Spring Treats

Wondering what you should do with all those Peeps? Why not make some Peep Brownies? Want a quick dessert to bring to dinner? Why not make some apple pie bites?

And since I only like baking at night, here’s a late post with some fun and easy dessert recipes:

Peep Brownie’s

I am not a great baker by any means, nor am I very creative in this department, so of course, i got the main part of this recipe elsewhere.


So first, you will need:

  1. 1 box of brownie mix (unless you want to make yours completely home-made)
    1. mine box also called for: 2 eggs, vegetable oil, and water
  2. Brownie pan
  3. Peeps
  4. 1/4 cup butter
  5. 2 cups mini marshmallows
  6. 3 cups crushed Shredded Mini Wheats

Step one: Preheat oven according to box (350 degrees F for me) and begin mixing the batter. Once the oven is heated, put the mix in and bake according to box instructions.

IMG_2231Step two: Once your brownies are nice and baked, set them to the side to cool. Now you can cut them into shapes, like circles, if you want. I was pressed for time and wanted to be able to easily transport mine, so I left mine in the tin.

Step three: Crush Mini Shredded Wheats into a bowl. You can use the chow mien noodles the original recipe called for, or just plain shredded wheat instead of the cereal. (I personally got the cereal because I wanted something that I could finish off. I don’t use chow mien noodles often, nor did I need a huge box of plain wheat).

Step four: Heat up butter in microwave safe bowl for about 30 seconds on high. Mix up a little, then add marshmallows. Put them in for 30 second increments until they are nice and melted.

IMG_2232Step five: Here is where you have to move fast. Quickly add and mix crushed shredded wheat, and, with buttered hands, shape them into a circle to make a little nest. Place each nest where you want on the brownie.

Step 6: Garnish with a Peep.

IMG_2235And that’s it! It took me about an hour to get everything together and make. Baking the brownies took me thirty minutes because of the pan I used, but everything else was quick. Very simple and nice for an Easter-y treat.


Apple Pie Bites

If baking had levels of easiness, chocolate chip cookies being level 0, this recipe is definitely a level one. It takes about half an hour, including baking time.

So here is what you’ll need:

  1. Pillsbury crescent rolls
  2. Apples (I used green, but it doesn’t quite matter)
  3. Chopped Pecans
  4. Apple Pie Spice (the link has a recipe for that too, if you don’t want to buy it)
  5. Brown sugar
  6. Parchment paper

Step one: Pre-heat oven according to crescent roll instructions (I set 375 degrees F for a regular pan). Place parchment paper on baking sheets.

Step two: Roll out crescent rolls on sheets. Coat each roll with apple pie spice mixed with brown sugar, and then add some chopped pecans.

Step three: Cut an apple into slices. Add a slide to each roll.


Step four: Roll up the crescents, and place in oven the bake for about ten to fifteen minutes depending on your pan and oven.


And there you go! All done. Easy right?

What will be having for Easter desert? Let me know in the comments. Did you give these recipes a try? I want to hear from you!

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