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Having Fun With My Peeps

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My earliest Easter memories involve white boxes from the candy shop filled with red jelly beans (my favorite), white chocolate bunnies (I had some weird allergy to milk chocolate as a child), and Peeps. Easter was the only time of year that my mother would allow me to eat sugar coated marshmallows. Every spring, I look forward to the arrival of Peeps at my local supermarket. I kid you not, I bought 7 packs of Peeps so far this past month. Since I had a large assortment of colors and a good mix of chicks and bunnies taking up residence on my kitchen counter,the kids and I set out to create a Peep wonderland.

Peeps S'mores, or should they be called S'meeps?

S'mores are a great treat on a camping trip, at a BBQ, or fresh out of the microwave.

Top a graham cracker with a piece of chocolate and your choice of Peep.

Pop them in the microwave for about 10 seconds and smoosh a second graham cracker on top. Yum!

These were so easy for the kids to make, they couldn't resist making more.

Peeps Centerpieces

The S'mores were so yummy, I figured I couldn't go wrong with chocolate covered Peeps.

The kids helped me fill a mason jar with jelly beans and Peeps to make a cute centerpiece. I added some chocolate covered Peep lollypops. The kids can't wait to make more to give as gifts.

Peeps In A Nest

These little chicks enjoyed a swim in the chocolate. The kids loved dipping them in colorful sprinkles.

Peeps Banana Boat

Evan's favorite treat on a campout is a banana boat. I thought I would try to improve on his recipe with Peeps. I had never had one before, but I was instructed to slice a banana in half and fill it with marshmallows and chocolate. Then, I placed it in the microwave for 10 seconds. It tastes like a s'more without the graham cracker.

Peep Mimosas for kids (orange juice with seltzer)

The kids love to sip drinks from champagne glasses on special occasions. I rimmed the glasses with rainbow nonpareils and I added a Peep. Then, I mixed orange juice with seltzer for a bubbly surprise.

Hot Cocoa and Peeps

Hot cocoa is always better with marshmallows so I figured it would be 10X better with Peeps.

How do you enjoy your Peeps?

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