heat a peep: after-easter sales mean peeps treats


There’s nothing like a cheap Peep. And now that Peeps season is winding down, they’re on sale everywhere! Far be it from me to waste a good Peep harvest; I picked up a few boxes and put them to work in this recipe for Peeps Krispie Treats from Grace Kang over at Serious Eats. They may not be as classy as Megan B.’s carmelized brown butter version, but they’re quick, inexpensive, and pink, so what’s not to love? — Sarah C.

The carnage in the top two photos is all Sarah’s, but the beautiful treats were photographed by Robyn Lee for Serious Eats

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Peeps Krispie Treats
Makes a 9×13-1 1/2 inch tray

3 tablespoons butter
35 Peeps
6 cups Rice Krispies Cereal

1) In a large pot, melt butter over low heat. Add Peeps, and stir until completely melted. If you’re using different colors, keep them in separate sections of the pot, and wait until step 2 to stir it all together. Remove pot from heat once butter is melted. (For a more complex Krispie, I added a few Peeps late in the game to incorporate some bigger marshmallow chunks into the mix.)

2) Add Rice Krispies cereal and stir until well coated.

3) Coat the 9×13-1 1/2 inch tray with cooking spray and evenly press mixture into it. Let the dish cool completely before cutting out your desired shapes and enjoy!

Feel like a Peep pro? Up the ante with Grace’s recipe for “Peepshi”, or Peeps sushi, and witness the phenomenon here!


From our partners

Clearly, we’re experiencing a shortage of blue peeps in lower Manhattan.

Sharon C.

There’s something really sad about those melted peeps.

Mary T

If by sad you mean hilarious!

Katie D

Oh the horror!!! Those poor, melty, delicious Peeps!

Sarah L.

i might finally like peeps : )

I’m making that sushi.

And eating it.