After the international success of my Candy Corn Mousse from Halloween 2009 (yes, international, it was big in Singapore), I have decided to branch out with silly holiday candy desserts. And so I present Peep Mousse, the more refined way to consume the iconic marshmallow Peep. In case you were looking for a more refined way to eat Peeps.
You can use any color Peep you prefer, though I find the yellow to be the classic. The sprinkling of sugar on top definitely gives a flavor boost, and helps to make the experience authentic as the Peep sugar is sure to get all over something. As with the candy corn version, this will delight kids or give grown-ups a good giggle.
1 ½ cups heavy whipping cream
10 Peeps marshmallow candies
Sparkling sugar or sprinkles for dusting
Heat ½ cup of the cream in a large saucepan over medium heat. Drop in the Peeps and stir until melted and smooth. Leave the melted Peep base to cool, stirring occasionally. The mixture will separate, but will come back together with stirring.
When the Peep base is cool, whip the remaining 1 cup of cream until stiff peaks form. Drop a large spoon full of the cream into the Peep base and stir to combine. Gently fold in the remaining cream in two batches until everything is combined and evenly colored. Spoon the mousse into 4 small bowls, cover the top with plasti wrap and chill for several hours or overnight.
Serve sprinkled with decorative sugar.
Makes 4 small servings