You may recall that I love Peeps, which disgusts my friend Aaren and delights my normally uber-healthy friend Olga. In 2011 and 2012, I combined my love of baking and my love of Peeps to create a Peepcake and Peep cupcakes. Both were totally awesome, obviously. This year, since I (sadly) live farther from Olga and was not planning on presenting the Peep creation to her (she’s allergic to chocolate), I wanted to try something a little different: Peep s’mores pie.
Oops. Turns out Peeps are very flammable.
Anyway, it still tasted good (I love burnt marshmallows), but it looks like some kind of Peep horror movie. So if anyone wants to try this, I would recommend not putting the Peeps too close to the broiler and keeping a VERY close eye on them — they may only need to be under there for 30 seconds.
All I did was make a simple graham cracker crust (mix together 1 1/4 cups crushed graham crackers, 1/4 cup sugar and 1/3 cup melted butter, then press into a pie dish and either bake for 5 minutes in a 350F oven or refrigerate for an hour to set). Once the crust is cooled/set, spread a jar of Nutella (or something similar — I used cocoa-almond spread from Trader Joe’s) into the crust and top with Peeps.
At this point, you may want to put the pie in the fridge to “set” the filling a little. Then put it in the oven under a pre-heated broiler and watch it very closely (without burning your eyebrows off, please). Remove when the Peeps are slightly melted and browned, or when there are flames shooting from them, whichever you prefer.
If you’d rather try CakeSpy’s Peep s’mores pie recipe (it involves ice cream), please let me know how it turns out! You can als make your own Cadbury eggs, ala Hilary from Genuine Joy. Or get super fancy with some homemade chocolate-orange egg truffles. Happy Easter!