Sunday, October 16, 2016


** A Geek Daddy received the featured products for free **

We enjoyed a nice family movie night this weekend watching the newest animated movie in the ICE AGE franchise called COLLISION COURSE which became available on October 11, 2016 for Blu-ray and DVD viewing.  In this ICE AGE adventure, the unlucky, mischievous squirrel Scrat while trying to bury an acorn accidentally activates an abandoned alien vessel that launches him into outer space.  As he travels through the solar system he unwittingly sends several asteroids on a crash course with Earth.  Can Manny the woolly mammoth along with his friends and family that makeup The Herd do anything to avert their following the same path to extinction as the dinosaurs?  As they discover the danger of the pending asteroid collision, The Herd rediscovers an old ally from one of their past adventures who just may hold the key to saving the planet from a scrat-tastrophe!

Since we were watching an ICE AGE story, it was only fitting to stock up on acorns for our special movie watching treat.  We had a whole plate full of tasty snacks to share that would have truly made that acorn chasing squirrel Scrat envious.  They weren't real acorns of course because those wouldn't be very appetizing but rather a combination of Hershey's Kisses, mini Nilla wafers, and chocolate chips.

Our ICE AGE acorns are actually fairly easy to make and they really taste great as a family movie night treat.  Count out the number of acorns you'd like to create and place that number of mini Nilla wafers on a plate.  Measure out a 1/4 cup of chocolate chip cookies and place them in a microwave plate.  Heat up for a minute in the microwave and stir up to create a paste.  With a knife spread enough paste along the bottom of each Nilla wafer to secure a Hershey's Kiss to the bottom of the cookie. Then place a small dab of paste on the opposite side of the Nilla Wafer to glue a chocolate chip in its middle. Don't dwadle because you need to secure all the parts of the acorn together while the chocolate paste remains hot.  Let your acorns cool for a few minutes once you've attached all the pieces together and voila you have a snack that would drive Scrat wild!  Though unlike the real deal, these acorns are nut-free which is very important for this dad with kids who have peanut and tree nut allergies.  Always look at the labeling on packaging to make sure an item is contamination and ingredient free for the particular food allergies you may be concerned about.

To share our family's movie night fun with A Geek Daddy's blog readers and social media followers, in addition to sharing our diy recipe for a delicious snack, I also have a copy of the movie to giveaway.  To be eligible for this giveaway you must follow @Geekdad248 on Twitter and retweet our original contest tweet embedded below before October 21, 2016 @ 11:59 pm EST.

Must be a US  resident over the age of 18 to participate. No P.O. Boxes allowed for delivery of the prize.  One entry per person and winner will be selected from all eligible entries. Fox Home Entertainment will be responsible for the delivery of the prize to the selected winner. Each household is only eligible to win once via blog giveaways.  If you have won this movie on another blog, you will not be eligible to win it again and the prize will be forfeited.  Winner is subject to eligibility verification. By participating in this promotion you waive any liability of any kind against the publisher of this blog. A Geek Daddy is providing this giveaway contest as a benefit to our readers and social media followers and has not been financially compensated for this promotion.

Our ICE AGE: COLLISION COURSE family movie night was made possible courtesy of Fox Home Entertainment, Smithsonian and National Geographic.  Fox Home Entertainment provided A Geek Daddy a #ScratinSpace fun pack that included the movie, a very nice #ICEAGE blanket, some Smithsonian products that included a launchable rocket, telescope and a planetarium projector.  We also received a very nice book from National Geographic "Backyard Guide To The Night Sky."

After watching ICE AGE: COLLISION COURSE, we enjoyed a planetarium show on the ceiling.  The Smithsonian Planetarium Projector provides a rotating star pattern of the Northern Sky which can be combined with 24 high definition space images.  Choose from planets, nebulae, moons, asteroids, a space shuttle and an astronaut to display among the stars.

After flipping through National Geographic's "Backyard Guide To The Night Sky," my kids also spent some time gazing through the Smithsonian telescope we were provided to check out the moon, see if they could glimpse of the International Space Station, and look for any other celestial objects that may be within their view.

Rated PG by the Motion Picture Association of America, ICE AGE: COLLISION COURSE is now available on Blu-Ray, Digital HD, DVD, and 4K Ultra HD. For more information about the movie, please visit

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