6th grader at Folly Quarter Middle School, Western Howard County
March 21, 2013
WINNER: MOST CREATIVE
2 boxes of vanilla instant pudding- make according to the directions (needs milk)
1 prepared graham cracker crust
Colored Peeps: see what you can find or use substitute candy ideas
¼ cup Yellow Peeps- Corn, ½" dice
¼ cup Green Peeps- Peas, ½" dice
¼ cup Orange Peeps- Carrots, ½" dice
¼ cup White Peeps- Potatoes- or Cauliflower or Chicken, ½" dice
Or substitute with Jelly Beans and diced Orange Circus Peanuts
1 package prepared Pound Cake (usually found in frozen section of food store. Be sure to thaw before use), ¼" slices
Bunny Peep to use as a garnish (optional)- or any other Peep
12oz Butterscotch Chips
1/3 cup Light Corn Syrup
3-5 Tablespoons Flour, plus extra to flour cutting board
In mixing bowl, add prepared vanilla pudding.
Stir in diced Peeps (and other candies/ cakes) OR you can layer candies-pudding-candies-pudding-candies
Slice Pound cake and put one layer on top of the prepared graham cracker crust.
Pour pudding/ candy mixture into prepared graham cracker crust on top of the Pound Cake.
Set Peep Pot Pie in refrigerator to set (per pudding instructions).
Meanwhile, prepare the top ¿lattice¿ crust by melting the butterscotch chips in microwave (stopping every 15-20 seconds to stir).
Keep warming until it is a smooth consistency.
Mix in the corn syrup into the melted butterscotch.
Let mixture sit in bowl to cool (about 1 hour)
Mix in 3 tablespoons of the flour and stir. You can then try to handle and work the ¿dough¿ like Playdo. Add more flour if still too sticky to handle.
On a floured cutting board, roll out the dough. Using knife, pizza cutter or pastry cutter, cut 1¿ strips.
(Tip: the dough might look too white once you add the flour but if you keep handling the dough the butterscotch color comes through).
Remove Peep Pot Pie from refrigerator.
Place the butterscotch strips on top of pie and weave to create lattice look (see picture)
Garnish with Peep of your choice.
There will also be plenty of leftover Peeps, candies and cake for other projects and eating!!!