PB&J PEEPSomars start with a caramelized cookie bottom, then salty peanut butter, and finally the fluffy PEEP on top all wrapped in chocolate. Yes, they are addictive! Thank you for asking. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.
This post is sponsored in conjunction with #SpringSweetsWeek. I received product samples from sponsor companies to help in the creation of the #SpringSweetsWeek recipes. All opinions are mine alone.
It’s the first day of #SpringSweetsWeek! I can’t believe it’s here already. It literally is SEVEN days of recipes involving spring and some form of sugar. Brown sugar, powdered sugar, granulated sugar, sugar syrups, crystallized sugar; you name it! So, prepare for an ultimate sugar high all week long!
There is nothing more iconic for spring and sweets than PEEPS. Those yellow little chickies in celophane are prominent every year around this time. Of course, I remember when it was just chickies for spring. Now there’s bunnies and FLAVORS! But for me, I stick to the traditional yellow chickies.
I don’t know why I’m so obsessed with PEEPS except for the fact that they’re so darned adorable. And they have such an iconic shape. It’s not even that I love eating them. Because I’m not a huge marshmallow fan. But there’s just something about those cute shapes I love.
Rewind several years ago. Construction for the new waterfront downtown started. They built up a rather large hotel, several stores, some restaurants, and even an outlet mall up the street. The hubs and I went down there just to wander around and see what was there.
Low and behold, there is a PEEPS store there!
It’s the first store ever! It opened in 2009. I was like a kid in a candy store. Like a real candy store! There were shirts, stuffed PEEPS, slippers, PEEPS candy; you name it!! However, that’s now how I came to own a stuffed PEEPS toy. I think I filled out a form with some UPCs, sent in some money, and order a blue Peep chickie. And yes, I still have it. It makes me smile every time I see it.
When I received the PEEPS, I tried to let them speak to me. Okay. I see you chuckling. But admit it! You’ve done the same thing when you receive sponsor product to work with. I didn’t want to use them as a garnish for something. And I didn’t want to turn them in krispy treats or some sort of s’more treat.
So I started searching, where else, PINTEREST for recipe ideas. Then I was thinking about my sister and her family and how they have one member they call tim tam, like the cookie. Then it hit me!
For those that don’t know, the mallomar is a graham cracker cookie topped with marshmallow coated in chocolate. There’s also pinwheels, marshmallow clouds, and Easter puffs. However, these cookies are more like the Canadian version called Whippet cookies. They have jam in them. These have jam in them. But if I called them PEEP-pets I’m sure something would get lost in translation.
I just took these cookies a few steps farther than their manufactured counter parts and made PB&J PEEPSomars. The cookie base that these PEEPS sit on are Biscoff cookies. Yes, it was difficult not eating the whole package of those bad boys, but I saved enough to make these little gems.
Not only did I insert some jam into the center of the PEEPS, but I also dipped them into some peanut butter. So, yeah, I have that PB&J thing going on with these cookies. And let me tell you, it was so worth the effort, too!
Finally, I dipped the cookie bottom in chocolate, let that cool, then dipped the whole PB&J PEEPSomars in chocolate. I wanted to make sure the bottom was completely covered in chocolate, so I did that double dip method. Skimping on chocolate is not something you can accuse me of during Spring sweets week.
I bet you didn’t know that Just Born, who makes PEEPS, didn’t create PEEPS.
They bought the Rodda Candy factory who was producing those famous marshmallow treats. Now, they make 5.5 million PEEPS every day. Currently, it only takes 6 seconds to make a Peep. But in 1954 it took over 27 HOURS to make one peep by hand with a piping tube. That’s just crazy!
Just Born also makes iconic candies like Mike & Ike, Hot Tamales, and Peanut Chews! You’ll see Hot Tamales show up on my blog for Burger Month. You won’t want to miss that recipe. They have also partnered with Betty Crocker to share PEEPS-inspired creations.
I’m sure they didn’t come up with these, though. Just look at how cute those PB&J PEEPSomars are! I keep taking pictures of them because I just love how the came out. That iconic shape is still there. All that delicious marshmallow flavor is there along with some sweet jam and salty peanut butter. And don’t get me started on the cookie base. I mean, they literally were the PERFECT shape and size for these PEEPS.
My only saving grace for these PB&J PEEPSomars?
The coconut oil I used wasn’t as fresh as it could be. I’m sure that’s probably not something you really want to hear about from a food blogger. But, it happens! Otherwise these would be completely gone. COMPLETELY gone! So, PSA make sure your coconut oil is super fresh and you’re golden.
It’s funny because as I was standing there scooping out the coconut oil I was thinking to myself, “Nana used to use paraffin wax for things like this.” And it’s true! I have a recipe for bourbon balls. It calls for bourbon, powdered sugar, chocolate, and paraffin wax. I kid you not! If I had paraffin wax, it would be a non issue. Just sayin.
You see what I mean??
How can you resist those? I certainly can’t. That chocolate shimmer, the salty peanut butter; these PB&J PEEPSomars are just delicious. I know if you’re put those out at Easter they will vanish. VANISH I tell you!
But don’t vanish from this post. I hope you scroll down and read all about the giveaway, the recipes from the rest of the bloggers, and enter the giveaway! Also make sure to follow PEEPS on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, and YouTube. They share delicious recipes using PEEPS, their bunnies, and all their range of flavors.
Are you #TeamPeeps or #TeamBunny?
PB&J PEEPomars start with a caramelized cookie bottom, then salty peanut butter, and finally the fluffy PEEP on top all wrapped in chocolate. Yes, they are addictive! Thank you for asking. Don't say I didn't warn you.
- 1/4 cup jam, jelly, or preserves (I used blackberry preserves)
- 10 Peep Chicks (color doesn't matter, but flavors might)
- 10 Biscoff cookies
- 1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
- 1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- Put the jam in a pastry bag fitting with pastry filling tip. Carefully insert the tip into the PEEPS. Squeeze the pastry bag as you slowly pull the pastry tip out of the PEEPS.
- Place the peanut butter in a shallow, microwave safe bowl. Heat on high 1 minute. Stir the peanut butter and if there’s still lumps allow it to sit or microwave an additional 30 seconds until melted.
- Dip the PEEPS into the heated peanut butter and place on a Bischoff cookie. Allow the peanut butter to set.
- Combine the chocolate chips and coconut oil in a microwave safe bowl. Heat on high 1 minute. Stir the chocolate mixture. If there are still lumps, heat an additional 30 seconds until the chocolate is emooth.
- Dip the bottom of the PEEPSomar until the chocolate and allow to cool until hardened. Once hardened, dip the whole PEEPSomar into the melted chocolate mixture completely covering the cookie and PEEPS in chocolate.
- Allow to set before devouring!
Welcome to the inaugural #SpringSweetsWeek. Heather from Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks and Christie from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures are hosting this flavor packed event! What better way to celebrate the spring than with food and a fun giveaway? 30 bloggers have come together to share over 100 sweet recipes that are perfect for spring! Ditch your hats, coats, and snow boots! Get ready for delicious sweet treats like cupcakes, cookies, breads, and cocktails, too!
Monday #SpringSweetsWeek Recipes
- Blueberry Shortbread by Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
- Carrot Cake Balls by Strawberry Blondie Kitchen
- Carrot Cake Cupcakes by A Day in the Life on the Farm
- Carrot Cake Nest Cookies by Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
- Carrot Cake Swirl Cheesecake by Cheese Curd In Paradise
- Coconut Lemon Pound Cake by The Crumby Kitchen
- Cream Cheese Sugar Cookies by Kelly Lynn’s Sweets and Treats
- Easy Marshmallow Popcorn Balls by House of Nash Eats
- Easy Peanut Butter Cornflake Bars by Creative Southern Home
- Healthier Orange Julius Copycat by Simply Inspired Meals
- Individual Italian Easter Breads by Cookaholic Wife
- Lemon Blueberry Croissant Bread Pudding by The Freshman Cook
- Lemon Blueberry Scones by A Joyfully Mad Kitchen
- Lemon Cream Pie by Home Sweet Homestead
- Mini Key Lime Cheesecakes by Karen’s Kitchen Stories
- Mini Strawberry Mousse Tarts by A Savory Feast
- Orange Pineapple Nice Cream Pops by Crumb Top Baking
- PB&J PEEPSomars by A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures
- Peeps Shortbread Checkerboard by Jolene’s Recipe Journal
- Roasted Strawberry Mousse Tart by The Gingered Whisk
- Soft Frosted Lemon Cookies by Kate’s Recipe Box
- Spring Fruit and Rice Krispies Treat Kabobs by Blogghetti
- Strawberry Raspberry Smoothie by Books n’ Cooks
- Sweet Breakfast Crepes by The Speckled Palate
- Toasted Pound Cake by Our Good Life
- Vanilla Bean Dutch Baby with Strawberry Hibiscus Syrup by The Baking Fairy
- White Chocolate Strawberry and Champagne Scones with Champagne Glaze by Family Around the Table
- White Cupcakes with Blueberry Frosting by Sweet Beginnings
- Xangos by Palatable Pastime
Thank you #SpringSweetsWeek Sponsors: Dixie Crystals, Swiss Diamond, Nancy’s Yogurt, Barlean’s, Sprinkle Pop, PEEPS, Melissa’s Produce, and Adams Extracts for providing the prizes free of charge. These companies also provided the bloggers with samples and product to use for #SpringSweetsWeek recipes. All opinions are my own.