Snacking and watching movies are a love for my children. In fact, the two pretty much have to go hand-in-hand, in order for either to work. You see, my kids have a difficult time sitting still for a snack. Too much that they want to do so they snack on the go. Then there is the issue of sitting still during a movie. Even though the kids love going to the movies, sitting still can be a challenge – unless there is a snack! So do you see how the two complement each other well? Without one of these components the other just doesn’t have as high of a success rate.
There is a new family-friendly film coming to theaters on January 17th and the kids are excited! With character voices by WILL ARNETT, BRENDAN FRASER with LIAM NEESON and KATHERINE HEIGL I’m sure The Nut Job will provide us with some laughs and entertainment. My kids sure do love an animated movie with good humor.
The Nut Job is about Surly, a curmudgeon, an independent squirrel who is banished from his park and forced to survive in the city. Lucky for him, he stumbles on the one thing that may be able to save his life, and the rest of park community, as they gear up for winter – Maury’s Nut Store.
Desperately seeking nuts of all varieties for winter, and even being shocked upon learning about candy coated nuts, The Nut job appears to be full of action and fun. You can stay up-to-date with the The Nut Job on Facebook and Twitter, for more fun! Because of all the nut talk, I thought I would get the kids excited for The Nut Job with a Macadamia Puppy Chow inspired by The Nut Job. You see, there is a pretty funny Pug in the film so I thought I would make more of a Puppy Chow instead of a traditional trail mix. As you may have noticed while watching the trailer, it begins with Surly shouting “Holy Macadamia!” So it just made sense to have a Puppy Chow with Macadamia nuts in it!
- 9 cups Rice Chex® cereal
- 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
- ½ cup peanut butter
- ¼ cup butter
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1½ cups powdered sugar
- 1 19 oz bag of Peanut M&M's
- 1 cup macadamia nuts
- 1 cup pretzel sticks
- Place cereal into a large bowl and set aside.
- In a 1-quart microwavable bowl, microwave chocolate chips, peanut butter and butter uncovered on High 1 minute; stir. Microwave in 30 seconds increments, stirring in between, until mixture can be stirred smooth.
- Stir in vanilla and pour mixture over cereal, stirring until evenly coated.
- Pour mixture and powdered sugar into a large resealable bag and shake until well coated.
- Spread mix onto parchment to cool. When cooled, carefully stir in M&M's, nuts and pretzel sticks.
- Store in airtight container in refrigerator.
As you prepare to take the family to see The Nut Job IN THEATERS JANUARY 17, give this Macadamia Puppy Chow a try! Not only do I have a recipe for you today, I am also going to offer one Clever Housewife reader a $50 AMC gift card, to help you out with not only your movie snack, but also your movie tickets!! The giveaway will end at 11:59pm PT on 1/17. To enter fill out the form below.
This is really SO cute, Emily!! You are really so clever!! Lol…We have been seeing this preview and are also excited about it coming out soon!! We LOVE going to the movies and just this past weekend, we finally saw Frozen! We loved it!! I gotta buy it when it comes out! Thank you for the super cute recipe and giveaway opportunity.
I’ve got two little boys who can’t wait to see it!
I think $50 may get us into the theater, won’t cover Popcorn!! Lol
I’d take my niece
My boys have seen the preview for this movie and really want to see it. Thanks for the giveaway.
I will take my 3 year old son, Tristan
My hubby 🙂 Thank you for the great recipe
It would be date night for me and the hubby
I’d take my 3 kids, Josh, Joey and Cassie
This would be great to spend some one on one time with my kids
My 5 year old daughter laughs at the commercial for this, so I’m guessing her. Her brother could care less, but then again, he’s like Daddy and sleeps through a movie so it doesn’t matter if he’s interested or not lol.
This looks like it would be fun for the whole family. I’d take my two girls and the hubby for sure!!
I would take my youngest daughter, Robyn to see The Nut Job. We love going to the movies to share some Mom n Daughter time. Comedies and animals are our favorites! She loves learning to cook, so this sounds like a great recipe for us to try together.
I would love to be able to take my son to go see this. This movie looks really cute and we both agreed we would like to go see it.
I need a date night with the hubby!
I would snack that!! yummy!
I would like to take my kids to see the movie. I looks really funny.
I would take my hubby of course!
thanks so much for a chance for my hubby and I to go out!
This would be awesome, I could take my niece and nephew! Good luck to all! 🙂
I’d go with my husband! 🙂
My daughter is going to love this movie!
I’d like to see with my grandson and granddaughter
I plan to take my daughter Jessica to the see the Nut Job!
I would take DDs to see the movie
I would take my husband.
My daughter is thrilled that the film is coming out. I will be going with her
I’ll take my hubby!
I plan to take Hailey and Eric… my two kiddos.
I will be taking my sister and nephew to see this cute and funny movie. I saw the previews and it is a great movie to see.
I would take my daughter and her bff:)
I would take my oldest son to see the movie.
I would be be taking my grandkids…all 4 of them. What a treat.
I would take my grandson. We try to go to all the new animated movies together.
My son will probably see it with one of his friends before I do.
Thanks for the chance to win!
I would like to take my 3 kids.
Looks good. Cant wait to try it
We want to see it. i would take my kids
I would love to take my sons
I would take my neighbor’s boys.
I would take my daughters and hubby with me. 🙂
My son & maybe my hubby
I plan to take my little cousin.
I plan on taking my nephew to see the movie, I think he will love it!
I would take my girls.
I would take my 3 kids.
I would take my son and husband. Julie [email protected]
My husband and grandson 🙂
I plan to take my niece.
My nieces have said I am taking them. Haha
I would take my grand son Mark, he loves to go to the movies. it’s so cute!
I’d take my sons. This looks like such a cute movie. Thanks so much.
I’d love to take my son to go see The Nut Job.
I’ll take my kids.
I would love to take my son to see this!
Thanks for the chance to win!
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I’d take my niece and nephew.
I will take my son.
I’ll take my wife and kids.
I’ll be taking my nephew.
i would take my nephew
I would take my kids
I would take my daughter to see The Nut Job
We don’t have kids yet, so my husband and I will go.
I would take my husband & 4 kids. This looks like something they would really enjoy!
I would take my husband and kids to see it.
I plan to take my 6 yr old son.
I am taking my 3 children and my husband.
My husband John
I plan to take my 9-year old son to see this movie. I think he will thoroughly enjoy it.
We all want to see this–Hubz and me and two grand-daughters.
I plan to take my cousin with me to see The Nut Job.
I want to take my son he wants to see it
My mom really wants to go see it, so I will go with her.
I will take my son
My son and I would go to see the movie.
I am going to take my kids and my fiance.
I would take my son to see this movie, he would love it.
My 7 year old son
we’re planning on taking our two boys to see this movie!
I plan to take my niece to see it.
I’ll be seeing this with my friends
who would I take to see The Nut Job? I really do not know yet.
I would take my daughter with me. She always like to go with me. She’s my movie buddy.
My son would love this
I would take my boyfriend!
I plan to take my child and some popcorn
I would take my 2 children to see it.
I would take my children.
I would take my 6 yr old
my family would love to see it looks so cute
Oh I would love to take my grandson!
Will take my 3 year old grandson
My nephew would get a kick out of this movie.
Thanks for the contest.
I would like to take my nieces and nephew. Thanks for the giveaway!
I would take my best friend and her daughter.
I will be taking my son and daughter
My friend Bonnie really wants to see this!
I will take my son and daughter.
I would take my grandbaby to see it.
I would take my sister to see Nut Job.
my daughter and my nephew
i’d take the hubby and kiddos
We’ll be taking the whole family 🙂
My grandchildren and I want to make the snack mix to sneak into the theatre!
Me and my kids will go and most likely take my niece. We have been wanting to see it.
I’d take my hubby.
my family 🙂
i would take my nephew austin!
I would take my brother to see this movie!
I would take my family
I would take my niece and nephew.
I haven’t taken my kids out to the movies in over a year. Just can’t afford it. This would be a great surprise for them.
I would bring my daughter and her daddy!
We haven’t been to a movie since 2011!!
I would love to take my daughter, her bff, and her bff’s little sister to see the Nut Job.
I plan to take my mom to see The Nut Job.
My boyfriend and I would go together.
My fiance and I love going to animated films for just a fun night out.
I would love to take my niece to see this!
I would take my daughter and my son.
My whole family is going to go see it next weekend!
I plan to see this with my kids!
see with brother
I’m going to take my four kids to see this movie. It looks like a great movie.
Im going to take my two daughters
I would take my niece.
I would take my cousin.
All the kids would be going with me.
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I’d take my boyfriend and my daughter to see the movie
I would take my hubby! He is a big kid!
I would take my family.
my god daughter!
I plan on taking my nephews and niece.
I’m going to take my nephew with me
I’m taking my boyfriend. Ironically for an adult he loves kids movies! Especially the animated one.
my daughters of course~
I am taking my son to see it.
I would take my son.
I’m 24 living with my little sister who’s 9 yo. She’d love it!
I’d take my daughter and husband.
I’d take my boys with me.
Can’t wait to see this with my kids! Looks so cute, love the giveaway,recipe and blog!
I’m going to take my son to see it.
My nephew would enjoy it.
I will take my son to see it.
I would take my daughter and husband. We all love to laugh!
I would take my best friend’s son – it’s perfect because we both love these kinds of movies.
I’d take my daughter, she would love it
I will take our daughter with me to see this. we all want to see it.
my niece & nephew!
my niece would love this movie
My mommy! I may be older now, be we still enjoy going to the movies together!!
id love to take my nephew
We all go together as a family.
I plan to take my daughter.
I am going to take my great-niece and great-nephew.
I would take my husband
I would take my fiance!
My two nephews
I’ll take a couple of my girlfriends, who are all nuts!
I plan on taking my two young cousins to see it.
I want to take my 4 kids to the movie.
It would be with my three kiddos
This movie looks great! I want to take the whole family to see it!!!
My kidlets desperately want to see it!
I would take my niece to see this movie for sure.
I’d take my mom and my niece, we’d be the only ones to appreciate it.
My god-daughter her birthday was on Thursday
I would take my two kids and hubby with me to see the movie.
id take my daughter to see it
I’d take my nephew 🙂
I would like to take my nephew to see this movie.
I plan to take my 2 grandsons!
My best friend
My husband and granddaughters.
If I win, I plan on taking the kids to go see ‘The Nut Job’.
I would take my boys
I’ve got 3 little grandboys who would love to see this 🙂
I plan to take my daughter to see this movie!
I’ll take my sister!
I plan on going with my whole family
I will take my niece. She’s 6 so I have an excuse to see the movie.
I think the whole family would enjoy it
I plan to take my kids
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I plan to see it with my husband
I’d take my daughter.
I’d take my nephew
i would take my children
I’d take my grandson Ian.
I would take my youngest son to see it.
I plan to take my two nephews Will and Wes. They love their Aunt Cappy.
I’d take my girl Erin with me to see the movie
I would take my daughter Lily to see a movie.
me myself and i
I would take my son and his friend
I would love to take my son to the movie
I would take my neice and sister.
My four kids
murphy is coming!
My grandson and I have plans on having a nana day including this movie.
I plan to take my son and daughter.
I plan on taking my daughter
i plan to take my daughter.
I’m going to take Jason.
I have 3 kids who really want to see this movie
I would take my grandson with me to see this movie.
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My six yr old would certainly enjoy this movie!
I’ll take my husband to see it.
I plan to take my sister!
I plan on taking my cousin!
Will take the kids. and myself. Sure to be a very funny movie
I am planning to take my grandson and my granddaughter!
I would take the whole family for sure! I think it is something we can all enjoy together!
I’ll take my daughter. Thank you!
my little cousins
I will take my co-worker and her son
I would take our granddaughter.
Lets see, I have two kids who are already asking when they can see it, and along with their cousins, it should definitely be a really fun afternoon!
I want to take my daughter and niece… I just lost my job so they are definitely not going to go any otherr way… Good luck to everyone and thanks for putting this giveaway up for all to enter!!
I want to take my daughter and her best friend to see this.
I plan on taking my grandson to see The Nut Job.
I would take my son! Thanks!