Easter S’More Toffee

 S’Mores take on Easter Candy in this fun twist on the classic summer treat!

Easter S'More Toffee | lemonsforlulu.com

Every part of the S’More is represented here in this toffee candy

Parenting is so stressful.  Contrary to what you might be thinking, I’m NOT talking about child care and child rearing here.  I’m actually talking about all the pressure we have to make every holiday, loose tooth, and birthdays the best ever!  I admit, I alone created this monster.  The monster being the unbelievably high expectations of my children!

When I started certain traditions a few years ago, I had no idea they’d snowball into creative challenges that I am increasingly unwilling to accept!  Sure, the Elf on the Shelf looked so cute and innocent when I bought him at Target a few years back, but after spending hours and hours on Pinterest searching for new ways to stage the mischievous elf, I began to curse the day I succumbed to the hype!

Don’t get me started on the  tooth fairy!   Clearly there needs to be a set of rules for ALL parents to follow.  These need to be handed down and given to each new parent in the hospital so no one messes it up for the rest of us!  I had a friend who would have her daughter place her tooth in a glass of water next to her daughter’s bed.  Then while her daughter sweetly slumbered, my friend would color the water and sprinkle matching glitter all around.  COME ON!!!  Who needs that crap!  How about the days when you just woke up with a quarter under your pillow as proof the tooth fairy existed!!  Don’t make me buy glitter!!  And excuse me, but how do I explain to my kids that clearly the tooth fairy loves X, Y, Z more because she gave them $8 more for their teeth?   I’m all for teaching my children that life isn’t fair, but I don’t want to crush their young spirits!

Here it is the week of Easter and I have  yet to think of all the cleverly rhyming clues I’m expected to write for  Easter morning!    My daughter has casually mentioned at least 5,392 times that she hopes the Easter Bunny doesn’t forget to do the scavenger hunt!  I would scrap the whole charade, but how can I disappoint my girl?  I can’t.  While there are some days I just want to relieve myself of the stress and confess to my kids that I am Santa, the Elf, the Easter Bunny, and the tooth fairy all rolled into one, I know that I will never actually go through with it.  How can I trample on their joy and their innocence?  They are kids for such a short time and I want it to last as long as possible.  After all, they have the rest of their lives to be realists.   And how blessed am I?  I  get to relive all my childhood joys with them!   As long as I don’t loose any teeth!

Peeps remind me of my childhood Easter baskets.  They were my favorites!  I have somehow lost the taste for them as I’ve gotten older, but I still love what they represent.   I made this S’more toffee solely for my kids to enjoy.  I knew they’d relish the combination of graham crackers, caramel, chocolate and marshmallows.   The graham crackers keep the toffee on the softer side.  These were gone almost instantly!

 

Easter S'More Toffee | lemonsforlulu.com

Toffee is easy to make at home! Starts with a graham cracker and ends with a Peep!

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Easter S’More Toffee
 
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Ingredients
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 20 graham crackers
  • 2 cups milk chocolate chips
  • 20 Peep marshmallow bunnies
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Arrange crackers in a single layer. In a saucepan, melt butter and brown sugar stirring until completely melted. Cook for about 3 minutes, or until mixture begins to bubble. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla. Pour caramel over crackers. Bake in oven for 10-12 minutes. Once removed from the oven, let the caramel set for just a minute or two.
  3. Pour milk chocolate chips over warm caramel. Let chocolate melt for a minute before spreading with an offset spatula. Immediately cut into squares.
  4. Place one marshmallow bunny over each square. Let set completely. Store in an airtight container.

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21 Responses

  1. hahaha, I hear ya! My friend’s daughter told my daughter about how her money was sprinkled with fairy dust….and yes, then my girls wanted fairy dust. Not to mention the kid that got 20 bucks for a tooth. Helloooo?! I have 3 kids, I can’t afford that! I do wish things were a little simpler…but with my oldest turning 12, I know the ‘magic’ of childhood is pretty much over with her, and that makes me sad!

    • Money sprinkled with dust too? See it is too much to keep up with! Plus when they start talking to friends, they realize how they got shafted! My oldest in 9 and I want to keep the magic too!

  2. I too am guilty of starting so many creative, time-filled traditions that sometimes I just want to say “I’m done, I quit, I need a break!”. But then you see their sweet faces and the joy they get and it makes it all worth it….right?! :)

    • It’s a lot of work isn’t it?? But you are right, their sweet little faces are priceless!

  3. Tanya your posts crack me up! So THIS is what I have to look forward to when I have kids! Parents are pretty amazing and don’t get any of the credit for being Santa, the Elf, the Easter Bunny, and the tooth fairy!!! Props to you for doing all that you do. And don’t even get me started on how cute these Easter smores toffee are!! Love the idea of using a Peeps as the marshmallow. And they are so cute too!! I’m the opposite, used to hate peeps as a kid and now I kinda like em. Is it ok if I make this for myself and pretend I have kids? :)

    • Yes, totally ok to make this for yourself!! I don’t know if every parent goes through this self induced craziness! But it really is fun! Stressful, but fun! Thanks Desi!

  4. I don’t know how you parents keep up. One Martha Stewart-like mom in your kid’s class and the rest of you parents are doomed. Fairy dust? I wonder what it will be like for your kids when your grandkids lose a tooth. These s’more toffee squares sound so very good. Fairy dust has a very limited shelf life. These squares. however, will last a lifetime. ;)

    • Thank you John! I’ll continue to deprive my kids of fairy dust!

  5. Tanya, I LOVE this toffee! And I love Peeps. Don’t they make desserts like, eleventy times more adorable?! Plus, toffee s’mores? Uh, hello, and welcome to my mouth.

  6. Yum, these look so simple and delish! And cute!

  7. Toffee S’mores with a cute Peep on top…awesome idea!! Who needs glitter money when you can go to the kitchen for this! I sure hope my kids never ask their friends how much they got for their teeth…they just might start thinking their fairy is on the cheap side :-)

    • Oh our tooth fairy is very cheap! Toffee is way better than glitter! Thanks Jocelyn.

  8. You’re preaching to the choir with me! OMG the easter bunny was too tired to do anything special and we sure got an earful. I love this toffee!

    • Easter bunny was flat out cheap this year! Thanks Dorothy!

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