Lights, camera, action on these movie night snacks
17 November 2017 | Schwartz
Baby, it’s cold outside! Ward off the winter blues by hitting the sofa, grabbing a fluffy blanket and settling down for cosy movie night. While you decide on what film to watch, whip up some movie snacks which, let’s be honest, are just as important! These wonderfully shareable recipes are ideal for an evening in front of the season’s best films.
Nachos are the perfect fuel for movie marathons. However, you can do so much more than just melting cheese onto tortilla chips! The best nachos pack a bit of heat, so add jalapenos and chilli flakes for a fiery kick, then cool it down by dunking them into fresh salsa with peppery basil and tangy red wine vinegar. Just try not to crunch too loudly at the crucial moment in the film.
Did you know that you can make your own hummus in a matter of minutes? A classic humus recipe combines creamy chickpeas with cumin and garlic – bought together with a dash of oil and a squeeze of lemon. Just blitz it in a blender and add a touch of smoked paprika to finish it off. This healthy movie snack is perfect to smother on warm flatbreads or dip refreshing carrot sticks into.
When you need a heartier movie snack to get you through a movie marathon, there’s no better choice than these sweet and salty morsels. All you need to do for this easy chicken drumstick recipe is coat the meat in sweet honey, tomato puree and our Fajita seasoning. The combination of mellow ground coriander, zesty lemon and warming chilli perfectly offsets the sticky honey, which keeps the chicken moist. While these are perfect enjoyed fresh from the barbeque in the summer, they’re just as tasty when popped in the oven.
Spice up traditional chips with our delicious oven roasted potato wedges recipe. When preparing the potatoes, keep the skin on and simply sprinkle over our Southern Fried Wedges mix for a snackable treat straight from the heart of the Deep South. Crunchy breadcrumbs are seasoned with garlic, black pepper and thyme to give the skins a mouthwatering crunch – perfect served up with an array of dips, from creamy guacamole to garlic mayonnaise.
These sweet treats are sure to impress – plus, these easy chocolate pots are also surprisingly simple to make! A pinch of salt perfectly balances the sweet sugary mixture, and a hint of chilli adds an exciting kick. When you cut into them, you’ll discover a deliciously gooey centre. Top tip: to get these chocolatey beauties onto your plate in one smooth movement, dust the ramekins with flour before putting the mixture in so they don’t stick to the side.