I promised my stamp club gals I would post a photo and how-to directions for these cute Easter treats that fellow demonstrator Kym happened upon on Splitcoast. The photo shows my version of the mason jar and tag, which was printed on the computer and then stamped with the very cute SU set Bunny Hugs. You can't see it here, but I also stamped a circle of printed paper with the Bunny image from that set and then inserted that in the lid before putting on the ring. I've seen lots of creative versions of these "peeps in a jar" for other holidays now that there are ghost Peeps and Christmas tree Peeps... don't you just LOVE Peeps -- and marshmallows are fat free!
Ingredients in the Jar:
Reduce 1 sleeve of graham crackers to crumbs and layer 2/3 of the crumbs in a 1 qt. canning jar. I have a canning funnel so that really helped when pouring the crumbs and M&Ms into the jar. Place 8 marshmallow bunny peeps standing up, facing out around the inside of the jar pressing them against the glass -- this is the tricky part so I used a wooden spoon to gently squish and press those bunnies into a circle. Carefully, spoon the 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&Ms. Spoon 1/3 c. Brown Sugar into center of M&Ms gently pressing with a spoon. You have to shake it a little to get the ingredients to settle so they fit -- if they don't all fit in, just eat those extra M&Ms! Decorate the lid of the jar however you please and tie ribbons around the neck of the jar with a tag attached that has the baking directions.
And here are those directions....
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 teaspoon vanilla. Pour this over the dry ingredients, mixing well. Pat into a greased 8x8 baking dish. Bake at 350 degrees 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.
And here is a pdf file of my tag you can download. You want to print one page on the front of card stock then run it back through your printer and print the other side with the second page. The two sides should line up to make a sheet of six tags that you can cut up and stamp.