Date night doesn’t always have to be fancy! What matters most is spending quality time with your better half — and, of course, having some scrumptious treats within reach.
So whether you’re planning a sunset beach picnic or a Netflix movie marathon snuggled up on the couch, these 10 simple yet mouthwatering date night snacks will turn your couple time even more special:
1. Movie Theater Butter Popcorn
Butter-flavored popcorn is an obvious choice for movie night, but if you really want to wow your date, take a break from the microwaveable variety and cook your popcorn the stovetop way. You’ll find that stovetop popcorn is fresher, crunchier, and downright better tasting. It’s how you can achieve movie theater popcorn at home.
2. Chocolate Drizzled Popcorn
Give classic buttery popcorn a sweet twist with a drizzle of melted chocolate. It’s perfect for date night and super simple. All you need to do is make a fresh batch of popcorn using your trusty stovetop popcorn popper, melt chocolate chips until they turn into a sauce, and then drizzle the sauce over the popcorn.
You can use any chocolate you want and add toppings like walnuts or candy for a special touch.
3. Charcuterie Board
Charcuterie boards are all the rage at gatherings, so why not surprise your significant other with one for date night? You can make a classic charcuterie board with cold cuts, cheeses, fruits, and crackers, or make it completely unique with both of your favorite snacks.
It’s a thoughtful gesture that shows your partner how well you know them.
4. Chocolate Dipped Strawberries
Nothing says romance like chocolate-dipped strawberries. If you want to turn up the romance during your night, you can’t go wrong with this combo. Making this treat is incredibly easy.
First, you need to melt chocolate in a small bowl or mug. We like using a mug since it’s deep and therefore has plenty of room for dipping.
Now you want to hold the strawberry’s stem and dip the berry into the chocolate. Place the dipped strawberry on a plate and add some sprinkles or chopped nuts. Repeat till you have enough strawberries, then keep the plate in the fridge to let the chocolate set. Serve when you’re ready!
5. Parmesan Garlic Knots
Date night snacks don’t always have to be sweet! Try making parmesan garlic knots if you want to mix things up and go for something savory and filling.
You can make the dough from scratch or buy pre-made biscuit dough at the grocery store. Just look for refrigerated rolls near the dairy section of your store.
Once you’ve secured your dough, cut it into strips, brush each strip with melted butter, and sprinkle grated parmesan cheese and garlic powder over them. Then, tie the strips into knots and bake until golden brown.
6. S’mores Mix
S’mores trail mix isn’t only great for movie marathons. You can also snack on this while the two of you walk around the block or camp out for the night.
Whatever the activity, a little s’mores mix will bring out your inner child and make your date night fun and lighthearted.
To make it, just buy your favorite s’mores-style snacks and mix everything together. Mini marshmallows, chocolate chips, Teddy Grahams, and even Oreos all fit the bill.
7. Loaded Nachos
Another savory snack idea is a huge plate of loaded nachos. It’s always a hit during Super Bowl watch parties and game nights, so we figure it’s a foolproof casual date night snack.
Just make sure to pile on the toppings because nachos are irresistible. You can never add too much guacamole, shredded cheese, and sour cream!
8. Pretzel Bites
You can find pretzel bites everywhere — at sporting events, movie theater snack bars, and grocery stores.
Now they’re great as is, but to make them even better, prepare different dipping sauces. Cheese, peanut butter, or mustard are safe picks, but feel free to experiment and come up with unusual flavor combinations.
9. Baked Sweet Potato Chips
Want something on the healthier side? Enter sweet potato chips. These may take some effort to make, but they’re nutritious and really tasty.
What you need to do is cut sweet potatoes into thin slices, drizzle oil and sprinkle salt over them, and spread the slices on a tray to bake. The chips are ready to enjoy once they’re golden brown.
You can also cut the sweet potatoes a little thicker to make wedges perfect for dipping.
10. Mini Dessert Platter
Treat your date to all their favorite desserts for an extra sweet surprise or let them match the theme of the movies you’re watching. Seeing brownies, lemon bars, and kettle corn spread out on the table will definitely put a smile on their face.
Ready for a Date to Remember?
We hope these 10 date night snacks give you plenty of inspiration for future bonding moments with your partner! Go ahead and try each idea and let us know which one you both enjoy the most.
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