S’Meeps!

MacSuzie | S'Meeps! - A fun twist on the classic s'more and a great way to use up leftover Easter candy. :-D

When I was little, I liked Peeps ok enough, but I didn’t love them… At least, they weren’t the first candy I made a beeline for when I raided my Easter basket – that honor went to the malted Robin Eggs and Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs. I usually didn’t eat the Peeps fast enough and they would inevitably get stale and chewy, and as a kid I didn’t like that. Oddly enough, that is how I now prefer them – I’ll even open a package and let them sit on the counter to “ripen” to perfection, LOL! (I’m fairly certain my mother in law loves them like this as well!)

A couple of years ago, I was having the “Easter’s over, I want it to be summer now” blues, and the fire pit in my backyard was calling my name. That naturally led to a craving for s’mores, but alas – no marshmallows. I did have chocolate on hand in my emergency stash, and luckily a box of graham crackers as well. Thus, the S’Meep was born – out of necessity and ingredient opportunity! I’d wager it has been one of my finest MacSuzie moments, albeit probably would’ve been made better only by the use of a MacGyver-like blowtorch. Apparently it wasn’t as original of an idea as I thought, as there are now a gazillion Pinterest posts of S’Meep treat bags as gifts, S’Meeps on DIY treat stands, etc., but who cares? They are amazingly delicious and I don’t mind that I wasn’t the first :)

 

MacSuzie | S'Meeps! - A fun twist on the classic s'more and a great way to use up leftover Easter candy. :-D

Start by putting a Peep on half a graham cracker, placed onto a cookie sheet. Since there’s only two of us in the house, I love the new way that some graham crackers are sealed in mini packages. Each of those packages contains 8 squares (each the size of half of a regular graham) which is perfect for two s’mores or s’meeps for each of us.

 

MacSuzie | S'Meeps! - A fun twist on the classic s'more and a great way to use up leftover Easter candy. :-D

Broil in your oven on low for about 2 – 3 minutes. You want the Peep will start to puff a bit and the sugar coating to caramelize and get a little crunchy. That toastified (yes, toastified) sugar coating is AMAZING.

Keep a close eye out though, you don’t want them to get burnt to a crisp (unless you are into that sort of thing). Every broiler is different and once the Peep starts to brown, it can get dark very quickly.

If you don’t have a broiler or toaster oven, simply microwave the Peep/graham on high for 10-15 seconds.

 P.S. Is it wrong that I kind of enjoy watching the chocolate dot eyes melt and disappear? I know, it’s awful…

MacSuzie | S'Meeps! - A fun twist on the classic s'more and a great way to use up leftover Easter candy. :-D

Add your square of chocolate, smushing down the Peep. So technical!

I love using single serve chocolate squares because they come in dark chocolate AND have other flavors like caramel-filled, etc. For a super decadent treat, you could even use a Reese’s peanut butter egg. Those don’t last long enough in my house to become leftovers…

 

MacSuzie | S'Meeps! - A fun twist on the classic s'more and a great way to use up leftover Easter candy. :-D

Top with another graham cracker square and let sit for a minute or so to let the chocolate start to melt. It will be agony to wait, but worth it! Considering that the whole dessert takes a total of about 5 minutes to make, I think you’ll survive. ;-D

 

MacSuzie | S'Meeps! - A fun twist on the classic s'more and a great way to use up leftover Easter candy. :-D

Easy, fun AND soooooo yummy!

 

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MMMMmmmmm, crunchy caramelized sugar…

 

MacSuzie | S'Meeps! - A fun twist on the classic s'more and a great way to use up leftover Easter candy. :-D

You’ll want a large glass of ice cold milk with these… If you’re like me, where there are sweets, there’s ALWAYS a glass of milk! ;-P

 

MacSuzie | S'Meeps! - A fun twist on the classic s'more and a great way to use up leftover Easter candy. :-D

Easter Peeps already gone? Good thing they came up with the idea to sell peeps all year round in different holiday shapes! You’ll definitely want to pin this one for later :)


 

Looking for more Easter fun?

Italian Easter Bread – Make this delicious Italian Easter Bread for a simple Easter morning breakfast or a great addition to your main holiday meal.

MacSuzie | Italian Easter Bread

 

Whipped Honey Butter – Kick those dinner rolls up a notch with this delicious (and easy!) whipped honey butter. Done in less than 5 minutes and SO good!

MacSuzie | Whipped Honey Butter - Kick those dinner rolls up a notch with this delicious (and easy!) whipped honey butter. Done in less than 5 minutes and SO good!

Jellybean Easter Centerpiece – Make this adorable floral arrangement for under $10!!!

MacSuzie | Jellybean Easter Centerpiece

Hard Boiled Eggs on Toast – one of my favorite simple and healthy breakfasts any time of year, but especially around Easter. Plus, see my tips for cooking the perfect hard boiled egg!

Hard Boiled Eggs on Toast - one of my favorite simple and healthy breakfasts any time of year, but especially around Easter. Plus, see my tips for cooking the perfect hard boiled egg!

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