Movie Night Toffee Pretzel & Popcorn Cookies

Movie Night Toffee Pretzel & Popcorn Cookies

 Just a plate full of these yummy Movie Night Toffee Pretzel & Popcorn Cookies and a night filled with all your favorite movies!


This is the perfect time of year to snuggle up and catch all your favorite holiday movies. Grab a plate full of Movie Night Toffee Pretzel & Popcorn Cookies the perfect movie snacks in one cookie.  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.

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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


  • Cream together the room temp butter and sugars in your Stand Mixer until it forms a paste.
  • Then add in the slightly beaten eggs and vanilla
  • In a separate bowl sift flour, baking powder and salt together.  Add to mixer slowly, about a half a cup at a time.
  • Remove from mixer and hand stir in Popcorn, Toffee Chips, M& M's and Pretzel sticks. 
  • Using a small ice cream scoop, or hand roll 12 balls to place onto your cookie sheet.
  • 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. 
  • 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 Raisinets, kind of person like my hubby. Well he is just jonesing for my follow up movie night cookie; which is an Oatmeal Raisinets Cookie. Here are a few other Movie Night Cookie Variations:

  • Oatmeal Raisinets Cookies
  • Chocolate Junior Mints- Chocolate Cookie with Andes Candies & Junior Mints
  • Peanut Butter Pleasures-  Peanut Butter Cookies with Reese’s Pieces & Goobers
  • Lemonhead 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

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Another great snacking stir in idea, that is always a holiday favorite is  Harry & David’s Moose Munch, available in single serve packs. Perfect for seasonal gift giving or stocking stuffing. It makes a great neighbor gift, a little treat to leave for your postman, or even your service professionals you see on a regular basis. They are also the perfect size for a stocking stuffer too.

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 favorites.

Jen & Ron’s Must See Holiday Movie List: 

I can say that all 8 dozen of my cookies, were snatched and several ladies asked me for the recipe as well.  I can say that this one, was indeed a hit for the holidays. So we will be adding this recipe card into the holiday cookbook.

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  1. I can’t wait to try this recipe out! They look delicious!

  2. Amina

    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

  3. 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!

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

  5. Farmhouse Fixer Upper

    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

  6. These cookies look amazing and filled with some of my favorites!

  7. I love the name popcorn cookie! it sounds fun and innovative! I surely would love to try this on the next movie night… this Friday!

  8. sunshine and daisies

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

  9. Fiorella Madsen

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

  10. 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.

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

  12. Sydney

    Those cookies seem amazing! I need to try them

  13. 5 stars
    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. Thats such a good movie night treat! I loving have a bag of popcorn and iced sweet tea!

  15. Lexi

    These sound so delicious! Can’t wait to try!

  16. Justine

    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 🙂

  17. Southern Sassyfrass

    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.

  18. Brie

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

  19. Arielle Joy

    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.

  20. Shawn @ Healthy Wealthy Skinny

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

  21. Suja aka Sindhuja Kumar

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

  22. Ashley Meurs

    This information is great, love your recipes.

  23. The Delightful Farmhouse

    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.

  24. gigi58

    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.

  25. Land of Nod

    Such a fun idea for a movie night and cookie theme.

  26. Ingrid

    These looks so tasty and such a fun idea for a movie night.

  27. Seun

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

  28. How creative I bet my kids would like this a bunch.

  29. the cheap jordan's

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

  30. Beth

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

  31. Bethany

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

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