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5 Iconic Snacks from Your Favorite Childhood Christmas Movies and How to Recreate Them

Satisfy your holiday cravings!
5 Iconic Snacks from Your Favorite Childhood Christmas Movies and How to Recreate Them
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Satisfy your holiday cravings!

Wouldn’t you agree that the best part of any movie are most often the food scenes? They leave you salivating, scavenging for food, or impulsively ordering take out. There's also the growing curiosity of what it would taste like if it magically floated out of the screen. Paying attention to the ingredients and how the characters react to them is the closest you can get to imagining the flavors it possibly has. 

Now, what better way to enjoy the holiday season than to binge on your favorite Christmas movies armed with the sweet and savory treats you couldn't get enough of when you were younger? From Kevin McCallister’s Plaza Ice Cream Sundae and Little Nero’s Cheese Pizza to Buddy the Elf’s Maple Syrup Breakfast Spaghetti, discover how to prepare some of these Christmas-inspired snacks to keep you satisfied through your holiday movie nights. 

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1. Microwaved Kraft Mac & Cheese from "Home Alone"

If you’re in for some comfort food, you can’t go wrong with Kevin McCallister’s microwaved Macaroni & Cheese, which he got on sale by the way. It is an equally easy and “nutritious” meal to whip up and will most likely be part of your Noche Buena this year. 

Unfortunately for Kevin, he had to run off before getting a taste of his Mac & Cheese, but you can always try it out for yourself with this recipe.

2. The Plaza Ice Cream Sundae from "Home Alone 2"

For all those born with a sweet tooth, it’s high time you recreate The Plaza Ice Cream Sundae from Home Alone 2. We mean, how can you resist this dessert overload made with mountains of chocolate and vanilla ice cream, drizzled with chocolate syrup, and nicely decorated with glacé cherries, sprinkles, and M&Ms?

Below, Kevin shows us exactly how we should be taking time off this Christmas season. So sit back, relax, and tune into the holiday spirit with a bowl of ice cream.

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Looking to recreate the famous movie sundae yourself? Follow the video below!

3. Cheese Pizza from "Home Alone 1 & 2"

Perhaps the symbolic piece de resistance of the Home Alone movies, this iconic box of pizza is well known in the holiday movie world. Why? Well, Vice writer Myles Karp explains it best. “Home Alone is, fundamentally, a pizza movie,” he writes. “ It was a fight over pizza between eight-year-old Kevin McCallister and his older brother Buzz that gets Kevin sent upstairs, where he remains as the rest of his family accidentally departs to France without him. The pizza galvanizes the predicament that frames the whole narrative.”

That said, wouldn’t it be nice to have a lovely cheese pizza all to yourself while watching Home Alone, or any other Christmas movie really? Well then experiment on Little Nero’s Cheese Pizza with this recipe or simply order from a pizza parlor nearby, it’s completely up to you!


4. Judy the Elf’s Hot Cocoa from "The Santa Clause"

Hot Cocoa is, without a doubt, a household staple for the holiday season. Some have perfected the art of making hot chocolate, but if you haven’t yet, then try out this recipe by food website Delish as inspired by Judy the Elf's Hot Cocoa from the 1994 Christmas film The Santa Clause. Prepare some for yourself and for all your chocoholic friends and family!

Watch the full video below for a demonstration.

5. Elf: Buddy the Elf’s Maple Syrup Breakfast Spaghetti 

Who says spaghetti and candies can’t go together? If you’re feeling extra extra curious and adventurous, Buddy the Elf’s Maple Syrup Breakfast Spaghetti is just for you! Let us know what you think of this combination of candies, syrup, chocolates, biscuits, and noodles! We hope you enjoy this breakfast spaghetti just like Buddy the Elf does with the help of Buzzfeed's recipe below.


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