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Marshmallow Chick S’mores

by Lori on May 27th, 2011

Peep on shell nest, take four
Spring turned into summer quickly this year. One minute I am planning Easter dinner, and the next I am enjoying a summer cookout. For my first cookout of the season, I made marshmallow chick s’mores, which I also have dubbed “Peeps® in Shells.”

The Story

S’mores are the ultimate cookout dessert. Marshmallows are key to making them. Fortunately, I had marshmallow Peeps® in my pantry from Easter.
Peeps in a box

Instead of graham crackers, I used a few mini phyllo tart shells I had from making jalapeno popper cups the night before. I put a few chocolate chips and shredded coconut into the shells to make a “nest” for the marshmallow chicks.

Ken thought I was crazy when I first told him I was making marshmallow chick s’mores. However, it didn’t take him long to gobble up the toasted Peeps®.

The Moral of the Story

A bird in the hand may be worth two in the bush, but a Peep® in a phyllo shell filled with chocolate and coconut is priceless.
Peep on shell nest, take one

About the Recipe

This recipe is something I made up based on the contents of my pantry.

The Cast of Characters

The marshmallow Peeps® are the stars of the show.
Peeps on the pan before baking

The Play-by-Play

Start by placing your phyllo shells on a baking sheet.
Starting with shells

Add 5 chocolate chips in each shell.
Chocolate chips in a shell

Sprinkle a little coconut on the chips to form a nest.
Coconut nest

Carefully place a marshmallow chick in each nest.
Peep on shell nest, take three

Toast the chicks in the oven for about 5 minutes. They will puff up a bit while baking.
Peeps in the oven

Let them cool for a few minutes.
Toasted Peep on plate, take two

Enjoy!
A bite out of Peep in shell, take one

Recipe: Marshmallow Chick S’mores

Summary: Marshmallow chicks nestled in phyllo cups of chocolate and coconut

Ingredients

6 mini phyllo tart shells
30 chocolate chips
1/2 cup shredded coconut
6 marshmallow Peeps®

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Place the phyllo cups on a baking sheet.
  3. Put 5 chocolate chips in each cup.
  4. Sprinkle coconut over the chips.
  5. Place a Peep® in each cup.
  6. Bake for 5 minutes.
  7. Let cool 2-3 minutes before serving.

Baking time (duration): 5 minutes

Number of servings (yield): 6

Meal type: dessert

My rating: 5 stars: ★★★★★ 1 review(s)

The Footnotes

  • About the chocolate chips: I considered using different flavored chips, like peanut butter or butterscotch. I also considered cherry chips, but I thought those would make it look like the Peep® was injured.
  • About the phyllo shells: Don’t have phyllo shells? You could make these on graham crackers.
  • About the Peeps®: Be careful not to tip over the chicks when you take them out of the oven. Otherwise you might injure one of your chicks like I did. Poor Peep®.
  • Toasted Peep bites the dust

What’s your favorite cookout dessert?

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