Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Take a peep at this!

We have an annual family Christmas party and do a gift exchange. Everyone draws a number and when your number is drawn you can either pick a gift or steal one. This year I made these Holiday S'More jars. I think the little snowman peeps are just adorable!

I used one of our Purchase with Purchase sets to stamp the recipe card. It's called Holly Jolly and you get 3 smalls stamps for $2.95 with a qualifying $30 order.

This is a closeup of the lid. I used the Christmas Circles and Tag Tidbits sets along with the Giga Scallop Circle, Mega Circle, and Extra Jumbo Circle punches. I used L'Amore and Viridian Leaf PH inks. Can you see where I used my Souffle Gel pens on the holly of the large circle? I also use Pop Dots to raise up the ornament circle.

And here's what went into each wide-mouth quart jar:
1 1/2 c. crushed graham crackers, packed into the jar bottom
Seasonal Peeps, placed around the inside leaving the middle open
1/3 cup packed brown sugar, added gently within the circle of the peeps and lightly packed
1 1/4 cup M&Ms or choc. chips, gently added to the top of the jar.
Seal with lid and sealer ring.
Decorate jar as desired.

The recipe card attached reads:
Holly Jolly Snowman S'Mores
1. Empty the jar contents into a bowl. Snip the peeps into bits with kitchen shears or cut up with a knife. Return the bits to the mixture and mix well.
2. Melt 1/2 cup butter, add 1 teaspoon vanilla extract. Pour this over the dry ingredients, mixing well. Pat into a greased 8" or 9" square pan.
3. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes. Cool and cut into bars. Enjoy!

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