My buddy Sami from Symmetry In Motion is hosting a Peep-tastic event! For her April Symfully Sweet contest. Her candy of the month? Peeps!
You may remember my previous torturing of Peeps. I only eat them if they're stale and yet, I can't imagine an Easter without them. I'm not incredibly crafty lately (although I am totally in love with these and MUST HAVE THEM!) but I am pretty stressed so baking seemed like a good option.
Make your favorite brownie batter. And if you must use a brownie mix, then so be it, just don't tell me. Before pouring into the pan, mix in one cup of coconut and one cup of chopped nuts. Spread into your pan and bake it as usual, but leave the oven on. Should look like this:
Tempting, already, I know, but resist! Next, it's time to take out a little of your aggressions on small marshmallow bodies.
I started by lining the Peeps up but there were too many gaps so I disemboweled a few and scattered the remains over the others. Still, a few gaps. I tossed in a few plain mini marshmallows to fill it in. Then pop the pan back in the oven for about 7 minutes. Their guts will puff up and maybe start to brown a little.
While those are melting, dump a cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips into a small saucepan and heat them until they melt. Stir in 1/4 cup of softened butter until it all smoothes out. Then? Pour it over the marshmallow mayhem.
Try not to lick the screen.
Let it set up, then cut with a plastic knife, and serve. Unfortunately, my diners were not as patient and demanded to be served.
Ooey, gooey, chocolate, mushy yumminess! And kinda pretty, too.