“Eat a Peep”

Peeps S'Mores“Peeps S’Mores”

It’s Easter time, the Peeps have hatched. They are everywhere I look and there are many imposters …purple & green, pink & blue..have you ever in your life seen anything other than a yellow chick? Rabbit Peeps? Really! Peeps are Peeps. That’s it. Last word.

This year I played around and came up with this simple s’mores idea using Peeps. Here is what you will need:

A package of Peeps, Chocolate Graham Crackers, Semisweet or Bittersweet Baking Chocolate

Get busy:

1. Turn on oven Broiler. Lay an even number of Chocolate Graham Cracker squares out on baking sheets. Top half of  squares with a piece of Chocolate & the other half with a Peep laying on its side.

Peeps S'Mores

           2. Set rack at the lowest part of the oven & place baking sheet in oven. Leave for about 5-7 minutes or until Peeps are puffy and chocolate is melted. Remove pan from oven. “Sandwich” Peeps & chocolate covered graham crackers together pressing gently.

Peeps Melted

Peeps S'Mores

Bon Appetit!

Peeps

There are many ways to eat a Peep. One of my favorites is the “air-dried crunchy Peep”. You just let them sit around uncovered, out of their packaging, for a few days. This adds a layer of crunch right before you get to the soft marshmallow insides. Try it.

Peep in Hot Cocoa

They are also delicious floating & melting on a cup of steamy hot cocoa. This will make you smile and if you have children or know any children then do this for them and they will smile.

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Peeps like to decorate the tops of cupcakes as well.

What is your favorite way to eat a Peep? Do you eat imposter Peeps? Halloween & Christmas Peeps! Did you know that there are 30,900,000 results if you Google Peeps? Why do you think companies take a good idea, a special treat idea that you looked forward to once a year and made versions for all year long? If you can get something all the time is it special anymore?

Let me know what you think. Meanwhile, Eat a Peep.

22 thoughts on ““Eat a Peep”

  1. Great post to wake up to. Made me smile, especially the little peep in the cup of cocoa. Peeps are popular in this household, though, and it might be hard to see them broiled. 🙂

    1. Claire, Peeps are definitely an “American” items! I am sure they do not exist anywhere else. They are a combination of being gross culinarily and fun artistically. Not something anyone should eat a lot of but full of nostalgia. I am sure you have a candy or sweet from your childhood that is much the same?

    1. Well you must try one or two. They are quite delicious eaten in some of the ways I suggested. I also put some on a stick and roasted a few like you do marshmallows over an open flame and they were amazing. But only once a year!

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