I decided to make brownies to go with our lemon pound cake for Easter dessert. As I mixed the batter, I started to think of how to make the brownies more festive. I have various kinds of sprinkles and was about to root through my baking things to decide which to use when my thoughts turned to those sugar-sprinkled staples of the American Easter basket: Peeps. I thought they would go well in the brownies.
I considered cutting the Peeps with kitchen shears and pushing pieces into the batter. I asked my kids if they would donate their Peeps to the cause and my youngest suggested that I shove entire peeps into the batter. What follows looks like the results of some kind of Peeps Apocalypse.
I used my brownie pan with dividers to great effect. I mixed the batter and poured it in, as usual. One Peep went into each section. Then I submersed the Peeps and popped the brownies into the oven.