Peep show…


My Facebook was lit up today with what could probably be called Easter Basket Confessions. Lists of all the candies that people had eaten and how horrible they were for eating them…blaming the Easter Bunny for bringing it. Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs apparently being the devil.

After reading the morning confessions and people’s pledges to hit the gym hard to be punished for their Peep eating I turned on the TV. Not much was on and I left it on Eat, Pray, Love. I will confess that I read and disliked the book and I watched and disliked the movie (which is why it got turned off). Pretty much everyone (female…men thought it was crap) I know loved the LOVE section. For me the only tolerable part of it was Eat. If you have never traveled outside of the US then you probably think that other women constantly punish themselves for what they eat. And in my experiences most of the other countries (Canada excluded) have a much better relationship with food than that of people (especially women) from the states.

I ate three Red Vines, two marshmallow chicken things and about 10 jelly beans yesterday. I probably eat that half the time on a regular day…well at least the jelly beans (I have a jelly bean problem). Because I don’t exclude it from my life there was no need to try and eat an entire Easter Basket in my belly because starting the next day it was back to being off limits. Instead, 99% of my Easter Basket (well really Tupperware…I couldn’t find my Easter basket to save my life this year) is still there. I will be eaten throughout the month and then some…or in my Peeps and Robins Eggs case, made into cupcakes. :)

So stop blaming the Easter Bunny for bringing you an Easter Basket. If you truly don’t want it then throw it or give it away. Problem is you do want it. So figure out how to make it work….without punishing yourself for enjoying it.

You obviously don’t need it to be Easter to make these as they can be made without the Peeps and Robins Eggs on top, but I figured what the heck. I made my own marshmallow fluff for the recipe, but I fully realize that the average person doesn’t do that and so I listed the jar kind. If you have the time and want to then by all means make your own fluff. You can make your own Devil’s Food or go the box route if you like.

Hope you had a lovely Easter…I had a great one. My parents were here and so I got to be spoiled by being cooked for. Even MDP did the breakfast cooking for my parents. And the best Easter gift of all? My mom cleaned out my fridge from head to toe!

Chocolate Marshmallow Filled Devil’s Food Cupcakes with White Chocolate Buttercream

1 box Devil’s Food Cake (prepared as regular size cupcakes) or Devils Food recipe
1 jar (7 ounces) Marshmallow Crème (or Fluff)
6 ounces melted milk chocolate
¾ cup unsalted butter
3-4 cups powdered sugar
2 TBSP Godiva White Chocolate Liqueur (optional…but take the option)
6 ounces melted white chocolate

After cupcakes are fully cooled off, make the chocolate marshmallow fluff. In a small sauce pan melt the marshmallow crème on low heat, once melted add the milk chocolate and mix until fully combined. Place into a piping bag with a large tip and poke into middle of cupcake. Squeeze until if fills up cupcake and starts to come out of top. You want to do this while the marshmallow is still warm, it will make it much easier to pipe out.

In a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, cream together the butter, melted white chocolate and 1 cup powdered sugar. Continue adding the powdered sugar 1 cup at a time. Add the liqueur to thin out the frosting. If you want it thinner add some milk.

Since it is white chocolate it can be colored any color you like. I obviously went with green for Easter grass but you can do whatever.

Comments

  1. I’ve never been a fan of Peeps, but the malted eggs are so delicious! Something about the extra colorful egg-shape makes a malted milk ball taste that much better :)

    Happy belated-Easter!

  2. I tried to read that book and had to stop…her sobbing on the bathroom floor in the middle of the night because she was so “unhappy” was just too much for me. Really. Not to be unkind, but…an annoying husband was her worst problem? A bit obnoxious for my taste.

    Love these cupcakes, the filling looks amazing!

  3. Wow – your mom did give you an awesome gift! :)
    Glad you had such a good Easter.

  4. To go off on a tangent, I don’t remember much of Eat, Love, Pray. I did however get my favorite line of all time from the book. There is a part when she is in Bali and she is talking about how the people want to know that a women belongs to family and has a husband so if you are asked when your getting married you say “not yet but soon” where soon can mean any time frame really – she says answer “not yet but soon” even if you a Lesbian Nun. I love the line and find that people in our society want to know what your plans are when are you getting married, when are you going to start a family. For a long time I had these complex answers, once I started using “not yet but soon” all those awkward conversations ended quickly.

  5. @KCatGU- I’m going to have to start using that one! Not yet but soon…

  6. Something about dipping Peeps in chocolate magically transforms them in to something deliciously sinful. The snap of the chocolate, the crunchy sugar layer and the marshamallow starts to taste almost homemade!If you have the means, I highly recommend. ;)

  7. I had such a hard time not pillaging the half-off-candy aisle last night. I restrained myself to only getting things that don’t look Easter-y, so I can bake with them later. Sad, though, ’cause I could probably eat a whole bag of those Reese’s Pieces eggs myself.

  8. Marshmallow filled win! I’ll take the Robin’s eggs, you can keep the peeps. Since I’ve had a sugar addiction all my life and don’t want to pass it on, my kiddos get one Lindt chocolate bunny, a package of chocolate covered sunflower seeds and the rest is trinkets, toys or jewelry.

  9. Victoria says:

    Oh, Robins Eggs are soooo good. They are my mom’s downfall, so of course the last one I went to her house, I brought her a bag. We then proceeded to eat the whole bag by the first night. :)

  10. These are so cute, and sound delicious. Devil’s Food is my favorite

  11. I can’t get fluff where I am….and I’ve had varied success with my various attempts. How do you make it?

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