What better snack to accompany a movie about frequent air travel than that ultimate airplane snack food, the honey-roasted peanut? This homemade version is much better than the stale, chemical-laden baggies you'd get on a plane. These golden brown nuts have a deep honey taste, a satisfying crunch, and a kiss of salt.
A powerful movie about an Army bomb squad in Iraq calls for a showstopping candy. These truffles are made with popping candy (like Pop Rocks) that literally explode in your mouth when you bite down. The combination of chocolate with popping candy is unusual, but it adds a playful, unexpected element to the truffles that I really enjoy.
3. Bird Bars
This animated movie had sweet moments, beautiful visuals, broad humor, and a rare bird obsessed with a boy scout's chocolate bars. I've never known a bird to go gaga over chocolate, but I do know they love nuts and seeds, so I combined the two to create these Bird Bars, suitable for humans and (imaginary) fowl alike. Bird Bars have a base of chocolate and puffed wheat, topped by a peanut butter fudge layer studded with sunflower seeds and honey-roasted peanuts.
What candy could be more appropriate for this football-focused drama than these Chocolate Footballs? The filling is a fudgy chocolate-peanut butter candy that's a little bit salty and a little bit sweet, just like Sandra Bullock's character!
It seems fitting to pair this film about Jewish-American soldiers in Germany with German chocolate desserts, which, despite their name, actually have their origins in America. German Chocolate Truffles feature the signature "German chocolate" flavors of coconut, toasted pecans, and brown sugar in a luscious, chewy filling encased in dark chocolate.
Avatar is full of striking visual images, but one of the most arresting is the sight of the Na'vi, the blue-skinned aliens at the heart of the movie. These blue-skinned gummies would be right at home on the planet Pandora. The beautiful two-toned gelatin candy hides a surprise inside--a fresh blueberry!