Peeps Brulee

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Preamble

I came into the kitchen the other day to find my girlfriend doing something disturbing: she was gleefully watching small animals blow up in the microwave.

The result was astonishing: All the flavor of creme brulee and cotton candy, but without the need for a blow torch (shame, really). So without any further ado, I present my new-found favorite cheap-ass dessert: Peeps Brulee!

Method

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First, select the choicest Peep from the box. Most Peeps are wrapped in packages of six, so if you somehow screw up your first attempt, relax: You'll have five more tries before you have to admit you're inept.


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Place your favorite little guy on a small saucer, salad dish or Dale Earnhardt commemorative collector's plate. Make sure the plate is microwave-safe; otherwise, you'll end up with something resembling Jeff Goldblum in the 1980s remake of The Fly.


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Admire the innocence and simplicity that the Peep represents...


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...and begin bombarding it with delicious radiation!


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Set the microwave to cook on High (does anybody EVER use anything else) for 30 seconds (add 15 seconds for each additional peep). The magic begins almost immediately!

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Gaze in wonder as the Power of Peep is revealed.


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Ding! As soon as the microwave stops, fling open the door and greet the peep with fattitude!


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The peep's 15 seconds of grandeur expire quickly, and he soon begins the quick descent into deliciosity. Warning: Do NOT dive into the peep at this point, as he will kill you! If you have a candy thermometer (and gee, I hope you don't!), you will probably find that the molten core of this little fellow is about 18 zillion degrees centipede (of course, I didn't measure it, but I'm still pretty sure this is true.)


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Once deflation seems complete (probably about a minute), dig in with a spoon.


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For best results, do ungodly things to the head...

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...like twirling it around the spoon like cotton candy. Notice how the eye creates a delicious "I just nuked a baby animal" feel to the affair.

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Keep going...


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The bottom isn't pretty, but if you notice that the peep has soiled itself, you know you've done it right (the brownness is actually caramelized sugar, much like a roasted marshmallow, but inside-out.)

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As the peep hardens, you get a medley of tastes and textures: pieces of taffy-life stringiness, shards of brittle caramelized sugar, and creme-brulee style crunchy goodness. So now do it again!


Voila! Peeps Brulee: entertainment AND dessert for less than a buck!