It’s Oscar season! After all of the amazing movies you went to see this year, you’re ready to sit down with a bunch of your friends and find out who is crowned the best of the best on Oscar night. If you’re hosting the Oscar party this year, you may be wondering what the best kinds of snacks are. I mean, the Oscars are a high-class, fancy event, so you want to serve more elegant snacks than just chips and dip, right? Here’s an idea: the Oscars are all about movies, so you should be serving classic movie snacks! But because the Oscars are no ordinary night, here are some ways you can put a more complex and delicious spin on some of your favorite movie theater treats.
While buttered popcorn is the most perfect snack for going to the movie theater, it’s just way too plain for your Oscar party. Luckily, it’s super easy to add bold flavor to popcorn. I can’t decide between the French-style popcorn recipe and the spicy cinnamon sugar popcorn recipe. Guess I’ll just have to make both! See all of our Popcorn recipes.
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You know those boxes of bite-sized, chocolate-covered cookie dough they sell at the movies? Why can’t I find those anywhere else? Cookie dough is delicious, and it makes for a great snack. And truffles are always a fancy dessert, so put the two together and you’ve got a beautiful, tasty dessert for your Oscar party! Don’t worry, the cookie dough in this recipe (via livforcake.com) is eggless and totally edible. Get the Cookie Dough Truffles recipe.
Just like cookie dough bites, I never really see anyone eating Raisinets unless it’s at the movies. In case you’re skeptical, I did look it up, and “chocolate-covered raisins” seems to be one of the most universally popular movie theater snacks. Go figure. Honor the ever-popular Raisinets at your Oscar party by making these oatmeal and chocolate-covered raisin cookies. The recipe (via alattefood.com) suggests just using chocolate-covered raisins instead of chocolate chips, but you can feel free to prepare the chocolate-covered raisins on your own and bake them into your cookies! Get the Oatmeal and Chocolate-Covered Raisin Cookies recipe.
Sour Patch Kids are a classic, fruity candy that snuck their way into many a movie theater in my pocket. They’re absolutely delicious, but there is a way to make them both Oscar-worthy and healthy (oh yeah, you read that right). According to this extremely creative recipe (via dinnerthendessert.com), all you need to do is coat a green grape with a thin layer of flavored Jell-O mix, and you’ve got a grape that tastes just like a Sour Patch Kid! Get the Sour Patch Grapes recipe.
Once Reese’s Pieces were featured in the Oscar-winning film “E.T.,” people started bringing them to the movies and haven’t looked back since. Instead of just eating the candy, get your peanut butter fix with these babies (via togetherasfamily.com). Get the No-Bake Reese’s Pieces Peanut Butter Bars recipe.
Two popular movie munches are pretzels and Sno-Caps, so why not have both in the same snack? There are two ways you could go about making this mash-up. First, you could dip a pretzel or pretzel stick in chocolate and cover it with round white sprinkles so that it looks like a Sno-Cap. Or, you could dip one in chocolate and then cover it with actual mini Sno-Caps. Either way, this should take you all of about two minutes, and it’s a guaranteed Oscar party favorite!
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Chocolate and caramel are a classic combination anywhere, especially at the movies! Take a box of Milk Duds to the next level with these Milk Dud cake mix bars (via kleinworthco.com). They are chocolatey, gooey, and an absolute necessity! Get the Milk Dud Cake Mix Bars recipe.
If I’m writing the article, there is a 100% chance something salty will pop up. And, well, here it is! It’s so easy to eat a billion potato chips while watching a movie, but to spruce it up for the Oscars you’ll need a little something sweet to balance out all that salt. The sweetness in butterscotch chips does the trick, according to this recipe. This could very well be the most addicting snack at your party! Get our Butterscotch Potato Chip Cookies recipe.
Believe it or not, there are people out there who don’t like chocolate, so Skittles are another popular movie snack. If your party guests like super sweet desserts, you can’t go wrong with a Skittles cupcake (via cookiescupcakesandcardio.com)! The rainbow frosting is beautiful, and the buttercream and Skittles are guaranteed to satisfy everyone’s sweet tooth. Get the Skittles Cupcakes recipe.
What’s the only way to make M&M’s even more perfect? Blend them into some ice cream! You can set up a mini milkshake bar at your Oscar party and feature these thick, chocolatey M&M’s shakes (via reasonstoskipthehousework.com) as the star. Get the M&M’s Milkshake recipe.
I was actually surprised that Junior Mints and Peppermint Patties were such popular movie snacks. But thank goodness they are, because otherwise, we wouldn’t have these amazing Junior Mints cupcakes (via foodfanatic.com) to munch on at our Oscar parties! The chocolate shell and Junior Mint garnish on top make for a cupcake that looks as fancy as it tastes. Get the Junior Mints Cupcakes recipe.
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