80 Snack Ideas For Your Next Movie Night

Do your weekend plans involve watching the premiere of an anticipated film? Perhaps the latest season of your favorite show needs to be binge-watched? Or maybe, you're looking forward to a Sunday filled with reruns of a movie franchise you love and a themed party to go with it? Whatever the situation may be, a movie night is in the works and that means one thing: You're going to need snacks!

A movie night is incomplete without a table full of snacks to accompany it, and for most of us, that means having a mix of spicy, salty, and sugary snacks for the taking. A Mashed survey has shown that for most, the snack of choice is good ol' popcorn, followed by nachos and pizza. As iconic as these snacks may be, if you're looking for movie night munchies beyond the usual, we've got you covered. 

From movie night classics like popcorn and ice creams to more sophisticated alternatives, healthier options, and even a spiked dessert or two for the adults, there's something in here for all kinds of movie night snack requirements. Besides, who knows, the snacks may even end up being the best part about your movie night.

1. Air Fryer Popcorn

Over the last few years, several concerns about the health risks related to microwave popcorn have been raised, including its link to cancer (via Livestrong). If a greasy bag of microwave popcorn is your usual snack of choice on movie nights, you might want to consider ditching it for this incredibly easy air fryer popcorn recipe. In fact, recipe developer Eric Ngo promises that this air fryer popcorn's "texture and taste is similar to popcorn made in the microwave" except, there are no chemicals hiding in here — just popcorn kernels, butter, oil, sea salt, and whichever other seasoning that tickles your fancy.

Recipe: Air Fryer Popcorn

2. Pizza Bread

Is it even a movie night if it doesn't involve a slice of piping hot pizza? Recipe developer Michelle McGlinn makes her French bread pizza using a baguette, canned tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella, garlic, olive oil, and herbs but leaves the toppings up to you to decide. You can even swap the mozzarella for shredded cheese because the trick here is not in the ingredients. McGlinn bakes the pizza in an oven for 12 minutes but for those who love their pizzas with a crispy top, she recommends popping the pizza bread in the broiler for an extra two minutes.

Recipe: Pizza Bread

3. Marinated Mozzarella Balls

Here's what makes these marinated mozzarella balls an excellent movie night snack: mozzarella pearls. Recipe Developer Kristen Carli uses bite-sized mozzarella balls, also known as mozzarella pearls, which are easy to grab a handful of and munch on during the movie. While this recipe flavors the cheese with dried basil, dried oregano, and minced garlic, you can add all sorts of spices to make the mozzarella balls to your liking. Serve the balls with some crackers and you'll even have a mini cheese board going on.

Recipe: Marinated Mozzarella Balls

4. Copycat Papa John's Breadsticks

Everyone knows that the best food at an Italian restaurant is not that saucy pasta or a warming soup, it's the breadsticks. Dominoes, Pizza Hut, Olive Garden, Papa John's — any of 'em ring a bell? Now imagine snacking on a breadstick hot out of the oven as you cozy up on the couch in front of the TV. This recipe recreates Papa John's breadsticks at home — which ranks a solid third amongst all restaurant chain breadsticks after all — using ingredients that are probably already sitting in your pantry.

Recipe: Copycat Papa John's Breadsticks

5. Irish Nachos

Although the name of these nachos may lead you to believe that they come from Ireland, recipe developer Susan Olayinka says that the nachos are virtually "unknown in Ireland [as] it is mostly an American dish." So why are these nachos called Irish you ask? Because they're made from potatoes. A thicker, sturdier, and heartier alternative to tortilla chips, the potato slices in these nachos tend to stay firm even when you stack them up in layers and pile several toppings on them. If you're not a fan of soggy tortilla chips in your nachos, these Irish ones may be your new favorite.

Recipe: Irish Nachos

6. Air Fryer S'mores

S'mores may be synonymous with bonfires and late summer evenings but the gooey marshmallow, melted chocolate, and graham cracker sandwich would make for a pretty irresistible movie night snack too. Plus, you don't even have to get a fire going in your backyard for these s'mores. That nifty little air fryer, a pack of crescent roll dough, chocolate bars, marshmallows, and graham cracker crumbs is all you need to enjoy s'mores at any time of the day and on any day of the year. You can even level up the classic s'more with a generous dollop of Nutella or a drizzle of caramel sauce on top.

Recipe: Air Fryer S'mores

7. Red Wine Cupcakes

A sweet snack for the adults in the room, recipe developer Hayley MacLean's spin on chocolate cupcakes involves a liberal splash of booze. A cup of red wine goes into the cupcake batter and some more is added to the pink-colored frosting. Besides the cheeky thrill of having red wine in a cupcake, MacLean says that the combination of red wine and chocolate has a lot to do with flavor too: "Red wine gives such a wonderful bitterness to these chocolate cupcakes and just a hint of flavor and color to the sweet frosting, which balances it out perfectly." You can even make these cupcakes well in advance as they stay fresh for five days in the refrigerator.

Recipe: Red Wine Cupcakes

8. Crispy Smashed Potatoes

No vegetable lends itself to a tasty snack quite as a potato does — you could bake it, fry it, steam it, mash it ... the possibilities are endless. If you'd like to make a potato-ey snack that's a little more creative than the usual fries and tater tots, these crispy smashed potatoes may be just the thing to try next. The smashed potato bites have a crisp texture seasoned with garlic powder on the outside which gives way to pillowy softness on the inside. This recipe even cuts out the most arduous part of working with potatoes: peeling the root vegetable. Because you're using the potatoes with the skin intact, you only need to set aside about five minutes of prep.

Recipe: Crispy Smashed Potatoes

9. Jarcuterie

Whether it's a movie night for one, a date night for two, or a bingethon with friends, a charcuterie board is an easy snack fix to throw together for the table. Except, there's the problem of someone else finishing off the last piece of cheese that you had your eyes set on. Who wants that movie night snacking inconvenience when you've got an easy fix for it — jarcuteries! This recipe walks you through a genius way in which you can layer and assemble all your charcuterie ingredients in a jar. At the end of it, you'll have turned your family-sized charcuterie board into individual portions so that everyone gets their own little cheese board.

Recipe: Jarcuterie

10. Yogurt-Dipped Strawberries

Chocolate-dipped strawberries are already a hit when it comes to movie night snacks but if you'd like to make the sweet treat a touch healthier, you can dip them in Greek yogurt instead. If you're worried about missing out on the chocolate however, fret not for a thin chocolate drizzle goes on top of the yogurt-dipped strawberries. For added chocolatey goodness, you can even serve the berries with a pot of warm melted chocolate on the side to dip the yogurt-covered fruits in.

Recipe: Yogurt-Dipped Strawberries

11. Oven Baked Hamburger Sliders

Looking for a snack that's more on the filling side and can double up as dinner too? These bite-sized hamburger sliders may be just the thing you're looking for. It's an especially good dish to make when you have several snacks you're cooking at the same time says recipe developer Stephanie Rapone, because "the sliders are so easy to make, and they don't require you to really babysit anything." The recipe even has a secret "fancy sauce" that'll have these hamburger sliders flying off the table before you know it.

Recipe: Oven Baked Hamburger Sliders

12. Ice Pops

Ice pops are a welcome relief on hot movie nights during the summer months. But the great bit about these homemade ice pops is that you're using a ton of fruits in here too. In fact, the recipe calls for an entire pineapple, a whole mango, two pieces of passion fruit as well as a can of coconut milk. Because you're only using these few ingredients with the exception of honey, these refreshing ice pops can be a very healthy alternative to store-bought ice lollies.

Recipe: Ice Pops

13. Chocolate Covered Popcorn

Popcorn is a movie night essential but the usual salt, cheese, or butter flavors can quickly get boring. The great bit about movie nights at home is that you don't have to rely on the run-of-the-mill popcorn options at the cinema. You get to make your own popcorn at home which means you can go all out with your flavors. The best part? You can use a store-bought bag of popcorn if you're not keen on popping them at home too. The important bit here is coating the popcorn in a thick layer of chocolate and drizzling some more white chocolate on top. You even get to make things fun by adding colorful sprinkles or edible glitter for kids joining in on the movie night.

Recipe: Chocolate Covered Popcorn

14. Holiday Roasted Nuts

Movie night snacks — or any snacks in general — don't always have to count as junk food. These holiday roasted nuts for one, are an incredibly nutritious and flavourful snack to have on the table as a healthier alternative to the snack usual offerings. The nutrient-packed recipe calls for two cups of roasted almonds and a cup of roasted cashews and roasted peanuts each, and seasons the nuts with flavors reminiscent of the holiday season, that is, sugar and cinnamon. As a bonus, you'll also have a house smelling like cinnamon, sugar, and all-things-Christmas as you make your holiday roasted nuts.

Recipe: Holiday Roasted Nuts

15. Baked Brie

Prefer something a touch more fancy and sophisticated than chips, dips, and boring veggie sticks? For relatively little effort, recipe developer Susan Olayinka's baked brie will be the pièce de résistance on your snack table. All you need is a wheel of mild Brie plus some olive oil, thyme, some honey to go with it, and 15 minutes of oven time. You can then serve the brie with crackers, bread, and fruits to dip into the warm puddle of cheese that awaits inside the wheel of brie.

Recipe: Baked Brie

16. Gooey Brownie

A movie night snack ensemble is incomplete without something sweet to be a part of it and that something sweet is almost always a box of store-bought brownies. As convenient as store-bought brownies may be, they're incomparable to brownies that are eaten whilst they're just out of the oven and still warm. It only gets better when the brownies are thick, fudgy, gooey, and have the texture of a rich chocolate cake. If that's not reason enough to bake your own brownies at home ahead of a movie night, these gooey brownies only require all but eight ingredients, most of which are probably already in your pantry!

Recipe: Gooey Brownie

17. Copycat McDonald's Chicken McNuggets

Planning a trip to Maccies for a 20-piece box of Chicken McNuggets? With this copycat version, you'll probably have the McNuggets sooner than it would take for you to drive there and back. As a bonus, in return for 15 minutes of prep and another seven for the cook, you'll have yourself 22 McNuggets — that's two more than the McDonald's box! Because you're making them at home, you'll even be able to use ingredients of higher quality, account for any allergies as well as mix up the recipe and tweak the seasoning exactly to your liking.

Recipe: Copycat McDonald's Chicken McNuggets

18. Coconut Macaroons

Here's a snack for coconut lovers: coconut macaroons with just under three cups of desiccated coconut! Made using all but six ingredients including the coconut, these little treats are a snap to make on movie nights. While this recipe pairs the sweet coconut macaroons with the slight bitterness of a dark chocolate drizzle, you also have the option of folding in chocolate chips and dried fruits or even adding all sorts of spices to it.

Recipe: Coconut Macaroons

19. Deep Fried Dill Pickles

People tend to have mixed feelings about pickles but a 2015 survey conducted by ORC International found that 86% of Americans do like their pickles and that the punchy condiment is a raging hit amongst "Baby Boomers" in particular (via PR Newswire). If you identify yourself amongst the 86% pickle-loving population of America, these deep-fried dill pickles will be your new go-to snack on movie nights. With a juicy pickle waiting for you inside crunchy battered exteriors, the only problem with this snack will be that you wish you had made more.

Recipe: Deep Fried Dill Pickles

20. Outback's Bloomin' Onion

No, you do not need one of those plasticky little gadgets off Amazon that are designed specifically to slice blooming onions at home. Recipe developer Lindsay Mattison walks you through the precise steps to chop an onion with a regular knife so that you can replicate your favorite steakhouse, aka Outback's, Bloomin' Onion in your own kitchen. The key here is to choose the right type of onion that will mimic the flavor of Outback's Bloomin' Onion the best, and to choose the right size of it. Although it may take a few tries for your version to look like the Outback's one, it most certainly will taste like one in the first go!

Recipe: Outback's Bloomin' Onion

21. Peanut Butter Popcorn

This sweet and salty popcorn with a twist may convince you that everything's better with a little bit of peanut butter. Recipe developer Jaime Bachtell-Shelbert adds a little under a cup of creamy peanut butter to a bag of lightly salted microwaveable popcorn. To take the flavors of the nutty popcorn up a notch, in goes some honey and vanilla following which the popcorn is given a ten-minute bake in the oven so that all the peanutty goodness gets locked in. To really make the popcorn taste a bit more gourmet, Bachtell-Shelbert mixes half a cup of peanuts with the popcorn but if that's not your thing, you can use candy or dark chocolate chips instead.

Recipe: Peanut Butter Popcorn

22. Cinnamon Sugar Pumpkin Seeds

Tasty movie night snacks that are nutritious too? Yes please! According to Healthline, pumpkin seeds may look small but they pack tons of nutrients that are good for you. Besides being a good source of fiber, antioxidants, and magnesium, pumpkin seeds have certain nutrients that can help promote sleep which means that while you're snacking and watching movies, you're also helping yourself sleep better after. If you're still skeptical about the suitability of pumpkin seeds as a movie snack, the sugar, cinnamon, butter, and vanilla mixture in which the seeds are coated might just sweeten the deal for you.

Recipe: Cinnamon Sugar Pumpkin Seeds

23. Spanish Buñuelos De Viento

If you love Dunkin's Munchkins — which who doesn't? — these Spanish buñuelos will be right up your alley! While the dough for these buñuelos resembles that of churros, the Spanish buñuelos are more fried dough balls than sticks but you can expect the same fluffy texture, golden color, crunchiness, and the coating of cinnamon and sugar on them as you would from churros. Snack on the donut holes whilst they're crisp and fresh out of the fryer or save them for later and dunk them in a steaming cup of spiced hot chocolate.

Recipe: Spanish Buñuelos De Viento

24. Baked Feta With Olives

There are two kinds of people in the world of snacking: Those who swear by popcorn, brownies, and anything that is fried, and those who couldn't fathom a snack platter without cheese, crackers, fruits, and nuts. For those that belong to the latter category, this feta and olive bake will be a wonderful centerpiece on the table. Sweet honey is poured onto the tangy feta, salty olives go on top, and the baked cheese is finished off with the bright acidity of lemon juice. All you really need are some crackers that will work as vessels for this feta bursting with flavor.

Recipe: Baked Feta With Olives

25. No-Bake Chocolate Oat Bars

Looking for a snack that will both satisfy your sweet tooth and be good for your body? Look no further than this No-Bake Chocolate Oat Bars. Recipe developer Susan Olayinka gives the usual oat bar a chocolate-filled makeover that will please even the pickiest of eaters! While the recipe does require a little over three hours for the no-bake chocolate oar bars to come together, most of it goes into the bars chilling in the refrigerator. All you need is 10 minutes to make your oat, cocoa powder, honey, peanut butter, and chocolate chip mixture. The best part? You can easily double or triple the recipe and all you'll need is more ingredients, while the prep and cook time remains the same.

Recipe: No-Bake Chocolate Oat Bars

26. Layered Taco Dip

It doesn't matter whether it's taco Tuesday or not, a taco dip deserves a spot on the snack table on any day of the week. This layered taco dip has all the usual suspects — refried beans, guacamole, cheese, and sour cream — but also a couple more ingredients to give it a kick. The refried beans here are seasoned with taco seasoning and green chilies get mixed in for a bit of heat. Though they don't alter the appearance of the dip, you'll be able to taste all the flavor that they bring to the table.

Recipe: Layered Taco Dip

27. Spiced Roasted Almonds

Snacks that can be grabbed in handfuls and popped into the mouth one by one are elite-level movie night nibbles, we think! Be warned however: This healthy and nutty snack may not be for the faint-hearted. Recipe developer Susan Olayinka's spiced roasted almonds are tossed in an olive oil, salt, and cayenne pepper mixture and true to their name, do taste spicy. While the heat from the cayenne pepper will make these roasted almonds a hit amongst a spice-loving crowd, Olayinka does suggest pairing the nuts with something milky to balance the heat — think creamy milkshakes.

Recipe: Spiced Roasted Almonds

28. Moist Chocolate Cupcake

Ready to upgrade your regular chocolate cupcakes? Recipe developer Jennine Bryant's cupcakes are a lighter, softer, fudgier, and a more moist take on the classic chocolate cupcakes, and are nowhere close to the dense and heavy texture that you're used to in your typical muffins. Complete with a rich and creamy frosting to go on top of your moist chocolate cupcakes, Bryant recommends serving them with a coffee as it enhances the flavor of the chocolate in the cupcakes. You can even deck the little bakes with colorful sprinkles, whipped cream, or a salty caramel drizzle.

Recipe: Moist Chocolate Cupcake

29. Cheesy Ciabatta Garlic Bread

There are certain snacks that you could never go wrong with and cheesy garlic bread has got to be one of them. To upgrade the typical garlic bread however, this recipe swaps the usual bread with a loaf of ciabatta. Because the garlic bread goes into the oven twice — once to crisp up the bread and cook the garlic and another trip for the cheese to melt — using ciabatta will ensure that you still get a pillowy soft texture despite its time in the oven.

Recipe: Cheesy Ciabatta Garlic Bread

30. Air Fryer Bananas

Whether you think of these air fryer bananas as a sweet snack in themselves or as a topping that will take plain vanilla ice creams or waffles up a notch, this movie night nibble is a breeze to whip up. All you need are ripe bananas, rapeseed, canola or vegetable oil, and coconut sugar to sprinkle onto the fruit slices. Pop them into the air fryer and you'll have bite-sized sweet bananas with a lovely caramelized finish. If that sounds too simple, you can always add a pinch of spice through nutmeg, cloves, or cinnamon for more flavor.

Recipe: Air Fryer Bananas

31. Caramel Apple Popcorn

If you couldn't fathom watching TV without a bowl of caramel popcorn in your hand, recipe developer Jaime Bachtell-Shelbert's twist on the popular flavor may just be the next thing for you to try. This recipe calls for a bag of plain or salted microwaveable popcorn in which a butter, brown sugar, maple syrup, vanilla, and cinnamon caramel sauce is folded in. So what's so special about this sweet and salty popcorn, you ask? The two cups of dried apples that are mixed into it of course!

Recipe: Caramel Apple Popcorn

32. Goat Cheese Crostini

Recipe developer Michelle McGlinn calls this goat's cheese crostini "an excellent cocktail hour snack," so if your movie night involves a glass of wine or an icy cocktail or two, the crisp crostini might be just the nibble to pair with it. A whipped goat cheese spread gives the crostini a smooth and creamy texture and the grilled juicy tomatoes seasoned with garlic and rosemary add a punch of flavor to the dish. You can even make the goat cheese spread and the grilled tomatoes in advance, so that all that you need to do is assemble the crostini before you turn on the TV.

Recipe: Goat Cheese Crostini

33. Oreo Cake Pops

This dessert makes the best of two things that no person with a sweet tooth could turn down: cake pops and Oreos. So if you're looking for a snack to please a fussy crowd, here's a dessert that's sure to be a winner. Even better, you don't actually need any cake to make these "cake" pops! All you need are two packets of Oreos which are then blitzed into a cake batter using cream cheese. On goes a thick coating of melted dark chocolate and a white chocolate drizzle for cake pops that have a snappy hard shell of chocolate on the outside but give way to a soft and gooey center.

Recipe: Oreo Cake Pops

34. Vodka Spiked Watermelon

Looking for a cheeky snack for the adults in the room? Recipe developer Hayley MacLean promises that this vodka-spiked watermelon will be a jolly good showstopper on the table, especially if the temperatures are rising on your movie night. All you need are two ingredients: A mini seedless watermelon and a 375-milliliter bottle of vodka. Cut a hole in the fruit, upturn the entire bottle of vodka into it, leave the vodka to soak into the watermelon for 12 hours, and voila! You'll have yourself a spiked little fruit to snack on that might just become a regular on movie nights in your home.

Recipe: Vodka Spiked Watermelon

35. Pumpkin Biscotti

Pumpkin spice fans rejoice: This pumpkin biscotti packs in all the warming flavors of fall but in an entirely new form. The biscotti calls for the usual autumnal spices like nutmeg, cinnamon, and cloves, as well as a can of pumpkin puree. The recipe also relies on almond flour to keep the biscotti wonderfully moist without it feeling too dry. You could dip them in a hot cup of joe, serve them alongside a hot chocolate or even just munch on them plain.

Recipe: Pumpkin Biscotti

36. Chocolate Fondue

When hosting a movie night with friends or family over, you want snacks that require very little effort to put together but can be shared between a large crowd at the same time. In times like these, a chocolate fondue will do the trick. Recipe developer Jennine Bryant not only uses both milk and dark chocolate to make the melted chocolate, but also folds in whipping cream to make the already luxe chocolate fondue even more silky, satiny, rich, and luxurious. Once you've nailed the melted chocolate for the fondue pot, you can use all sorts of foods for dipping — think fruits, marshmallows, nuts, cookies, or even some salty pretzels.

Recipe: Chocolate Fondue

37. Copycat McDonald's Fries

If there's one thing everyone can unanimously agree on, it's that McDonald's makes the best fast food fries without a doubt. The golden brown color, the crisp exterior, the pillowy soft insides — everything about a McDonald's fry screams perfections. But when it comes to ordering a Maccies takeaway and eating the fries at home, the famous fries have a rep for being more soggy than crisp. Fret not, because this copycat recipe uses an ingenious trick to turn regular frozen fries into ones that could easily pass off as being from McDonald's. Because you're frying them at home and eating them hot out of the fryer, it's only crisp fries for the taking.

Recipe: Copycat McDonald's Fries

38. Air Fryer Corn Ribs

The flavor of corn ribs charred on a grill but without actually using a grill? Who would have thought that! Recipe developer Susan Olayinka gives corn ribs a flash of heat in an air fryer which she says makes the ribs taste even better than what they would if they were charred on a grill. With the help of olive oil to give the corn ribs a crunch and a nice brown color, as well as a paprika, onion powder, oregano, black pepper, and garlic powder spice mix for bucket loads of flavor, you've got yourself a movie night winner.

Recipe: Air Fryer Corn Ribs

39. Mini-Chocolate Covered Cheesecake Bites

There are a few unspoken rules when it comes to elite-level movie night snacks: They've got to be small enough for you to grab fistfuls of, and they've got to be perfectly bite-sized for you to pop in your mouth. This recipe takes slices of cheesecakes and converts them into little treats that fit all the movie night snack criteria. A cheesecake is baked and cooled in a brownie pan, sliced into tiny little squares, and then dunked into a bowl of liquid chocolate. There's also the option of cutting the cheesecake into even smaller squares so that they feel like the sweeter cousins of popcorn.

Recipe: Mini-Chocolate Covered Cheesecake Bites

40. Baked Jojo Potatoes

A cross between French fries and roasted potatoes, jojo potatoes pack in the best of both worlds. Even better, these jojo potatoes need nothing more than a non-stick cooking spray, salt, all-purpose flour, and well, potatoes. Besides, because these potato wedges are baked in an oven and not fried, you could say that they're a healthier alternative to grease-covered deep-fried fries. The potatoes are baked twice in the oven to give them a crisp exterior but if you'd like for them to be even crisper, you can pop them in the broiler for extra heat.

Recipe: Baked Jojo Potatoes

41. English Muffin Pizza

Pizza is an all-time movie night favorite but if you want to save a few bucks on takeout and not put too much effort into baking one at home all by yourself either, these three-ingredient English muffin pizzas are everything you need. The recipe calls for English muffins, pizza sauce, and shredded mozzarella to make a super basic pizza with minimal effort. However, if you're in the mood to upgrade them a touch more, there's the option of making your own no-cook pizza sauce from scratch as well. You can play around with different toppings or even scrap the tomato sauce entirely and replace it with a creamy pesto instead.

Recipe: English Muffin Pizza

42. Pao De Queijo

Pronounced as pow-ge-kay-ju, these chewy bite-sized cheese bread balls may be a popular snack in Brazil but it's very likely that they'll become a staple in your home too (via Eater). This recipe calls for only six ingredients to make a basic pao de queijo but gives you the option of adding one herb and one meat to the mix. Crisp bacon and scallions are a particularly good combination for a crunchy texture, whereas chorizo and cilantro add freshness with a hint of spice. While the recipe calls for shredded cheddar, you can even swap it with pepper jack for a bit of oomph.

Recipe: Pao De Queijo

43. Instant Pot Kettle Corn

Long before caramel popcorn became the corn kernels of choice for snackers with a sweet tooth, kettle corn was the go-to for anybody who favored sweet and salty flavors in their popcorn. Traditionally, the kernels were popped in a cast-iron kettle with lard, salt, and honey or molasses (via Gold Medal Popcorn). With recipe developer Kristen Carli's recipe however, you swap the lard with olive oil, the honey and molasses with sugar, and the cast-iron kettle with the good ol' instant pot.

Recipe: Instant Pot Kettle Corn

44. Baked Cajun Sweet Potato Fries

Who wouldn't like to sneak a healthy vegetable into a tasty movie-time snack? Recipe developer Susan Olayinka takes the incredibly nutritious fiber-rich sweet potato and sprinkles it with heaps of cajun and paprika to give the sweet root vegetable a spicy seasoning, per Healthline. Then, Olayinka pops the sweet potatoes in the oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit which she calls the "magic" temperature to give fries perfectly crisp skins but soft and fluffy insides. Make sure to prep enough sweet potatoes because these fries will be flying off the table.

Recipe: Baked Cajun Sweet Potato Fries

45. Air Fryer Pickles

There are people who couldn't fathom ever going near a pickle, let alone eating one, and then there are those who could eat pickles at any time of the day and in any shape, size, and form. These air fryer-fried pickles are sure to be a winner amongst those that fall in the second category. The fried pickles get a boost of flavor from cumin, smoked paprika, and oregano which are mixed into an all-purpose flour coating. Then comes a three-step flour-milk-breadcrumbs dredge process that gives the tangy pickles a mouthwatering crunch.

Recipe: Air Fryer Pickles

46. No-Churn Chocolate Ice Cream

There's nothing quite like cozying up to a new episode of the show that you've been eyeing all week with a tub of chocolate ice cream in your lap. But here's one way to sweeten the deal even more: Homemade chocolate ice cream! Recipe developer Susan Olayinka's no-churn ice cream scraps all the preservatives, stabilizers, and emulsifiers and calls for only three ingredients — heavy cream, condensed milk, and cocoa powder — an electric whisk, and five minutes of prep. Plan ahead and set aside 12 hours for your ice cream to set in the freezer and top it with peanut butter sauce, hot fudge, sprinkles, or whipped cream when it's time to eat the treat.

Recipe: No-Churn Chocolate Ice Cream

47. Copycat Chick-Fil-A Waffle Potato Fries

Want Chick-Fil-A's iconic waffle fries but can't be bothered to make that long drive to a Chick-Fil-A for one? With the right tools, you can make Chick-Fil-A-style waffle potato fries in your very own kitchen! While the recipe only calls for four ingredients, the trick to these fries lies in the chopping of the potatoes and making sure that they're crispy and not soggy. A mandoline slicer or a potato cutter will give your potato slices a waffle-like texture whereas a 30-minute ice bath will make sure that your fries turn out crisp upon deep frying.

Recipe: Copycat Chick-Fil-A Waffle Potato Fries

48. Chewy Coconut Almond Chocolate Chip Cookies

If you're team chewy cookies over crunchy ones, these coconut almond chocolate chip cookies will quickly become one of your favorite cookies to bake in times of a quick sugar fix. A cut above the average chocolate chip cookie, recipe developer Mark Beahm says that the addition of coconut and almond makes them taste like Almond Joys. If you're really aiming for the perfect cookie here, aka crisp edges and chewy centers, you might want to plan ahead to give the cookie dough time to chill in the refrigerator overnight. If you're in a rush however, Beahm gives you full permission to skip through this step and jump straight to baking the cookies in the oven.

Recipe: Chewy Coconut Almond Chocolate Chip Cookies

49. Air Fryer Kale Chips

Granted, kale chips may not be everyone's cup of tea. But besides having the potential to be incredibly tasty, kale chips can double up as a healthy snack that's a bonus that's hard to overlook. In fact, recipe developer Susan Olayinka says that these chips are a great way to eat kale — one of the most nutrient-dense foods there exists — if you don't like its bitter flavor when eaten straight up. With the help of salt, pepper, and any other spice that tickles your fancy, you can mask the bitter taste of kale with all sorts of seasonings.

Recipe: Air Fryer Kale Chips

50. 3-Ingredient Jalapeno Poppers

There are several reasons why these homemade jalapeño poppers beat anything you would ever find in a frozen foods aisle. First, all that these poppers need are three ingredients — jalapeños because, well, they're jalapeño poppers, as well as cream cheese and chicken sausage for a creamy and salty filling. Second, the poppers make for an excellent low-carb snack that is free of any bread crumbs or floury coating. Third, you have the option of either baking the poppers in an oven or frying them in an air fryer and guess what? This recipe walks you through both options!

Recipe: 3-Ingredient Jalapeno Poppers

51. Spicy Garlic Edamame

Edamame doesn't have to be reserved as a bar snack to be eaten at Asian restaurants. These little beans are not only tasty, but are packed with such high amounts of vitamins and nutrients that they deserve a seat at your snack table all year round. Besides soy sauce and garlic for flavour, recipe developer Miriam Hahn gives the option of toning down the heat with a chili sauce marinade or spicing things up even further with a dollop of sriracha for heat lovers.

Recipe: Spicy Garlic Edamame

52. Pork Loaded French Fries

If you struggle to choose between French fries and nachos, struggle no longer: These pork-loaded French fries make use of fries of course, but come with all the toppings that you'd usually find on your nachos. You can use a bag of frozen fries or make them fresh if you prefer but the highlight of the dish is in the thick layers of fries, shredded pork cooked in an instant pot, sliced onions and scallions, and a whole lotta cheddar and Monterey Jack cheese.

Recipe: Pork Loaded French Fries

53. Nutella Mug Cake

Movie night snacks without loads of washing up to do after? It's a win-win we think! If the fact that this mug cake has not one, not two, but five whole tablespoons of Nutella isn't reason enough for you to consider making it, the seven-item long ingredient list and six-minute cook time might just convince you. Simply whip all the ingredients in the mug together, pop it in the microwave for a minute, dust some powdered sugar, or place a few strawberries on top, and voila! You have yourself a moist, spongy, and Nutella-loaded cake ready in a jiffy.

Recipe: Nutella Mug Cake

54. Air Fryer Toasted Ravioli

It's hard to have missed all those ASMR videos of perfectly crunchy pasta chips that were all the rage on TikTok recently. Recipe developer Laura Sampson's twist on the trendy pasta chips however, comes in an entirely new form and with a whole lot of cheese in it. Sampson uses a bag of frozen cheese ravioli and coats it in breadcrumbs, an Italian seasoning blend, garlic powder, and Parmesan cheese so that there's cheese both inside and outside the crisp ravioli. Serve the toasted ravioli in a plater with a bowl of marinara or pizza sauce for everyone to share.

Recipe: Air Fryer Toasted Ravioli

55. Cheesy Ranch Chex Mix

Yes, you could buy a bag of Chex Mix from the store. But what better way to make sure that your Chex Mix only has the components that you like the most in it and doesn't have any pesky circle or window pretzels hiding inside? This Chex Mix uses Corn Chex, Wheat Chex, and Rice Chex as well as Cheez-Its and regular pretzels, and coats them in a powdered ranch dressing and Parmesan cheese mix. The best part? Recipe developer Kristen Carli encourages you to tweak not just the seasoning, but also the components of your Chex Mix to make it your own — even goldfish crackers are on the table!

Recipe: Cheesy Ranch Chex Mix

56. Beer Battered Mozzarella Sticks

Mozzarella sticks are darn near perfect as it is but wait till you try recipe developer Kristen Carli's take on them. While the recipe has all the usual suspects that you'd find in mozzarella sticks, what it also has is an entire bottle of beer. Adding beer to the batter that coats the mozzarella sticks Carli says, "helps to create a lighter crust on fried food," and dark beer in particular, will add a "deep malty sweetness" to the fried cheese.

Recipe: Beer Battered Mozzarella Sticks

57. 2-Ingredient Fudge

Minimal effort and maximum taste is the name of the game when it comes to top-notch snacking and this two-ingredient fudge certainly ticks both the boxes. While you do have the option of adding mix-ins like nuts, marshmallows, or even sprinkles, all that you really need is a can of condensed milk and a bowl of any chocolate chips that you prefer — dark, milk, semi-sweet, take your pick! The fudge can even be prepared in advance as it stays fresh in the refrigerator for up to a week.

Recipe: 2-Ingredient Fudge

58. Old-Fashioned Popcorn Balls

Although popcorn balls usually make an appearance only around the holidays, there's no reason why you shouldn't be able to enjoy this nostalgic treat on movie nights all year round — it is popcorn after all, isn't it? Be prepared to pop a lot of corn kernels because this old-fashioned recipe calls for a whopping 14 cups of popped popcorn. Turn the popcorn into sticky balls using a sweet corn syrup-sugar-butter liquid and any other mix-ins that you might want to eat.

Recipe: Old-Fashioned Popcorn Balls

59. Chocolate Covered Banana Pops

Strawberries and chocolate may be an iconic pairing but there's another fruit that taste's equally delightful when dipped into sweet liquid chocolate: bananas. Not really convinced? Try it for yourself! Once you've peeled, sliced, and frozen your bananas for at least three hours, these pops come together in a mere 10 minutes. All the frozen bananas need is a dip in thick liquid chocolate and a quick five-minute resting time for the chocolate to harden — it's as easy as putting together a healthy snack will ever be.

Recipe: Chocolate Covered Banana Pops

60. Air Fryer Garlic Parmesan Fries

Bored of the usual deep-fried fries covered in salt and a thin layer of grease? This recipe upgrades run-of-the-mill fries with heaps of shredded mozzarella cheese, some more Parmesan cheese, a sprinkle of fresh parsley, and bites of minced garlic. And if that's not enough, there's the option of layering the fries with cheese, garlic, and parsley so that it turns out like a gooey French fry version of a lasagna. Even better, you get to add some more Parmesan flakes on top of the fries once they are cooked and ready to be served.

Recipe: Air Fryer Garlic Parmesan Fries

61. Dark Chocolate Ganache Truffle

Chocolate truffles are one of those sophisticated-looking things that look more complex to make than they actually are. In reality, all you need are three common ingredients because these dark chocolate ganache truffles only require you to mix some dark chocolate chips with warm heavy cream. Form the mixture into little balls, roll them in some cocoa powder, and there you have it — delightful little treats that could easily pass off as a luxe box of truffles that you just bought from the store.

Recipe: Dark Chocolate Ganache Truffle

62. Crispy Papadum

A staple part of Indian cuisine, papadums are crisp and thin flatbreads made from chickpea flour. Served alongside dips and fresh chutneys, these papadums are an excellent gluten-free snack to lay out on the snack table. This recipe calls for protein-rich chickpea flour and seasons it with cumin seeds, black pepper, cayenne pepper, and garlic. The dough is then rolled out and baked in the oven till the papadums are golden and crisp enough to have a nice snap when broken into.

Recipe: Crispy Papadum

63. Potato Chips

Homemade potato chips may seem like an unnecessary hassle especially when supermarkets have rows and rows filled with different varieties of chips. Making them at home however, ensures that your potato chips are free of any unnecessary additives that you'd usually find in store-bought versions. Besides, you also get to flavor them exactly to your liking! While this recipe calls for a simple paprika, salt, and olive oil seasoning, the entire spice rack is on the cards here — think garlic powder, garlic-infused oil, black pepper, onion powder, chili powder, or even Old Bay.

Recipe: Potato Chips

64. Chocolate Chip Mini Muffins

What's better than classic chocolate chip muffins? Mini versions of the muffins that are bite-sized and ideal for snacking of course! These mini muffins can be baked fresh and eaten whilst still warm from the oven or, baked ahead of time and frozen for up to three months. Simply defrost them and pop them in the microwave for a few seconds when movie night comes around and they're ready for you to much on them.

Recipe: Chocolate Chip Mini Muffins

65. Anne Burrell's Focaccia

Few things go better on a movie night than a glass of wine and freshly baked bread. While you pick your film and pour the wine, recipe developer Kristen Carli's focaccia has the fresh bread part covered. A delicious twist on chef Anne Burrell's plain focaccia, Carli upgrades the bread with the herbal flavors of sage and black pepper as well as the tangy sweetness of sun-dried tomatoes. Flavors aside, the focaccia is as simple and straightforward as Burrell's recipe. You could serve it plain, with butter and balsamic vinegar for dipping, or even as part of a charcuterie board.

Recipe: Anne Burrell's Focaccia

66. Sausage Cheese Balls

Somewhere between crisp cheese balls and traditional meatballs, these sausage cheese balls are just as easy to make as they are to eat. All this finger food needs is ground sausage, shredded cheese, Bisquick baking mix, and some milk which is the secret to making the meaty cheese balls moist. You can even add some freeze-dried parsley if you fancy a bit of extra flavor. Shape them, bake them, and finally, serve them alongside a dip — sour cream mixed with cajun and basil is a particularly good dipping sauce for these sausage cheese balls.

Recipe: Sausage Cheese Balls

67. Gordon Ramsay's Donut

When the famous Gordon Ramsay has a donut recipe to share, you know that the donuts are going to turn out to be nothing like what you've ever tasted before. How wouldn't they? Ramsay's puffy donuts are filled with homemade chocolate ganache after all! While recipe developer Michelle Morey certainly loves the chef's donuts, she's found a shortcut to make them easier. With lesser effort but twice the flavor, Morey swaps the homemade ganache with Nutella: "I thought, 'It's such a process to make the donuts alone. Let's save time and added steps by filling these doughnuts with THE BEST chocolate ever — Nutella!'" she says.

Recipe: Gordon Ramsay's Donut

68. Oreo Fluff

If movie nights in your home are incomplete without a family pack of Oreos, this Oreo fluff is going to be a wonderful way to eat your favorite cookie sandwich in an entirely new form. The recipe calls for 31 whole Oreo cookies which are smashed into rough chunks and folded into a cream cheese, milk, and heavy cream mixture which makes the "fluff" in the recipe. From there on, you can eat the Oreo fluff as it is or eat it after the fluff has chilled in the refrigerator for a bit. Alternatively, you can even slather the fluff on top of a chocolate cake or a cupcake.

Recipe: Oreo Fluff

69. Air Fryer Plantains

Although similar to bananas in appearance, plantains are a lot more starchy and a lot less sweet than the former. Besides being poles apart in terms of their taste, plantains are always cooked as opposed to bananas which can be eaten raw. And one such way to cook these fiber-rich plantains is by turning them into snackable chips. This recipe seasons the plantains with a dash of cinnamon powder which you can then serve with whipped cream or peanut butter for dipping. But if you're leaning more towards savory flavors, you can use garlic powder with a little bit of salt instead.

Recipe: Air Fryer Plantains

70. Candied Pecans

Besides being a good source of fiber, copper, zinc d vitamin B1, Healthline says that pecans have been linked to several health benefits. Pecans can improve heart health and brain function as well as stabilize blood sugar. Safe to say, pecans have enough nutritional value to make them worthy of being eaten in more ways than just in the occasional pie. Luckily, this recipe makes it incredibly easy for you to eat more pecans. Spiced with cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves, these candied pecans make for a nutritious and tasty snack to munch on.

Recipe: Candied Pecans

71. Cajun Firecracker Crackers

Sometimes, all that you can really bother to put together for a movie night is crackers along with some cheese, nuts, fruits, and dips. But even when it's one of those nights when you want your munchies to be as fuss-free as possible, there are ways to take your snack game up a notch. Simply grab the pack of saltine crackers that you were going to use and season them with a whole array of spices — it's as simple as that!

Recipe: Cajun Firecracker Crackers

72. Copycat Dairy Queen Dilly Bars

Who doesn't like Dairy Queen's iconic dilly bars? If you usually make a trip to Dairy Queen to stock on these ice cream bars before a movie night, recipe developer Kit Hondrum has an easy-peasy copycat recipe for you to replicate these at home. Using just a tub of soft vanilla ice cream, a bag of chocolate chips, and a few nifty tips and tricks, these homemade copycat dilly bars taste and look darn near indistinguishable from their original versions.

Recipe: Copycat Dairy Queen Dilly Bars

73. Soft Pretzel Bites

Baking soft pretzels at home — or anything that involves yeast, an oven, and sounds remotely like bread — can seem intimidating. Besides, who wants to put that much effort into a mere snack, especially one that is too large to be an appropriate movie night munchie anyway? Recipe developer Molly Allen takes away all the hard bits about making pretzels and leaves you with a recipe for bite-sized pretzel squares that are optimal for dipping and snacking. Using just eight ingredients and Allen's thorough instructions, these soft pretzel bites come together in less than an hour.

Recipe: Soft Pretzel Bites

74. Mini Cinnamon Roll Cookies

Cinnamon roll fans brace yourselves: Here's your favorite treat in a form that you've never seen before. This recipe takes everything that's good about a cinnamon roll — the cinnamon, the sugar, and the white icing — and turns it into a buttery cookie using a store-bought pie crust. The best part? The pie crust is sliced into several mini disks that are bite-sized versions of the beloved cinnamon roll, making them ideal for snacking. The fact that the cookies bake in only eight minutes is only the cherry on the top.

Recipe: Mini Cinnamon Roll Cookies

75. Baked Onion Rings

What do you expect from a plate of onion rings? A little bit of spice, a hint of sweet, a ton of crunch, and a whole lot of oil, that's what! While this recipe certainly brings the sweet, the spice, and the crunch that you'd expect from a good batch of onion rings, it does so without tasting like oil and leaving you with greasy fingers. The trick here is to bake the onion rings in an oven. If you're worried about missing out on the crunch however, a three-ingredient flour, egg, and breadcrumb coating around the onions takes care of that.

Recipe: Baked Onion Rings

76. Slow Cooker Chocolate Nut Clusters

If you tend to prefer a bag of crunchy nuts over popcorn and a bar of chocolate over candies, gummies, and other sugary treats when it comes to matters of snacking, these chocolate nut clusters might be just the thing for you. While this recipe uses peanuts and almonds with chocolate, you can use all sorts of nuts in your clusters. Don't let the hour-long cook time fool you into thinking of this recipe as time consuming, five minutes of prep aside, most of the heavy lifting is left to the slow cooker.

Recipe: Slow Cooker Chocolate Nut Clusters

77. Deep Fried Oreos

Deep-fried Oreos tend to only make an appearance at fairs and carnivals, so if you're dreaming of biting into these crispy, chocolatey deep-fried cookies as you watch TV, you're simply going to have to make them yourself at home. Thankfully, it turns out that they're actually pretty straightforward to make. The most important bit here is the puffy golden crust around the Oreos. The secret? Dunking the Oreos in a pancake batter! While this recipe tells you how to make your pancake batter from scratch, you can even swap it with a store-bought alternative, so all that's left for you to do is the frying bit.

Recipe: Deep Fried Oreos

78. 5- Ingredient Air Fryer Mini Bagels

Bagels in just under half an hour, and using only five ingredients? Who would've thought such a thing possible! While this recipe depends on nothing more than all-purpose flour, Greek yogurt, baking powder, table salt, and an egg for a batch of soft and basic bagels, you can mix all sorts of add-ins to customize these bagels to your liking. Think cinnamon powder, raisins, and sugar for cinnamon raisin bagels or everything seasoning for everything bagels. You can even shape them smaller than your usual bagels to make them a more fitting size for snacking.

Recipe: 5-Ingredient Air Fryer Mini Bagels

79. Bacon Jalapēno Deviled Eggs

Deviled eggs with a sprinkle of paprika are a classic finger food but if you're in the mood to shake things up a bit, recipe developer Eric Ngo has several options for you. While this recipe upgrades deviled eggs with the help of crisp bacon, diced jalapeños, and minced chives, you can also consider experimenting with cooked shrimp or smoked salmon. Ngo calls these deviled eggs a recipe that's more like an "intro to cooking," meaning it's a great recipe for even beginners.

Recipe: Bacon Jalapēno Deviled Eggs

80. Funnel Cake Bites

Warm carnival-style funnel cakes are great but recipe developer Jessica Monroe has a problem with them: "Usually, when I eat funnel cake, I end up getting powdered sugar all over my clothes from trying to break it into smaller pieces." Naturally, Monroe found a way to make them a lot easier and less messy to eat. In nearly 20 minutes, you'll have yourself fluffy funnel cake bites that taste just like what you'd find at a fair but without the mess of all the powdered sugar that it leaves behind.

Recipe: Funnel Cake Bites