Monday, April 18, 2011

S'more {Peep} Casserole

First off . . . I'm alive. I know . . . it's been forEVER and I've probably lost every follower I had. So sorry!! I've hit a wall as far as crafting goes. I had a sweet baby boy in December and just haven't gotten back in the groove. I really need something like this . . . a "me" thing . . . so I'm going to work on bringing this poor blog back to life!

Okay! So I found this adorable idea on my friend, Heather's, blog. You can find her original post {HERE}. I fell in love with it . . . and anything that involves Peeps . . . LOVE.
Here's what you need:
1 sleeve graham crackers {crushed in a large baggie using a heavy rolling pin}
1/3 cup brown sugar {I like more brown sugar so I use 1/2 cup}
8 marshmallow Peeps
1 cup plain Easter M&M's
1 quart mason jar {I used a paper circle for the lid and some ribbon to decorate}
{to make you'll need to following}
1 stick butter {melted}
1 tsp vanilla extract
I went to Walmart looking for jars and found this box of 12 Mainstays brand for under $8. Can't beat that!!
I've made three of these now. The first time I had a hard time squeezing in all of the M&M's at the end, so the second time I mixed the M&M's with the graham cracker/brown sugar mixture . . . then it was hard to squeeze the Peeps in at the end. So the third time I decided to just layer everything. It turned out the cutest but still was hard to squeeze the Peeps in.

haha . . . slightly crazy, but I got them all in. NEXT time I'm going to pour in half of the graham cracker/brown sugar mixture, then M&M's, then Peeps, then I'm going to pour in the last half of the crumb mixture. I'm thinking this will work better . . . maybe?? haha
To make:
Dump all of the jar contents into a large bowl. Take out the Peeps and either cut them into small or large chunks or save and layer them whole on top of mixture before baking. Melt 1 stick of butter and add to bowl along with 1 tsp vanilla extract. Mix well until everything is coated evenly. Dump into a greased 8x8 baking dish {or whatever you have . . . I don't have one small enough so I used a pie pan} and, with greased fingers, firmly pat the mixture down.

Bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes. Let it cool COMPLETELY before cutting into them so they don't crumble.

A perfect teacher gift or just to swing by a friends house to let them know you're thinking of them.

Happy Easter!!!


  1. I'm not an offiicial follower of yours. (you are bookmarked though!) I've been checking in on you from time to time. Glad to see you are back!

    a fellow San Diegan

  2. I don't know Lyric, the chopping of the peeps sounds somewhat morbid. Who am I kidding, I'd eat all of that:) Very cute.

  3. I love this idea. Some variations could be using peeps and M&Ms for different seasons. They have started coming out with peeps for Christmas and Valentines Day. It would be nice to try out. I am definately gonna save your blog. Where is the link to follow you?