S'mores In a Jar
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Just about my favorite creation to give in this format: S'mores
They are really quick and  simple to put together and are so pretty!
They are created using marshmallow peeps and M&Ms candy - which are both available in
great holiday colors during the different season. Which makes this one of the most versatile
jars for gift giving (or for simply displaying in your own home during the holidays).
Ingredients and directions:

You'll need a clean 1 quart mason jar, 1 sleeve graham crackers, 1 package holiday
marshmallow peeps, one bag of holiday M&Ms candies (regular ones, not the peanut
kind), 1/3 cup of brown sugar, a circle of fabric or paper, and ribbon or raffia to
decorate the lid. Card stock or paper for tag.

1. Reduce 1 sleeve graham crackers to crumbs.

2. Layer 2/3 of the crumbs in a 1 qt jar. Pack down the crumbs a bit.

3. Place about 1/4 cup of M&Ms candies on top of the graham crackers.

4. Arrange 8 to 12 marshmallow holiday peeps standing up, facing out around the
inside of the jar. Press them up against the glass, but don't squash them. Depending on
the type of peeps available you might use either one row (like christmas trees or
bunnies) or 2 rows (like pumpkins or hearts).

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 this pour 1-1/4 cup M&M's (holiday colors to suit).

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

Print or handwrite a tag to attach to the jar (use templates below if you like):

Holiday 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. Mix well.
2. Melt 1/2 cup butter; add 1 teaspoon vanilla. Pour this over the dry ingredients,
mixing well. Pat into a greased 8" or 9" square pan. Bake at 350 degrees F for 15
minutes. Cool and cut into bars.
I have prepared a few gift-tags for the upcoming
holiday season.
Click on the images to open a file in Adobe .pdf
format. This might take a little while (esp. with a
dial-up connection), but the files are formatted in a
high quality and the wait is well worth it!
When printed these tags will fit 10 to a sheet (regular
8.5" x 11"), formatted to fit a regular Avery business
card template.
Use either card stock or craft paper, or the business
card sheets which are already perforated and easy to
tear apart.
Print the front page, then reinsert the paper into your
printer (please check manufacturer's instructions as
to how to feed the paper for 2-sided printing) and
print the back of the cards.
Punch a little hole in the top left corner of the cards
and you're ready to attach to the jars.
CARD FRONT - Click to download high quality .pdf file
CARD BACK - click to download high quality .pdf file
CARD FRONT - click to download a high quality .pdf file
CARD FRONT - click to download high quality .pdf file
CARD BACK - click to download high quality .pdf file
Christmas S'mores
Christmas Trees & Snowmen
Halloween S'mores
with Pumpkins
CARD BACK - click to download high quality .pdf file
You'll need Adobes' Acrobat Reader
to download some of these files...
Get it here: (free download)

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