By Sherry Pasquarello,Senior Columnist/worldwidehippies.com
I’ll bet a lot of you do. Me? I’ve never been a fan. I love the look of those little marshmallow chicks, especially now that there are even more colors of them. I just never cared for them although my sweet tooth was legendary in my family.
I think there are two types of folks, either you hate them with a passion or you love them with that same passion. Then there are the peep lovers that will argue passionately with each other over which peeps are acceptable; fresh from the pack of left to free range on the counter sans packaging to sort of “mellow”. I say to get stale but since I am a peep hater what I think doesn’t and shouldn’t count.
Anyway, I know that there are some peeps still in kitchens or in baskets so I found this for you peep fans:
Layered Peeps Rice Krispie Treats
Rice Krispie Treats with a twist – they’re made with marshmallow Peeps and layered for a beautiful, colorful Easter treat!
Recipe type: Dessert, Easter Treat
Serves: 8-16 pieces
4 tablespoons butter or margarine (divided)
4 3-ounce packages Marshmallow Peeps (in 4 different colors)
6 cups Crispy Rice cereal (divided)
Prepare an 8-9″ loaf pan by lining with foil and spraying lightly with cooking spray.
Divide the Peeps by 10s of the same color – 10 pink, 10 yellow, etc. (use any colors you like).
In a deep, medium sized microwaveable dish, microwave 10 of the same color peeps with 1 tablespoon of butter on high for 45 seconds. Because microwaves vary, watch closely so the Peeps don’t flow over the sides of the bowl. Stir butter and Peeps together until fully melted and incorporated. (*tip – spray a spatula with cooking spray before stirring).
Stir in 1½ cups of cereal until fully coated. Press firmly into the loaf pan.
Repeat steps 3-4 with the other Peeps colors.
Allow to cool completely (1-2 hours) before slicing.
Have fun. Me? I’ll stick to finishing off my foil wrapped chocolate mini-eggs.