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Love Affair with PEEPS

Americans have a love affair with our marshmallow PEEPS

Marshmallow Peeps served to guests at Big Mill B&B for Easter | https://chloesblog.bigmill.com/love-affair-with-peeps/

PEEPS come in all sizes but they taste the same as always

… and we eat more than our share – we will eat 600 million PEEPS this Easter. (I call them all PEEPS, even if they are bunnies.)

PEEPS marshmallow candy – those bright-colored chicks and bunnies that we see at Easter have a long history. In 1953, it took 27 hours to make one Peep. Now the factory in Bethlehem, PA makes a billion a year. The first PEEPS were squeezed out of a pasty tube and the eyes were painted on by hand. Each PEEP is a character – as they settle the nose and eyes rearrange and they get a personality.

Big Mill B&B Easter guests enjoy PEEPS served on hand-painted Italian Majolica

Rice Krispies Treats with Peeps for breakfast at Big Mill B&B | https://chloesblog.bigmill.com/love-affair-with-peeps/

The Washington Post has an annual PEEPS Diorama contest. One year the winner was Occupy PEEP D.C. I am telling you, PEEPS’ mania is real, it’s fun and I am joining.

National Geographic did PEEPS in Places. There were PEEPS in Las Vegas, on the beach, in a subway, at Big Mill B&B in the Mule Room. Ever wonder what wine to serve with PEEPS?

Peeps on rice krispies - recipe on Chloes Blog | https://chloesblog.bigmill.com/love-affair-with-peeps/

Did you know that PEEPS go with fine wine?

PEEPS in the Mule Room at Big Mill B&B will be served with Riesling. Someone has already done the wine pairing for PEEPS and the suggestions are Riesling or Chardonnay.

You can create your own Peeps character – pick a color, outfit, give him a name and POOF he will jump on Facebook if you want him too. I am telling you, folks really get in to their Peeps.

Love affair with the Easter Peeps | https://chloesblog.bigmill.com/love-affair-with-peeps/

Can you believe folks cook with PEEPS? There are many PEEPS recipes out there, much to my surprise. So I tried one.

Rice Krispie Treats with Peeps recipe by Big Mill B&B innkeeper Chloe | https://chloesblog.bigmill.com/love-affair-with-peeps/

Peeps just make Rice Krispie treats better!

Peeps for breakfast at Big Mill B&B

Rice Krispie Treats with PEEPS

Everyone loves Peeps - why not add them to the classic rice krispie?
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Freeze: 8 hours
Total Time: 20 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Peeps rice krispie treats, Peeps rice krispie treats recipe, rice krispie treats with Peeps
Servings: 12 bars
Calories: 191kcal
Author: Chloe Tuttle

Ingredients

  • 4 Tablespoons butter
  • 10  oz. pkg. Marshmallows about 40 or 4 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 6 cups Rice Krispies cereal
  • 12 PEEPS
  • 1 Tablespoon marshmallow cream for glue Optional

Instructions

  • Freeze PEEPS overnight.
  • Grease a 9" x 13" baking pan or dish and set aside. In a large saucepan, melt 3 Tablespoons butter over low heat. In a small pan melt remaining 1 tablespoon butter (this is your glue) or you can use Marshmallow cream.
  • Add marshmallows to the large pan and stir until melted. Add Rice Krispies and stir until coated. Remove from heat. Using a greased spatula, press the marshmallow - Rice Krispie mixture into the greased pan. It is really sticky!
  • Press the frozen PEEPS on top, spacing each PEEP about 1 1/2" apart. Allow to cool and cut into 12 squares with PEEPS in the middle. Best served the same day.

Nutrition

Calories: 191kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 129mg | Potassium: 17mg | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 1050IU | Vitamin C: 8.8mg | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 4.3mg
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I believe the old adage As American as Apple Pie, should be As American as Marshmallow PEEPS. A word to the wise: Don’t mess with PEEPS fans.

Chloe Tuttle Big Mill Bed and Breakfast near Greenville NC
…from Innkeeper at Big Mill Bed and Breakfast 252-792-8787

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I am a farm girl who sailed the world, returned home to the family farm and opened Big Mill Bed and Breakfast. Join us for Business EXTENDED STAY or a quiet getaway 252-792-8787.
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