Are your kids excited about the Peanuts movie coming out on November 6? My kids are…but my husband an I are probably more excited. Peanuts are our childhood right? You couldn’t have a holiday without watching the Peanuts special that went along with it! Especially “It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown!” Such a fun Halloween tradition.
I thought I’d make some fun little treats to celebrate the upcoming movie and to eat before watching the Halloween special.
First I went to Safeway, they are having a promotion right now where if you buy any three participating products (there are a LOT to choose from) you get a FREE Peanuts Trick or Treat bag. Cute!
I wanted to make a Snoopy House, so when I saw that Rice Krispies was on the list of products I knew I could make something cute!
First I made the treats…yum, is there anything yummier? I may or may not have eaten half of the pan while making these, so much for eating healthier during the holidays! Cutting them with a pizza cutter is my favorite way to cut these.
While those were setting up, I cut some squares of cardboard and covered them in tinfoil. Then I printed some Snoopy clip art that I found for free on the webs.
I cut those out and taped them to toothpicks. Cute little pup!
To put them together you can either use toothpicks or icing. I think toothpicks would be easier, and would be sturdier, so if you are going to use these to let the kids decorate do that. If you are just going to let the kids eat them then I would go with icing, so they don’t have to pick out toothpicks.
To make a small batch of royal icing, just use one egg white and some confectioners sugar. Whip the egg white with a whisk for a minute and then add 1/2 cup of sugar at a time until it becomes a glue like consistency.
Using a piping bag, plastic bag with a hole cut into it, or an icing tube squeeze a line of icing onto the bottom the side pieces and “glue” them to the foil bases. You want the bottom pieces to be thinner than the roof pieces to make it look like his dog house.
There are two different ways to do the roof, and they both worked great…this one looked more clean, cut one side a little larger than the other and glue the smaller side to the larger side. It was a little more heavy though. This would be a better candidate for toothpick construction. The other way is to cut a treat in equal pieces and then just glue it down the middle and to the sides.Look how cute!
Then you just pop those cute little toothpick Snoopy guys into the dog houses. My boys FLIPPED when they saw these sitting on the counter after school waiting for them.
So as a reminder…
-Peanuts Movie is coming out on November 6th.
-You can get a CUTE and FREE Peanuts Trick or Treat Bag at your participating grocery store just by buying things you probably will anyway (see a complete list of participating brands HERE).
-Oh and this is something you want will want to pay attention to…you can enter to win some SUPER fun prizes, like a trip to Snoopy’s home in California, or (my kids want this so bad they can hardly stand it) a Peanuts themed Xbox console and game. ENTER HERE.
What is your favorite Peanuts holiday special?
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Albertsons Safeway. The opinions and text are all mine.