I made these for each family that came to my Halloween party. I am not the original creator of these peep jars. I actually saw them at Easter and tag them as my favorite and thought why not make them for every holiday. Since peeps now come out for about every season. Thanks to Waterpixie for sharing her recipe with us. I just copied it and changed the bunnies to ghosts/pumpkins. At Christmas I plan on using snowman. I also found it easier to mix the graham crackers and brown sugar together and then add them to the jar. You just have to play with it....since the ghosts were bigger then the pumpkins and they took 6 compared to 8 pumpkins. Good Luck and Have Fun!
Here is the recipe:
Ingredients in the Jar:
Reduce 1 sleeve graham crackers to crumbs and layer all of the crumbs in the bottom of 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 1/3 c. Brown Sugar into center of the jar to support the bunnies, pressing down to keep it snug.
Rest of center and on top of this, pour 1 ½ c. Easter M&M’s.
Decorate the lid of the jar however you please…tie curly ribbons around the neck of the jar.
On a side note...be sure to copy and give the directions to whomever you give the jar to...so they will know how to bake them peeps right up!
Directions: 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
Date: Wednesday, October 25, 2006 GMT Views: 18565