A Dozen Eggs

marshmallow Peep in an egg
Photo: Ryan (Metrix X)

Too bad there’s not 12 days of Easter, because if you ate a different type of egg each day, it would take 12 days to explore Gourmet‘s list of unconventional eggs. There’s iguana eggs, dove eggs (I don’t just mean the chocolate kind), and biggest, baddest egg of all. Do you dare try all of them?

My favorite way to use chicken eggs is in flourless chocolate cookies and Valrhona chocolate pavlova.

Speaking of Easter food, I heard through the grapevine that Peeps are very good toasted, because they have an extra layer of crunchy sugar. Why not take it further and make Peep s’mores with bittersweet chocolate? I was going to try them and report back, but I couldn’t justify buying a whole pack of Peeps just to make one s’more. (I don’t eat Peeps otherwise. They’re too sweet.) I’m just putting it out there: if you have too many Peeps, try making some “sandwiches.”

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  1. Nick said,

    Peep sandwiches, sounds like a perfect easter snack! Or, better yet, if you’re having guests over for Easter: serve them an empty ramekin with a peep in it, then go one by one to each of their seats with a kitchen torch and melt until you have Peep brulee!

    The Peanut Butter Boy

    March 20, 2008 at 2:39 pm

  2. Gigi said,

    Peeps s’more? I love it! I’ll have to steal a peep or two from one of my nephews and try it out.

    March 20, 2008 at 9:45 pm

  3. amanda said,

    I made some peep smores and they were delicious. I remembering doing this way back in the day with some neighborhood friends, and it was equally as delicious. Plus, melting those peeps was kind of fun 🙂 I agree, it’s even better with bittersweet chocolate.

    March 23, 2008 at 11:11 pm

  4. Lucy said,

    That is cool I tried that and yum it was good. I also tried peeps in a light cocoa cake.

    July 22, 2008 at 7:42 pm