Sorry it's been awhile since I've posted. It's been a crazy week of workshops, clubs, and a bout of stomach flu! All is better now and I wanted to share with you what I did last weekend.
This past Saturday, I hosted a ghouls night out. We made 5 projects including all of those pictured above, a BOO box (see my earlier post), and a mummy card.
The big project was the PEEPS IN A JAR. I bought my jars at Big Lots for $7 a case (12 jars). You'll want to look for the jars in the fall because they get really difficult to find as we get closer to the holidays.
Then go to the grocery store and pick up plenty of M & M's, peeps, graham crackers, and brown sugar. You'll want to have extra M & M's on hand for well….you know!
Crush one package of the graham crackers and pour about 2/3 of the crumbs into the bottom of the jar. Insert the peeps along the side of the jar….the pumpkins require 16 per jar. I've heard that ghosts and bunnies are only 8 per jar. Add remaining crumbs and 1/3 cup of brown sugar to the middle of the peeps. Top off the jar with M & M's…..don't measure them, just pour it on!
Decorate the lid and the tag and VOILA! The perfect gift for Booing!
Here is the wording on the tag:
Enjoy eating some of the M&Ms to reduce the amount a little as desired. Empty the jar contents into a bowl. Snip the pumpkins into bits with kitchen scissors or a knife. Return the pumpkins to the mixture and mix well. Melt 10 T butter, add 1 teaspoon of vanilla. Pour this over the dry ingredients, mixing well. Pat into a greased 8 or 9 inch baking dish. Bake at 350 degrees for 15-25 minutes. Cool ½ hour, then cut into bars. Option 1 – leave pumpkins whole; combine remaining ingredients and place pumpkins on top, then bake as directed. Option 2 – omit the vanilla, bake and serve warm over vanilla ice cream or use a blender to mix with ice cream like a Blizzard.
Below, you'll see some of my guests making their Peep Jars. We used the Batty for You Stamp set and Creepy Crawly Designer Series Paper from Stampin' Up! to decorate the jars.
By the way, the bars are quite delicious! Unfortunately, they didn't last very long at my house, so I had to make a cake for the party. The cake idea came from the October issue of Parents magazine and is simply a devils food cake iced with chocolate frosting, and topped with oreo crumbs and gummy body parts…..mmmmm CHOCOLATE!!!