Marshmallowy rice krispies stuffed with Peeps and Peeps Oreos, sandwiched between rich white chocolate and adorned with M&Ms, sprinkles, Peeps, and MORE Peeps Oreos!
Peeps Oreos…yes people, they exist.
And they’re AMAAAAAAZIIIIIIING!
They’ve got to be my favorite Oreo flavor ever–even beating out my all-time fave, Birthday Cake-flavored. And to all you peeps-haters out there, you NEED to give these Oreos a chance. At first bite, it was difficult for me to decipher exactly what I was tasting.
Was it vanilla buttercream?
Was it marshmallow?
Was it cake batter?
Then it hit me! Frosted circus animal cookies!!! That’s what they taste like!
I’m not sure if it’s the fact that the creme filling is that same unnaturally beautiful shade of bright pink, similar to the animal cookies, but if pink were an actual flavor, this creme filling is EXACTLY what it would taste like! And just like the original peeps which are coated in colored sugar, there’s even little sugar crystals throughout the creme filling! However, now that I think about it, they might not be sugar crystals…they might be crystal meth.
That would explain why I’m so addicted.
Rather than just inhaling the entire package of Oreos, I decided it might be best to create a treat out of them. And seeing as peeps are the unofficial treat of Easter, there’s no better time to honor thy sweet and sugary-coated mallows of cuteness than now.
You really can’t get any cuter than this Rice KrisPeeps Bark.
I mean, the name ALONE is cute!
I guess I have my lack of decision-making skills to thank for coming up with this treat. I just couldn’t decide whether to make chocolate bark or rice krispies treats, so I thought, why not combine the two??
It’s got the perfect ratio of marshmallow krispies to chocolate, and I don’t know why I haven’t made this stuff sooner! But first, let’s talk about the ooey gooey layer of marshmallow krispies that’s stuffed between the two layers of white chocolate. As you can see, it’s not your typical rice krispies treat. Not only did I fold in some of those illegally addictive peeps Oreos, but I also tossed in some peeps. To keep it fun, I went with three different colors–pink, blue, and yellow–the classics. Feel free to delve into other colors, if you like.
There is one thing worth mentioning. Once you add the dry ingredients to the melted marshmallow-butter mixture, you need to work quickly and fold gently to prevent the peeps from bleeding and melting into the mixture too much. You still want to have little chunks of the peeps throughout the rice krispies.
Also, the key to avoiding a sticky gooey mess when cutting the Peeps up is to use scissors COATED in either butter or nonstick cooking spray. Works like a charm!
To decorate, I cut some peeps in half lengthwise and used some extra white chocolate to adhere the little bunny cottontail to the back of the peep. Then I sprinkled on some more of those wonderful peeps Oreos along with some Easter M&Ms and sprinkles. When it comes to chocolate bark though, the nice thing is that you decorate them any way you like. And with the multitude of Easter-themed candies out there, you can really get creative!
I can’t think of a better treat to serve at Easter this year. Not only will the kids go crazy for it, but the adults (peeps-haters included) will love it as well. In fact, if there ever was a way to sway even the biggest peeps Scrooge out there, making this Rice Krispeeps Bark would definitely be the answer.
Rice KrisPeeps Bark
12 Peeps Oreos, plus more for topping
12 Peep Bunnies (about 3.75 ounces), plus more for topping
5 cups crisp rice cereal
6 Tablespoons butter
1 (10 oz) bag mini marshmallow (6 cups)
36 ounces white chocolate, divided
Line a large baking sheet* with parchment paper and spray with nonstick cooking spray. Coarsely chop 12 of the Oreos, then transfer to a large mixing bowl.
Using scissors/kitchen shears coated in nonstick cooking spray, cut 12 peep bunnies into smaller pieces. Add to the bowl of chopped Oreos along with the cereal and stir together; set aside.
In a large saucepan, melt the butter and marshmallows together over low heat until marshmallows are almost melted–it should still be a little lumpy. Remove from the heat and gently fold in the cookie/peeps/cereal mixture until just combined. Try not to spend too much time stirring, which can cause the peeps to bleed and melt too much into the rice krispies–you still want chunks of them. Dump rice krispies out onto prepared pan, and use a silicone spatula or greased hands to press the mixture into an even thin layer.
Melt half of the white chocolate (18 ounces) in the microwave until smooth and pourable. Drizzle white chocolate over the rice krispies, then use a knife or offset spatula to spread the chocolate evenly over everything. Refrigerate until chocolate has set.
Heat the remaining white chocolate in the microwave until smooth. Turn the sheet of rice krispies over onto its chocolate side (which is now set), then drizzle the melted chocolate over the rice krispies, using an offset spatula to spread the chocolate evenly. Immediately top with extra peeps, Oreos, sprinkles, and M&Ms. Refrigerate until chocolate has set, then use a knife to cut bark into several pieces.
*My baking sheet was 12×16-inches.