Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Tuesday Morning Challenge #63: Trick or Treat!

Digi Stamps by Deedee's Digis 'Handmade with Love'.  Cardstock:  Black, Tangerine Tango, glitter green and orange, GP 110 white, Paper Studio 'Happy Halloween' and 'Cobweb'.  Accessories:  silver pen. 

Welcome to Tuesday Morning Challenge #63!  This week's challenge sponsored by Deedee's Digis and is a technique challenge to creat a treat container. 

As soon as I spotted the adorable 'Handmade with Love' set, I remembered the fun Halloween version of Peep Jars and knew they'd be the perfect combination.  I paper pieced this jar image, using the Halloween sentiment DP for the jar and glitter orange for the topper:

What I didn't realize is that M&Ms no longer come in the vibrant Halloween colors (more like dull Fall colors) and Peep ghosts are almost as scare as real spooks! Eventually I found a limited supply of ghosts and settled for less vibrant images; 'Ghostly S'mores' were the result.

Here's the jar recipe:

Layer all ingredients in a 1 quart jar (wide-mouth is easiest): About 2/3 of 1 sleeve crushed graham crackers, circle of Ghost Peeps (I used 6), fill center of ghosts with remander of graham crackers, 1 1/2 c. M&Ms, 1/3 c brown sugar.

Attach a card with these baking instructions:

Ghostly S’mores
Directions: Empty jar contents into a bowl. Snip ghosts to bits with kitchen shears or cut up with knife. Return bits to mixture and mix well. Melt 1/2 c plus 2 Tbsp. butter, add 1tsp vanilla. Pour over dry mixture; mix well. Pat into greased 8x8 baking dish. Bake at 350 for 15 -25 minutes. Cool and cut into bars.
Option 1: Leave ghosts whole; combine remainingingredients and place the ghosts on top. Bake as directed.
Option 2: Omit vanilla, bake and serve warm over ice cream or use blender to mix with ice cream like a Blizzard.

Be sure to admire the TMS Design Team's spin on this week's challenge:

Hollyanne, Jr. DT

Then link up your creations HERE to join in the fun and so we can admire the window on your crafting world!


  1. This is so gorgeous Jessica.

    Hugs Riet.x

  2. Jessica, love your project and your Deedee's image is just perfect for it. I love making these peep jar's and never thought about how well it would work for Halloween.

  3. Oh so yummy!! Love the fun Halloween colors and who could resist the yummy goodies inside!! :) Thanks for sharing this fun idea!! HUGS

  4. wow, what an increadible project!! LOVE it!! I didn't even know they made ghost peeps!! You should go visit the peeps store. I am trying to get back to some blogging but it is still hard without my favorites folder to guide me!!

  5. What a cool idea! Super cute!

  6. Oh how fun!! I so love your peep jar and your recipe card!! I so have to try making one of those jars.

  7. This is outrageously cute, Jessica! Now I have to go find Peep ghosts...what a cute neighbor gifty this would be. TFS!!

  8. Adorable. Making me hungry though... I love it. The project, not the hunger. LOL

  9. This is so stinkin' cute. I LOVE peeps, I'm definitely going to try this. That little recipe card with the jar is just adorable.

  10. WOW! This is just fabulous. I want one!! Your packaging is just fantastic.

  11. This is so cool! I love gifts in a jar and this couldn't be better for this time of year. They sound way yummy, too!!

  12. This is such a cute idea, I had to make some right away! The jars look adorable.
    I just made the recipe & HELP! It seemed like WAY too much butter. Is it correct-a whole stick plus 2 Tbsp? Mine came out way too greasy. Just checking~
    Thanks a bunch.

    1. Honestly, it's been a while since I made these! I looked up the recipe and found most of the versions call for 1/2 cup butter, so that would only be two sticks. Maybe just cutting back that much would help??


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