Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Peep Jar Instructions

Ingredients in the Jar:
--Reduce 1 sleeve graham crackers (approx 1 1/3 c.)to crumbs and layer 2/3 of the crumbs in a 1 qt. jar.
--Place 8 marshmallow bunny peeps "or whatever peeps are good for the season"standing up, facing out around the inside of the jar pressing them against the glass, but don’t squash them.
--Carefully, spoon 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&M’s "or the current holiday"
--Decorate the lid of the jar however you please…tie curly ribbons around the neck of the jar.

Directions: (this is what you give with the jar) Empty the jar contents into a bowl and add 1/3 C brown sugar. 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