5.03.2013

Peeps S'mores Bars

Today I'm going to take a break from my recent (and life long) obsession with Oreos and share one of my other obsessions with you. S'mores. 

So, unfortunately, I am not the genius behind this recipe. I just decided to finally do something with the three unopened boxes of Peeps that have been sitting in my pantry since Easter. This year, my mom was all, We're not doing a bunch of candy in the Easter basket thing since we're all trying to be healthier. She gave me the most candy I have ever received for Easter in my entire life.

Except I really am trying to eat healthier so a good part of the candy has been sitting in my pantry while I've been trying to come up with different ways to bake with it and give it to my friends to eat. There's still some left actually; some Cookies n' Cream Hershey's eggs, Cadbury eggs, and a giant chocolate bunny. I don't know what's wrong with me.


I originally saw this recipe on Pinterest. Of course. I believe it was originally created by Lovin' From the Oven, but I first saw it on Wit & Whistle. So, I used that recipe, except I used Peeps instead of marshmallow fluff. :)

Below I have listed some of my comments and notes because marshmallows in ovens can be tricky sometimes. I'm not going to tell you how many times I've burned (literally incinerated) marshmallows. I'm just going to tell you I'm speaking from experience. Also, marshmallows sometimes tend to disappear inside baked goods. Last year I attempted to bake a Peep inside a cupcake, and when it was finished baking, the Peep was just gone. No trace. No evidence. I've seen other things like that on Pinterest, like "magic" rolls with a "disappearing marshmallow," inside, and it baffles me. I know it has something to do with how marshmallows are made of mostly sugar and air, but it's frustratingly magical sometimes.


peeps s'mores bars

One batch of this graham cracker dough
4-5 Hershey's chocolate bars OR one 12 oz package milk chocolate chips 
3 boxes of Peeps, two rows in each box (I used the birds, but the bunnies would work better)

1. the dough, bottom layer
After mixing up the dough, I found it a little difficult to press the dough into the greased pan because it wouldn't stay. So instead, lightly coat your working surface with flour. Divide the dough in half and roll out one half with a rolling pin. Lift it carefully and lay it in the pan. Or lift it up in small portions and smooth them together in the pan.

2. the chocolate
I had some Hershey's chocolate bars left over from a camping trip the weekend before, but not enough to cover the layer of graham cracker cookie dough. So I covered the remaining part with milk chocolate chips and it worked just fine.

3. the peeps
The bunny Peeps will probably work the best because they will create a flat surface for the next layer of graham cracker dough. I already had a few boxes of the birds, so I attempted to flatten them. Then I arranged them bottom-side-up (again, so there would be a flat surface for the cookie dough). 

4. the dough, top layer
Roll out the rest of the dough. Pick up the whole layer of dough if you can and lay it on top of the peeps. If not, lift the dough in pieces. After you've laid them out and covered all of the peeps, you can attempt to smooth out the creases with your fingers. It's okay if you can't smooth it out; it's going straight in the oven anyway! Just make sure you cover up all of the peeps.

Bake for about 20 minutes on 350 and enjoy! 



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13 comments:

  1. It's a shame we don't have peeps here is Australia. How much marshmallow fluff would u use for this recipe, and how hot should the oven be? It looks really nice as a mid afternoon snack

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    1. I had no idea there weren't Peeps in Austrailia! I guess I've never thought about them only being a US thing. If you want to use Marshmallows fluff, you can use a whole 7 ounce jar. And you bake them on 350.

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  2. These look super, I don't have peeps in the uk, but I could do marshmallow fluff.

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    1. Yes, marshmallow fluff will work fine! You could also use regular marshmallows if you want to. :)

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  3. Beth - I am adding these to the list of things to make me when you get home from school. So delicious looking. :)

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    1. Thanks! I would be glad to make them for you! :)

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  4. how perfect. s'mores is one of my obsessions too! I have a s'mores recipe coming tomorrow. :) And I love that you used peeps in these!

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    1. Oh, yay! I'll be sure to check it out! :)

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  5. Okay. I love s'mores always, but the fact that these are PINK makes them ever better. Too cute!!

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  6. Kudos to you for being able to resist eating your Easter candy. Mine, unfortunately, is long gone. I love smores and I love how delish these look. :)

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