Monday, April 13, 2009

5 Ways to Reinvent your Easter Candy

My little Owen participated in his first two Easter Egg Hunts this weekend.  With a little (OK, a lot) of help from his dad and grandfather he found the golden egg at one of the hunts!  This made us the proud owners of a 1 lb. chocolate bunny!!  Ugh!!  What do you do with a 1 lb. chocolate bunny?
Maybe you're in the same boat... lots of extra Peeps and chocolate bunnies!  Here are a few ways to reinvent your Easter candy to make it something you might actually want to eat:

1. Grate your chocolate bunnies with a cheese grater to make Chocolate Chips for pancakes, cookies and brownies  
2. Melt your chocolate bunnies and stir it into milk for chocolate Bunny Milk
3. A couple of melted bunnies and some strawberries make Chocolate Covered Strawberries
4. Chocolate Covered Pretzels
5. And my favorite idea... Peep Smores!!
(Photo from Baking Bites)
Blow up your Peeps in the microwave for a few seconds, add a chunk of chocolate bunny and graham crackers.  These are way better than regular Smores because the Peep sugar gives the marshmallow a little crunch...yum!  Enjoy!

17 comments:

Jensen's est. 2005 said...

peep smores, that is brilliant!

Sandy Toes said...

a peep smore....my kids would love it!
sandy toe

lee and hannah said...

oh goodness...i don't even like peeps and that looks de-lish! :)

Simply Stork said...

what a wonderful idea...now why didn't I think of that?

This is my first visit in this space :o) I have truely enjoyed myself :o)

~simply~

Sarah said...

I only wish I could tell you girls that the peep smores are calorie-free... oh well. Did I mention they are worth it!?

L-Mo said...

Peep Smores! You know I'm a fan!

Sherri said...

Don't forget #6 - send all chocolate bunnies to me!!!! Oh yes. Cute ideas you have.

The Garden of Egan said...

Cute ideas! I love the "blowing up the peeps"..........
Darling blog by the way.

Casey said...

my kids would love the peep smores!

I'm making these with some of the MANY chocolate eggs we've got: http://fionacarter.typepad.com/my_ramblings/2008/03/easter-cooking.html

Alicia said...

These are great tips!!! I really enjoy your blog! Such fun ideas!!

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Gena said...

Those peep smores seem like just the ticket for me. Thanks for the idea!

SkylarKD said...

I can't say the peep s'mores do it for me, but chocolate covered strawberries sound sooo good... must buy some strawberries tomorrow... Mmmmm.... :)

Jenny said...

Yummy!

I melt the chocolate bunnies to make Chex Muddy Buddies! YUM!

Kimm at Reinvented said...

Great ideas, thanks for sharing! If it's okay with you, I'll share these tips in my Saturday Shout-Outs this weekend!

Drew and Leslie Echerd said...

I just have to say I made a Peep smore last night with a dark chocolate candy bar and it was delicious! Brilliant idea!:-) The only downer was that I set off the smoke alarm because I did it under the broiler and the sugar on the Peeps smokes making the room a little smoky. Oh well, it was definitely worth it. Thanks!

Vivienne said...

I have Peep Aversion Syndrome, but microwaving one and adding it to a smore sounds like good therapy!

Micha said...

honestly, peeps are darn fabulous just plain roasted over the ol campfire. Doesn't sound like a big deal, and they won't look toasted, but they get really gooey inside with a nice light crisp outside where the sugar melts. take or leave the rest of the s'mores fixins... roast the peeps on your next camping trip! you'll not be sorry...