Desserts Food Holidays


April 3, 2012

Mom’s favorite Easter treat are Peeps, hands down. Without fail, they’d peep pop up in our Easter baskets EVERY year. The truth? I’d pawn mine off to my sister to keep from gagging. I’m still not a fan… of the store-bought kind, that is. You see, I started making marshmallows a few years back for Christmas cocoa. I was pleasantly surprised at how COMPLETELY different the outcome was. So why not take the same delicious recipe and transform them into Peeps for Easter? Kinda cute, right?

1 – Cut out chicks and bunnies using cookie cutters and place on parchment lined baking sheet

2 – Lightly brush marshmallow with water (or dunk in a cup of water and let excess water drip off). Roll liberally in colored sanding sugar. Return back to baking sheet to dry.

3 – Using a toothpick, dip the tip in melted chocolate and dot for the eye (cocoa powder mixed with water will also work).

4 – Let peeps rest. Dust off any excess sugar before eating or packaging in chocolate nests (bowls).

Chick Cooke Cutter found HERE
Bunny Cookie Cutter found HERE
Colored Sanding Sugar found at Target (seasonal section)


  • Reply Jjanga April 3, 2012 at 12:04 pm

    I LOVE this idea! The little kids and big kids in our family will adore this!

    xoxo, jjanga

  • Reply elizabeth April 3, 2012 at 1:11 pm

    Is there anything you can’t do!? I love all of your creative ideas!

  • Reply Ashley April 3, 2012 at 1:39 pm

    I am not a fan of store bought Peeps. My husband on the other hand LOVES them – yuck! I will have to give these a try. They look super yummy!

  • Reply Lilli Toby April 3, 2012 at 2:03 pm

    I just realized I could tweet out your posts. Im gonna do that for my cousin on your peeps here. Sometimes, Im just so blond in the brain, I feel okay to say that since Im a natural blond too. lol. By the way I stole your cute button for my blog. Im updating my blog with buttons from my favorite blogs.

  • Reply Ashleigh April 3, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    Than you. Your blog is the best. You have such great ideas! So appreciate you sharing ahead – giving enough time to try these bad boys out ;D

  • Reply Megan April 3, 2012 at 4:15 pm

    What a great idea! I can’t wait to try this recipe out. Megan

  • Reply Anna @ The Guiltless Life April 3, 2012 at 4:23 pm

    Those are so adorable! I can’t believe you home make marshmallows – you are a real Martha Stewart!

  • Reply Ashley April 3, 2012 at 9:02 pm

    These are precious! I will probably never make them, but looking at yours makes me feel more creative… 🙂 thank you for your blog. I love reading it!!!

  • Reply Diana April 3, 2012 at 10:59 pm

    seriously, you SLAY me! these are so cute I can hardly stand it.

  • Reply Jacqui April 4, 2012 at 1:21 am

    Making your own marshmallow really rates highly in my book as an impressive undertaking in your final months of pregnancy!! or anytime really. These are gorgeous and you make it look so easy. I fear I’d end with with a sticky sugary mess everywhere but I might try these. ♥

  • Reply DevonRiesenberg April 5, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    visually…simply stunning!
    These look so much yummier than the store bought variety! wow!

  • Reply Emily@AVerySweetLife April 18, 2012 at 11:49 pm

    These look fun! I’m not a huge fan of peeps either, but I’ll take your word for it and try these out! At least they will be fun to make and watch others eat.

  • Reply Moe March 13, 2013 at 5:11 am

    Looks good! We have a corn allergy here, any chance of subbing the corn syrup out?

    • Reply Debra Lane January 18, 2014 at 5:47 am

      Try rice syrup! You can buy it at a health food store. I have not tried to use it in this recipe, yet, but in other recipes I have swapped rice syrup for corn syrup. I too have an allergy to anything derived from corn.

    • Reply Christin April 5, 2014 at 4:47 pm

      There are several marshmallow recipes that don’t use corn syrup. Very similar to this one, just w/o corn syrup. Do a pintrest/google search. We have corn allergies too, so when making regular marshmallows I use homemade powdered sugar or organic powdered sugar (made with tapioca starch).

  • Reply Renn March 22, 2013 at 11:51 pm

    Have you tried these with only 2 envelopes of gelatin? I used the three and they were yummy, but I thought they were a bit off in texture. Could have overbeaten them a bit though too. Was curious if two envelopes gelatin would work or if they would be too soft.

  • Reply heather February 22, 2014 at 7:58 pm

    Can i just use fluff ??

  • Reply Helen February 24, 2014 at 9:44 pm

    For those of us who buy gelatine in boxes rather than individual packets (in NZ), could you tell us how many tablespoons of gelatine that is please?

    • Reply Christin April 5, 2014 at 5:01 pm

      The packets are 7.2 grams or 1 Tablespoon.

  • Reply Ann Beck February 26, 2014 at 4:19 am

    How far in advance can you make these ?

  • Reply Kelly March 19, 2014 at 12:44 pm

    These look fabulous! I can’t wait to try them. I found these online that I thought would make buying the cookie cutters easier.

  • Reply kristie March 20, 2014 at 2:42 pm

    My good friend buys me lots of peeps every year. That is all I ever ask for. So saw that she sent me a message on the how to make them was awesome. Must try to make. Not sure if the altitude of 6,300ft and humidity makes a difference but I will try.

  • Reply Alex Dita April 3, 2014 at 9:49 am

    What weight is a package of Knox gelatin … I’m from Romania and this is not the gelatin?
    Thank you!

  • Reply Marina April 3, 2014 at 10:11 pm

    Can I use butter instead of cooking spray??

  • Reply ileana mendez April 5, 2014 at 3:35 am

    I need ideas , FOUNDER

  • Reply Carmen April 17, 2014 at 12:45 am

    Just finished making some for my twins class treat. Thank you so much for this recipe they turned out amazing!!

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