April 26, 2011

What to do with leftover Peeps!

It's two days after Easter.  Most of the 'good' candy has been picked through or you've eaten enough of it that just isn't as appetizing as it was at 8:am on Sunday morning.  Many families are looking for ways to use up some of their Easter candy in recipes. 

One of my favorite for years is making leftover Peeps (the marshmallow little chicks and bunnies) into Rice Krispy Bars.  Quick, easy and fun; they make pretty pastel swirled treats in no time at all.

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  90 - 120 seconds (1 1/2 - 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. Press the mixture into a greased or sprayed 9X13 inch pan. As soon as they are cool, cut and serve!Print Friendly and PDF