Here's what's inside.
If you’ve ever been halfway through a slice of pizza at a Chuck E. Cheese restaurant and thought to yourself, “Man, I wish I could make this for myself at home,” then first off, please get in touch because you are the kind of human being we’d like to interrogate, and second, you’re in luck, because now you can.
The original Pizza Rat, one Charles Entertainment Cheese, is releasing a cookbook, which its publishers explain will “extend the Chuck E. Cheese experience beyond the fun centers.” That sounds like a polite way of saying, “Enjoy these quesadilla pizzas and birthday cakes without having to hear the electronic death rattle of two dozen arcade games,” so … yes, bring on the stay-at-home Chuck E. Cheese experience.
The 128-page Chuck E. Cheese and Friends Party Cookbook features all of Chuck E. Cheese’s characters, including hound dog Jasper T. Jowls, anthropomorphic chicken Helen Henny, and the title rodent himself. The cookbook is perfect for planning a party menu, whether you need some Mummy Dogs, Caramel Vamples, or Scarlet Spider Brew for your next Halloween gathering, or you’re ready to wow your kids with a post-Slumber Party spread featuring Breakfast Pizza, Cinnamon Rolls, and French Toast Dippers. There are 10 different menus with appetizers, main courses, side dishes, and snacks for each theme party. And, because this is Chuck E. Cheese, there are also a dozen different pizza or pizza-adjacent ideas.
Even the youngest sous chef will enjoy the cookbook, because of the games, jokes, and QR-coded links to video clips featuring Chuck E. Cheese and all of his mates. (There’s also a link to DJ Munch’s remix of “Chuck E.’s Happy Dance,” which you may or may not want to click.)
The Chuck E. Cheese and Friends Party Cookbook is available to pre-order now through Amazon, Target, Walmart, or through Chuck E. Cheese’s own Chuck E. Shop. It has a suggested retail price of $22.99 and is scheduled for release on Tuesday, March 19.
If your little ones are still too little to enjoy all of the extras the cookbook has to offer, there’s also an upcoming Chuck E. Cheese & Friends Coloring & Activity Book, which does exactly what the title implies, with 80 pages of Chuck E.-themed scenes and characters to color and craft and activity pages that kids between the ages of 4 and 8 will enjoy working on. The coloring book is currently available for pre-order through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million, and Bookshop.org, with a suggested retail price of $10.99. It will be released on Thursday, March 14.
And after you’ve worked your way through all the recipes in the cookbook, and every page of the coloring book has been completed, the whole family will have to go out to celebrate. We hear Chuck E. Cheese is great for that kind of thing.
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