Monday, March 18, 2013

Giant Peep Cereal Treat

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With Easter right around the corner, the grocery stores are filling up with all kinds of candy, from cream filled eggs, to jelly beans, chocolate bunnies and best of all... PEEPS! So, to help you get in the Spring spirit, I am excited to share a fun Peeps Prize Pack giveaway with you!

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Want a fun and creative way to enjoy Peeps this Easter? Well, what better way, than to incorporate them into a GIANT Peep Cereal Treat?! 


You can really use ay type of cereal, from classic Rice Krispies to the Honey Nut Cheerios, I used, for a perfect crispy, marshmallowy, XXL Peep for one!

Giant Peep Cereal Treat For One

Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons butter, plus extra for greasing the pan
  • 2 (12-pack) packages bunny Peeps, any color
  • 1 1/2 cups cereal, any type
  • food coloring (color of your Peeps)
  • 3 mini chocolate chips

Directions

Line a small loaf pan (8"x4") with wax paper and thoroughly butter or spray with non-stick cooking spray. In a small saucepan, melt 1 tablespoon of butter over low heat. Add 10 peeps (reserve last 2 peeps for display).


Stir over low heat until completely melted. 


Turn off heat and add cereal, stirring until well coated.


Pour into prepared pan.


Using buttered spatula or spoon press mixture flat and let cool slightly. 
 

Once slightly cooled, but still warm and pliable, remove from pan and shape into a Peeps bunny, using your hands, about 8" tall (Large circle on bottom, slightly smaller circle in the middle and two ears on top).


Next, melt your second package of Peeps (12 Peeps) with 1 tablespoon of butter. Add a few drops of food coloring to match the color of your Peeps. Once melted completely, pour over your cereal treat bunny.


Use a buttered spatula or spoon to spread over the top and sides of your bunny.


Add your mini chocolate chips to make eyes and a nose.


Display on a plate with your 2 remaining Peeps and pipe some grass and a special note with green frosting or cookie icing, if desired. Enjoy!
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17 comments:

  1. Beth @ Hungry HappeningsMarch 19, 2013 at 5:02 AM

    Aww, those peeps look so scared and rightly so, but what a fun way to use them to make a giant Peep. Love the humor and the final presentation of your Peep.


    The pictures from the giveaway and bunny hop are not showing up in your post. At least not in Chrome.

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  2. I love enjoying peeps when they are just a little stale... soo good!

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  3. Wow!!! That would be fun for a party!! (Love the worries faces on your little peeps!) thanks for playing along!!

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  4. Karyn - Pint Sized BakerMarch 19, 2013 at 6:20 AM

    Love the expressions on the little Peeps faces!

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  5. As evil as it is...SOOOO good. ;) Very cute idea!

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  6. Such a cool idea!

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  7. How cute is this bunny?! Love it! And I am dying of laughter over the poor sad bunnies watching their friends melt.

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  8. GOTTA TRY IT...TYVM FOR SHARING! :D

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  9. Michelle | Creative FoodMarch 19, 2013 at 12:40 PM

    hahahahaha! The sad bunnies! omg the faces! hilarious! Love your idea of making the one big cereal treat!

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  10. I love them dipped in chocolate.

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  11. Those sad bunny faces cracked me up!

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  12. How clever! Thanks for sharing!

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  13. Love them straight out of the package!

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  14. Cute idea to melt down the peeps and make a giant Peep shaped cereal treat!!!

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  15. Elizabeth LangstonMarch 23, 2013 at 6:13 AM

    I like naked Peeps. :-)

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