Sunday, April 8, 2012

Happy Easter

I saw this gift jar made up last year and tucked it away in my memory to make up for this year. Of course as I've gotten older, things that I have tucked away have a way of getting lost. So thanks to my friend Beth, I've been reminded of this fun jar and made it up this year for my niece to make for her family.

I lifted these directions from my friend, Mara, who also got carried away in the Peep jar madness, lol!

I started with a wide mouth quart sized mason jar. And then added the ingredients in layers:

Bottom: 1 sleeve of crushed graham crackers
Middle: 8 peep bunnies around the jar in a ring. Add 1/3 - 1/2 cup brown sugar to fill the hole in between the peeps. Pack down tight!
Top with: 1 1/4 cups Easter M&M's. Pack down.

That's it! So easy and so FUN! I added a tag with the baking directions:

1. Dump contents of jar into a bowl.
2. Snip peeps into small pieces
3. Melt 1/2 cup butter. Add butter + 1 tsp vanilla to bowl. Mix all ingredients well.
4. Press ingredients into an 8 inch square pan.
5. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.
6. Cut into squares and eat!

There you have it...Peeps In A Jar! I'm going to ask my niece take a picture when she bakes these. Even though I've found lots of recipes for this jar, I didn't find a single picture of what they look like baked.

Happy Easter! I hope you all enjoy family and friends as you celebrate the miracle of the day!


Mary said...

Happy Easter my friend! I can't wait to see a picture of the peeps all baked!

Mara Campbell said...

Hope you had a great Easter, Joni! I love your jar, the tags is great and I love that you added fabric to the lid.