Friday, April 6, 2012

Easter Goodies in a Jar

We love Easter and Springtime at my home! Spring brings brighter colors, lighter recipes and more healthier family outdoor activities like hiking.
Easter Recipes

Hop to it and create this very tasty project with your kids! This is a fun gift in a jar idea which can be made and shared. I love the fact that PEEPS are around for most major holidays so this recipe can be used if you substitue the sweet bunnies for hearts, ghost,etc. You can also grab seasonal M&Ms for this project, too! If you make these jars to giveaway, make sure to create one for your Easter meal!

Holiday in a Jar (click to go to printable)


1 package graham crackers, crushed
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 cups M & Ms
1 Mason Jar with lid


Mix together graham crackers and brown sugar. Pour into jar.
Take PEEPS and put them all around the inside of the jar.
Pour in M&Ms and seal jar.

Copy the below instructions and tie to jar with a pretty matching ribbon!

Jar Instructions

Preheat oven to 350F
Empty jar contents into a bowl.
Cut PEEPS into small pieces
Add 1/2 cup of melted butter
Add 1 teaspoon of vanilla
Mix well.
Pat into a greased 8 X 8 baking dish
Bake for 15-20 minutes.
Let cool completely and then cut into bars.

Easter Goodies

My 12 year old did these all on her own. She made the jar at Girl Scouts and then came home and baked the treats. They were tasty!  We decided that once baked, this recipe would be tasty broken up over ice cream!!  Enjoy and have fun doing these for other holidays! HOP to it!

Here is our Easter Smore with PEEPS idea, too!


Holly Ann said...

What a cute idea! I think I might actually try this! :)

Carrie's Rambles said...

That sounds so easy and yummy! I think I'll try this

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Martha (MM) said...

What a cute goodie jar gift! Thanks for letting me know about the linky party. Happy Easter! :-)

Hollie - said...

Thank you so much for hostessing!

Nancy said...

This sounds yummy. I will try it out. Thanks for your visit to my blog. I am now following you.

Suzette said...

My kids would love these, how fun! Thanks for stopping by Go with the Flo. And for following on GFN! I'll do the same!

La-Dee-da crafter said...

Thanks for stopping and telling me about your link party. I linked up! Following you now.

Lolly Jane said...

thanks for the invite! linked up! (:

xoxo.kelli & kristi

Anitra said...

Cute and tasty--great activity for the kids!

Anncoo said...

Hi, I was invited by Martha (MM)to join your Easter party and have fun.
My link: Yuja (Korean Honey Citron Tea) Cheesecake.
Happy Easter!

Concetta said...

Thank you so much for visiting Co
Concetta's Cafe and inviting me to your party - love your site and love this blog hop!

I cannot wait to peruse all of these wonderful recipes and ideas -and yours is adorable!

I linked up my cupcake recipe and I will be back to add more!

I am following you now too!


Shauna said...

Hope you have an amazing day! :) Shauna from

Amy (ArtsyBookishGal) said...

This looks delicious and PEEPS are everywhere!

Lolly Jane said...

Thanks for the invite- we linked up our "cheeps" project :) Now to blog hop and check out the other goodness~ happy Sunday!

late holidays said...

What A cute Idea!!
I'm totally into the "DO IT YOURSELF" theme when it comes to holiday presents (and anything else for that matters :) ).
I'm loving it and I'm giving it a go.
Soon will tell you how it came out. Obviously I'm not waiting for the 2012 Easter holiday for that :) It is happening this weekend.
Thanks for sharing :)

Rebekah Greiman said...

Thanks for another link party! I've been asked by a lot of peeps how I make my own Sushi at home. I decided that being the Sushi hack that I am, I should do a little tutorial. So, I've linked up a simple tutorial-sans raw fish. It's healthy, cheap to make and oh, so tasty. Hope you like it and have a great week!

Miz Helen said...

Oh my goodness Susie,
These are just awesome Easter ideas! Hope you are having a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
Come Back Soon!
Miz Helen

Jerri Rivers said...

Thanks for linking up for Friday Favorites. I'm featuring your jar this week!

Isil said...

Looks yummy!Thanks for linking up to Kids Coop.

Scribble Doodle and Draw said...

mmmm this looks so yummy! What a great idea! I found you thru the weekly kids co-op, thanks for sharing.

Scribble Doodle and Draw

Rebekah Greiman said...

Thanks for another link party! Today, I've linked up a 3 Minute Fudge recipe. It is super tasty and a great way to make homemade fudge. Hope you like it and have a great week!

Kassi @ Truly Lovely said...

Then finished treat sounds delicious! All of those yummy ingredients!?! :) Thanks for sharing on Fancy This Fridays!!!

Marilyn Clark said...

Where do I sign up to get one of these amazing jar? I bet the baked treats are super yum!

I'd love for you to share this at my March Madness Party.

Happy Hump Day!


Very cute gift idea!

Julia Forshee said...

I am a little crazy about PEEPS at the moment :) We are starting a link up party on Thursdays (today:), and we would love for you to join us with this post and/or any others you would like to include. We are at Hope to see you there!!

Christine said...

Oh so CUTE!!!!

Thanks for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality! Can't wait to see what you link up tomorrow evening :)

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