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Friday
Apr222011

Chocolate Cookie Peepza Pie

Happy Friday friends! I'm so happy that it's Friday. I have a big, fun weekend planned and I am ready to get it rolling!

So I've been cooking up an Easter dessert storm this week. This particular one might not be the prettiest or most sophisticated dessert I've ever made, but I'm almost positive that it's the most fun. And ok, your teeth might be coated in sugar after a slice of this. But it's all in the name of fun. After all, these little guys invade our grocery stores, our homes, and our Easter baskets. They become a foodie sensation! It's only fair to give them their own dessert. Though I doubt Jesus intended for his holy resurrection to be celebrated with giant globs of sugar and gelatin, let's face it, it's not really Easter without Peeps.

So as if eating straight up sugary marshmallows wasn't enough, I devised the ultimate Peep dessert...Peepza Pie!

Oh and it couldn't be easier. I simply layered a giant sugar cookie, chocolate and Peeps to create my peepza. I had even planned to use a package of premade cookie dough, however, I couldn't find any at my local bodega and somehow whipping up a quick batch (via my Betty Crocker Cooky Book) seemed more desirable than driving to the store.

Chocolate Cookie Peepza
1 recipe sugar cookie dough (or premade sugar cookie dough)
1 C semi-sweet chocolate chips (or a can of chocolate frosting)
2 pkgs marshmallow Peeps (in any color you want)

Preheat oven to 400 degrees (or whatever temp your store-bought dough suggests). Grease a pie plate with butter and flour, or Baker's Joy butter-flour spray (that's what I used). Press the dough into the plate and bake according to the package. You will likely need to add a few more minutes to the cooking time in order for the cookie to cook through.

Remove from oven and let cool completely (!). Next, add the melted chocolate or chocolate frosting (or any other chocolate idea of your choice).

Add half of the Peeps on top, pushing them into the chocolate.

You can leave it here, or go a step further as I did. Put the peepza back in the oven for a few minutes to melt the Peeps. Using a spatula, flatten them out and top with more Peeps.

Enjoy!

I hope you don't have a dentist appointment planned anytime soon...

What's your favorite way to eat a Peep? What are your weekend plans?

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Reader Comments (20)

This is definitely the cutest dessert ever as well. My favorite way to eat a peep? I took a food safety class last year and the textbook had an entire chapter on how to make peeps duel in the microwave. The loser always tasted the best :)

April 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAlyson

I HATE peeps, but this looks adorable.

April 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLisa @ I'm an Okie

Peepza pie? How fun! And adorable :)

April 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDessertForTwo

Girl, you're crazy and I love it.

So creative! Peepza - brilliant :)

April 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterL to the K

This is definitely a fun dessert and I am all for baking with peeps!

April 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLauren at Keep It Sweet

I'm kind of in love with this dessert. By kind of, I mean really. I've been thinking that we needed to do a peep's cook-off next Easter! I actually really like toasting them and eating them like S'mores!

April 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLauraJayne

Love this!! I agree - cutest dessert! I am loving all these ideas and can't wait to try some!

April 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKimberly

I don't know how I feel about this one. lol I've never had peeps because I am prejudging them to be gross. Maybe this'll be the year I give in.

I usually don't like peeps by itself but this looks delicious and I would definitely take a bite of those Peeps.

April 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSusan (Oliepants)

This is so cute!!!!! What a festive and fun dessert that must taste heavenly! I love Peeps so I'm sure I'd love this! :)

April 22, 2011 | Unregistered Commentersheila @ Elements

I just found your site! The recipes look so much fun! I have a recipe blog, its small but I would love for you to check it out! cupcakeswithsprinkles.blogspot.com

So happy you found us Meghan!

April 22, 2011 | Registered CommenterRachel

Rachel you are wonderful! I love Peeps, and sugar cookies!! Love this idea!

April 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAndrea

I love peeps so much! I actually just bought a few packs today. This peepza, in addition to being uber-cute, is such a great idea! Thanks for sharing!

April 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterThe Teenage Taste

Omg this is the cutest thing ever! Love the idea :D

April 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJenny (Fit Girl Foodie)

I've only had a peep once and it totally grossed me out! I can't figure out why people like them (and I usually love sugary stuff!)

April 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLisa

Hahhahahahhahahaha Peepza pie is cracking me UP! I don't do Peeps, but this is hella cute!! :)

April 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterChristin@purplebirdblog

LOL! This is hysterical and so much fun!

April 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJen @ keepitsimplefoods

this looks delicious and soo cute!! i am definitly going to make this!! thanks for the great idea:)

July 24, 2011 | Unregistered Commenteranna and liz

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