Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Easter Peeps

OK, I've GOT to get better about posting more regularly on this blog. I've gotten a handle on my main one, but this one is still getting neglected. Thanks to all of you who have made such nice comments, it really does a girl good!
I'm actually going to busy working on some things for my friend who is getting married in less than 3 weeks, so I'll be busy until after then, but I'll try to get some more stuff on here. After the wedding, maybe I can get back to creating more regularly too!

This project is one I saw on Splitcoast Stampers and just fell in love with and had to try it. I seriously wanted to do these and try to sell them, but I really cut it too close to Easter. Next year I'll have to start much earlier (as soon as they start putting Easter candy out!) along with another idea I saw and try to sell them then.

The hardest part to this was getting those bunnies in there right! It didn't help that I had the wrong type of jar - I needed one with a wider neck. But I figured it out anyway. After searching information about the recipe I decided to follow some of the advice I read, but it didn't work as I had hoped. Some were saying that when you bake them that they come out too crumbly and adding a little more butter did the trick. So I went ahead and added the extra butter. What I ended up was a gooey (though very yummy) mess. They were far too gooey to cut into bars. So I'm including the recipe here with the original amount of butter. I plan to try them again soon and see if it makes a big difference.

In the jar: 1 sleeve of graham crackers, crushed
8 peeps
1/3 C. brown sugar (pressed into the center of the peeps)
1 1/2 cup Easter M&M's

Peep Bars
Empty contents of the jar into a bowl Snip the bunnies into bits with kitchen shears or cut up with a knife. Return the bunny bits to the mixture and mix well. Add 1/2 cup softened butter and 1 tsp. vanilla and mix 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. Bake as directed.

I also found this recipe:

Peep Ice Cream Topping
Same as above, but omit the vanilla.
Pat into a greased 9x13 baking dish. Bake at 350 just until peeps melt. Cool. Break up with a knife. Sprinkle over vanilla ice cream.


Cyndi said...

That is SO cute! It looks yummy! Now I want peeps! LOL

Trista said...

Okay, I am so making one of these for Zach's MDO teacher!!!!

onemotherslove said...

This is sooo cute! I'm going to put a link to it on our craft blog, too! Then see if I can put one together for our MDO teacher, too. Thanks! (Hey, I'm a fire wife, too!) : )

Debi said...

That is the cutest darn thing ever! I MUST remember to try it! Thanks for sharing!

Lorie said...

I saw this on The Pumpkin Patch and just love the idea! Thanks! You got some really neat ideas on your blog!

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