Scrappy Munchies is the perfect movie watching snack


Need a delicious movie watching snack? This recipe for Scrappy Munchies could be your favorite salty, sweet and crunchy snack recipe.

The perfect movie watching snack needs to have a combination of flavors and textures. Whether you are having a Netflix and chill day or watching the Oscars, a big snack bowl can make the experience quite enjoyable.

While popcorn is always a popular choice, there are other snacks and recipes that are quite enjoyable. But, one downside to have all types of snacks is leftovers. Food waste continues to be a major concern. What if you could keep those leftover snacks from going into the trash?

Joel Gamoran, food waste crusader, has partnered with Morton Salt to showcase recipes that use food that might be thrown away. By showing a secondary use for certain foods, the home cook can reduce food waste, which saves money and is good for the planet.

When it comes to snacks, finding a new snack recipe that is food waste conscious needs a little creativity. Some of the best snack recipes have a combination of sweet, salty and crunchy. For this recipe, Scrappy Munchies, the snack’s flavor has many layers.

Scrappy Munchies, photo provided by Morton Salt

The recipe has a few unusual flavors. The idea of combining soy, coffee grounds and chocolate is different. While soy and honey go together, the coffee and chocolate is a combination that you have to try for yourself.

One reason why this recipe is so tasty is the various textures. With popcorn, potato chips, pretzels and hazelnuts, the various textures make it a satisfying bite. Given how the snack is baked, the snacks keep that crunchy texture.

Lastly, the snack mix is warm. The slightly warm mix makes it feel a little more indulgent. Just like warm popcorn at a movie theater, the temperature makes it the perfect movie watching snack.

Here’s how to make Scrappy Munchies.

"Scrappy MunchiesServes 10 to 12Prep time: 10 minutesIngredients:• ½ stick (4 tablespoons) unsalted butter, melted• ½ vanilla bean, split lengthwise• 1 tablespoon soy sauce• 2 tablespoons brown sugar• 1 tablespoon honey• 1 tablespoon spent coffee grounds• 2 quarts popped popcorn• 1 cup chopped skinned hazelnuts• 1 cup crumbled potato chips• 1 cup coarsely crushed pretzels• 2 teaspoons Morton® Coarse Kosher Salt• 1 cup dark chocolate chipsDirections:● Preheat oven to 250ºF.● Simmer the butter in a small pan over medium heat until browned, about 3 minutes. Remove from the heat and scrape the seeds from the vanilla bean into the butter. Stir in the soy sauce, brown sugar, honey and coffee.● Toss the popcorn, hazelnuts, potato chips, and pretzels in a large roasting pan. Pour the brown butter mix over top and toss to coat.● When the oven is up to temp bake for about 1 hour stirring every 15 minutes.● While everything is baking, chop the spent vanilla pod very finely and mix into the Morton® Coarse Kosher Salt with your fingers, using the coarse salt crystals to crush and release the flavor from the bits of vanilla pod.● Toss the hot popcorn mix with the vanilla salt and chocolate chips. Cool long enough so people don’t burn their fingers and serve it up!"

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