Saturday, April 7, 2012

Easter Bakeathon: S'mores Peeps

To end our Easter Bakeathon, I decided to give myself the most difficult culinary challenge yet; I was going to attempt to make peeps tasty. For years, I thought the only thing peeps were good for was watching them blow up in the microwave, but I was ready to change the cultural mindset on the marshmallowy flightless birds. The obvious choice was to convert them into the most perfect use of the marshmallow- the S'more.

S'mores Peeps
Servings: 12
Time: 10 minutes (plus cooling)

12 peeps
Milk Chocolate
Graham Crackers

You will not guilt me with those eyes!
  1. Melt the milk chocolate over a double boiler or in the microwave in 30 second intervals at medium power.
  2. Place the peeps on a baking sheet lined with wax paper.
  3. Pour the melted chocolate over the peeps to coat well.
  4. Be somewhat sad and disappointing that the peeps aren't melting from the chocolate.
  5. Crush up the graham crackers and sprinkle them over the chocolate.
  6. Let set in the fridge for at least half an hour.
Taunting the peep.
Much like peeps themselves, the process of making s'mores peeps is disgusting.
Surprisingly delicious
As has been learned in the past, covering something in chocolate makes it infinitely more amazing (see: Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cookies and Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Cookies). The crunchy graham cracker sprinkles and hardened chocolate form a magnificent shell for our inner peepy marshmallowness (and it helps cover up the weird sugar coating that is the standard peep's main downfall). Our s'mores inspired treat was shocking affirmation that peeps weren't in fact a horrible abomination. Following our epic night of baking, it was time to unwind with some microwave peep fights.
I've determined all major fight scenes should be scored to Seal's "Kiss from a Rose".

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