Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Rice Krispies PEEPS and over 20 PEEPS ideas!

PEEPS PEEPS Glorious PEEPS! What says spring more than PEEPS? For me PEEPS is to Easter/Spring like Conversation Heart Candy is to Valentine's Day.

When Michelle of Sugar Swings! Serve Some and Christi of Love from the Oven asked if I wanted to join in on a celebration of PEEPS with a blog hop and a giveaway I was so excited!!! Plus it is the 60th anniversary of PEEPS! 

So to celebrate I went straight to BJ's and bought a ginormous pack of PEEPS. 
 But what to do with all these PEEPS?! Seriously. There were over 40 PEEPS in that package. So I finally came up with the idea to make Rice Krispies PEEPS! I felt like a genius! Before weighing them all out to try to figure out how many would be necessary to replace regular marshmallows I did some searching online-- because I figured I couldn't have been the first genius with this idea. And I wasn't ;) I found this recipe on Serious Eats and decided to try it out!

Rice Krispies PEEPS:
Ingredients:
3 TBSP butter
35 PEEPS
6 cups Rice Krispies Cereal

Directions:
1. In a large pot melt butter over low heat.

2. Take the PEEPS and put them in your saucepan. Continue to stir and let them melt. Don't mix the colors until you add the Rice Krispies, but do move the PEEPS around so they don't burn/stick to the bottom of the pan. Remove pot from heat once PEEPS are all melted. (I kind of jiggled them around in their own section to keep them from sticking to the pan)

3. Add Rice Krispies cereal and stir until well coated.

4. Press mixture into desired pan coated with cooking spray (I used a 13x9 inch pan)

5. Cool completely before cutting.
So I separated my PEEPS like this when melting. I kept them in their own section without mixing the colors before adding the Rice Krispies. The package of PEEPS I got from BJ's only came with these three colors, but you could use any colors you want! However I would keep it to only three colors of PEEPS. When I was mixing the Rice Krispies in I was very careful because I didn't want to get any brownish colors from overmixing (which did happen in a few areas).

What you'll get is something that looks like this:
Aren't they pretty!? I loved the mix of colors! And they look nothing like the bright neon colors of the PEEPS. My brother had thought I used Fruity Pebbles!
And look who's PEEPing behind these yummy treats! ;)
These were seriously SO easy to make and Eliana loved helping me make them!

Now Hop along and check out over 20+ PEEPS ideas from these amazing bloggers!! 
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46 comments:

  1. What a fun rainbow effect. I wouldn't have guessed the Peeps would melt that way and color the treats that way. They are so pretty.

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    1. Thanks Beth! That is exactly what I thought too! Peeps make the most gorgeous Rice Krispies treats! :)

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  2. Love that gentle rainbow effect! So Pretty!

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  3. I love it! Great for after Easter when I have a gazillion Peeps left over!!

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    1. Thank you! And Yes! perfect for leftover PEEPs too! :)

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  4. well aren't those the prettiest rice krispies i've ever seen! :)

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  5. Yum! But is it weird that I feel sad for the peeps in the pan? Poor peeps! ;)

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    1. I sorta felt sad for them too.. until they made those beautiful krispies treats! LOL

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  6. seriously yummy looking! I would've never thought to melt the peeps down, duh! Thanks for sharing :)

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  7. Love the pretty pastels! Yummy!

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  8. These look so irresistibly chewy and colorful! Love using Peeps in place of marshmallows for that extra color and the caramelized sugar. Best. Thing. Ever!

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  9. So pretty, I love the Spring Pastel Colors!

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  10. My fellow cereal treat blogger! These turned out beautiful!!! I wish I had used rice krispies instead of cherrios in mine now! Such a fantastic addition to the Peeps party! So glad we got to collaborate :D
    -Lindsay Ann @ Dollhouse Bake Shoppe

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    1. Thank you so much Lindsay!!! Oh no don't change anything about yours! I love your big cereal treat! :)

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  11. Woah, never thought to melt them down for krispie treats. LOVE it.

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  12. The treats look so pretty dressed up with the pastel peeps colors, Michelle!

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  13. That is awesome! I need to make these. I love peeps for all seasons. Peeps smores are one of my favs.

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  14. I like them a little bit stale and floating in my hot cocoa!

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  15. the colors are so pretty and great for spring!! thanks for playing along (you were forced to use sugar in your otherwise healthy treats you make!!)

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    1. LOL Thanks Michelle!! :) It was fun to play with the PEEPS!

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  16. I love that you can still see all the Peeps colors even after mixing...these are such a pretty Rice Krispie treat for Easter!!!

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  17. Wow, the colours are so sweet n beautiful!

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  18. Love thee Peeps and all of the ideas! Pinning right now :)

    Just saw your link over at Tidy Mom and thought I'd come and check it out.

    I'd LOVE for you to link up a few recipes, projects or crafts at my weekend Link Party {The Weekend re-Treat} on The Best Blog Recipes that is going on right now! http://thebestblogrecipes.blogspot.com/

    Hope to see you there!

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  19. What fun rainbow colored rice crispie treats!

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  20. Love the pretty colors! I personally love Peeps :)

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  21. These are so cute and colorful! Perfect for all the leftover peeps on the prowl in my apartment.

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