Perfect Movie Night Snacks: Sweet & Salty Caramel Popcorn Treats

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Need some yummy movie night snacks for family movie night? These Sweet & Salty Caramel Popcorn Treats are the perfect combination of sweet and salty and with snacks like this at home, who needs a movie theater?!

Need some yummy movie night snacks for your family movie night? This deliciously easy recipe for Sweet & Salty Caramel Popcorn Treats is perfect!

Traaa-laaa-laaaaa! Who’s excited about the upcoming release of Captain Underpants on DVD? We sure are. We’re going to snuggle up on the couch with some movie night snacks and giggle our way through!

When we took our girls to see this movie, I had no idea that I was going to love it as much as they did. I should have known that it was going to be funny…after all, it stars Ed Helms and Kevin Hart and everything they do is hilarious. My hubby and I found ourselves laughing just as much as the kids (or maybe that just proves that we’re still kids at heart).

Since we loved it so much, the girls have made me promise to buy the Captain Underpants DVD when it’s released. The Captain Underpants DVD is will be available in Walmart stores 9/12 so be sure to reserve your copy now by pre-ordering today (while supplies last)! They didn’t really have to twist my arm very hard…this is such great pick for family movie night.

Of course, you need movie night snacks, right? Popcorn is a must and we always have a big box of Pop Secret on hand. I always throw an extra box in the cart when I’m shopping at Walmart. I love the buttery taste and it’s fun to make popcorn when we’re getting together with family and friends.

Popcorn and crackers combined make one of my favorite movie night snacks

This time I wanted to do something a little different. Since I’d also bought Lance sandwich crackers on my last Walmart trip, I thought I’d combine them with the popcorn to make fun movie night snacks. I’m a big fan of Lance crackers because they’re perfect for our busy everyday life. When I know we’re going to be out and about for awhile, I just throw a few packs in my purse for when we get the mid-day munchies. They fill us right up so we can keep on going.

I usually get the variety pack because my oldest loves the crackers with real peanut butter and my youngest prefers the cheese. It’s a bonus that they contain up to 5 grams of protein and no high fructose corn syrup. Of course, it also doesn’t hurt that they taste so good!

Hmm…what could I make with Pop Secret and Lance crackers? I went straight to the shelf in the pantry where I keep all the best goodies. I pulled out some marshmallows and chocolate chips and my recipe started to take shape. Caramel? Sure, why not. Everything tastes better with caramel!

How To Make Sweet & Salty Caramel Movie Night Snacks

Start by popping a bag of the Pop Secret popcorn in the microwave. While it’s popping, take three packages of Lance Peanut Butter Crackers and break them into pieces. When the popcorn is ready, combine the crackers and four cups of popcorn in a big bowl.

Combine crackers and popcorn in a bowl for your movie night snacks

Melt butter over low heat and add three cups of marshmallows.

Melt marshmallows on the stove

Stir the marshmallows until completely melted, then add the popcorn and crackers.

Add the popcorn snack ingredients to the melted marshmallows

The marshmallows may look a little stringy as you’re stirring the mixture but that’s okay. You won’t see that when they’re finished.

Mix the popcorn snack ingredients

Pour the mixture into an 8×8 glass pan and spread evenly. Sprinkle chocolate chips over the top. You’ll want to be sure that the mixture is still a little warm. That way the chocolate will melt slightly and stick to the popcorn mix. You don’t want the chocolate chips falling off as you’re trying to eat these. Wasted chocolate is a terrible thing!

Put the marshmallow snack mix into a glass pan and add chocolate chips

Now it’s time for the caramel. Melt caramel pieces in a saucepan over low heat.

Heat caramel on the store

Once the caramel is fully melted, drizzle it over the top.

Drizzle caramel over your snack bars

I love the way these turned out! Who knew popcorn and crackers were such a perfect combination?!

Cut into bars to make perfect movie night snacks

Needless to say, our new movie night snacks were a hit. These were absolutely delicious and I’ll definitely be making them for our Captain Underpants family night!

These movie snacks will be a hit with the family

My hubby loved these more than anyone and went back for seconds! I think I’m also going to make these right before I tell him about the new camera equipment I want to buy. It never hurts to butter him up a little!

Who would have thought that popcorn and crackers combined make such delicious movie night snacks
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Sweet And Salty Caramel Popcorn Treats


Author Lisa O'Driscoll | Fun Money Mom
Course Snacks
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Can't decide if you want something sweet or salty for your movie night snacks? These Caramel Popcorn Treats are the perfect combination of both!

Ingredients
 

  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 3 packages of Lance Snacks Peanut Butter Cracker Sandwiches
  • 4 cups of Pop Secret Movie Theater Butter Popcorn
  • 3 cups marshmallows
  • 1/4 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup caramel pieces
  • 1 tbsp water

Instructions

  • Microwave one popcorn bag according to the directions
  • Break 18 cracker sandwiches (3 packs) into pieces. I broke each cracker into 3-5 pieces.
  • Combine crackers with 4 cups of popcorn
  • Melt butter over low heat.
  • Add marshmallows, stirring until completely melted
  • Remove from heat.
  • Add popcorn mixture and stir until completely covered.
  • Pour into square pan and spread evenly.
  • Sprinkle chocolate chips over the top while it's still warm.
  • In a small saucepan, combine caramel and water.
  • Stir over low heat until caramel is melted.
  • Drizzle over the top of the popcorn mixture.
  • Cut into 9 or 12 pieces and enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 168kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 1g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 96mg | Sugar: 19g
The nutrition information provided is an estimate and can vary based on cooking methods and ingredients used.

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4 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    This looks yummy! I love how you chopped up the crackers and mixed them in – genius! We haven’t seen this yet but caught a preview the other day and it looks hilarious! We will have to check it out!

    1. You definitely should! Even my hubby and I were laughing the whole way through. I love when kid movies are fun for the grown-ups too!

  2. These Caramel Popcorn Treats look so incredibly scrumptious! I’ll need to whip up a batch this coming weekend before settling in to watch a movie. Thanks so much for sharing this yumminess. 🙂

    1. I think you’ll really love them…we did 🙂

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