Last year, as Peep Week 2012 was drawing to a close, I bought the Peeps Recipe and Crafts Book with the hope that it would provide endless inspiration for this year's Peep Week. While it has not provided endless inspiration, we have picked out a couple of things to try this year. First up? Peep fondue.
Think of the great culinary combinations that involve marshmallows and chocolate - hot chocolate with marshmallows, s'mores, peep s'mores, Rocky Road ice cream*! Marshmallows and chocolate were meant for each other so peep fondue seems perfect.
Here is the recipe:
1 1/2 cups of heavy cream
1 pound of bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped (I used a pound of bittersweet chips)
Bring the cream to a simmer in a sauce pan and then whisk in the chocolate and stir until melted and smooth. Then transfer the chocolate to a fondue pot and enjoy.
You should know that this makes A LOT of fondue. All the fondue! In fact, six people ate fondue (including peeps, apples, strawberries, clementines, madelines and bananas) and I still have at least half of it in a container in my refrigerator. I have no idea what I'm going to do with it but I don't want to waste it!
Here is our fondue report...
Obviously, any chocolate fondue recipe would work for this so give it a try.
Peeps and chocolate - they go together like rama lama lama ka dinga da dinga dong!