peep pictureCelebrate Spring with Reci-Peeps!

By Beth Engelman

Give your “peeps” something to chirp about with these springtime recipes that celebrate
the 60-year-old marshmallow confection.

Hidden Peep Delights

Frozen Peeps taste even better after they are dipped in chocolate and sprinkled with assorted toppings. Not only are they a great dessert, but your kids will love trying to guess which peep lies beneath the chocolate shell.

You need:

  • Assorted Peeps Marshmallow Chicks
  • 1 Bag Dark Chocolate Chips
  • 1 Bag White Chocolate Candy Melts
  • Popsicle Sticks
  • Assorted Toppings (such as toffee bits, nuts, sprinkles, etc.)

Directions

Attach Popsicle sticks to Peeps and place in freezer for about 8 to 10 hours. In separate bowls, melt white and dark chocolate. Dip Peeps in chocolate until fully covered and then sprinkle with assorted toppings. Place treats on waxed paper and place in freezer until frozen.

Chocolate Dipped Peeps with Bacon Topping

Bacon is everywhere these days including the tails of these dark chocolate dipped chicks. The combination is sweet, savory and creamy, offering just the right amount of crunch.

You need:

  • Assorted Peeps Marshmallow Chicks
  • 1 Bag Dark Chocolate Chips
  • 1-Tablespoon Oil
  • Bacon

Directions

Cook bacon until crisp and then cut into small pieces. Melt chocolate in microwave for about 1 to 2 minutes. Add a tablespoon of oil and mix thoroughly. Dip the tail of the marshmallow chick in chocolate and sprinkle with bacon. Set aside until chocolate hardens.

Grape Apple Peep Fizz

At your next brunch, delight your guests with this Peep-topped beverage that is part
apple, part grape and a whole lot of fun.

You need:

  • Assorted Peeps Marshmallow Chicks
  • Apple Juice
  • Grape Juice
  • Club Soda
  • Whipped Topping

Directions

In a pitcher or punch bowl combine equal parts apple juice, grape juice and club soda.
Pour drink into wide-rimmed glassed and top with whipped topping.
Float chicks on top of whipped topping and serve immediately.

Peeps Sushi

You don’t have to love sushi to love this cute dessert that pays tribute to the Japanese
delicacy.

You need:

  • Assorted Peeps Marshmallow Chicks
  • Fruit Leather
  • Crispy Rice Cereal
  • Marshmallows
  • Butter

Directions

Make crispy rice cereal treats according to package and cut into sushi-shaped rectangles
and circles. To create sushi pieces: Place marshmallow chicks on top of rectangle treats and secure
with a band of fruit leather. To create sushi roll: Place a strip of fruit leather around the circular treats and top with the heads of the marshmallow chicks.

Warning: no marshmallows were hurt during this recipe (although a few Peeps lost their head).

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