Movie Night Toffee Pretzel & Popcorn Cookies

Movie Night Toffee Pretzel & Popcorn Cookies

Nothing says the holidays like a relaxing movie night, all cuddled up by the fire. Just a plate full of these yummy Movie Night Toffee Pretzel & Popcorn Cookies filled with all you favorite movie snacks in one cookie. 🍪  

This is the perfect time of year to snuggle up and catch all your favorite holiday movies. They are even printing shirts these days about baking stuff and watching Hallmark movies. This trend is what really inspired me to mix some of my favorite things, baking cookies and holiday movie night. I wanted to create a special themed movie night cookie that had all my favorite snacks inside, so this is how my Toffee Pretzel & Popcorn Cookies were born. 

5 from 1 vote

Movie Night Toffee Pretzel & Popcorn Cookies

Course Dessert
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 2 dozen


  • 2 sticks Butter European
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp Himalayan Sea Salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup pretzel sticks crushed
  • 1/2 cup toffee chips
  • 1/2 cup mini m&m's
  • 2 cup popcorn pre popped
  • 1 tsp Madagascar Vanilla


  1. Cream together the room temp butter and sugars in your Stand Mixer until it forms a paste.

  2. Then add in the slightly beaten eggs and vanilla

  3. In a separate bowl sift flour, baking powder and salt together.  Add to mixer slowly, about a half a cup at a time.

  4. Remove from mixer and hand stir in Popcorn, Toffee Chips, M& M's and Pretzel sticks. 

  5. Using a small ice cream scoop, or hand roll 12 balls to place onto your cookie sheet.

  6. Bake at 375 degrees for 15 mins, DO NOT OVER COOK it could burn your popcorn.  Allow to cool 10-15 minutes before moving to a plate or cooling rack. 

  7. These cookies can be made ahead of time and tend to be better after sitting for a day to stabilize ingredients. 

So, maybe this mix is not really your thing…. okay well I say make it your own. Maybe you are more of a Rasinetts kind of person like my hubby. Well he is just jonesing for my follow up movie night cookie; which is an Oatmeal Rasinet Cookie. Here are a few other Movie Night Cookie Variations: 

  • Oatmeal Rasinets
  • Chocolate Junior Mints- Chocolate Cookie with Andes Candies & Junior Mints
  • Peanut Butter Pleasures-  Peanut Butter Cookies with Reese’s Pieces & Goobers
  • Lemon Head Sugar Cookies- Frosted Lemon Sugar cookies topped with crushed Lemonheads
  • Gumdrop or Jelly Bean Sugar Cookies ( you could even use Dots or Red hots) 
  • S’mores Cookies
  • M & M Cookies
  • Buttered Popcorn Sugar Cookies with Popcorn and Jellybeans 

So, what is your favorite holiday movie to watch? As you can see we were channeling our inner Grinch on this particular movie night.  However, we have a very specific list of must see holiday movies; which are probably very similar to yours.

For us, it is just not Christmas until we have seen these movies, and while there are a ton of great ones out there, we love these and they tend to be our all time favorties.

JEN & Ron’s Must See Holiday Movie List: 

  • Christmas Vacation 
  • Elf
  • A Christmas Story 
  • How The Grinch Stole Christmas (Original)
  • The Grinch
  • Polar Express
  • Rudolph
  • Christmas with The Kranks
  • Home Alone
  • A Charlie Brown Christmas
  • The Muppet Christmas Carol 
  • Scrooged
  • The Santa Clause
  • Miracle on 34th Street


  1. These sounds so amazing I love that you are are mixing two movie night favorites into one recipe.

  2. What a fun evening this must have been, and those cookie sound really yummy too.

  3. How did I miss this one! Oh my I love this recipe and must try it out for our next movie night!

  4. I’m not sure if I would love popcorn inside of a cookie, but I love this idea of salty and sweet together.

  5. I have been making cookies for over 50 years and never have seen one with popcorn inside, what a unique idea I must try it.

  6. Hi just had to stop by and say how yummy these were, we made them over the holidays and the popcorn was actually quite tasty in the cookie and added a great texture.

  7. Wow this is a very unique recipe and perfect for a movie night.

  8. I do not think I have every heard of adding popcorn to a cookie before but I do love the salty sweet combo.

  9. Yummy I love a good cookie recipe and this one is such a different take on the basic cookie so I can’t wait to try it.

  10. This is a great idea for movie night snack I bet the popcorn is delicious in the cookie like a rice crispy treat.

  11. You know that I love a good Hallmark Christmas movie and baking cookies, it is like you made this post just for me. Great idea it is so creative.

  12. At first I thought I could also buy it haha Well done on this recipe. Love it. PS: your home looks super cozy too. Merry Christmas 🙂

  13. The cookies sound delish and so many choices of what to add for this festive treat! We must watch a Charlie Brown Christmas every year too!

  14. We just watched Christmas Vacation last weekend! Such a fun movie! These cookies look amazing and would go so well with a movie!

  15. I’m with your husband…I’d prefer the oatmeal raisin cookie recipe. I actually may use it during the holidays! My daughter has cookie making on the list of to dos when grandma comes to town. I also love your list of Christmas movies; I hate that not all of them are available on streaming apps/devices. It would be lovely to binge watch them all over the holidays.

  16. Perfect for our Friday night movie! It’s always good with new ideas.

  17. I know a few guys that would just love this cookie, with all their favorite things inside like pretzels and popcorn. Great recipe.

  18. What a fantastic idea to put popcorn into a cookie! I love a mix of sweet and salty with good texture to my cookies, and this has it all. I will be pinning this one fo’ sure

  19. These look amazing! I love the idea of a movie night cookie. It’d be so much fun for a slumber party too!

  20. Hi,
    Your recipe looks yummy! 🙂 I love your Christmas movie list! 🙂 I love watching Hallmark movies, too.My Husband and I like Disney’s a Christmas Carol, Christmas Story, Elf, Christmas with the Kranks, A Charlie Brown Christmas, and A Year without Santa Claus. I will pin this.
    Christina/The Blog for Teachers, Readers, & Life!

  21. This looks so Yum I’m salivating!!! Movie night is my favorite night with my family and this recipe looks very easy. I also love your holiday movie list – Home alone is my favorite

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