LA (THIRD STREET): EASTER CANDY INNOVATION [What happens when you roast a Peep?]
By Nora Zelevansky / April 21st, 2011
Okay, so here I was seconds from telling you all about my most amazing find: Chocolate-covered Peeps at Joan's on Third. I was going to talk about being a Cadbury Cream Egg devotee with an occasional penchant for Peeps (only when stale).
But, then, I went in search of an image for this post because, per usual, I ate the entire delicious package before I remembered to take a picture and I discovered that Peeps themselves have had the same brilliant thought as my local gourmet market (though surely in a less upscale incarnation).
The whole investigation provoked some serious contemplation: If Peeps could be successfully dipped in chocolate than how else could we innovate them? Their website posits recipes for Peeps macaroons (for the Jews!) and rice crispy treats, but those seem just to entail tacking the yellow and pink marshmallows on at the end.
Let's get serious and ask the hard questions: What in fact happens if you roast a Peep?
The bad news is that I have no idea. The good news is that I plan to find out tomorrow and then tell you all about it. Because that's the spirit of Easter, you know? It's all about sharing! (Or, not really, but that's a good message too, right?)
xo – N.