Halloween S'Mores

We don't really do much for Halloween around here, usually something at the church and passing out candy at the house, but when I found this idea online I couldn't resist making them for some young ones that we know. The great thing about the concept is that you can totally change them up to suit any holiday for which Peeps and holiday M&M's are sold (Christmas, Valentine's, Easter, etc.). As a random side note, it took like 5 whole minutes to figure out how to write that last sentence and not end with preposition...

Here is what you do:

1. Place 1 1/4 cup M&M's in a wide mouth quart jar (if you don't use a wide mouth jar, you will never fit everything inside!).

2. Reduce 1 sleeve graham crackers to crumbs. Add 1/3 cup brown sugar to the crumbs and place in a resealable baggie.

3. Place 8 marshmallow peeps (the pumpkins were small, so I used 8 sets of 2) standing up, facing out around the inside of the jar. Press them up against the glass, but don't squash them.

4. Press the baggie of crumbs down in there.

5. Top with a lid and decorative fabric, paper, ribbon, etc.

6. Attach a gift tag giving the following instructions:

Empty the brown sugar/graham cracker crumb mixture into a bowl. Add the M&M’s. Mix well. Melt 1/2 cup butter; add 1 teaspoon vanilla. Pour this over the dry ingredients, mixing well. Pat into a greased 9" square pan. Top with Peeps. Bake at 350 degrees F for 15 minutes. Cool and cut into bars.(Makes 9 to 12 bars.)

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Jami Schoettler said...

This sounds so good! I'm gonna keep this in mind for Christmas. -Jami

Mandi Shandi said...

You are the sweetest gal ever! We just got our package in the mail and the boys were thrilled. So Stinkin' cute! I appreciate it more than you know. By the way, I made that bugle party hat candy and tipped the point in white chocolate and sprinkles. I called them witch's fingers and they were a huge hit!! I am enjoying the sound of that bubble wrap from our package popping in the background. My boys officially think you are the coolest friend!