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Sunday, March 25, 2012

Did Someone Say Peeps?

Marshmallow peeps are so cute and come in such 
fun spring colors, but I have to admit that I 
haven't ever loved to eat them.  They are a hit
with the family so I buy them every year.

I saw these white chocolate dipped ones all
over the internet and since they looked so cute
I thought I'd give them a try.

Guess what?  A little dip in white chocolate really takes
the taste of marshmallow peeps over the top.

Yes, I really liked them.  I couldn't stop eating them.

Here they are presented in the baskets I have had for
my children for at least 20 years.  I have no idea where
I found these, but I have carefully protected them
over the years with their delicate wicker ears.

Talk about a fun and easy project to do with the kids.
My daughter and I whipped these up in just minutes.

White Chocolate Dipped Peeps
Melt 2-3 C. white chocolate discs in the microwave 
using a microwave safe dish and stirring every 30 seconds.
If you want to read my tutorial on melting chocolate in
the microwave click here.

Stir until smooth.  Use a kitchen shears to cut the peeps
apart.  Then holding them gently by the heads, dip their
bottoms in the melted white chocolate.  Scrape the excess
chocolate off the bottom and then sprinkle with desired
candy sprinkles or sugars.  Place on a piece of
parchment paper to dry.

They really like a little dressing up too.

Bag them up as little neighbor gifts.

Even if you are not a huge marshmallow peep fan give this a try.
They are cute and delish.

I will be posting these with


Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Very cute and colorful! Peeps just make me smile:@)

Rettabug said...

Those heirloom bunny baskets are just adorable, Jacqueline! How wonderful to still have them intact after all these years.

I think the chocolate dipped peeps are a great idea. EVERYTHING is better with chocolate on it, right???

Happy Monday!

Anonymous said...

I'm so excited! Love peeps! and with chocolate! be still my heart! Now I will be on a mission ... have to have them! Thank you soooo much!
Pink Hugs,

Gina said...

Oh girl, these are so cute! I'm not a fan of Peeps, but since chocolate can make anything better, I may give them a try!

anniebakes said...

oh those are so cute! i love peeps and your dressed up version are to die for!! anne

Shug said...

Such a neat idea. I love the clever things you come up with.
I was thinking of you yesterday. I have to decorate a spring table for a luncheon at church..My thoughts were: Now what would my friend from Purple Chocolat Home come up with!!

Have a blessed day.

renee @ Singing With Birds said...

Peeps make fabulous decor!!!! Really fun bedazzled in sprinkles Jackie.

Alycia Nichols said...

Those are so cute! I've never been a big fan of Peeps, either, even though I love marshmallows. Weird, huh? You've really dressed them up!

Diane Hodrick said...

They look so cute all dressed up in their Sunday this idea!

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

They are soooo cute!!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

I just saw chocolate dipped Peeps at Target. Love the DIY version so much better. How cute!

Julie Harward said...

I already loves Peeps and now you go and make them even more of a temptation! What a darling idea!!! ;)

Sue said...

They look a lot cuter dipped in chocolate with sprinkles added, that's for sure! I love how you wrapped them up~so pretty!
(I never cared for Peeps either.)

Angela said...

Those came out adorable, Jacqueline! I could eat Peeps until I went into sugar shock. I love anything with marshmallow in it. Thanks for sharing this idea!

Sarah said...

Peep, peep, peep ~cute, cute, cute. ;-)

Michelle Paige said...

I just LOVE your Peeps! Would you be willing to link this up to my Springtime Holiday Link Party? I'd love to have you! Thanks, Michelle

Amy said...

oooh, I love, love, LOVE chocolate covered peeps...although I've never tried white chocolate ones before. Dark choc are my fave. I'd be thrilled if you'd share these cuties at my link party, going on now!!

Michelle Paige said...

I'm sharing your Peeps today! Thanks again for linking them up to my Springtime Holiday Link Party!


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