Halloween Smores In a Jar

Halloween Smores in a jar with ghost peeps

Ingredients:

1 quart mason jar

1 sleeve graham crackers

1 package holiday marshmallow peeps (ghosts or pumpkins or both)

1 package holiday M&M’s

1/3 cup brown sugar

Directions:

1.  Crush 1 sleeve graham crackers to crumbs.

2.  Layer 2/3 of the graham cracker crumbs in a 1 quart mason jar.

3.  Pack down the crumbs a bit.

4.  Arrange 8 to 12 marshmallow holiday peeps standing up, facing out around the inside of the jar.  Press them up against the glass.

5.  Carefully spoon remaining cracker crumbs in the center of the jar to support the peeps, pressing down to keep it snug.

6.  On top of the cracker crumbs pour 1-1/4 cup M&M’s in holiday colors.

7.  Spoon 1/3 cup brown sugar into the center of the M&M’s, gently pressing with a spoon.  If you have any room left over, fill the jar to the top with M&M’s.

Halloween Smores In a Jar

Halloween Smores in a jar with pumpkin peeps

Cooking Directions:

1.  Empty the jar contents into a bowl.

2.  Snip the peeps into bits with kitchen shears or cut up with a knife.

3.  Return the peep bits to the mixture.  Mix well.

4.  Melt 1/2 cup butter; add 1 teaspoon vanilla.  Pour this over the dry ingredients, mixing well.

5.  Pat into a greased 8″ or 9″ square pan.  Bake at 350 degrees F for 15 minutes.  Cool and cut into bars.

This is an adorable gift for that special neighbor, teacher, or friend!  I saw this on the web and had to make it myself.  I decorated the jars using Halloween ribbon and printed the directions on cardstock and attached to the ribbon.  I used special scissors to make the fancy edges on the card and decorated it with a glittery bat sticker.  On the yellow piece on the directions I typed:

                        Halloween Smores In a Jar

                             Happy Halloween!

I painted the top of the jars with black spray paint and stuck cute little pumpkin foam stickers on it!  I got the pumpkin stickers and bat stickers from Hobby Lobby.  I made one jar with ghosts and the other with pumpkins.  I think they both turned out cute!

Halloween Smores In a Jar

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Halloween Smores In a Jar

Cooking directions attached to the ribbon

Halloween Smores In a Jar

Lid of jar with pumpkin sticker

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