Peeps S’Mores!

Yes.  You read that correctly.  Peeps.  S’Mores.  O. M. G.

So, this is an example of my Pinterest wandering bringing me to something ridiculous.  You know those posts of cookies stuffed with brownies?  Or the Chex mix recipes that shouldn’t really be called a Chex mix anymore because they are 95% candy bar?  I thought that this fell into the category, too.  But something about it called out to me.  Something told me that these needed to be made.  So.  I did.  One more treat to bring to Easter.

The chocolate dipping part was super easy.  The chocolate melted very well and looked great on the graham crackers with the Easter-y sprinkles.  Very cute already.  I set them out so the chocolate could harden.

graham cracker. white chocolate. sprinkles.

graham cracker. white chocolate. sprinkles.

This is when I realized that the recipe said that you needed to leave your Peeps out so they could get a bit stale for easy cutting.  Yep.  Definitely read right over that the first time I read the recipe.  So, the finished S’mores would have to wait until the next morning – one more thing to try to get done before we left.

The next day: if you are going to do these, please, for your own sanity, let the Peeps harden up for more than one night.  Trying to cut these was just silly.  So, the finished product is not nearly as cute as I was hoping.  (Darn you, Pinterest!  One more example of something not turning out as polished and perfect as yours!)

Lined up like an army of sugar.

Lined up like an army of sugar.

Also, these do not travel well.  The chocolate completely melted and stuck to the serving tray.   So, they looked a little sad.  But…..they taste really yummy!  If you happen to have some leftover Peeps from Easter, I recommend giving these a try.  Just try not to leave them by the window in the car.

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Bird’s Nest Cookies

In my search for an easy treat to make for Easter, I found several versions of the bird’s nest cookie on Pinterest.  I chose to do one with butterscotch instead of chocolate.  Why?  Because I love butterscotch and feel that I don’t use it nearly enough.

You can find the recipe that I used here.

They are super super easy. Seriously.

Step 1: Eat a handful or two of butterscotch chips.  Seriously.  Those things are so good!

Step 1: Eat a handful or two of butterscotch chips. Seriously. Those things are so good!

Step 2: Gather your ingredients.  The recipe called for one bag of butterscotch chips.  I ended up using almost two full bags to ensure that the noodles were fully coated.

Step 2: Gather your ingredients. The recipe called for one bag of butterscotch chips. I ended up using almost two full bags to ensure that the noodles were fully coated.

Step 3: After melted butterscotch and noodles are combined, add a couple chocolate eggs to the pile.  I found that the best way to keep the eggs attached was to squish the noodles around the chocolate pieces.

Step 3: After melted butterscotch and noodles are combined, add a couple chocolate eggs to the pile. I found that the best way to keep the eggs attached was to squish the noodles around the chocolate pieces.

Seriously easy.  Seriously delicious.  And I seriously need to keep butterscotch chips on hand more often.  What is in those things?