ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., Nov. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Skippy®, one of America's favorite peanut butter brands for close to 80 years, joined Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (SPHE) to spin a web of excitement for the nationwide release on November 9 of THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and DVD with UltraViolet™.
Two million jars of peanut butter with a limited edition Amazing Spider-Man label are swinging onto shelves in more than 25,000 participating retail locations nationwide. Each limited edition jar includes a $4 savings coupon on THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN Blu-ray™ Combo Pack with the purchase of specially marked Skippy.
"Skippy understands the importance of family time and that's why we're excited to help bring THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN into homes across America," said Mike Dwyer, Marketing Director for Skippy. "From breakfast to dinner and all the snacks in between, Skippy is proud to be a part of shared family moments."
THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN premiered in movie theatres across the country in July 2012, and was released on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and DVD November 9. It reveals the untold story of one of the world's most popular characters. Starring Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone and Rhys Ilfans, the film chronicles the development of the super hero as a high school student.
To make movie night at home even more enjoyable, Skippy also is introducing new Spidery recipes, including Spidery Peanut Cookies, that the whole family will enjoy. For more information and recipes visit www.peanutbutter.com or https://www.facebook.com/Skippy.
SKIPPY® SPIDERY PEANUT BUTTER COOKIES
Makes: 5-1/2 dozen
Prep: 45 minutes, Bake: 12 minutes
2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1 cup Skippy® Natural Creamy or Super Chunk® Peanut Butter Spread
12 Tbsp. I Can't Believe It's Not Butter! ® All Purpose Sticks
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup ‑firmly packed brown sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350°.
Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in small bowl; set aside. Beat Skippy® Natural Creamy Peanut Butter Spread with I Can't Believe It's Not Butter!® All Purpose Sticks in large bowl with electric mixer until smooth. Beat in sugars, then eggs and vanilla until blended. Beat in flour mixture just until blended.
Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Arrange cookies on ungreased baking sheet, 2 inches apart
Bake 12 minutes or until lightly golden. Remove to wire rack and cool completely. Decorate, if desired, to look like spiders.*
*Note: If decorating like spiders, press a mini peanut butter cup into top of each cookie while still warm. When chocolate starts to melt, attach pretzel "legs" by sticking them into melted chocolate. Let cool completely then attach coated candy pieces for ''eyes'' and sugar pearls for ''pupils'' with peanut butter. Don't have sugar pearls? White decorating gel also works.
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