Peeps are a time-honored Easter classic, but they’re not just for eating anymore! Because they’re so adorable and colorful, people are finding more and more ways to use them in centerpieces and other creative projects.
1. Want a delicious treat? S’mores made with Peeps give the essence of the ultimate summer activity of roasting s’mores over a campfire, but brought to you in spring, ready for Easter. In addition, they’re colorful and cute, not to mention a delectable combination of marshmallow, chocolate and graham cracker goodness!
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2. Whether your party caters to the younger crowd (and, by “younger”, we mean the kiddies) or not, add some fun and whimsy with Peeps Straws. Paired here with sweetly-colored drinks like pink lemonade or orangeade and the rustic hipster quality of a Mason jar, a straw poked through a Peep is an adorable touch for your guests. Simply poke the straw through and then clean the marshmallow-y goodness out of the top of the straw so that the beverage can get through. We guarantee most of your guests will eat the garnish before they get to their drinks!
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3. Spring has sprung! Peeps cupcakes are adorable, and they add to the flavor of the season by bringing green icing to your table in the most satisfying way. These look as though they were plucked straight from the garden, but they actually go straight to your dessert table.
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4. Depending on where you live, Easter can be a tricky time of year for outdoor decoration. For some, it’s not quite warm enough yet for a robust and colorful garden, but you’re starting to feel the first few rays of spring sunshine. Here’s one way to decorate your house in a most definitely spring-like fashion: Create a Peep wreath for your front door!
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5. Just when you thought you’d seen it all as far as ways to use Peeps as ways to decorate food, here comes syrup made from melted peeps! Yes, it’s possible to make Cadbury Creme Egg ice cream and drizzle Peeps syrup on top. This treat is both delicious and unique, and would add flair to any Easter celebration. Or, if you’re having a small gathering, get everyone involved — there are plenty of opportunities for people to help in creating this special dessert.
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6. If you’re looking for creative ways to fill Easter baskets, or even an appealing centerpiece, try Peeps Pops. Chocolatey on the outside, sugary and marshmallow-y on the inside, this will satisfy even the sweetest sweet tooth you know. In addition, when shaped like bunnies or chicks, they add some charm to already festive holiday baskets and displays.
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7. You can achieve that partnership of sweet and salty that’s all the rage these days. Peeps Popcorn is cute, easy and tasty if you like that combination. It’s easy to serve for a party, because it requires minimal preparation, and putting it in cupcake papers makes it a grab-and-go snack.
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8. Along those same lines, you can make colorful Peeps Rice Krispies Eggs. These are a little more labor-intensive than the popcorn, but you can definitely get the kids to help. They look like dyed Easter eggs, except these aren’t for finding — they’re for eating!
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9. This centerpiece is sure to liven up any spring table. Between jelly beans, Peeps and shocking pink gerbera daisies, it’s simple, requires little artistic skill, and is delightful to look at. Of course, you could use all different combinations of colors, or different types of flowers, depending on your decor and the type of party you’re hosting.
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10. If you’re looking for something a little simpler, but equally exciting, try this Peeps Topiary. If you’re having a spring gathering, placing this little beauty right on your front porch or using it as a centerpiece would add a touch of color and brilliance to your home. It can be either for Easter or just for spring, as the Peeps are used for the petals of this delightful sunflower.
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11. Apparently, Peeps and Rice Krispies are a match made in Heaven. Peeps in nests are an adorable addition to any Easter celebration. These are as easy as pie (or, rather Rice Krispie treats) to make; simply create your Rice Krispie treats in a nest shape and put your Peep on for decoration.
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12. These chocolate peeps pops that you can make on your own are similar to what you can purchase ready-made, except that you take your own design flair and add it to these sweet treats. In an Easter basket, or even just as simple treat for the kids (or anyone), these are adorable, easy and fun to customize.
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13. What’s cuter than a Peep in a tuxedo? Not much. These take a little artistic ability, but once you’ve mastered them, you’ll feel like you always knew how. A black-tie Easter shindig? Maybe just for the dessert! No formal gowns required.
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14. Driving around in my… Peep mobile? Some households do occasionally find themselves saddled with leftover Easter treats. If that’s the case in your home, give the kids a fun project, and let them be creative with their candy leftovers. Here’s one example of a Peep on the move, with a candy car adorned with Altoid wheels and a peppermint on top.
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15. Another way to combine Rice Krispies and Peeps is with Rice Krispie Peeps pops. These are great if you’re traveling to an Easter celebration away from home because they are individually wrapped and easy to box if needed. You can, of course, choose any color and style of Peeps that you like, or make a selection — for even the choosiest of Peep-eaters.
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Ultimately, Peeps can serve a lot of purposes. They can make delightful add-ons for any party or event, they can be a fun project for you or the kids to do on a rainy day, or they can be what they were intended to be: A sweet treat that’s tempting to the tastebuds. Enjoy!