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The Ultimate Movie Night Snack Platter

Let me guess. You are trying to eat a little healthier after all that sweet December craziness and perhaps put chips and candy on hold for a while, but you still want something good to snack on in front of a movie this weekend? Well, we’ve got you covered. We have created a snack platter that leaves nothing behind and that you can toss together in 15 minutes. Fresh fruit, nuts, carrot sticks, dark chocolate, nut butter truffles and a little peanut butter cinnamon dip. Sounds good? It is! And here below is a little video where we show how to make it.

We actually recorded this last year but forgot to share. Our little assistant Noah looks so tiny and sooo cute. Now that we’ve showed you how to make it, go create that snack platter and crash in the couch with your family, friends or pets. And if you have any movie recommendations, please share!

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A Healthy Movie Night Snack Platter

All the fruit on the platter are just suggestions, you can of course add anything you wish. We do like the mix of truffles, crunchy carrots, crispy apple, nuts, dark chocolate (super delicious to dip in the nut butter) and a citrus fruit.

Nut Butter Balls
15 soft dates, pitted

2 tbsp coconut oil
2 tbsp peanut butter
50 g / 1/2 cup rolled oats
3 tbsp desiccated coconut
3 tbsp cacao powder
1 pinch sea salt

For rolling
4 tbsp finely chopped hazelnuts or desiccated coconut

Add the ingredients to a food processor and mix until everything comes together into a sticky dough. Roll 20-25 small balls between the palms of your hand. Cover them in chopped hazelnuts or coconut. If it doesn’t stick, you can dip each ball in cold water before covering them with the nuts. Store in the fridge while preparing the other snack platter ingredients.

Snack Platter Elements
3 carrots, peeled and cut into sticks
2 apples, sliced
2 kiwi fruits, halved
a handful nuts and raisins of choice
a handful physalis/inca berries
80 g / 3 oz dark chocolate, broken into large bits
Nut butter balls (see recipe above)

Peanut Butter Dip
100 ml / 1/2 cup peanut butter
2-4 tbsp water
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp maple syrup (optional)

Make the peanut butter dip by stirring together peanut butter, a splash of water and cinnamon. You can add a little maple syrup if you like it sweeter. Place it in the middle of the platter.
Place all other elements around the dip and fill up until the platter is full. Enjoy!

21 Comments

  1. Posted 11 Jan ’19 at 14:39 | #

    Much better than a cheese board – since I don’t like cheese! I love that you included healthy fruits in this platter of nibbles. The colours are beautiful! ❤️

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  2. Posted 11 Jan ’19 at 14:41 | #

    Hey you guys,

    wow! Your platter is just drool-worthy. :)
    You’re absolutely right about the healthier intentions for january (at least). So your inspirational platter has the perfect timing indeed.
    I love snacking while watching a movie, but it’s not always easy to find the ‘good’ stuff.
    We’ll definitely give your recipe a try for our next movie night (which may or may not be tonight ;-)).
    And you’re right, little Noah looks like the cutest little food tester.
    Enjoy your weekend!

    xo, Romy

    In Love with Bliss – plantiful recipes nourishing body & soul

  3. Posted 11 Jan ’19 at 15:46 | #

    It looks wonderful! Movie recommendation: Changing Lanes. I won’t say anything about it, just find a copy and watch!

  4. Megan
    Posted 11 Jan ’19 at 22:02 | #

    Perfect timing! We’re watching “On the Way to School” tonight for a family documentary. It’s about 4 children around the world who have to travel long distances to get to school.

  5. Danielle
    Posted 11 Jan ’19 at 23:52 | #

    Nice to see an alternative to popcorn. Thank you. I loved the very quirky 2005 Belgian film “L’Iceberg” and the 2012 Austrian/Canadian film “Museum Hours.”

  6. Posted 14 Jan ’19 at 10:58 | #

    This looks incredibly indulgent and delicious!

    chevrons & éclairs

  7. Posted 14 Jan ’19 at 13:37 | #

    Wow, this looks delicious. :)

  8. AJ
    Posted 14 Jan ’19 at 14:02 | #

    Thanks for the tip on how to make peanut butter dip – it’s otherwise so thick and gunky. What dark chocolate do you use? Check out Roma – it’s beautiful! xx

  9. Dusica
    Posted 15 Jan ’19 at 11:57 | #

    Great ideas as alaways!
    Can you tell me which type of food processor you have/recommend?
    Thanks!

  10. Melissa
    Posted 15 Jan ’19 at 15:03 | #

    Love the inclusion of physalis. In the US, we sometimes call these “ground cherries,” “Cape Gooseberries,” or golden berries. They are DELICIOUS and offer a unique flavor…not too sweet, not too tart.

  11. Nadia Arsenault
    Posted 15 Jan ’19 at 20:09 | #

    Is it possible to know how many grams is 15 soft dates? I’m pretty sure that 15 medjools date will be too much. Thanks!

    • Posted 18 Jan ’19 at 14:50 | #

      Hey Nadia,

      I tried the recipe for the nut butter balls and used only 10 dates. Unfortunately, I can’t tell you how much they weighed, but I guess, it just depends on how big your dates are. Mine where rather big, and to me 15 seemed like too many, too. :)
      You could always give it a try with 10 dates and if the consistency isn’t sticky enough or you want a little more sweetness, you can just add a couple more.
      Hope this helps!
      xo, Romy

      In Love with Bliss – plantiful recipes nourishing body & soul

    • Posted 21 Jan ’19 at 10:54 | #

      Hi Nadia, I will weigh our dates and get back to you. I agree that with medjool dates you need less. We use dates that are about 2/3 the size of medjool dates but still very soft and sticky (and cheaper) so my guess is that 8-10 medjool dates would be enough.
      /David

  12. Posted 16 Jan ’19 at 07:32 | #

    Very nutritious dish. Much better than the regular fries and popcorn.

  13. Posted 17 Jan ’19 at 05:43 | #

    really amazing new recipe for me and i want to try this at my home

  14. Posted 18 Jan ’19 at 12:51 | #

    A movie night with snack seems to good idea and healthy too. i’ll try it at home

  15. Posted 20 Jan ’19 at 19:44 | #

    Nut butter balls sound like a great snack for all the weekends ~ and easy enough the kids can make it.

  16. Posted 24 Jan ’19 at 06:31 | #

    Thank you so much for your post. Keep sharing

  17. Posted 24 Jan ’19 at 15:13 | #

    You are amazing this is healthy and best platter for night craving. I am going to made this tonight.

  18. Posted 25 Mar ’19 at 12:10 | #

    Thank you so much this amazing recipe..
    i was try this at home and it’s so nice recipe dear

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