5 Perfect Movie Night Snacks


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There’s nothing quite as fun as a movie night in with your girls. So why not try out some new snacks this summer? These Smart Girls approved snacks will make your girls night even better.

 

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  • Have some fun with your popcorn!

Popcorn is a classic movie standby, but the normal butter and salt might get a little boring. Instead of going that route, though, why not try a little something different? There are endless ways to spice up your popcorn, everything from sprinkling the cheese powder from Kraft mac and cheese to making your own “buffalo wing” popcorn by combining equal amounts of hot sauce and butter in the microwave until completely melted.

(For more fun popcorn ideas, check out this Food Network article!)

 

 

  • Peanut butter pretzel bites!

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What you need: 1 cup creamy peanut butter, 2 tablespoons softened butter, 1/2 cup powdered sugar, 3/4 cup brown sugar, Pretzels, 1 bag semi-sweet chocolate chips

These looks a lot harder than they really are. To start, line a baking sheet with a wax paper and set it to the side. Then, combine the butter and peanut butter, adding in the sugars when that is done. At this point, you should be able to roll the mixture into balls contained about 1 tablespoon of mixture per ball. Sandwich each ball between 2 pretzels and put the baking sheet in the freezer for 30 minutes. Now, it’s time to melt the chocolate. To do this, put the chocolate chips in a bowl over pan of lightly simmering water. Once it’s completely melted, remove the bowl from the heat and dip your pretzel bites halfway into the chocolate. When this is done, put them back in the fridge to cool until the chocolate is set, and enjoy!

(Recipe found on “What Megan’s Making”)

 

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Strawberry yogurt bark

This recipe can work with any fruit and yogurt,  but the recipe that I found used strawberries and honey Greek yogurt.

First, line a flat, sided pan with parchment paper and pour the yogurt in about 3/8 of an inch. Then, sprinkle in your strawberries (or other mix-in, if you prefer.) Now, all you have to do is freeze it until it is completely frozen (which can take about 4 or 5 hours, depending on the size of the pan) and once it’s completely frozen, just break it apart and eat!

(Recipe found on Hello, Wonderful.)

 

  • Dipped s’mores

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This classic twist on a classic summer campfire treat is the perfect addition to any movie night. All you need is a pack of graham crackers, chocolate (chocolate chips or a candy bar both work.) Now set them up on a baking sheet and put them in the oven (the recipe I found says 400 degrees, but feel free to try whatever feels right.) and take them out when the marshmallow is appropriately gooey and the chocolate is just melted enough. Then, put the oven and melt the chocolate, dip your s’mores in the melted chocolate however you like, top with sprinkles and enjoy!

(Recipe found on Tip Junkie)

 

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Pizza rolls!

If sweet treats just aren’t your style, try these delectable pizza rolls, made using 1 8 oz. package crescent rolls, 4 cheese sticks, halved and 1 package of sliced pepperoni. To start, heat the oven up to 350 degrees. Now, take each triangle of dough and put about 6 (depending on the size) pieces of pepperoni in the bottom of the triangle, the halved cheese stick at the top, and roll it all up. Now place them seam-side down on the baking sheet, and put in the oven for 10-14 minutes, or until golden brown.

(Recipe found on The Girl Who Ate Everything.)

 

 

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Faith Gravemann

Faith Gravemann is an editorial intern at Smart Girls Group. She attends University of Missouri- Columbia (Mizzou) and is majoring in journalism. She enjoys reading, writing, watching NASCAR, spoiling her cat and independent bookstores.