I always overdo it on buying candy. Easter candy. Christmas candy. Halloween candy. Candy.
Sure, somehow it all gets eaten eventually, but my pantry is pretty much literally overflowing with bag after bag after bag of the sweet stuff. And behind all those bags is a stack of boxes of Peeps.
I am one of those people that loves Peeps. Especially the Gingerbread ones. If you haven’t tried those yet DO IT! Sometimes I melt them onto a Gingerbread Pop Tart, but that’s another story.
I have a plethora of Peeps in the pantry. Bunnies. Chicks. Pink. Blue. Yellow. Minions. Gingerbread. Hearts. Peeps. Lots and lots of Peeps.
And right about now I bet you have more than you know what to do with as well. Luckily I’m here to help with a super simple recipe that’s ready in about 2 minutes and will have the whole family asking for seconds. Before long, you’ll be going to the store to buy more Peeps.
What is this amazing recipe? Microwave Peep S’mores. It only takes three ingredients – chocolate or carob, graham crackers, and of course Peeps – and it is so easy to prepare because it’s made in the microwave.
While this doesn’t exactly recreate that classic campfire s’mores flavor, it’s a trick Mom has used for years and years to make s’mores year round without fuss. In fact, I think I’ve only had s’mores made this way.
You end up with a crispy graham cracker topped with melty chocolate and an ooey gooey marshmallow with crunchy sugar on the outside. It’s the perfect combination of textures and flavors. Your leftover Easter candy dilemma has officially been solved.
2 graham cracker sheets, broken in half
2 tablespoons carob or chocolate chips
4 Peep bunnies
Place 2 pieces of graham cracker on a microwave safe plate. Top each with 1 tablespoon of carob or chocolate chips. Microwave in 30 second increments until the chips are mostly melted. Mine took 1 minute.
Place 2 bunnies on each of the graham crackers and microwave about an additional 30 seconds. Keep your eye on it and stop when the bunnies are super puffy.
Top with the remaining graham crackers and serve immediately.
Recipe is easily multiplied - and trust me, you'll want to multiply it!