24 Movie Night Snacks You’ll Finish Before the Show Starts

Words: Robyn Samuels

The ultimate test of self-restraint is waiting until the movie starts before you touch your popcorn. With these fun movie snacks, you might struggle to hold out before the trailers even begin. Whether you’re in the mood for something sweet, salty or want a delicious drink, we’ve got you covered with these tasty movie night snacks.

Tasty Movie Night Snacks & Drinks

From drinks to doughnuts to burgers and ‘shakes, here are our fave movie night snacks.

Classic Whiskey Sour

Sit back, relax and sip on this zesty Bourbon beauty.

Recipe for Classic Whiskey Sour

Frozen JOYA Apple Martini

Prefer Martinis? This slushie-inspired, fun and fruity cocktail should be right up your alley.

Recipe for Frozen JOYA Apple Martini

White Chocolate Mousse with Salted Caramel Popcorn

Salted Caramel Popcorn will always be a movie night fave. We’ve taken this inspired treat to even tastier heights with a velvety and creamy white chocolate mousse as the base. Enjoy with a glass of Chardonnay for the ultimate pairing, and toast to an epic night-in.

Recipe for White Chocolate Mousse with Salted Caramel Popcorn

Baked Carrot Cake Doughnuts

Imagine everything you love about carrot cake made into tasty doughnuts. These delightful treats are perfect as a movie snack. Prepare your popcorn and lay out these sweet treats on the table for friends to tuck in to.

Recipe for Baked Carrot Cake Doughnuts

Affogatos with Espresso Swirl No-churn Ice Cream

This treat is for the partner that falls asleep halfway through the movie and wakes up after the credits roll. Caffeine-filled and rich, these Affogatos are sure to keep them wide-eyed.

Recipe for Affogatos with Espresso Swirl No-churn Ice Cream

Biscoff Cinnamon Rolls

Decadent and delish, these Biscoff cinnamon rolls are ideal for a movie night with the gals.

Recipe for Biscoff Cinnamon Rolls

Billionaire Bars

Host a fabulous Oscar party for your friends, roll out the red carpet and have bubbly pre-drinks before the show begins. These delicious Billionaire Bars scream ‘opulence’.

Recipe for Billionaire Bars

Amagwinya with Chocolate Crème Pâtissière & Cherries

Planning a Friday night in with the gals? Grab a bottle of red and pair it with these sweet treats for the ultimate movie snack. Chocolate-filled and topped with cherry sauce, these amagwinyas are positively decadent.

Recipe for Amagwinya with Chocolate Crème Pâtissière & Cherries

Peanut Butter Bourbon Hot Chocolate

Cuddles and hot chocolate – doesn’t that sound like the perfect night in? This drink is everything you love about hot choc, then some. The dash of Bourbon takes it over the edge.

Recipe for Peanut Butter Bourbon Hot Chocolate

Ultimate S’mores with ClemenGold Marshmallows

These tasty treats aren’t strictly reserved for camping trips. S’mores are the ultimate movie snack – they’re totally worth the sticky hands, just don’t touch the remote control.

Recipe for Ultimate S’mores with ClemenGold Marshmallows

Peanut Butter & Strawberry Jam Sandwich Cookies

No, you’re not too old for milk and cookies. This timeless treat is easy to whip up. If you don’t have time to make cookies from scratch, grab a pack of your fave biscuits – we love a good shortbread, even some ginger snaps would do – give a good schmear of peanut butter (chunky, smooth or crunchy, have your pick) and match it with some strawberry jam. Getting the perfect ratio is the difference between choking on dry peanut butter or drowning in jam. We recommend washing it down with this coffee milkshake.

Recipe for Peanut Butter & Strawberry Jam Sandwich Cookies

The Ultimate Strawberry Milkshake & Rainbow Cookies

Look no further for the ultimate movie snack – it’s in the name. Strawberry Milkshakes are perfect for a retro-themed movie night. The Funfetti Cookies are a sweet addition; you could also shake things up and add burgers to the mix.

Recipe for The Ultimate Strawberry Milkshake with Rainbow Funfetti Cookie

Cheesy Pretzel Roll Sliders

The only thing better than a milkshake is a milkshake with a burger! Imagine succulent Wagyu beef patties hugged by two pretzel rolls, topped with a droolworthy raclette cheese and chilli crisp – don’t forget the pickle on the side.

Recipe for Cheesy Pretzel Roll Sliders 

Zucchini Fries with Guacamole & Chilli Oil

Want some fries with that…? Nothing goes together better than burgers and fries. We opted for something less classic, but equally delicious. These zucchini fries taste great on their own or with a serving of guacamole and drizzle of chilli oil.

Recipe for Zucchini Fries with Guacamole & Chilli Oil

Harumaki

If these weren’t so darn crispy, we’d suggest smuggling them into the cinema. Thanks to the pulled pork, ginger, and sweet and sour notes, they’re incredibly delicious.

Recipe for Harumaki

Homemade Pork & Leek Sausage Rolls

Before you tuck into these tasty, meaty delights, dunk into the hot mustard and honey dip.

Recipe for Homemade Pork & Leek Sausage Rolls

Wagyu Mince Samoosas

As much as we appreciate sweet treats, samoosas will always be the superior South African snack. If you’re hosting a couple of friends for movie night, make these pockets of deliciousness. Wagyu beef makes them ridiculously juicy on the inside, plus they’re beautifully spiced – the perfect complement for that crispy, crunchy golden brown exterior. Ok, we just made ourselves hungry.

Recipe for Wagyu Mince Samoosas

No Knead Pizza with Mozzarella, Prosciutto & Wild Rocket

Pizza party and a movie? If you’re craving something more substantial, this No Knead Pizza with gooey mozzarella, salty prosciutto and peppery rocket is what you’re after. Simple to make and so rewarding, friends and family will keep coming back, slice after slice.

Recipe for No Knead Pizza with Mozzarella, Prosciutto & Wild Rocket

Popcorn Chicken with Korean Dipping Sauce & Soju Cocktails

Why have popcorn when you can have Popcorn Chicken? These Korean-inspired treats will transport you to heaven. The dipping sauce is infused with spicy Gochujang, honey, soy sauce and zesty lime. Top with some sesame seeds to make it a textural delight and whip up these Soju-inspired cocktails. Divine!

Recipe for Popcorn Chicken with Korean Dipping Sauce & Soju-inspired Cocktails

Chilli Bacon Caramelised Nuts with Tabasco Bourbon Shooters

Like a bit of heat? Treat your taste buds to these smoky, spicy, caramelised nuts. Chilli lovers will enjoy this movie night snack with Tabasco Bourbon Shooters – perfect for when the occasion calls for something stronger like a bottle of Bourbon instead of wine.

Recipe for Smoky Chilli Bacon Caramelised Nuts with Tabasco Bourbon Shooters

Vegan Cauliflower Buffalo Bites

Not sure what to make your vegan friend? These cauliflower bites coated in a vegan-friendly BBQ sauce are insanely delicious – even carnivores will love them. From the crunchy exterior to the soft cauliflower florets and the basting, this is a must-make movie snack!

Recipe for Vegan Cauliflower Buffalo Bites

Roasted Masala Spiced Nuts

If you love nuts as much as we do, then you’re in for a treat with this spicy and nutty movie night snack. Masala spice adds the perfect amount of heat to these roasted nuts – trust us, you won’t be able to get enough of them!

Recipe for Roasted Masala Spiced Nuts

Baba Ganoush with Sesame Lavash

The recipe for the perfect weekend starts with ‘baba’ and ends with ‘ganoush’. If you’re not a fan of popcorn, this is the ultimate savoury dip. Stock up on crackers, crisps, pretzels or flatbread to scoop up all that aubergine goodness.

Recipe for Baba Ganoush with Sesame Lavash

Whipped Feta & Cream Cheese with Green Olive Salsa Verde

Creamy, salty and satisfying, this tangy dip is filled with all your favourite Mediterranean flavours and makes for the perfect movie snack with slices of toasted baguette.

Recipe for Whipped Feta & Cream Cheese with Green Olive Salsa Verde

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