April 14, 2014

bunny brownies

I am reposting this fun Easter idea.  The old link no longer works but LoraLee Lewis has some fun printables HERE.

I've seen the Bunny Brownies (or Easter Smores) idea sweeping across web on some of my favorite blogs.  The ones I've seen have included packaging the ingredients in mason jars.  Well I didn't have the proper size jars but I knew I wanted to make these for my son's teachers.  So...I put my own spin on them and created a "kit".

You can find one "how to" here at RecipeLink.  I went off of the directions from No Fuss Fabulous found here.

Ingredients and Directions:

1. Reduce 1 sleeve graham crackers to crumbs.

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

3. Place 8 marshmallow bunny peeps standing up, facing out around the inside of the jar.

4. Press them up against the glass, but don't squash them.

5. Carefully spoon remaining crumbs in the center of the jar to support the bunnies, pressing down to keep it snug.

6. On top of this pour 1-1/4 cup Easter M&M's.

7. Spoon 1/3 cup brown sugar into center of M&M's, gently pressing with a spoon.

Attach A gift tag to say...

EASTER BUNNY S'MORES (or Bunny Brownies)

1. Empty the jar contents into a bowl. Snip the bunnies into bits with kitchen sheers or cut up with a knife. Return the bunny 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 9" square pan. Bake at 350 degrees F for 15 minutes. Cool and cut into bars.

(Makes 9 to 12 bars.)

*Option - leave bunnies whole; combine remaining ingredients and place the bunnies on top; then bake as directed.


Since I didn't have the right size mason jars on hand...I packaged each of the ingredients in bags and topped them with a sticker ... I'd probably sticker/label everything if I could (it's probably my OCD--but shhhh don't tell anyone!)

And...the directions printed out on cardstock.  The cute bunny brownie image is from No Fuss Fabulous.

(You'll notice I forgot to change the word "jar" to "bags" on the how to instructions...I didn't realize it until I looked at this image.  Oh well, hopefully his teachers won't think I've lost my mind)

Packaged everything in these cute take out boxes.

And topped with a note to his teachers. 

I'm not a fan of giving edible gifts unless I know what they taste like.  I mean who wants to give some cookies or something and it tastes awful??  How embarrassing!  I was skeptical about these.  I can't stand the taste of peeps but maybe this recipe would change my mind?!?

Well I have to say they were super easy AND pretty tasty!!  What a shocker!  :)  A fun little treat for Easter!  As a side note ... for some reason it was really fun snipping up the peep bunnies too.

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