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PEEPSĀ® Welcomes Spring with Two Delicious Spring Recipes

 

BETHLEHEM, Pa., March 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

PEEPSTERS® Stuffed Cookies

PEEPS® Marshmallow Brand Candies welcome spring with delicious PEEPSTERS® Stuffed Cookies and savory PEEPS® Chocolate Dessert Bars.

(Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120315/NE68899-a )

Ingredients:

  • 1 bag PEEPS® PEEPSTERS®
  • 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs

Makes 24 cookies

Directions:

  • Using a sharp kitchen knife, cut each PEEPS® PEEPSTERS® candy piece into quarters. NOTE: For best results, freeze the pieces for 2 hours before beginning recipe.
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Combine flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl.
  • Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until creamy.
  • Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • Gradually beat in flour mixture until combined.
  • Using a tablespoon, scoop cookie dough and press 4–5 pieces of PEEPS® PEEPSTERS® candies into the dough. Cover the pieces of candy with the dough and roll into a ball.
  • Bake for 9 to 11 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; transfer to wire racks to cool completely.

PEEPS® Chocolate Dessert Bars

PEEPS® Marshmallow Brand Candies welcome spring with delicious PEEPSTERS® Stuffed Cookies and savory PEEPS® Chocolate Dessert Bars.

(Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120315/NE68899-b )

Ingredients:

  • 12 PEEPS® (Milk or Dark) Chocolate Covered Marshmallow Chicks
  • 17.5 oz pouch sugar cookie mix
  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 cup butter or margarine, melted
  • 24 oz chocolate chips

Makes 24 bars

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Use kitchen scissors to cut PEEPS® Chocolate Covered Marshmallow Chicks into 1/4" pieces. Set aside or refrigerate for later use.
  • In a large bowl, stir together cookie mix and crumbs. Stir in melted butter until soft dough forms. Press into ungreased 13 x 9 inch pan. Bake 18 to 20 minutes or until set.
  • Immediately sprinkle chocolate chips over crust. Let stand 3 to 5 minutes or until chocolate begins to melt. If necessary, place pan back into oven for 1 – 2 minutes to let the chocolate melt. Spread chocolate evenly over crust.
  • Sprinkle pieces of PEEPS® Chocolate Covered Marshmallow Chicks over melted chocolate. For bars, cut into 6 rows by 4 rows. Serve warm.

Fans can also visit www.marshmallowpeeps.com to find delicious recipes, fun crafts and PEEPS® art.  In addition, fans can submit their own crafts, recipes or art. 

Recent PEEPS® releases can also be found at http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/peeps-fans-will-hop-hop-hop-for-two-delicious-spring-recipes-142440735.html and http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/peeps-fans-will-hop-hop-hop-for-new-chocolate-dipped-chocolate-mousse-chicks-and-peeps-rainbow-pops-141884233.html.

SOURCE Just Born, Inc.

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