Ghostly Peeps Fun: Brownie S’mores and Peeps Hot Chocolate!

My surplus of Halloween PEEPS®

 have been haunting me. . .

so I decided some Brownie S’mores

would be a timely treat~

 In addition to these apparitions, you need your favorite brownie mix or recipe along with these ingredients for your graham cracker crust:

  • I stick of unsalted butter, melted

  • 1 1/2 cups crushed graham cracker crumbs

  • 2 tablespoons sugar

  • Pinch of salt

 Press the crumb mixture evenly over the bottom of a well-buttered 8 x 8 pan~ the scarily perfect size for 3 rows of 4 marshmallow ghosts.

Bake crust 10 minutes at 350 degrees.

Pour your brownie batter on top of the graham cracker crust and bake according to recipe/mix directions.

I added a layer of chocolate chips during the 5 minutes of baking time for more chocolatey-s’more-goodness and to help the marshmallow spooks stick to the brownies~

Place your PEEPS® Ghosts on top your chocolate chip/brownie layer and broil very briefly~ don’t walk away~ or the results will be frightening ;)

I experimented with the placement of the oven rack under the broiler.  After several attempts it became apparent the hand-stamped sugared faces didn’t stand a ghost of chance~ melting immediately~ so I added mini chocolate chips to replace the nose & eyes.

I also scared up some Brownie S’mores in individual jars for a sweet treat!

A fun serving size in 4 oz. jars I picked up at Target this fall or also in half pint size jars for larger appetites.

You can adjust your ratio of  brownie-to-graham cracker crust to your liking for the half pint size jars or add more chocolate chips.

Almost 100 million Halloween PEEPS® are manufactured each year with production beginning in April for these seasonal marshmallow treats.

Their long shelf life make them ideal for Hot Cocoa~

Halloween PEEPS® Hot Chocolate fun~

Orange Hot Chocolate

10 Servings~


  • 12 oz. premium white chocolate

  • 8 cups milk

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • orange food color

Coarsely chop the premium white chocolate, transfer to a medium-size heatproof bowl and set aside. Heat milk in a medium-size saucepan over medium heat, until bubbles begin to form at edge of surface, about 4 minutes.
Immediately pour milk over chocolate.

When chocolate begins to melt, stir until combined. Whisk in vanilla extract and orange food color to desired shade; whisk until a light foam forms on surface. Pour into 10 mugs and serve immediately.

~recipe from Halloween Tricks and Treats by Matthew Mead

Watch these ghosts vanish

before your very eyes :)


Ghostly Peeps Hot Chocolate and Brownies S'mores

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  102 comments for “Ghostly Peeps Fun: Brownie S’mores and Peeps Hot Chocolate!

  1. Happier Than A Pig in Mud
    October 27, 2011 at 5:16 am

    The brownies are so cute Mary! I usually buy peeps but use them as decorations, it’s fun to see them used as an ingredient. Lovin’ that plaid tablecloth too-enjoy:@)

  2. October 27, 2011 at 5:29 am

    so damn cute!!

  3. October 27, 2011 at 6:32 am

    I’m so behind…I didn’t even know they MADE ghost & pumpkin peeps! I gotta get out more. LOL

    I know the grandkidlets would ♥♥♥ these brownies & some hot cocoa done up so cute. Thanks for ALL the inspiration you provide, Mary.

  4. October 27, 2011 at 9:50 am

    Hi, Mary. These are sooo cute! But I’m in love with the lettering on your lids…how did you do those? Are they stickers? They look raised–yes? Thanks!

    • October 27, 2011 at 11:49 am

      Hi Zuni~ Yes they are raised stickers I found in the scrapbook section at Michaels. They’re by “making memores” and the style is “spellbound”. I used them for my Broom Parking sign on my Witches’ Brew post :)

      • Nancy
        August 18, 2015 at 9:20 am

        LOVE the individual jars…how would u bake these or did u bake them and then just scoop them into the jars ready to eat?
        Please advise!!

      • August 18, 2015 at 2:42 pm

        Spray your jars with nonstick spray, add your graham cracker layer and then brownie batter. Baking time will depend on your jar size and how much batter you use, so bake until a toothpick comes out clean. The chocolate chips go on top of the baked brownie when the brownies are almost done and back in the oven long enough for them to melt and give the Peep something to hold on to. Happy Haunting!

  5. October 27, 2011 at 10:00 am

    This is such a cute idea Mary! Delish too!

  6. October 27, 2011 at 10:05 am

    This is all so amazing! I have taken so much inspiration from your wonderful Halloween posts this year, thank you! Our big party is this Saturday and I hope to use many of your great ideas. Happy Halloween!
    Cheers, Andrea

  7. October 27, 2011 at 11:01 am

    Mary, you have put Peeps in a whole new light for me! What creative ideas I love them – Happy Halloween! xo

  8. October 27, 2011 at 1:53 pm

    How fun! Thank you! Sahring this one with my Halloween crazy niece in G’boro….

  9. October 27, 2011 at 2:56 pm

    Oh, those peeps are so darn cute! The granddaughters are coming next week. If I can find the peeps, then I’ll definitely make the brownies while they are here!

  10. October 27, 2011 at 2:57 pm

    oh yeah, come to mama! i am barely in the door and you have me wanting to rush out to buy treats galore! i truly miss you when i am away, i know you are always cranking out the good stuff!

  11. October 27, 2011 at 4:26 pm

    You are too funny and now I feel the need to find uses and places for the ghostly peeps. My family is going to get a kick out of this.

  12. October 27, 2011 at 4:45 pm

    Each one is adorable. I love the brownies and the individual jars and floating are adorable too. We skewered all of ours. They are just too cute whatever way you used them.

  13. October 27, 2011 at 5:44 pm

    Oh my goodness…you have the best, cutest food ideas!! I adore all of them!!!!

  14. October 27, 2011 at 8:45 pm

    Love your ideas, particularly those smores. So fun to see those little ghosties all toasted up.

    – The Tablescaper

  15. October 27, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    I really like your the individual servings of brownie s’mores. What a special treat. I love that you embellished the lids too. They look great. Halloween Hot Chocolate was a great idea too. You are so creative.

  16. October 27, 2011 at 10:40 pm

    These are some cute and lovely treats! :) The toasty ghosts are just too adorable. That a creative brownie/smore treat.

  17. October 28, 2011 at 2:31 am

    Thanks alot Mary! Now…I really WANT a Peep right this very minute!!! I love them!!! Fortunately so does my husband! I never thought of using them in Hot Chocolate…or brownies! Great ideas! I think I’ll give them a try for Halloween. We don’t get any kids because we live in the country…so I like to make a special treat. Thanks so much! You are SUCH a wonder in the kitchen!!! LOVE your stuff!!

  18. October 28, 2011 at 7:43 am

    Enjoyed learning about Peeps. History of peeps in the video was very interesting. At first ,I thought you made your own ghost peeps! Would not surprise me!! I have seen recipes for marshmallows. I like the cute jars from Target. Thanks for all the sources.

  19. October 28, 2011 at 9:02 am

    What fun peeps! Love that you used them on brownies and REAL hot chocolate. I’m a white chocolate lover, and the orange hot chocolate looks/sounds soooo good. Thanks for the inspiration and recipes. Happy Halloween.

  20. October 28, 2011 at 10:49 pm

    What a great idea, those look so fun and yummy!

  21. October 29, 2011 at 5:46 pm

    I love this idea! I’m going to pin it so I remember for next year (or maybe for Easter!)

  22. October 29, 2011 at 7:47 pm

    What fun! Love the peeps and how many different ways you can eat them! Happy Halloween!

  23. October 29, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    Love that Idea!! They are so cute!!

  24. October 30, 2011 at 2:23 pm

    Cute, Cute, Cute! Love the brownies and the hot chocolate! Adorable!

  25. October 30, 2011 at 3:22 pm

    Visiting from Seasonal Sundays…Cute ideas! Who knew ‘peeps’ were so versatile! You’ve made wonderful hostess gifts! I know I would love to receive this treat for Halloween!!

  26. October 30, 2011 at 8:38 pm

    You WOW me every time! Now I want some hot chocolate with PEEPS on Top!!!! The brownies sound FABULOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We are having a birthday dinner soon for our SIL so I will make them for that! XO, Pinky

  27. October 31, 2011 at 9:37 am

    I am your newest follower!
    You had me at BOO!

    I love your photos and your super clever ideas.
    Wow! Thanks for sharing!

    Again, your photos are amazing!

  28. October 31, 2011 at 8:23 pm

    Boo-T-ful!!!! I love this idea. This is magazine worthy! All your halloween peeps are a real sweet and fun treat. You come up with the most wonderful and creative ideas!
    Thanks to you and your peeps for sharing ON THE MENU!
    Happy Halloween!

  29. Debbie C.
    November 2, 2011 at 9:22 pm

    I just saw this post! Cute, cute, cute!!

  30. Deborah
    August 26, 2012 at 10:20 am

    I just found your blot and I love it! These Halloween ideas are great!! For the individual s’mores in a jar, do you simply cut the first recipe down to 1/12th? Are there instructions to give to the recipient for finishing and baking? I think this would be a cute idea to give to my Bible Study group in October :) Thanks for the creative inspiration!!

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  32. September 29, 2012 at 12:18 am

    They are so fun- I think I’ll make them for our Halloween party!

  33. Cheryl Smith
    October 1, 2012 at 12:52 pm

    Not sure this went through yesterday. When you make up the 4oz jars, is everything made? or do you just put in ingredients? Thanks!! Love them!

    • October 1, 2012 at 1:16 pm

      The brownies with graham cracker crust is already baked with a layer of chocolate chips added the last 5 minutes of baking time. Add a peep to the top after the jars come out of the oven!


  34. Leslie R
    October 14, 2012 at 12:23 pm

    Are the brownies with the crust actually baked in the individual jars and then topped with the peeps? how many jars (4 oz) can you get from one box of brownies and how long is the baking time?

  35. Katie M.
    October 18, 2012 at 12:14 am

    Just made this recipe for my bunko group tomorrow, and I couldn’t resist trying one while they were still warm…I hope that there are some left by tomorrow night when the girls come over! :) Thanks for sharing!

  36. December 3, 2012 at 1:31 am

    I love the way peeps marshmallows look but don’t like eating them plain. Thanks to your great ideas I found out I like them in hot chocolate!

  37. Peggy Thal
    September 13, 2013 at 7:49 am

    Just too cute! Such fun for Halloween and I bet delicious. They are very pretty too. Will bring lots of oooohs and aaaaahs.

  38. Kristen
    September 28, 2013 at 6:41 pm

    How did you make the four ounce canning jar recipe? Is it made just like the 8×8 recipe? It looks uncooked with the chocolate chips on top of he graham later. For giving as gifts ness wondering. Thank you!! Ilove the ideas!!

    • September 28, 2013 at 7:10 pm

      Yes, just like regular brownies. It’s a smaller portion so cook until done. The chocolate chips were not melted for the photo. They go on top of the cooked brownie and back in the oven long enough for them to melt and give the Peep something to hold on to.

  39. Karen
    September 29, 2013 at 11:25 am

    These are so cute! I have to make them as soon as possible. Thanks!

  40. October 6, 2013 at 12:01 pm

    These are so clever! I love the ghost brownies. I am going to pin this on one of the BGH boards.

  41. Nancy B.
    October 20, 2013 at 12:50 am

    I love to see those precious pups of yours :) Great post! Thanks for all the nifty neato Halloween ideas. Can’t wait to try them out! Love the toasted ghost Peeps, yum!

  42. October 25, 2013 at 1:57 am

    Love the scary peeps, love how you have used them in the jars, and of course the movie on how they are made, very cool, thanks for sharing this…i have also been trying to figure out how to repost some halloween without the comments attached then put it back with the comments when I finish…oh well…loved the post

  43. October 25, 2013 at 8:32 am

    Yummy! I really have to make your Brownie S’mores! They look ghostly good!

  44. October 25, 2013 at 11:25 am

    This is such a great idea!
    So cute!
    Visiting from the Friday blog hop!

  45. October 25, 2013 at 4:23 pm

    oh those ghost marshmallows are too cute!

  46. Kim
    October 29, 2013 at 8:08 pm

    Adorable! I want to make these for a classroom. Are they tasty when they have cooled off? I wonder if I made these in a glass dish if I could just heat them up for 15 seconds in the microwave to make them toasty again for when I serve the kids. Do you have any thoughts?

    • October 29, 2013 at 8:58 pm

      Yes they should be fine reheated for your kids! Happy Haunting :)

  47. August 4, 2014 at 6:04 pm

    I love how festive these are. They look like they took a long time to make, but I love that they’re so simple! These would get oohhs and ahhs at any Halloween party! Thanks for sharing this recipe.

  48. October 21, 2014 at 12:29 pm

    Adorable!!! Just wanted to let you know that I included this in my roundup of cute ghost ideas and products. Thanks!!

  49. August 26, 2015 at 10:56 pm

    Thanks for sharing this recipe, I really love it and I am making this on our halloween party..

  50. Barrie
    August 31, 2015 at 10:32 am

    Your blog is really really pretty! Happy Monday.

  51. October 9, 2015 at 10:37 am

    Wish I had a peep in my coffee right now! Stopping by to let you know you were my feature pick for the Halloween Spooktacular party! Sharing to day on social media! Have a great weekend!

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