From galaxy popcorn to fancy spreads, these movie night snack trays and goodies will kick the fun up a notch

With all the running around after school and at weekend activities, sometimes you need a good old-fashioned family movie night. After you’ve picked out the perfect family flick, why not spoil the kids with super creative movie snacks and movie night snack trays? From fancy popcorn and fruit “nachos,” to Minion-themed treats, keep reading to see how you can up your snack game in a big way.

Reese’s Snack Mix

Sure, you can buy a bag of snack mix at the store, but then you’re left with raw, unsalted peanuts that no one wants to eat. Instead, mix your own! This version from Hoosier Homemade only takes six ingredients (half of which involve chocolate) and whips up quickly. Prefer different add-ins? Customize to what your family loves!

Movie Night Snack Board

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Simple Made Recipes


Movie night just got a whole lot better. This film-themed board brings your fave cinema treats to your fingertips, with options like popcorn, licorice, and gummy bears—all you have to do is press “play.” Head to Simply Made Recipes to get all the inspiration.

Galaxy Popcorn

Move over buttered popcorn—there’s a new kernel in town. Whether you’re throwing a space-themed movie night or want to try something new, this colorful recipe uses melting chocolate in galactic colors with some fun star sprinkles.

Apple Nachos

Trying to sneak in some fruit after a long day? These Apple Nachos from The Baker Mama make it easy. All it takes is some sliced apples and the toppings of your choosing. Opt for peanut butter, caramel, chocolate sauce, M&M’s, chopped nuts, and mini chocolate chips, or just pick a few!

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Banana Berry Minions Muddy Buddies

With a new Minions movie coming out almost every year, it makes sense to have this adorable Muddy Buddy Mix on hand. It’s made with pudding, gelatin, candy melts, and other fun add-ins that bring the lovable, yellow Minions to your fingertips (and taste buds!). Grab the whimsical recipe from Love Bakes Good Cakes.

Cheerio Cereal Bars

Bored of regular Rice Krispies treats? Try these Cheerio Cereal Bars instead! They’re made the same way but use Cheerios, M&M’s, chocolate chips, and marshmallows instead. We love that they are also customizable, so you can add any toppings.

Dilly Summer Chex Mix

This summer Chex mix will satisfy the salty lovers in your family. The crispy crackers give it a crunch, and the dill amps up the flavor in a big way.

Related: 100 Movies Every Kid Needs to See Before They Grow Up


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