PEEPS Treats

This recipe makes 2 pans of treats and uses all the marshmallow PEEPS® chicks and an entire box of crispy rice cereal with no leftovers. Because the PEEPS chicks are coated in sugar, these treats are a bit sweeter than the traditional kind. Makes 40 total bars.

Note: Making these treats has become an Easter tradition in our house. You could also call these “John the Baptist PEEPS,” because of the story of Salome (“Bring me the head of John the Baptist … on a marshmallow cereal square.”)

You will need:
Cooking spray
2 pans: 9- x 13-inches and 8- or 9- inch square
60 marshmallow PEEPS® chicks (6 packages of 10)
12-oz box crispy rice cereal (yields 10.5 cups)
7 Tablespoons butter (almost 1 stick)

Proportions: 10 oz marshmallows, 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, and 6 cups rice cereal

Large pan (9×13-inch): 24 bars
36 marshmallow PEEPS® chicks, divided (24 and 12)
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter
6 cups crispy rice cereal

Coat the large pan with cooking spray. Using clean kitchen scissors, snip the heads off 24 of the PEEPS chicks. Set the heads aside. Place the remaining 24 PEEPS heads and 12 whole PEEPS chicks in a microwave-safe bowl with the butter.

Melt butter and PEEPS in the microwave: heat on High for 1 minutes. Stir, microwave for 30 seconds and stir again. Remove from heat and stir in cereal.

Press mixture into the pan. Press the 24 reserved PEEPS heads on top of the warm mixture. Cool and cut into 24 bars.

Small pan (8 or 9-inch square): 16 bars
24 whole marshmallow PEEPS® chicks
3 Tablespoons butter
4.5 cups crispy rice cereal

Coat the square pan with coking spray. Place the 24 whole PEEPS chicks in a microwave-safe bowl with the butter.

Melt butter and PEEPS in the microwave: heat on High for 1 minutes. Stir, microwave for 30 seconds and stir again. Remove from heat and stir in cereal.

Press mixture into the pan. Cut into 16 bars.

Left: Large tray (makes 24 bars). Right: Square tray (makes 16 bars).

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