Today, I found myself with a few little ingredient odds and ends at hand.
Included: Peeps, pie crust, tinted coconut.
And so I thought...why not engage in a little Peeps Torture? After all, this a documented fun activity. Who hasn't enjoyed a little Easter-time Peeps torture?
And so, I cut out scraps of pie crust in a size about 5 inches by 5 inches.
On top of it, I laid a little bed of tinted coconut.
And then I put a Peep on top of that...like putting it on a little nest.
And then I gathered the crust and sort of "tented" it around the peep. Like a little bed!
Is it just me, or does Peep #2 look a little concerned?
Well, he had good reason for concern. He was next to be put into a bed. A forever bed.
and then...I put these little dumplings in the oven. And then...
Here's how to make this magic happen at home.
- Pie crust scraps (enough to roll back out to about 5x5 inches)
- As many Peeps as you have pie scrap pieces
- shredded coconut
- Chocolate chips or chocolate pieces (I didn't to this but think it would taste good so I am suggesting it here)
- Place one Peep and whichever fillings you'd like on the center of each piece of pie crust.
- Form a little "tent" around the peep, making sure to seal the top off to prevent oozing.
- Bake at 400 degrees for 7-10 minutes, or until it starts to brown.
- Let cool, but serve still slightly warm.