Blog Entry Saturday: Movie Snacks

Everyone has their favorite movies snacks, but sometimes movie time becomes more than just one movie, one box of candy, it becomes a stay-at-home marathon-watching event. Here's some of my favs for those such days - 

This one above isn't too terribly hard. I use frozen pie shell and let it thaw until a bit soft. Use it pressed into Pam-sprayed cupcake pan. Fill with apple pie filling and one chewy caramel. Seal the top and poke holes in it. Bake. Mini caramel apple pies. I brush the tops of these with water or apple juice and sprinkle with granulated sugar. I prefer these as a "dessert" during a movie after having dinner/movie combo.

Speaking of ideal movie-watching meal munchies, I prefer to make the grilled cheese with mac and cheese inside - the noodles scoop up the soup. Put tomato soup with basil in shot glasses and a sandwich quarter dipped inside. 

I think my adult son would agree his favorite movie snack growing up was Puppy Chow or Muddy Buddies, depending on how you heard them referred to.

9 cups Chex cereal (any kind)
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips or 6 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips, melted.
1⁄2 cup smooth peanut butter, melted.
1⁄4 cup butter, melted.
1 -2 teaspoon vanilla.
1 1⁄2 cups powdered sugar.

Melt the chips, peanut butter and butter. Add vanilla. Toss cereal in it. Now, put that glop into a bag of powdered sugar and shake hard.

Candy cane bark is simple to make. Mix up melted choc or white chips, add a touch of vanilla, spread over top of a waxed paper atop a cook sheet that has pretzels, candy corn and peanuts scattered upon it. Let it harden in the fridge. Snap off and enjoy. Addictive! 

My most requested snacking treat by far is the cowboy pizza dip -

2 T. sun-dried tomatoes
8 oz sour cream
8 oz mozzarella shredded (divided into two halves)
4 oz cheddar cheese 8 oz ricotta cheese
small package pepperoni diced 1 T. garlic minced
4 tsp Cowboy Spice Company Sweet Heat

Mix all ingredients using 4 oz of the mozzarella. Spread in an 8 x 8 baking dish and sprinkle with the leftover 4 oz of mozzarella. Bake 350 x 30 minutes.

Tear up a loaf of Italian or French bread and use for dipping or use tortilla chips.