7 Snacks to Make for Your Next Movie Marathon Night
by Trisha Thean. |
Watching movies with your loved ones is a great way to bond. Movies not only contain important messages but also open your eyes to a new world of possibilities and inspire you. As movie nights typically last a few hours, it is important to ensure your guests do not get hungry and enjoy the movie without a distracting grumbling tummy. Here are some snacks that you can make during your movie nights for you and your guests to munch on.
To go with your chips
If you prefer a healthier and savory option for a dip, this guacamole dip would be perfect. It is mainly made with avocados, so it is packed with nutrition. To make this easy 10-minute recipe, you will first need to mash the avocados together in a bowl then add in lime juice and salt. Next, mix in onion, cilantro, tomatoes, and garlic. Stir in cayenne pepper. Refrigerate 1 hour for best flavour or you can also serve it immediately with your crackers or chips. You can also control the chunkiness of it by cutting the ingredients into smaller pieces. As this recipe is plant-based, it is a great snack to serve your vegan friends and family during movie night.
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Hummus is a savoury dip most commonly enjoyed in the Middle East and the Mediterranean. It is made from mashed chickpeas blended with tahini, lemon juice, and spices. First, you need to add the tahini and lemon juice, run them in the food processor for a while, then add the rest of the ingredients, letting the food processor run for a minute after adding each ingredient. You can also add a little cold water for fluffier and creamy hummus. Also, for smoother hummus, you can peel the skin off the chickpeas before putting it in the food processor. If you’re not a chips person, you can serve vegetables such as carrot sticks to go with the dip, or you can use it as a dressing for salads if you are serving them at your movie night. This slightly tangy dip is packed with nutrition as chickpeas are rich in protein, and the spices balance out the taste well.
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3. Strawberry mango salsa
Source: House of Yumm
This strawberry mango salsa is a great alternative if you are craving a sweet dip. It is mainly made up of fresh fruits and it doesn’t require heat; hence, it is very easy to make and it will only take you about 10 minutes to make it. First, chop all the ingredients up and add them into a bowl, pour the honey and lime over the ingredients and stir to combine. Store in the refrigerator and serve it cold with your chips for the perfect sweet and salty combo on your tastebuds. You can even add blueberries, watermelons or any other fruit that suits your fancy.
If you're craving for something sweet
4. S'mores dip
Source: Food Network
S’mores is a favorite camping trip snack, but who says it can’t be turned into a movie night snack too? The soft marshmallows coupled with the crispiness of the crackers makes this snack a favorite for many. This 10-minute dessert enjoyed by adults and children alike would be a perfect snack for a movie night. First, put a layer of chocolate chips into a skillet and put the skillet into the oven to melt the chocolate. When the chocolate has melted halfway, take the skillet out and arrange marshmallows on top of the chocolate and put the skillet back into the oven and heat until the top of marshmallow has turned golden brown. Finally, serve the s'mores dip with crackers. The sweetness of the marshmallows balanced by the slight bitterness of the chocolate will surely leave both you and your guests craving for more.
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Popcorn is a classic snack to have when we are watching a movie, it is not only healthy but also easy to prepare; this sweet snack only takes about 15 minutes to make. There are two ways to prepare the popcorn: using a stove to pop the corn kernels or a microwave the popcorn that comes in a bag. If you have an extra-sweet tooth, kick it up a notch by drizzling melted chocolate over them. When the popcorn has been prepared, put the popcorn on a serving bowl and melt the chocolate in the microwave or by using a water bath. Once the chocolate has fully melted, pour it over the popcorn and let it cool. After it has cooled you can now enjoy your popcorn. You can also take it even further and add in some oreo crumbs or sprinkles.
This is a great snack to make when you have many guests over as it is easy to make in big batches and very customisable to suit everyone’s tastes.
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If you want to eat healthier
Smoothies are not only a great way to quench your thirst, they also make a delicious healthy snack as well! These smoothies are customizable, so it is perfect for everyone. Also, it is made from ingredients that you will most likely already have on hand, so it is also a good last-minute snack. To make these delicious 5-minute thirst quenchers you will need to fill your blender with the ingredients of your choice then blend till your desired texture; I usually go for strawberry banana smoothies but if they aren’t up your lane, you can play around with other ingredients and come up with your own recipe. An apple orange smoothie is also a great recipe you can try, the sourness of the oranges are balanced out by the sweetness of apples, hence they make a great pair.
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7. Fruit Skewers
These colourful fruit skewers will surely grab the attention of every guest you have over. They make wonderful finger food and can be easily served. Each of these fruits balances the other out, giving just the perfect amount of sourness and sweetness. You will need little to no experience to make these easy fruit skewers. All you have to do is cut the fruits into similar sizes, put them on a stick, and they’re ready to go! They not only give you a delicious boost of Vitamin C, but are also perfect refreshers for your tastebuds.
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These recipes are easy to master and are mostly foolproof. From savoury to sweet, and guilty pleasures to healthy munchies, there is something for everyone. These delectable snacks will surely get you many praises from your guests and keep their stomachs happy and full while they enjoy the movie.
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