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.
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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