December 22, 2010

Snowman S'more Bar Kit in a Jar -- An Easy, Last Minute Gift Project for the whole Family

There hasn't been a lot of time for cookie baking or candy making this year at our house.  Still, the girls wanted to continue the tradition of making homemade gifts for their friends, and I found the perfect project from Loralee at No Fuss Fabulous, by doing a Christmas twist on her Bunny Brownies.

These adorable S'more Bar kits can be put together in just minutes and are fun for the kids to make.  I'm looking forward to keeping one to bake up and sample with the girls.

Here's what you need to make 6 kits:

6 1-Quart Canning Jars
4 12.60 oz. bags holiday M&M candies
4 packages Peeps Snowmen
2 boxes (6 sleeves) Graham Crackers
2 cups light brown sugar
Snowman S'more Kit Labels (optional) -- FREE download below
Snowman S'more Kit Instruction Labels (optional) -- FREE download below

To assemble a jar:

Pour in 1 1/4 cups M&Ms
Insert one group of Snowmen on top of M&Ms (The Snowmen are packaged 3 to a group)
Complete the circle with another trio of Snowmen
Using a large funnel, pour 1/3 cup brown sugar into the ring formed by the snowmen.  Tamp down lightly with a spoon or the bottom of a spice bottle.  
Reduce 1 sleeve of graham crackers to crumbs.
Pour crumbs into a ziploc sandwich bag.  Press air from bag and seal.  
Insert crumb bag into jar, with one of the pointed, bottom ends going first.  
Screw the lid on the jar.

Decorate jar as you wish, and be sure to include the instructions:  

Step 1:  Empty contents of jar in a large bowl and cut Snowmen into bite sized pieces.
Step 2:  Melt 1/2 cup butter; add 1 teaspoon vanilla.  Pour over the dry ingredients, mixing well.
Step 3:  Pat into a greased 9" square pan.
Step 4:  Bake at 350 for 15 minutes.  Cool and cut into bars.

Here's a download for the labels

And here's a download for the instruction labels


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  1. What...s'mores...Of course I am here to check it out. CUTE!

  2. These look awesome! Incorporating my favorite candy - Peeps - was a brilliant move!

  3. Wow, you've given us everything for this!! This is so neat and unusual, I've never seen anyhting like it! A cool twist on s'mores.

  4. Too cute! Definitely saving this idea for coworkers next year!

  5. Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 4 post on Dec. 24, 2010. Thanks again.

  6. Such a cute idea, these look great!

  7. You are making really special memories for your children and family. A lot of love goes a long way!


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