Peanuts Movie Giveaways and Recipe

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Like many of you, I grew up reading the Peanuts comic strip in the weekly newspaper and watching Peanuts cartoon specials on TV each Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas. As a Peanuts fan, I was super-excited to see Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the rest of the gang are coming back in a modern take on the classic comic. Get geared up for the Peanuts Movie with an exciting travel sweepstakes, a Peanuts Trick or Treat bag giveaway from Albertsons Safeway Stores, and a recipe for a Peanuts Movie-inspired Rice Krispies treats.

Peanuts Movie Giveaway and Recipe (Photos by Colleen Lanin)

This post is brought to you in partnership with Albertsons Safeway.

The Peanuts Movie

Charlie Brown is that internal voice of self-doubt we all have – telling us we’re not good enough, we don’t have any friends, we can’t kick the ball, and the Little Red-haired Girl will never like us. But then he always discovers the bright side of things and is the hero in the end. He’s the ultimate underdog and who doesn’t love an underdog?!

Then there’s tomboy Peppermint Patty and her best friend, Marcy; Shroeder the child piano prodigy, Linus with his love of the Great Pumpkin and his blankie, mean girl Lucy, Charlie’s sweet sister, Sally; Pig Pen, the child who never bathes; and of course, Snoopy and his feathered sidekick, Woodstock. I can’t wait to see the Peanuts gang all back together again and share my love of these classic characters with my kids. The Peanuts Movie hits the big screen on November 6. Check out the trailer now!

Albertsons Safeway stores are giving away free Peanuts Movie Trick Or Treat bags with the purchase of qualifying products

Albertsons Safeway stores are giving away free Peanuts Movie Trick Or Treat bags with the purchase of qualifying products (Photo credit: Colleen Lanin)

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 Safeway.) All you need to do is purchase three participating products from such brands as Horizon Organics, Nestle, Pop Secret, Red Baron’s, Kellogg’s and more. 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.

Look for the Peanuts Movie display in your local Alberton's Safeway store

Look for the Peanuts Movie display in your local Albertons Safeway store (Photo credit: Colleen Lanin)

Peanuts Movie Rice Krispies Treats

Inspired by the upcoming Peanuts Movie, I created a recipe for peanut butter chocolate Rice Krispies treats that would make a fun and delicious addition to any Halloween celebration. Made with peanut butter chips and topped with Nestle Peanut Putter Cups Minis, they’re so tasty I know the Peanuts gang would approve!

Peanut butter chocolate Rice Krispies treat ingredients

Peanut butter chocolate Rice Krispies treats ingredients (Photo credit: Colleen Lanin)

Ingredients:

Bag of marshmallows (about 40 regular-sized)

3 Tbl. butter

6 Cups Rice Krispies cereal (purchase qualifies toward the free Peanuts Movie bag)

1 Cup peanut butter-flavored chips

1/2 Bag of Butterfinger Peanut Butter Cups Minis, chopped (purchase qualifies toward the free Peanuts Movie bag)

Non-stick cooking spray

Directions:

Spray 9 x 13 inch glass pan with non-stick cooking spray. Melt butter in medium saucepan over medium-low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until melted. Add peanut butter-flavored chips and stir until melted. Add Rice Krispie cereal and stir. Pour mixture into greased pan. Flatten with a spoon or your hand. Sprinkle chopped Butterfinger Peanut Butter Cups over the top. Wait until cooled to cut into squares and enjoy.

The Peanuts Movie-inspired peanut butter chocolate Rice Krispies treats

The Peanuts Movie-inspired peanut butter chocolate Rice Krispies treats (Photo credit: Colleen Lanin)

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!

Which Peanuts character is your favorite? Let us know in the comments below!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Albertsons Safeway. The opinions and text are all mine.

About Colleen Lanin

Colleen Lanin is the founder/editor-in-chief of TravelMamas.com. As the author of her book, "The Travel Mamas' Guide," she teaches parents not only how to survive a trip with children, but also how to love exploring the world with their offspring. Her stories have appeared online and in print for such outlets as the "Today" show, NBCNews.com, Parenting Magazine, Orlando Sentinel, Chicago Tribune, Expedia, San Diego Family Magazine, and more. Colleen gives tips on television, radio, and as a public speaker. She has a master’s degree in business administration with a background in marketing. She lives in Arizona with her husband and two kids.