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Plan a Pop-Up Movie Night

Invite your friends and neighbors over, spread out some comfy seating and dim the lights. Whether it’s a birthday sleepover, an adults-only gathering or nearly anything in-between, hosting a movie night in the comfort of your own home—or on a projector in the yard—can be the perfect escape. Of course, tasty snacks like these only add to the fun.

Popcorn Pepperoni Pizza Dippers

Yield: 16 squares

Nonstick cooking spray

2 eggs

1/2 cup tomato and basil reduced-fat cooking cream

1 tablespoon grated parmesan cheese

1/8 teaspoon coarse ground black pepper

10 cups popped popcorn

1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

1/3 cup thinly sliced pepperoni, coarsely chopped

Marinara sauce, for dipping

Heat oven to 350 F. Spray 8-inch square baking pan with nonstick cooking spray.

In a large bowl, whisk eggs, cooking cream, parmesan cheese and black pepper. Stir in popcorn, mozzarella cheese and pepperoni.

Spread mixture in prepared pan, patting down with spatula or spoon.

Bake about 15 minutes until set and lightly browned. Let sit for 5 minutes. Cut into 16 bars. Serve warm with marinara sauce.

Sweet and Salty Popcorn Party Mix

Yield: 14 cups

10 cups popped popcorn

2 cups miniature pretzel twists

1 cup pecans

1 cup peanuts

2 cups rice, wheat or corn cereal squares

1/2 cup butter (1 stick)

1/2 cup packed brown sugar

1/4 cup corn syrup

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

Heat oven to 300 F.

In a large bowl, combine popcorn, pretzels, pecans, peanuts and cereal squares; set aside.

In a medium saucepan over medium heat, heat butter, brown sugar and corn syrup. Stir the mixture until it begins to boil. Boil 3 minutes without stirring. Remove from heat and stir in baking soda. Note: Mixture will foam.

Pour syrup over popcorn mixture and stir until evenly coated. Pour mixture onto a large, rimmed baking sheet or roasting pan. Bake 30 minutes, stirring twice during baking. Stir mixture several times as it cools. Store in an airtight container.

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