Introduction: Peeps Apocalypse Brownies

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Peeps melt and toast atop baking brownies and finally collapse into a flavor meltdown of apocalyptic proportions.  These brownies are a great way to use leftover Peeps.

I decided to make brownies for Easter dessert. As I mixed the batter, I started to think of how to make the brownies more festive. I have various kinds of sprinkles and was about to root through my baking things to decide which to use when my thoughts turned to those sugar-sprinkled staples of the American Easter basket: Peeps. I thought they would go well in the brownies.  I considered cutting the Peeps with kitchen shears and pushing pieces into the batter. However, when I asked my kids if they would donate their Peeps to the cause and my youngest suggested that I shove entire peeps into the batter.  I did and this is what happened.

Step 1: Prepping

You need:
Brownie mix prepared according to directions and poured into prepared pan*

*Make sure to grease everything well so the Peeps come off later.  I used my favorite divided brownie baking pan which is certainly not a requirement but kind of nice for determining optimum placement of peeps.

Step 2: Into the Inferno

Arrange Peeps at least 1/4" from the sides and 1/2" apart from each other on the surface of the batter.  Once you've got them placed the way you'd like, push the Peeps down so that the bottom section is encased in batter.

Bake according to package instructions.  The Peeps will inflate and begin to brown before finally collapsing.

Allow to cool before cutting into pieces.