I love that now Peeps have a design for every holiday. I wanted to share with you a recipe that I ran across the other day for gift giving. I have used a picture from another site to show you the Halloween peeps but keep in mind, you can use any peeps and make the gift for any season.
Smores in a Jar.

This is a recipe that gives you the taste of smores but in bar form. This gift would be great for teachers, neighbors, coaches, friends or anyone that has a sweet tooth. I am going to make these for my small group at church. I can't wait to share.
You will need:
1 quart size canning jar with lid and ring
1 sleeve of graham crackers (10 crackers)
8 marshmallow Peeps (don't tear apart, it is easier to line them around the jar if still together.)
1/3 c. brown sugar
1 1/4 c chocolate chips, seasonal m&m's or other choclate candies
ribbon and fabric to decorate.
tag for instructions.
Putting it together......
  1. Crush the graham crackers into fine pieces.
  2. Pour about 2/3 of the graham crackers into the bottom of the jar and press it down.
  3. Place the 8 peeps around the inside of the jar. Use a wooden spoon to press them up against the glass. (but don't squish them)
  4. Pour the rest of the graham crackers into the middle of the peeps. This will help hold the peeps in place.
  5. Pour 1/3 c of brown sugar into the center of the ring of peeps and pack it down.
  6. Fill the rest of the jar with the 1 1/4 c of candy. Try to pack it down with out squishing the peeps.
For the tag, write these instructions;
Empty the contents of the jar into a large bowl. Cut the peeps into pieces and miss all the ingredients well. Add 1/2 c melted butter and 1 tsp vanilla to the dry ingredients. Mix well.
Spoon into a greased 8X8 baking pan and pat down lightly. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.
Cool pan on a cooling rack and then cut into bars.
The picture is from grouprecipes.com

3 Thoughts Shared

  1. Amy @ Puppy Tufts // 17 September, 2009  

    This is adorable and has lots of possibilities foe each holiday. Thanks for the idea.

  2. Anonymous // 18 September, 2009  

    that has got to be the cutest thing ever! thanks for sharing!

  3. Thankfully Thrifty // 21 October, 2009  

    So cute!!! Thanks for sharing! I want to do this at Christmas!