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Peepshi! Why Not? Peep Lover I Am!

April 1st, 2010 · No Comments

Look again. It’s not sushi! It’s Peeps, those marshmallow darlings, rolled up in fruit leather and what looks like Rice Krispie Treats tinted to look like sushi rice. HA!

I love Peeps!

True confession: I’ve loved Peeps since I was a girl – they’re my favorite thing in the Easter basket. I remember in the Keys at Easter, it was so hot, everything melted in the baskets into the fake grass. I had to pull the grass out of the sticky marshmallow before I could eat it, but I patiently did it.

Peep label assuages my guilt

I eat one with my morning coffee this time of year. I love the slight crunch of the sugar, and the soft creamy mallow inside. A sip of coffee leaves sugar on the rim of the cup. Perfection!

 Before you rail at my bad eating habits, check your cereal. You could eat three Peeps, and it’s less than the sugar in a 1 cup-bowl of Raisin Bran. OK, so there’s no fiber in Peeps – ya got me.

My second favorite food ever is toasted marshmallows, so I’m going to skewer a Peep tonight and roast the little sweet thing over the gas flame. I’ll let you know how it goes.

Tags: Holiday cooking · Today in the World of Food

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