Monday, March 23, 2009

Peeps!!!!!



It's been a few years since I've made these but wanted to post them. They are so fun to give away as teacher gifts, bus driver, piano teachers, neighbors, etc. I'm sure I found the recipe online years back and really enjoy making them and giving them away to the special people in our lives. I also have some for sale if anyone is interested. $12 each or 2 jars for $20. Post a comment to this post if you are local to my area and interested.
Here are the directions for any of you interested in putting peeps in a jar.
Easter S’Mores in a Jar

Directions for baking:
Empty the jar contents into a bowl. Snip the bunnies into bits with kitchen sheers or cut up with a knife. Return the bunny bits to the mixture and mix well. Melt ½ c. butter, add 1 t. vanilla. Pour this over the dry ingredients, mixing well. Pat into a greased 8x8 baking dish. Bake at 350 for 15 minutes. Cool and cut into bars.
*Option: leave the bunnies whole; combine remaining ingredients and place the bunnies on top; then bake as directed

Ingredients in the Jar:
Reduce 1 sleeve graham crackers to crumbs and layer 2/3 of the crumbs in a 1 qt. jar.
Place 8 marshmallow bunny peeps standing up, facing out around the inside of the jar pressing them against the glass, but don’t squash them.
Carefully, spoon remaining crumbs in the center of the jar to support the bunnies, pressing down to keep it snug.
On top of this pour 1 ½ c. Easter M&M’s.
Spoon 1/3 c. br. Sugar into center of M&M’s gently pressing with a spoon.
Decorate the lid of the jar however you please…tie curly ribbons around the neck of the jar.

5 comments:

Tracey said...

Beth - these are AWESOME! I just may have to CASE you my friend :) Thanks for sharing these :)

Laura Fluke said...

AWESOME!!!! I can't believe how cute these are!!! Very nice!

peggysue said...

Oh just the word 'shears' makes those poor little peeps quiver! They look so cute trapped in that jar. :) This is such a clever idea Beth.

Lois said...

Aaaaacccck!! Look at all those captive Peeps just waiting to be hacked to death! Poor things.


When do we eat?? LOL! The jars look great. The big peep on the side really makes it!

mynee said...

Oh my goodness, these are sooo cute. I'm definitely going to make some for my nieces and nephew. My oldes niece loves to bake and I'm sure my younger niece will enjoying helping. My nephew will just be glad to eat the finished product!