Peeps Cereal Squares
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Serves: 9
 
Ingredients
  • 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 9 ounces (2 packages) Peeps marshmallow bunnies
  • 3½ cups Rice Krispies (or similar crisped rice cereal)
  • 1 cup Fruity Pebbles
  • 1 16-ounce package Vanilla Candiquik coating
  • 3 Tablespoons +/- assorted sprinkles
Instructions
  1. Grease an 8"x8" baking dish and line with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. In a large saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat.
  3. While the butter is melting, separate the Peeps, reserving 1 row of bunnies. Chop the reserved bunnies and set aside.
  4. Add the rest of the bunnies to the melted butter and continue to heat, stirring frequently.
  5. Once the Peeps are nearly melted, remove from heat and stir in the reserved Peeps.
  6. Add the Rice Krispies and Fruity Pebbles and stir until evenly coated.
  7. Press cereal mixture into prepared baking dish, using hands greased with cooking spray or another piece of parchment paper to press down on the top.
  8. Set aside until cooled (about 20 minutes).
  9. Remove the parchment paper from the baking dish and cut into 9 bars.
  10. Remove the Candiquik coating from the package and microwave in the tray provided for 1 minute; stir and microwave for an additional 15 seconds, if necessary.
  11. Lay out fresh parchment paper.
  12. Dip one edge of the cereal bars into the Candiquik and spoon a little extra over the bar, if necessary, to coat evenly; let drip over the pan until most of the excess has dripped off.
  13. Set on parchment paper and scatter sprinkles over the Candiquik coating (you can also dump the sprinkles into a small dish and dip in it, but that gets to be a bit messier).
  14. Once all the cereal squares have been coated, transfer to the refrigerator to firm up.
  15. Wrap any leftovers tightly and consume within 3 days, for best texture and taste.
Notes
You will not use all of the Candiquik coating. Once it has set again, place it in a 1-gallon zip-top bag to be saved for next time.
Recipe by Poet in the Pantry at http://poetinthepantry.com/2015/03/15/peeps-cereal-squares/