Time to stock up on half-price Peeps!

Maybe you're coming down off of an Easter candy high. Raise your hand if you had a Reese's Peanut Butter Egg for Easter breakfast. #protein

peeps show s'mores bars ... great for leftover or half-price Peeps!
At this very moment, I'm sitting next to kiddo's Easter basket, and it's taking quite a bit of willpower not to steal a few Whoppers Eggs. Here's what will help:

Peeps Show S'Mores Bars

peeps show s'mores bars ... great for leftover or half-price Peeps!
That's right. Go grab all of the 50% off Peeps you can this week and make a batch or two of these babies.

peeps show s'mores bars ... great for leftover or half-price Peeps!
These are like s'mores kicked up a few notches....graham cracker-y goodness with a brown sugar and oat crumble, gooey marshmallows, and melty chocolate. They're just the thing to keep you our of your kid's Easter basket.
Maybe.

peeps show s'mores bars ... great for leftover or half-price Peeps!

Peeps Show S'mores Bars

ingredients:
6 TBSP salted butter
1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
6 TBSP dark corn syrup
2 & 1/4 cups rolled oats (not instant, not steel cut)
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1 cup graham cracker crumbs
1 & 1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
15 Peeps

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Instructions:
Preheat oven to 350.  Grease an 8x8 pan.  Set aside.

In a medium saucepan, heat the butter, brown sugar and corn syrup over medium heat, until the butter is melted and sugar has dissolved.  Remove from heat and stir in the oats, flour, salt and graham cracker crumbs.
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Press a little more than half of this mixture into the bottom of the prepared pan.  Place on a wire rack and let cool completely.

Sprinkle the chocolate chips evenly over the cooled crust.  Top with the Peeps, making 3 rows of 5 Peeps.

Cover with the remaining topping/crust mixture.

Bake for 20 minutes; the Peeps will looks slightly misshapen under the topping.

Place on a wire cooling rack and let cool for 20 minutes.  Serve warm.

{adapted from S'mores Granola Bars, King Arthur Flour Baker's Companion; recipe first appeared on the blog in 2012.}

peeps show s'mores bars ... great for leftover or half-price Peeps!

Do it! Do it! Those half-price Peeps are waiting for you!!!

Peeps Show S'mores Bars ...a must-make Easter treat!



9 comments

  1. I didn't have a Reese's for breakfast... but I have had leftover banana cake for breakfast the last two days. Hey, it's basically banana bread! Now I kind of wish I had some peeps!

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  2. Half price Peeps -- my FAVORITE!! Dying over these bars!!

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  3. I'm trying to avoid the Reese's peanut butter eggs, they are my nemesis. I have to tell you I made your coconut cake for Easter brunch, everyone loved it. Thanks for the recipe!

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  4. These are ridiculous in the best way possible!!

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  5. there are no peeps in our house....but I think I need to go get some! This looks fabulous!!
    Hope you had a happy Easter Bridget! ;)

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  6. Your pictures are awesome as always! Too bad I don't like peeps :P

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  7. Hi Bridget,I so want to make these, Im not sure you will see this comment though because this was first on your blog in 2012 and then 2015. So the thing is, in these type of bars where the crust is used as a base and then also scattered as the top layer-well it just depends on the recipe as to the correct way to make them. Some recipes you bake the base for a short time and then let cool and add rest of ingredients and then finish baking the entire thing. In other recipes you go ahead and put all layers in and then do one bake. The problem is your instructions say to put the base layer in and the very next sentence is let cool completely-which obviously leads me to think you did go ahead and bake this first layer by its self. I was just checking to see if this is corect?? I dont want to guess at the amount of time because I don't want to over bake them. I'm sorry if I missed something, I did read both posts and all the comments on both and didn't see that anyone else ask?? Any help would be much appreciated. Thank you :)

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    1. Hey Terri! Good question!

      The base cools just since it is warm on the stove...not the oven. Hope that makes sense.

      I was actually just looking at this post and happened to see your comment pop up. Happy baking!

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  8. Ahhh, haha that's an option I had not even considered but now that you said that it makes perfect sense. Duh, I should have figured that out from the saucepan heating instructions!!! Thank you for answering so quickly. Its raining here in my part of Texas- so I'm gonna go make them right now and have them all hot and gooey while I watch DWTS with a big glass of milk. Love your beautiful cookies! I've been making cut out cookies since my daughter was a year and 1/2 old (so for 33 years now). They are no where near as beautiful as the ones you make but they are a huge part of my life and I love them, and I love looking at all the creative and beautiful ones you come up with :)

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