heat and add a dash of salt, shaking to stir. In another saucepan, combine the soy milk, peanut butter, cocoa powder, and maple syrup on low heat until smooth. Finally, mix apple cubes, nuts, and raisins with the popcorn, and drizzle the warm liquid mixture over top. Feel free to add pretzels, too, for a little more salt in the mix.
Get the full recipe at Archana’s Kitchen
4. Onion Fingers
If you like onion rings, you will love these onion fingers. This movie snack is similar to onion rings or onion petals, but it has a special batter recipe that makes them truly scrumptious. Flour, sugar, salt, yeast, and sesame all blend into a nice smooth batter that pairs well with the onion flavor. It also has rusk, which is crushed toasted bread, added as a final touch, giving it an extra crunchy outer coating.
To make this movie snack, combine the flour, sugar, salt, yeast, and sesame with a little bit of water until a soft uniform mixture is achieved. Cover the onion slices in this mixture and let it set in a warm location. After warming, the slices will appear bigger. Roll these in the rusk and deep fry in oil. Blot off the excess oil and enjoy with your movie!
Get the full recipe at Lifestyle
5. Cracky Snack
This movie snack is like a brittle, so it is sweet and salty and perfect to pair with a good movie. There is popcorn in this snack, a traditional movie must. Also in this treat are roasted salted peanuts, brown sugar, butter, corn syrup, molasses, salt, vanilla, and baking soda. It is safe to say that the sweet and the salty are both very present in this crunchy movie snack.
Begin by mixing together the popcorn and peanuts in a buttered roasting pan. Next, bring the brown sugar, butter, corn syrup, molasses, and salt to a boil in a saucepan. Boil for a few minutes, then remove from heat and whisk in the vanilla and baking soda until the mixture has doubled in volume. Drizzle this over the popcorn and peanuts, mix, and spread evenly over the pan. Bake it, stirring occasionally, for just under an hour. Let cool, and enjoy the resulting crispy crunchy yummy treat.
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6. Veggie Snack Finger Rolls
There are a lot of great ingredients in this movie snack, and it is something your guests probably have never had. Potatoes, peas, onion, garlic, coriander, green chili, carrots, turmeric, cumin, and rice flour all combine to make the filling of these yummy finger foods. The outer coating is comprised of the traditional flour, eggs, and breadcrumbs, so the flavor of the rolls is not masked, rather complimented.
This movie snack requires some prep, so start this snack early. After boiling and mashing the potatoes, saute the onion, garlic, chili, carrots, salt, turmeric, and cumin with a spoonful of oil for a few minutes. Then, combine this mixture with the mashed potatoes, peas, rice flour, and coriander, forming a dough. Roll into small finger rolls, then roll in flour, then egg, then breadcrumbs. Deep fry, and enjoy!
Get the full recipe at Yummy Kit
7. Snack Mix Squares
This movie snack recipe is pretty easy and very good. Pretzel sticks, Corn Chex, and M&M’s are coated with a mixture of butter, peanut butter, and marshmallows. The result is a solid sheet of movie snack favorites that can be cut into bars, ready to be grasped and munched on.
For this movie snack, combine the pretzel sticks, Corn Chex, and M&M’s in a bowl and set aside. In a saucepan, heat and mix the butter, peanut butter, and marshmallows together until smooth. Pour over the pretzel mixture, stir, and press onto a greased cookie sheet. Allow it to cool, forming a solid sheet you can cut into whatever size and shape you wish.
Get the full recipe at Taste of Home
8. Ranch Snack Mix
Another easy but very yummy movie snack, this snack mix requires no cooking. Filled with pretzels, Bugles, salted cashews, cheddar Goldfish, and coated in ranch powder and oil, this zesty treat will vanish before you know it. It is great to throw together when you are running late for your shindig, and no one will know it was so easy.
To make this movie snack, combine the pretzels, Bugles, cashews, and Goldfish in a large bowl. Then, sprinkle the dry ranch mix over the mixture and toss. Lastly, drizzle a little oil over it all and toss, making it all stick together in a wonderful way. After that, it is ready to eat!
Get the full recipe at Taste of Home
9. Jhatpat Snack
This interesting movie snack is kind of like mini pizzas. You fill thick bread slices with salsa and cheese, then top it all with a little bit of onion, cilantro, and sour cream. The little twists to this finger food are what makes it so special, as it is almost pizza, but a little different.
You can use any kind of bread for this recipe. Buy a loaf and slice it yourself into several thick slices. Whether you leave the crust on the sides or not is up to you. Then, after arranging on a cookie sheet, cut a square in the center of each slice and fill it with salsa. Top it all with mozzarella and cheddar cheeses, and bake until the cheese melts and browns. Finally, remove from the oven and top with onion, cilantro, and sour cream.
Get the full recipe at Sify Bawarchi
10. Eggless Cheese Sticks
Cheese sticks are a good finger food for a movie snack. These eggless cheese sticks incorporate a different kind of batter, which makes them really good. First of all, the cheese used is cheddar cheese, instead of the typical mozzarella cheese. The batter has several steps and includes corn flour, oregano, garlic powder, and breadcrumbs.
To make this movie snack, cut the cheddar cheese into finger-sized strips. Then, dip them in dry cornflour. Next, dip the cheese strips into a cornflour/water mixture, which is the egg substitute. After dipping them all in this, add the oregano and garlic powder to the mixture and dip all sticks again. Finally, coat them in breadcrumbs. Freeze these for several minutes, then fry in oil until golden brown. No matter how old or young your company, they will love these cheese sticks.
Get the full recipe at Dine Table