movie night snack idea

Movie Night Snack Idea

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Don’t you love a movie night? I know that things are incredibly busy during this time of year but that means it is even more important to take a break, get your husband or your bestie or someone else in your life, plop down on the couch and have a movie night. The running joke in our house is that I have never seen any movie ever because I wasn’t never really into watching movies until a couple of years ago. Now that I have kids, at home movie nights are  not only my favorite family activity, but also easy and affordable date night too!


Our latest date night movie selection? Shawshank Redemption. I loved this movie and I knew I had to pick it because Wade has actually NOT seen this movie and I have and that is extremely rare and deserves a fun movie night snack. First things first, I had to gather all my supplies, which right now you can find all in one place at Walmart and for less than one ticket to the movies! Check out this list to see if you can find this fun little pallet at your store!


I grabbed a couple of my favorite types of M&M’s® in the movie box, a 6 count package of Orville Redenbacher’s Kettle Corn and, of course Shawshank Redemption, the Blue Ray Discs are $7.88 and the DVD’s are only $5! Awesome!


Now, without giving away too much of the plot, Shawshank Redemption takes place in a prison and that made me think about different things are hidden in the prisons. The first thing that came to mind was in books (well, more specifically, carved out of bibles, but yeah, that isn’t appropriate to recreate so, yeah) and this also reminded me the fun little snack trays that you can get at the movie theaters as well- win/win! For these fun little book movie boxes I grabbed a couple paper mache books from the craft store, some sponge brushes and some black and white paint.


I painted the ‘pages’ white and the rest of the book black, including the inside cover, but not the inside of the box where the food will go.


After the box was done, I knew that for movies I love salty and sweet so I had to make a sweet snack for hubby and I, and these M&M’s® Popcorn Bars were amazing!


I started with half a stick of butter and a bag of marshmallows that I melted on the stove. While this was going, I also popped two bags of the Orville Redenbacher’s popcorn.


Once the marshmallows and butter were melted, I added a bag and a half of popcorn and stirred it up.


With the theme of hiding items within items, I thought it would be fun to hid the M&M’s® inside the popcorn, so I put a layer of the popcorn down. On top of that I added a box of Peanut Butter M&M’s® and then another layer of popcorn on top.


After it all set, I cut it up and put some in the box with regularly popped popcorn and a few more M&M’s®. I think that is a pretty sweet (and salty) movie night snack!


Plus, just check it out when you open it up and find all  the M&M’s in the middle! Way better than a nail file in a cake!


 I hope you try this out for your next movie night! Keep up with all these great brands on social media!

Orville Redenbacher’s Facebook | M&M’s® Facebook  | Warner Brother’s Facebook

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2 Responses to Movie Night Snack Idea

  1. Heather {Brie Brie Blooms} November 21, 2014 at 8:23 am #

    Super fun presentation in the book boxes! #client

  2. Sara Merritt November 25, 2014 at 4:06 pm #

    I like your clever craft — I imagine that you can use them for many movie nights to come! #client