Vegan Movie Night Snacks You Can Make in Under 10 Minutes
(Source: Beth Dunham)
By: Katie Wismer
No movie night is complete without the perfect batch of snacks. Spruce up your usual platter with these fun vegan treats that are easy to make, delicious, and sure to wow all of your friends, vegans and non vegans alike. Here are a couple recipes to try out!
All you’ll need for this is some popcorn (Boom Chicka Pop and Skinny Pop are two of my personal favorites), some dairy-free chocolate chips, and your peanut butter of choice (I love PB2’s peanut butter powder and Justin’s Vanilla Almond Butter – but any nut butter you prefer will work just as well!)
- Fill a shareable-sized bowl halfway with popcorn.
- If using peanut butter powder, add more water to the mixture than the directions call for until you have a thick liquid consistency. Then combine with melted chocolate chips (either melt in the microwave or on the stove on medium-low heat).
- If using regular peanut butter or almond butter, combine 1-2 TBSP of the peanut butter and ½ – 1 cup of chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave for 30 sec – 1 min, until the mixture starts to melt. Stir together until the mixture has a creamy consistency – but is thicker than most liquids. (you want it just runny enough to be able to drizzle)
- Using a spoon, drizzle the mixture over the popcorn in the bowl until satisfied. Then fill the rest of the bowl with more popcorn and repeat.
- Leave to chill in the refrigerator for up to 2 hours to allow the mixture to harden. (You can eat it sooner than that – but they may be a bit gooey)
All you’ll need for these bad boys are old fashioned oats and two bananas (fresh or frozen will work). Optional ingredients include: dairy-free chocolate chips, nut butter or peanut butter powder, cinnamon, vanilla extract, and anything else you want to throw in there! (Brown sugar, stevia, or maple syrup will make them even sweeter)
Makes 12 cookies
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees
- Mash the two bananas with a fork (if using frozen bananas, allow them to thaw ahead of time or stick them in the microwave until you’re able to mash them)
- Combine the mashed bananas and ½ – 1 cup of oats in a bowl
- Add optional ingredients if desired. (I like to add two tbsp of PB2 peanut butter powder, a dash of cinnamon and vanilla extract, and ½ cup of dairy-free chocolate chips).
- If the batter isn’t moist enough with the additional ingredients and everything isn’t sticking together you can either add more banana, a spoonful of applesauce, or a dash of almond milk to help the mixture all stick together.
- Place small spoonfuls of the batter on a greased cookie sheet.
- Cook for 10-15 minutes until edges are crisp and start to brown
- Dig in!
What’s your favorite movie night snack?