Roasted Peeps (aka My Husband is a Genius)

Y’all, my life has been changed forever.

Last week, the girls wanted to have a fire and roast marshmallows. And Adam responds, “We should roast Peeps.”

The man is a genius. A freaking genius.

So tonight Alaina and I went to CVS (because I lost my car keys and therefore couldn’t go anywhere today that I couldn’t walk to with all three kids) and bought several packages of Peeps, in every shape and color (you know, because they were 50% off, making each package only 95c).

We grabbed the supplies:

Started a fire and forked up those Peeps:

Alaina’s ready. SO ready!

Roasted them and waited one minute before tasting.

Adam gets the first bite, since it was his idea. (Lucas didn’t like it much.)

I will say it again. The man is a genius.

Yummy goodness!

Roasted Peeps are amazing. Just as I imagined, the sugar caramelizes when heated by the fire. By waiting one minute before eating, you allow the outside of the Peep to harden just a bit to make a crispy, caramelized shell that encases the melted marshmallow.

It is heaven, y’all. Pure heaven.

Real men roast Peeps.

Try it. It will change your marshmallow roasting days forever.

(I should note, I don’t like non-roasted Peeps, AT ALL. But roasted is a whole new story.)

10 thoughts on “Roasted Peeps (aka My Husband is a Genius)

  1. designhermomma

    I knew there was a reason I liked Adam so much. Total brilliance. I hope you saved me a little chicken for later….

  2. sarahcassrp

    Holy crap on a cracker, woman!! I think I just drooled on my keyboard. Where are the frickin’ peeps? I’m SO doing this!!

  3. Beth@ In Good Cents

    I don’t like Peeps either, but I do love roasted marshmallows, so this might not be a bad idea. I’m going to have to try it. My mom was making Peep S’Mores in the microwave when she was here.

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  5. David Bennett

    Don’t ever do this, especially in the dark. The sugar coating on the peeps can hold a tremendous amount of heat energy. The coating is sticky so it adheres to the skin and can create substantial burns. I tried it after a friend recommended this a few years ago and I have second degree burns on my fingers.

  6. mARIE

    Thank you so much for posting this. My fiance and I are having an April wedding and our “theme” is “Love Birds”. We planned almost immediately having becoming engaged that we would give S’mores out to our guest (our venue has a fire pit) and my brilliant soon to be husband pops up and suggest Peeps (bird ones) instead of regular marshmallows to go with our s’mores gifts. I was wondering if they do well over a fire and now thanks to you and your husband, I now know my fiance is BRILLIANT! 🙂


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