Getting ready to watch your favourite stars walk the red carpet? Then you’ll need plenty of snacks to get yourselves through the three-plus hours of glorious speeches, surprising snubs and ecstatic wins.
That’s why we’ve assembled this collection of Oscar-worthy recipes that honour all of the night’s big movies while keeping our bellies full.
Pick a few or try them all. Either way, if there were ever a night to indulge, this is it.
These movie-inspired foods are guaranteed to elevate your Oscar night
Lion -- Funnel Cake FriesWe all have one food that reminds us of home and of our childhood. For Dev Patel’s Saroo character, that food is jalebi -- a funnel cake-like dessert that’s bathed in saffron honey or syrup. Since saffron isn’t exactly cost effective, we’re recommending these easy-to-make funnel cake fries instead. Complete with marshmallow dip from a jar.
GET THE RECIPE HEREKevin & Amanda
Fences -- Three-Ingredient BiscuitsViola Davis’ on-screen brother-in-law went nuts for her biscuits in this Best Picture nominee, and we’re pretty nuts about these flaky, buttery biscuits that only require three simple ingredients to make.
GET THE RECIPE HERECinnamon-Spice & Everything Nice
Moana – Bacon-Wrapped Pineapple BitesKids and adults alike love animated movies, and we suspect both audiences are also going to love these Hawaiian-inspired bites of heaven. Seriously, we dare you to not vacation to Hawaii on your next trip after trying these.
GET THE RECIPE HEREMama Loves Food
Florence Foster Jenkins – Chicken BombsWhat do you make to represent a movie starring Meryl Streep as a real-life socialite who performs, but is a truly terrible singer? Bacon barbecue chicken bombs, of course. Bacon is awesome just like Streep, who bombs on this stage. Also, they're just plain old delicious.
GET THE RECIPE HERECakescottage
Moonlight – Arroz Con PolloChicken and rice seems like such a basic recipe, yet there’s so much meaning behind the classic dish in this flick. We don’t want to give anything away, but if you’ve seen the movie, you know why this is a great dish to serve come Oscar night.
GET THE RECIPE HEREMy Columbian Recipes
The Lobster -- Lobster DipOkay so this Colin Farrell-starring flick about a society that turns singles into animals if they don’t find a soulmate was only nominated for Best Original Screenplay. But any Oscars night requires a fancy lobster dish, doesn’t it?
GET THE RECIPE HEREA Sparkly Mess
Hidden Figures – Walnut BrittleYou’ll want to invoke all of your brainpower for this movie about three black, female mathematicians who were the real, unsung heroes of the early NASA program. And since walnuts are the ultimate brain food, we think this salted maple and toasted walnut brittle is a pretty smart choice.
GET THE RECIPE HERESeasons & Suppers
Hacksaw Ridge – Buffalo Cauliflower BitesAndrew Garfield plays a peaceful, vegetarian war hero in this Mel Gibson-directed film. It’s an unexpected twist to say the least, which is why we’re picking these amazing but unexpected cauliflower bites as our snack of choice. You may never want high-calorie chicken wings again after trying this vegetarian alternative.
GET THE RECIPE HERELife Tastes Good
La La Land -- Chicken on a StickWe love many things about Ryan Gosling, but we especially loved his character’s idea of opening a restaurant called “Chicken on a Stick” in this nominated film. That’s why we’ll be eating these honey and Sriracha grilled skewers come Oscar night.
GET THE RECIPE HEREMy Organized Chaos
Manchester By the Sea – Clam ChowderSure, at its heart, this Casey Affleck flick is about relationships – specifically the one between Affleck’s character and his orphaned nephew. But the city in the movie's title also plays a large part in the film, which is why we’re now craving some creamy and thick New England clam chowder.
GET THE RECIPE HEREBaked by Rachel
Jackie -- Jacqueline Kennedy’s WafflesPeople may be waffling over Natalie Portman’s portrayal of the former First Lady, but most people agree: Jackie made the best waffles. Go all out with her full-scale version, or make mini versions and serve them with fresh berries and crème fraiche.
GET THE RECIPE HERENot Quite Nigella
Nocturnal Animals – Mini PizzasAmy Adams’ character spends a lot of late nights going through her ex-husband’s novel in this flick. So we imagine she’d need plenty of fuel to keep her going until the very end. Enter deep-dish mini pizzas that are not only the perfect midnight snack when the Oscars run long, but they’re also super easy to whip up.
GET THE RECIPE HEREOne Little Project
Captain Fantastic -- Chocolate CupcakesViggo Mortensen’s turn as a father who isolates his family from society – except once a year when they all venture out and have chocolate cake – is every bit deserving of an Oscar nod. Win or lose, we’ll celebrate the actor with these yummy cupcakes on the big night.
GET THE RECIPE HEREPretty Simple Sweet
Arrival -- Galaxy BarkAmy Adams tries to save the world as a linguistic expert when extraterrestrials land on earth in this Best Picture nominee. Save the party with a pretty chocolaty snack that’s out of this world. Complete with edible glitter (moon?) dust.
GET THE RECIPE HERELife with the Crust Cut Off