Peeps Krispies Treats Recipe

Homemade Peeps Rice Krispy treats cut into a rectangle, a star, and a heart on a plate.

Serious Eats

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

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." . 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. . Robyn Lee

Recipe Facts

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 10 mins
Cool: 20 mins
Total: 40 mins
Serves: 12 servings

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Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons butter

  • 35 Peeps

  • 6 cups Rice Krispies cereal

Directions

  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. Add Rice Krispies cereal. Stir until well coated.

  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.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)
158 Calories
3g Fat
32g Carbs
1g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 12
Amount per serving
Calories 158
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 8mg 3%
Sodium 116mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 32g 12%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 16g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 9mg 44%
Calcium 2mg 0%
Iron 4mg 24%
Potassium 19mg 0%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)