Sunday, March 30, 2014

For my Peeps! - Easter/Spring class treat - teacher gift- FUN for the kids!

When I first started making these (2 years ago) I never had a peep. (WTH, right?) By themselves they are okay BUT as a s'more...OMG!!! Sadly with my summer "Operation get my butt in gear or I'll be sad when I can't fit into a swimsuit" going strong, I know these little sugary, irresistible, yumminess {{drool}} will not be a good idea in the house. Lets test that will power! I do have some taste testers in the house that insist we need to experiment for microwave time accuracy EVERY year. :)


I had no clue they came in so many colors and felt I went a little overboard on my first purchase but this is what it looks like every year. 


Supplies:
Peeps
Graham crackers
Individually wrapped chocolate
Bags (I tried several but like the Celebrate It 100 bags 4 in x 6 in @ Micheal's.)
Tape
Tags (optional)


I would like to start off saying this is an extremely MESSY MESSY process. Peep sugar everywhere!!!!


One peep, two graham cracker pieces, one Hershey's chocolate. 

We made 45 individual packages for classmates (two different classes) and some for friends and neighbors. 


 I made the little tags that said "To one of my favorite peeps" and the instructions for microwaving them. After looking back at these I really *dislike* how busy they look. Geez! I'll be re-doing them and adding a free download. Check back soon!


UPDATE:


When you make the s'mores in the microwave, the peep gets fat and rolls. Lol. Watch out not to microwave more than 10 seconds. If the chocolate is still a little hard just wait a few minutes (if you can) and it will get soft. 




For the teachers we used a whole package of peeps and over sized chocolate bar. We switched out the peeps from each package to make them more colorful. I bought the baskets the year before for $1 during Easter clearance. 



LOVE how these turned out!


LAST YEAR


I thought the WHOLE pack of peeps and large chocolate bar was excessive so I scaled it down a little for teachers. Mini 4pk and regular hershey bar. :)

They turned out really cute too


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11 comments:

  1. This is adorable, and just what my students need right now. I truly love your blog, and you are always making such sweet things for us. This is a perfect "fun" assessment right before our grades too. Thank you so much!

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    1. Thank you for your very sweet comments. I appreciate you taking the time and visiting my blog.

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  2. These are beautiful! Can't wait to make mine this weekend.. just awaiting your revised tag to add to it, if you get it done soon! Thank you for sharing!

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    1. Thank you so much! I just revised and posted downloadable tags. Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to comment! http://www.craftibilities.com/2014/04/printable-peeps-smores-party-favor-tags.html

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  3. What a great project! Thanks for sharing it at The Pin Junkie. It was included today in a spring craft and recipe roundup at http://www.thepinjunkie.com/2014/04/spring-and-easter-crafts.html

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    1. Yay! Thank you so much! Very excited. Going to check it out now. Looking forward to this weeks Friday Link Party.

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  4. Super cute! We'll be giving these out to classmates & baseball teammates. I'm all set with supplies, hoping you get the revised tag soon (ya know, 'cause you're the creative one, I just assemble). Thanks for sharing your awesome ideas!

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    1. Thank you so much! I just revised and posted downloadable tags. Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to comment! http://www.craftibilities.com/2014/04/printable-peeps-smores-party-favor-tags.html

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  5. Great idea, so cute! I am going to do this for my employees AND for kid's teachers!

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    1. Awesome! So glad this helped. They are always a hit. I revised the tag last year. Here's the link for the free download. Thank you for taking the time to comment! http://www.craftibilities.com/2014/04/printable-peeps-smores-party-favor-tags.html

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  6. anyone know if you get get individually wrapped peeps?

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