stART and Kids in the Kids in the Kitchen: The Easter Egg by Jan Brett

Today, I read, to a slew of kiddos,
(we had a few friends over for a bit)
Jan Brett's latest...
Oh, if you are Brett fan, I promise,
you will NOT be disappointed!

All the kiddos, ages 4 to 14, enjoyed the story.

(Side note: Brett's tour bus came to MY town,
and I couldn't go and meet her because I was helping with
the consignment sale at our church.
If you all get a chance to meet her on her
ultra-cool rock star bus, tell her Wonder Mom says, "Hi!")

So, after we finished the story,
the kiddos and I got to work making...

"Peep S'mores"

What ARE "Peep S'mores", you ask?

Well, I discovered the recipe over at
Roots and Wings Co...

(You know, they make Christmas Shaped Peeps...
Guess what I will be giving out for Christmas this year?)

Our recipe was "from scratch" and not
a Gift in a Jar,
which made it MUCH MORE fun for the kiddos to create!

First, we got to work on making the crust...
Each of the kiddos took a turning beating the life out of
a sleeve of graham crackers...
When they weren't beating the crackers,
they were beating the table...

Next, we added 1/3 cup of brown sugar to the
pulverized graham crackers...

Stir in a stick of melted butter...

(The recipe also called for 1 tsp of vanilla,
but, I forgot about it-
the recipe still tasted good without it!)

Poor the crumb mixture into a
greased 9 inch pan...
...and smush the mix down to create a crust.
Pour 1 and 1/2 cups of spring colored M & M's
onto the crust...

...and top with Peeps!

(We used both bunnies and chicks in honor
of the characters from Jan Brett's story.)

Put them in the oven at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes...

...and you have a super ooey-gooey snack time treat!

(The kiddos found the disappearance of the
Peeps' eyes hilarious and a bit disturbing...)

For more deliciously literary fun,
hop on over to stART...

For more delicious recipes,
go take a peep over at Kids in the Kitchen...


  1. what a fun idea! Looks nice and colorful!

  2. I can't believe you missed Jan Brett! Sadly, she's not even coming close to our town :( Maybe, we'll make your snack, and drown our sorrows in sugar :)

  3. Oh my goodness, I can not imagine the sugar high this would give my girls, but they would LOVE it!

  4. I love it!! I love Jan Brett and need to check out this book and Emily and I will totally be making this for our Easter Dessert this year! Thank you for the awesome idea and for linking up to stART :0)

  5. Eyeless Peeps!! I don't know whether to laugh or scream! Looks like they all had a great time! :-)

  6. That is strange that the eyes disappeared! Looks like yummy and colorful treat. Jan Brett's book is simply gorgeous and the perfect Easter bunny and egg story.

  7. Oh my does that look yummy.

  8. That is a fun recipe and it sounds like it would be delicious - perfect for my sugar cravings!

  9. This looks like a delicious extension of the story. We missed this book this year, but there is always next Easter :)