Peep Krispy Bars

I was so incredibly busy this year that I completely forgot to tell everyone how to use up their extra Peeps!

I'm sorry! I had the best intentions, but we had a foreign exchange student staying here then and he left the week after Easter. As soon as he was gone I started to prepare for our family vacation to the beach and just now remembered about the Peeps as we returned from vacation 2 days ago and my oldest daughter brought down her 'leftover' Easter candy, which included all her Peeps, since she doesn't care for them.

For anyone who still has Peeps left (you know, the little chicks and bunnies that are sugary marshmallowy goodness) make Peep Krisp Bars! I made these up about 3 years ago when we had a higher-than-normal average of leftover purple Peeps. Yum!

Peep Krispy Bars

3 T butter
30 Peeps (which, really no one should have that many Peeps... so use part Peeps and make the rest up with marshmallows. You'll need a grand total of 10 oz. which is about 40 large or a package of mini. Adjust accordingly to how many Peeps you have to use up!)

6 c crispy rice cereal

Put the butter and marshallow peeps into a very large microwavable bowl and microwave until they puff up and double their size in the bowl. This takes about 1.5 - 2 minutes in my microwave.

Immediately stir in the cereal with a rubber scraper that has been sprayed with Pam style cooking oil or oiled with canola or vegetable oil. Now place the mixture into a greased or sprayed 9X13 inch pan. As soon as they are cool, cut and serve!
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