15 Must-Make Movie Snacks For The Best Movie Night Ever

Planning to make tonight a “Netflix and chill” night? Don’t forget the snacks. Homemade movie snacks are epic, and the best part is that they won’t cost you a small car payment to enjoy during your movie. Just a few simple ingredients will give you delicious snacks that will last you through the entire movie. Make a few to share with friends or family, and enjoy your night in with these fifteen must-make movie snacks.

1. Polenta Fries

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If you like snacks that involve dip, these polenta fries are a wonderful treat. Crispy on the outside and creamy on the inside, polenta fries make a fantastic snack, especially when dipped into ranch dressing or marinara. You can make these using pre-made polenta, so all you have to do is cut the fries and cook them. An oven or an air fryer will do the trick nicely for cooking, and you can serve the sauce warm or cold.

2. Mediterranean Cream Cheese Dip

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Whether you are making a movie snack for yourself or for a few people, this Mediterranean cream cheese dip is an incredible treat. It’s savory and full of amazing Mediterranean flavors that keep you dipping those crackers again and again. You can serve this as formal or informal as you like, and what you choose to dip in this is totally up to you. Crackers or pretzels are great choices here, but you could also dip raw vegetable sticks like carrots or celery. Pita chips would also be amazing here.

3. Homemade Peanut Butter Swirl Brownies

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Peanut butter and chocolate are a popular combination, which is why this homemade peanut butter swirl brownie recipe is so perfect for a movie night snack. If you are a peanut butter cup fan, then these are the brownies you want to make. They are slightly fudgy with a soft peanut butter swirl that flavors the entire brownie. Make a big batch and freeze some for future movie nights, of serve this to the whole family for movie night.

4. Pumpkin Blondies

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Pumpkin blondies are a delicious treat that anyone will love. These homemade pumpkin blondies are loaded with delicious pumpkin puree and plenty of accommodating spices, which are nicely balanced by the chocolate chips. These are a denser blondie you can really sink your teeth into. Serve these with a glass of milk or a cup of coffee. You can also serve them with a dollop of whipped cream on top or next to a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

5. Pumpkin Spice Granola Bark

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While pumpkin season is long behind us, the flavors are still quite enjoyable on movie night. This pumpkin spice granola bark is a delicious treat that is crunchy, easy to eat, and goes perfectly with any number of movies. Just make sure you serve this with napkins or plates so you don’t have any crumbs escaping into the couch cushions. You can serve this as is, or you can break the bark into smaller pieces and dip them in chocolate for an extra sweet treat.

6. Sticky Caramel Popcorn

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Sticky Caramel Popcorn is delicious, gooey, and totally satisfies your sweet tooth. Plus, it does all that with natural sweeteners. Honey is the sweetener used here, and it brings this popcorn to a whole new level of yum. You’ll want to keep a damp towel nearby for your sticky fingers, but this popcorn is totally worth it. Of course, you can always just lick your fingers. That’ll get the job done, too. Sprinkle some salted peanuts over this, or add any additions you want to make this custom to your tastes.

7. Homemade Twix Bars

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Homemade Twix bars are a fabulous treat to have lying around. Nobody will complain if you share, either. You get all the flavor of Twix bars without the processed, junky ingredients. So you can indulge and enjoy throughout the entire movie without feeling guilty. These are a treat that both kids and adults will appreciate.

8. Peanut Brittle Without Corn Syrup

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Peanut brittle doesn’t have to be made with super unhealthy sweeteners. This recipe for Peanut Brittle Without Corn Syrup is some of the most delicious peanut brittle ever, and it’s made with honey, which gives it a depth of flavor that corn syrup just cannot achieve. Make a big batch and keep it in the freezer for future movie nights or special occasions.

9. Marzipan Candy

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Marzipan Candy is so easy to make. You can press it into any candy mold for any occasion or simply mold the candy by hand. You can even dip them in melted chocolate. If you cut them small, it turns into a very easy-to-eat finger food dessert that is totally enjoyable during a movie.

10. Raspberry Coconut Truffles

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Raspberry coconut truffles are a wonderful treat for coconut lovers. Thanks to the raspberries, they have a very light and summery flavor. You can even freeze them for a cold treat on a hot day. But no matter how you enjoy them, these bite-size truffles are a perfect snack for any movie night.

11. Chocolate Bars

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Yes, you can make your own Chocolate Bars quite easily. You can purchase a chocolate bar mold if you wish, but if you don’t want that, you can pour the melted mix right into a sheet pan with edges and break it into pieces once hardened. These are a great movie snack for chocolate lovers, and you can mix in or top them with anything you like. Chopped nuts or sprinkles are great options.

12. Peanut Butter Cups

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Peanut Butter Cups are so simple to make. All you need is a muffin pan, either standard size (for larger peanut butter cups) or mini size (for bite-sized peanut butter cups). You don’t even have to brush the muffin pan wells with chocolate. Just layer the ingredients, chill, and serve. You’ll see the inside layer of peanut butter, but that’s half of what makes them look great.

13. Chocolate Bark

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Chocolate Bark is one of those treats you will love to have waiting for you in the fridge or freezer. It makes a great gift and is always a comforting treat after a long day. It’s super easy to make, and you can mix anything into it you like. From chopped nuts to mini marshmallows ( or a combination of both ), this chocolate bark is completely customizable and perfect for movie night.

14. Chocolate Turtles

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Chocolate Turtles are an amazingly decadent treat. Made with dark chocolate, these turtles skip the caramel and go straight to the chocolate and nut combo for delicious turtles every time. Can you add caramel? Sure! But it really isn’t necessary in this recipe. These are a perfect candy treat that anyone will love and they are perfect for sharing (or hoarding) on movie night.

15. Mint Chocolate Chips

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Yes, it’s incredibly easy to make your own mint chocolate chips. While these are really more like chocolate chunks, you can chop them as small as you like. Use them for baking or eat them as they are for a treat. They are also great sprinkled over ice cream. Make a big batch and freeze them for treats of all kinds.

More Snack Ideas From The Gracious Pantry

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Need more snack ideas? Whether you’re looking for movie snacks, daily snacks, or snacks for the road, The Gracious Pantry has you covered with ideas and recipes.

This originally appeared on The Gracious Pantry.

Author: Tiffany McCauley

Title: Food and Travel Journalist

Expertise: Food, cooking, travel


Tiffany McCauley is a nationally syndicated journalist and an award-winning cookbook author and food blogger. She has been featured on MSN, Huffington Post, Country Living Magazine, HealthLine, Redbook, and many more. Her food specialty is healthy comfort food recipes.

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