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For us, it’s movie nights. We all sprawl all over our sectional with snacks and drinks and watch a good movie. Sometimes we watch old movies (my husband is obsessed with 80’s movies) and sometimes it’s a brand spanking new release. One thing that we can all agree on is the MARVEL® movies. You know the ones, they are based on the old characters from comic books. I’ve loved them as long as I can remember. My dad collected comic books as a kid and teen and his love of the characters rubbed off on me. When I met my husband, the movie buff, it just worked and we’ve never missed a Marvel release.
Now some of the bigger movies we will catch in the theaters, but for a family of seven like us, it’s so much more fun to turn our home into a theater – not to mention much more cost effective! Just recently we decided to do a movie night watching the first Avenger movie so we can be all caught up to catch the release of Captain America: The Winter Soldier which comes out on Tuesday September 9th!
Muddy Buddies with Pretzel M&M’s®
Typically we all settle in with treats of our choice – popcorn, drinks, candy, snacks. Sometimes I’ll make something quick and fun that we call share, like these Muddy Buddies with Pretzel M&M’s! I made these Muddy Buddies with milk chocolate, honey roasted peanut butter and the typical Rice Chex. I thought the Pretzel M&M’s would add a nice crunch and a pop of color to make it fun and these babies did not disappoint!
Since we were going to be watching Captain America, I decided to pick out just the red and blue M&M’s and we made a little craft for the younger boys so it wouldn’t get too messy. We used white lunch bags and cut off the top half. We doodled on them in red and white crayon and they put their initials so they’d know who each belonged to. This was the perfect size for them to munch on their snacks while the movie was playing, and now they know all about Captain America and can’t wait to see the next one on Tuesday!
- 9 cups Rice Chex
- 6 ounces milk chocolate
- 1/2 cup honey roasted creamy peanut butter
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 1 medium bag of Pretzel M&M’s®
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You can download a coupon for Captain America: The Winter Soldier at coupons.walmart.com. This coupon will give you $5 off the price of the movie when you purchase M&M’s. There’s also a fun social hub at heroeseatmms.com where you can take fun quizzes, receive special coupons, and there’s even a contest for a chance to win one of 10 $100 Walmart gift cards!
Oh, speaking of Walmart, that’s where I went shopping for this recipe. There’s so many different sizes and flavors of M&M’s to choose from, but I’m happy I chose the pretzel flavor for this recipe, it rounded out all of the flavors perfectly.
Walmart was advertising the Captain America: The Winter Soldier which is available next Tuesday for purchase, the boys got excited about the movie so I spotted these shirts too! We always buy our favorite character shirts there, so of course we had to get them.