Peeps Krispies Treats

"Peeps Krispies Treats unsurprisingly taste sweeter and more Peepsy (read: chemical preservatives) than regular Rice Krispies Treats."

[Photograph: Robyn Lee]

Peeps are meant to be consumed in weird ways. Name any food out there and it can be Peepified. That doesn't mean it should be, but it always makes for an entertaining afternoon. In my experience, it's worth it if only because the first person to try the results of a Peeps experiment inevitably has either a really happy (sugar fiends) or really horrified face.

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Before: Peeps "My Peepbutt is so toasty! Peeps Sauna to the max." After: Peeps "gloob bloop." [Photographs: Grace Kang]

And so, Peeps Krispies Treats. Let's start with some equations.

Some Equations

Marshmallows + Butter + Rice Krispies = Rice Krispies Treats

Peeps + Butter + Rice Krispies = Peeps Krispies Treats

They're as easy to make as regular Rice Krispies Treats so this would be a fun Easter activity for kids. The colors! Melting marshmallow animals!

Peeps Krispies Treats unsurprisingly taste sweeter and more Peepsy (read: chemical preservatives) than regular Rice Krispies Treats. Thus, this is probably a dream treat for those in the under 12-year-old set. Kids these days and their taste for molten Peeps hearts.

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What a rainbow of Peeps goo. [Photograph: Robyn Lee]

Peeps Krispies Treats

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About This Recipe

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 35 Peeps
  • 6 cups Rice Krispies cereal

Procedures

  1. 1

    In large pot, melt butter over low heat. Add Peeps and stir until completely melted. If using different colors, melt in separate color sections within the pot. Do not mix colors until Step 2. Remove pot from heat once butter is melted.

  2. 2

    Add Rice Krispies cereal. Stir until well coated.

  3. 3

    Evenly press mixture into 13 x 9 x 1 1/2-inch pan coated with cooking spray. Cool completely before cutting into desired shapes. Store in an airtight container.

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