28 Best Movie Snacks

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This list of movie snacks features a variety of easy snack ideas that will satisfy your late night cravings. With plenty of sweet, salty, and savory options to choose from, there’s guaranteed to be something for everyone to enjoy during your next family movie night!

Candy, popcorn, chicken nuggets, and soft pretzel.


No need to go to the movies when you can host a cozy, fun movie night at home. But of course a good movie night needs some delicious snacks.

From popcorn chicken, to cookies, popcorn, and of course candy, these are some of the best movie night snacks.

1. Movie Night Snacks Board

Putting together a snack board is the perfect way for you to enjoy all of your favorite movie snacks in one night. Choose your favorite movie candy, salty popcorn, and chips. Crunchy, fruity, and savory items –– the possibilities are endless!

2. Homemade Movie Popcorn

This homemade buttery popcorn is even better than the one from the movie theaters, and it stays perfectly crispy for days. The secret ingredient is clarified butter, also known as ghee. The perfect snack for a movie night!

3. Chocolate Chip Cookies

Satisfy any sweet tooth with these mini chocolate chip cookie bites. They are soft, chewy, and absolutely scrumptious. Their tiny size makes them so cute and irresistible!

4. Kettle Corn

Kettle corn strikes a perfect balance between salty and sweet. It’s great not only at the fair but also during movie nights! You can easily make kettle corn at home in a skillet with oil.

5. Popcorn Chicken

Crispy popcorn chicken will be a hit during movie night! Enjoy this homemade version of bite-sized pieces of breaded chicken with honey mustard, ranch, or any of your other favorite dipping sauces. If you are short on time, try this simple air fryer frozen popcorn chicken recipe.

6. Trail Mix Popcorn

Sweet, salty, and savory –– this trail mix brings together some tasty fan favorite movie snacks. With plenty of ideas for variations, it’s easy to make this recipe your own.

7. Chocolate Covered Pretzels

Make delicious chocolate-covered pretzels in just three simple steps. All you need to do is dip, decorate, and dry. Use a fork to make dipping easy and decorate with your favorite sprinkles.

8. Soft Pretzels

Pop frozen pretzels in the air fryer, and they’ll be golden and ready to serve in just 3 minutes. Pair with your favorite dipping sauces and enjoy!

9. Homemade Queso

Queso dip is not only addicting, but also easy to make in a crockpot! Serve this delicious melted cheese concoction with tortilla chips, pretzel bites, or veggies.

10. Party Chex Mix

Bursting with flavor, party Chex has a high ranking on any list of favorite movie snacks. You can make this tasty mix in either a crockpot or the oven.

11. Nachos

This recipe for epic beef nachos supreme is even better than Taco Bell! Loaded with ground beef, refried beans, tomatoes, cheese, and green onions, these nachos will make an incredible addition to your movie night.

12. Chicken Wings

Simple seasonings turn chicken wings into the ideal movie snack. These wings are so crispy and taste delicious with any dipping sauces!

13. Rice Krispie Treats

Out of 20 different taste tests, this crunchy and chewy rice krispie treat recipe was determined to be the best! Rice krispie treats are an easy snack that will add some sweetness to your movie night.

14. Gummy Bears

With just 3 simple ingredients and a gummy bear mold, you can make your own gummy bears at home. This homemade candy is perfect for munching during movies!

15. Monster Cookies

Colorful and cute, monster cookies are great for snacking. These cookies are thick and chewy with soft centers and crispy edges.

16. Pizza Bites

Deep dish pizza bites are the perfect savory snack for family movie night. Kids will love these mini crescent roll dough pizzas!

17. Homemade Chocolate Crunch Bars

Munch on crunch bars during your next movie night! Make your own copycat Nestle crunch bars with just 4 ingredients and only 5 minutes of prep time. 

This cookie dough recipe is safe to eat since it’s completely egg free and made with heat treated flour. You can also personalize your cookie bites with any choice of mix-ins, such as chocolates or nuts.

19. Mini Pretzel Dogs

Mini pretzel hot dogs are the perfect size for snacking. Each bite of these tiny pretzel dogs is soft and juicy, with a sprinkle of salt adding even more flavor.

20. Spiced Nut Mix

Crunchy and spicy is a tasty combination, and this spiced nut mix is no exception! The flavors of garlic, chili powder, and cayenne pepper will make your taste buds dance and add a kick to your movie night.


21. Candy Grapes

Candy grapes are an easy sweet and sour snack that you will love. Simply take frozen seedless grapes and dip them in your favorite flavors of powdered jello mix.

22. Potato Chips

Chips are a classic movie snack. Make your own crispy potato chips at home with this easy potato chip recipe.

23. Fruit Cups

Tropical fruit cups are not only delicious, but also stunning in appearance! This healthy fruit cup recipe contains mango, pineapple, kiwi, strawberry, and banana.

24. Charcuterie Board Cups

Make movie snacks simple with these easy-to-assemble charcuterie board cups. These single size cups can be personalized with various ingredients and are great prepared in advance.

25. Loaded Fries

Look no further for the best loaded fries. In this Rock-ola copycat recipe, crispy fries are topped with cheddar and Monterey Jack cheese, as well as bacon. These pair incredibly well with ranch! Be sure to check out this list of more delicious loaded fries.

26. Puff Pastry Cheese Sticks

Flaky, cheesy, and filled with delicious spices, these puff pastry cheese sticks are satisfying and great for sharing. Be sure to check out these other puff pastry appetizers.

27. Mozzarella Cheese Sticks

Fried mozzarella sticks are one of our favorite movie night snacks. You can make these crispy breaded cheese sticks in the oven or air fryer, and enjoy them with a side of marinara sauce.

Skittles candy.

28. Candy

You can’t go wrong with sweet treats like your favorite movie candy. From Skittles, to Milk Duds, M&M’s, chocolate bars and more.

Did you try any of these movie night snack ideas? Let me know your favorite snacks and movie in the comments.

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Candy, popcorn, chicken nuggets, and soft pretzel.
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Movie Snacks

By Heather
Some of the best movie snacks perfect to serve on your night movie night. From popcorn to chicken wings, candy, and more.
Prep: 5 minutes
Total: 2 minutes
Servings: 2


  • 4 candy bars
  • 4 cups popcorn
  • 4 cups chips


  • Choose your favorite movie night snacks like candy, popcorn, chips, or the above ideas.


Calories: 1369kcal | Carbohydrates: 144g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 84g | Saturated Fat: 21g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 30g | Monounsaturated Fat: 23g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 918mg | Potassium: 726mg | Fiber: 16g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 65IU | Calcium: 285mg | Iron: 9mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
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