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Thursday, October 22, 2015

The Peanuts Movie! Fun for the Whole Family! #peanutsmovie #shaws #sponsored #ad

Who doesn't love the The Peanuts?  Like many of you, I grew up reading the Peanuts comics in our Sunday newspaper! Every week, I loved seeing what shenanigans Charlie Brown, Snoopy and Woodstock would get into. Naturally it was a huge event (this was pre-DVR and cable) when a Peanuts cartoon special would be on.  I looked forward to it all day long. It always started this time of year, when I would get absolutely giddy seeing commercials for It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, followed by their Thanksgiving special and their Christmas special.  I was always excited to see the Snoopy float at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade and I even dressed up as Snoopy on Halloween one year. My BFF accompanied me and went as Woodstock. Yes, I grew up in the 80s when the Peanuts really were at the height of their popularity...until now! I was super excited to find out that Charlie Brown, Snoopy and Friends were coming back to star in a modern take on the classic comic!  On Friday, November 6th, 2015, get ready for the Peanuts Movie! 

I'm excited to share with you that Albertsons Safeway Stores, including Shaws and Star Markets here in New England, are gearing up for an exciting sweepstakes and Peanuts Movie Trick or Treat Bag Giveaway!

In preparation for the movie release, we decided to re-visit one of our favorite cartoons, It's The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown!  It seemed only fitting to make a couple Peanuts inspired treats!
Chocolate Peanut Popcorn
Ingredients
  • 6-8 cups popcorn (I used Pop Secret)
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 3 tablespoons Nestle Dark Chocolate Chips
  • 3 tablespoons of Horizon's Honey Snack Grahams, crushed
  • 3 tablespoons peanuts
Directions
  1. Pop popcorn and set aside in bowl.  Sift to ensure any unpopped kernels fall to the bottom and remove.  
  2. Over low heat, stir together peanut butter and honey until melted and combined.
  3. Pour peanut butter and honey mixture over popcorn and stir
  4. Spread this mixture on a large piece of waxed paper
  5. Over low heat, melt your chocolate chips
  6. Once melted, use a spoon to drizzle chocolate over your peanut popcorn mixture
  7. While chocolate is still warm, sprinkle peanuts and graham cracker crumbs
  8. Allow to cool and break off pieces to enjoy
  9. Once hardened, you can alternatively roll these into popcorn balls, it's up to you! 
Using the same recipe above, I rolled the mixture into mini Popcorn Balls. 
Peanuts Movie Trick or Treat Bag Giveaway
Get your FREE Peanuts Movie Trick or Treat Bag from your local Albertsons Safeway Store, while supplies last. (I got mine at Shaws.) Simply purchase three participating products from the participating brands including Horizon Organics, Nestle, Pop Secret, Coke, Kellogg’s and more. You can see the full list of brands listed on the display at the store. These reusable bags will make a fun sack for carrying Halloween treats and can be used as an environmentally conscious way to bag your groceries in the future.  Plus, who doesn't want Snoopy and the Gang on their grocery bag? 
Peanuts Movie Travel Sweepstakes
Enter to win a trip to Snoopy’s Home in California. You could also win a Peanuts Movie-themed XBox console and game by Activision. Sweepstakes ends October 31, 2015. Enter the giveaway HERE!
I've loved sharing my love of the Peanuts with my children.  A beloved tradition is watching those same holiday specials that I loved as a child.  I'm so excited that The Peanuts Movie is another way to share our love of Charlie Brown and his friends.  The Peanuts Movie is sure to be fun for the whole family! 
Which Peanuts character is your favorite? Let me know in the comments below! Woodstock has ALWAYS been my favorite! 
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Albertsons Safeway. The opinions and text are all mine.

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