A couple of weeks ago, Oreo unveiled its latest flavor creation: Peeps Oreos stuffed with those sugar-coated marshmallow chicks from the Easter candy aisle.
All the hype made me curious to try Peeps Oreos, so I recently bought two packs and dove in. The outer cookie was crisp and lightly lemony. The hot pink filling was super-sweet and dense, not white and fluffy like I expected.
When I took the Peeps Oreos to the newsroom to share with co-workers, many refused to try them because a) They despise Peeps or b) It wasn’t their “cheat day.” Those brave enough to taste the cookies agreed with me: They’re OK, but original chocolate Oreos are far superior.
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So what do you do if you’re left with a bunch of Peeps Oreos that are good, but not great? Make a milkshake, of course.
The other day, I was in an experimental mood when I adapted this Oreo milkshake recipe for Peeps Oreos. The result was a creamy, pale pink shake with bits of crunchy cookie and a whipped texture that evoked the light fluffiness of Peeps.
This deliciously decadent shake recipe works with all kinds of Oreos. In a few months, you might want to try it with Mississippi Mud Pie Oreos or Waffles & Syrup Oreos, two new cookie flavors that are expected to come out this summer.
Looking for more ways to use up leftover Easter candy? Here are five useful recipes, from Cadbury Creme Egg brownies to Jelly Bean Easter Bark and an amazing monster cookie recipe from Dolce Bakery in Prairie Village.
Peeps Oreo Milkshake
Makes 2 servings
3 scoops vanilla ice cream
3/4 cup milk
6 Peeps Oreo cookies, chopped
Whipped cream (optional)
Rainbow sprinkles (optional)
Blend ice cream, milk and chopped Peeps Oreo cookies in a blender until smooth. Pour into two glasses and top with whipped cream and sprinkles, if desired.
Source: Adapted from the Oreo Milkshake recipe on allrecipes.com