Easter has come and gone, and with it, the obligatory candy and food. All holidays seem to center the human experience on food. This, too, is the case with Easter. But there is one bit of food that is uniquely Easter. That’s the Yellow Marshmallow Peep. These little beasties are as much a part of Easter as sunrise service. The funny thing is that no one seems to really know what they are. They’ve been analyzed and tested in the extreme to determine the limits of their integrity. Folks at the Peep Research Center are doing stuff like testing solubility in sulfuric acid and phenol. Serious work, here.
Not to be outdone, we here in the Live Fit Blog household decided that we needed to examine their potential in a healthy snack sandwich recipe. After some debate, we decided to go for a Grilled Peanut Butter Peep Sandwich.
One package of Yellow Peeps, two slices of double fiber whole wheat white bread, one tablespoons of crunchy peanut butter, butter (or butter flavored cooking spray), 1 tsp of brown sugar (optional)
- Heat a skillet on medium high and add butter or cooking spray.
- Add one slice of bread and three Peeps to the skillet.
- Spread 1 tablespoon of peanut butter on the second slice of bread and cover Peeps.
- Sprinkle sandwich with brown sugar.
- Flip and grill opposite side.
Naturally, this started off as a lark, but to be honest – I ate the whole thing. It was delicious. If you’re like us and have a few hundred Peeps laying around left over from Easter, give this a try. It’s actually a nice diversion from the old peanut butter and jelly standby. If you’re feeling brave, let me know what you think!