10.23.2009

An Easter Peep For You: Gift Ideas-Day 19


Today is the final Gift Idea in this series. I'm not the biggest Peep fan, but I became a fan when I saw this cute Easter idea. 

Ingredients and Directions for the Jar:
  1. Reduce 1 sleeve graham crackers (approx 1 1/3 c.) to crumbs and layer 2/3 of the crumbs in a 1 qt. jar.
  2. 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.
  3. Carefully, spoon remaining crumbs in the center of the jar to support the bunnies, pressing down to keep it snug.
  4. On top of this pour 1 ½ c. Easter M&M’s.
  5. Spoon 1/3 c. brown sugar into center of M&M’s gently pressing with a spoon. 
Decorate the lid of the jar with whatever you please... ribbon, fabric or stamps like I did.


The tag (with the baking instructions) was printed up on Whisper White card stock and layered onto card stock. I used the only Easter stamps (not from Stampin' Up!) I had at the time and this is the result. The bunny was cut out with Paper Snips and popped up with Stampin' Dimensionals. Here are the instructions that need to accompany the gift.
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.
The tag was hole punched with my Crop-A Dile and tied to the jar with gold ribbon. There are Peeps for pretty much every holiday now (as well as M&M's) you have a lot of yummy options with this gift. Enjoy!

Perfect Paper: Whisper White {100730}, Perfect Plum {101889}
Terrific Tools: Paper Cutter {104152}, Paper Snips {103579}, SNAIL Adhesive {104332}, Stampin' Dimensionals {104430}, Crop-A-Dile {108362}

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