The holiday season is upon us, which means full-blown winter will be here soon, too. In many parts of the country, it’s time to prepare for colder temperatures, chilly mornings and snow-filled evenings. For those of you in warmer areas, could you remember to send some sun our way over the new few months? Please?

No matter where you live, the end of the year is always a great time to snuggle up with your loved ones and enjoy a treat from the Box. Here are some ideas for movie-watching snacks that help celebrate the season:

Snowman Cups

  • Pour some popcorn into clear plastic cups.
  • Mix in marshmallows, coconut flakes, vanilla chips or anything else you’d like (but the effect is best when the overall mix remains light-colored).
  • Then take a black marker and draw a snowman’s face and buttons on the cup.
  • If you can find thin strawberry rope, wrap a piece around each cup for a scarf. Otherwise you could always draw on a scarf or use a ribbon or yarn.
  • Enjoy the most classic movie snack with a new twist!

Snowman Spears

  • Put three full-sized marshmallows on a skewer. Greasing the skewer beforehand might help the marshmallows slide on easier, but it isn’t a must.
  • You could also use a peppermint stick as a skewer!
  • Use brown tube frosting in a piping bag to draw on eyes, a mouth, buttons and stick arms. Use orange frosting to draw on a carrot nose.
  • Or you could use white frosting as “glue” to stick on chocolate chip or candies for the face and body instead of colored frosting.
  • That’s it! It’s a fast and easy sweet treat.

Polar Bear Paw or North Pole Cupcakes

  • If you have a little more time to prepare your movie-night munchies, consider baking cupcakes and then slathering them with white frosting.
  • Add coconut shavings to make the cupcakes look furry.
  • Place a circular chocolate cookie in the middle of the frosting for the paw pad, and then use raisins, chocolate-covered raisins, or any other small dark treat for the claws. Enjoy!

Other Low-Cost, Low-Effort Ideas

  • Add red and green chocolate candies into your popcorn.
  • Make some hot chocolate in a holiday mug and use a peppermint stick to mix in marshmallows.
  • Bake rice-cereal treats and decorate them like reindeer with pretzels for antlers and candies or frosting for faces. Don’t forget a red nose for Rudolph!
  • Make a Grinch kebob by using a green grape for the face and a strawberry and banana slice for his Santa hat and fur trim.

 

Now get cozy and settle in for a fun and festive night!