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Magic Marshmallow Crescent Peeps

10 Comments | Written on April 3, 2012 at 5:00 am , by

I’m not gonna lie…I have a bit of a love affair with Peeps.  Come on, look at those adorable faces!

Honestly, I don’t particularly enjoy eating them.  For the most part I just like all the pretty colors and saying “peep” in a tiny voice.

Then there is the annual Washington Post Peeps Diorama Contest.  Absolutely hilarious!

This year’s winner:  “Occupeep DC”

I was on a mission to find a new and innovative recipe using Peeps this Easter.  With the Pillsbury Bake-Off on my mind, I had an idea.

The grand prize winner from 1969 was “Magic Marshmallow Crescent Puffs.”  This creative and innovative recipe takes a cinnamon and sugar dipped marshmallow and wraps it in a Pillsbury Crescent Roll.  The “magic” comes when you take the first bite…the marshmallow disappears in the oven and leaves an ooey-gooey center!

I figured, why not just use a Peep instead?  Thus, “Magic Marshmallow Crescent Peeps” were born!  I added a bit of color to the drizzle to give extra festive flair.

Magic Marshmallow Crescent Peeps  (click here to view and print recipe)


2 cans (8 oz each) Pillsbury refrigerated crescent dinner rolls

16 marshmallow Peeps

1/4 cup butter, melted


1/2 cup powdered sugar

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

2 to 3 teaspoons milk

food coloring, optional

Heat oven to 375°F. Spray 16 medium muffin cups with No-Stick Cooking Spray or use silicone liners.

Separate dough into 16 triangles.  Place marshmallow Peep on shortest side of triangle. Roll up, starting at shortest side and rolling to opposite point. Completely cover marshmallow with dough; firmly pinch edges to seal. Dip 1 end in remaining butter; place butter side down in muffin cup.

Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown. (Place foil or cookie sheet on rack below muffin cups to guard against spills.) Cool in pan 1 minute. Remove rolls from muffin cups; place on cooling racks set over waxed paper.

In small bowl, mix powdered sugar, vanilla and enough milk for desired drizzling consistency. Add food coloring, if desired.  Drizzle glaze over warm rolls.  Serve warm.

I am not normally a proponent of silicone bakeware, but in this case I found it quite useful.  Sometimes the marshmallow center can leak out of the crescent roll dough.  Using silicone ensures the puffs won’t stick and makes for easier cleanup.

This Easter treat couldn’t be easier.  Simply wrap your favorite Peep in Pillsbury Crescent Roll dough!  (Poor guy…he has no idea he is about to meet his fate in a 375 degree oven.)

Happy Easter!

10 Responses to “Magic Marshmallow Crescent Peeps”

  • 1
    lara m says:

    What they think of next..That is so cute with those peeps….lol.

  • 2
    Ardith Oomkes says:

    I really chuckled when I read the above recipe.
    My children, now in their 30’s, 40’s, and 50’s had these very same Magic Marshmallow treats when they were little (30,40,50 years ago.) That was one of their favorite treats. They requested them often. Some of my children now make them for their children (my grandchildren) so you know now how old this recipe is. I did NOT use the peeps, only large marshmallows. My kids didn’t like the peeps.

  • 3
    Anonymous says:

    SO cute!!

  • 4

    omg. I love this! I can’t believe it’s from a Pillsbury Bake-off in 1969. What a brilliant idea.

  • 5
    marla says:

    Such a fun & colorful idea. Great treat to celebrate this fun holiday!

  • 6
    Pam Parson says:

    Wow, thanks! I can’t wait to do this with my granddaughters! You always have the most amazing stuff:)

  • 7
    Mandi says:

    Definitely going to try these my kiddos are 5 and 7. They will love this!

  • 8
    Megan says:

    Baking peeps! How funny and cute (and delicious – I love marshmallow)

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  • 10
    Serena says:

    Another fun think to do with kids is microwave the peep! Just do for a few seconds–the peep expands (and is fun to watch) but reduces to a normals size when you take it out. It is like the inside of a roasted marshmallow! Beware though, if you leave it in too long it burns from the inside out (which tastes like a burnt marshmallow but really sticks to the plate) and you don’t even realize it until it is too late!

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