Chocolate Covered Peep Bouquet and Peep S’mores

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So I am a Peep lover.  Since I was a little girl my favorite Easter candy has always been Peeps.  As any experienced Peep connoisseur knows, Peeps are best eaten after they have dried out for a few days.  It makes them oh so nice and chewy.

But a close second to a dried out Peep is a chocolate covered Peep!

Last year I went a little crazy and started covering all kinds of Easter goodies in chocolate. There were Peeps, Oreos and Gummies.  They were so yummy I had to do it again this year.

So I stocked up on some Peeps!  Who knew there were so many amazing colors.

Peeps

So me and my Peeps had a little photo shoot before we got to work.  They were very cooperative.

Peeps

Peeps

Peeps

After our fun, we were ready to get to work.  The first step was to melt the chocolate.  I use a variety of different products – chips, melts and bark.  They all work basically the same.  If you do use  real white chocolate though just beware that it burns very easily so you will want to melt it slowly.  I melt my chocolate in the microwave but a double boiler can also be used.  The important thing is do not let any water or moisture get in with the chocolate or it will seize up on you.  If the chocolate doesn’t melt smoothly, try adding a little vegetable oil to it to thin it out.

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Peeps love a nice warm bath of chocolate.

Peeps

Last year I just dipped them in chocolate so this year I decided to dress them up a bit and add some sprinkles!

Peeps

Peeps

Aren’t they cute!

Peeps

I decided to make Peep suckers so I added sucker sticks (from the cake decorating store) and then dipped and sprinkled!

Peeps

I stood them up in a drinking glass so they could dry.

Peeps

Of course we had to give the bunny Peeps equal time.

Peeps

I decided a Peep bouquet was the perfect Easter gift for my neighbors.

Peeps

I wrapped the individual Peep Pops in small plastic bags and tied them up with some ribbon.

Peeps

I added a little tag I found here.

Peeps

Peeps

I boxed up a bunch of Peeps and they are headed to school with Tessa tomorrow to share with her friends!
Peeps

And then I just couldn’t resist….a Peep s’more!!

Peeps

Just 20 seconds in the microwave and you have a perfect s’more!

Peeps

Have fun going a little Peep crazy at your house!!

Inspired by the family kitchen

Comments

  1. 1
    Jeanene says:

    You should probably plan to visit this place. A must for the Peeps lover!
    http://www.justborn.com/peeps-and-company

  2. 2
    Paula says:

    Oh my! My first thought when reading the title was ..hmmmm… roasting a peep over a fire (for s’mores) and even asked my husband about it. He said, “Oh, I don’t know if I could do that. Do you think they scream?” They are too cute to melt, maybe?
    Cute ideas as always. I love the chocolate covered ones with sprinkles. You make them all so pretty.
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  3. 3
    avril says:

    Adorable and just precious! Thank you Leigh Anne – you have put me in the “Easter mood” as I have been looking at your sweet creations of PEEPS :-)
    avril recently posted..A Springtime CAKE make this cake while you are Spring cleaning

  4. 4
    Mariel says:

    Peeps Gone Wild!! I love it! Sharing on Facebook, right now.
    Mariel recently posted..Egg Bashing Easter Tradition she- Jamie

  5. 5
    Stephanie Fitch says:

    How do you get your chocolate thin enough to not take your peep off your lollipop stick???

    I can get my chocolate thin enough. It’s very frustrating!

    I LOVE YOURS!

    • 5.1
      Leigh Anne says:

      For these I used the Melts which melt easier and smoother than chocolate chips. If you are using “real” chocolate try adding a little vegetable oil to the melted to chocolate to thin and smooth it out.

  6. 6
    Robyn says:

    Hmmm – Sydney’s birthday is on Easter this year and we are having a birthday party on Saturday and then a big family gathering on Sunday. I may jsut have to carve out some time to make some of these – SOO cute, would be great for my two events! THANKS!!!

  7. 7

    What a fantastic idea. They are SO cute! I might need to try this over the weekend.
    Stephanie@PlainChicken recently posted..Rhodes Rolls Braided Spaghetti Bake

  8. 8
    Erin says:

    You are so funny! I loved this post. My mother in law loves peeps too. We are the only ones in the family that will eat them. This is a cute way to dress them up. I like to eat my peeps frozen!

  9. 9
    Nancy says:

    ….Those are so pretty. I wish I had thought of that first!

  10. 10

    I’ve never had one frozen – may have to give that a try!

  11. 11
    Cathy says:

    These were so cute. I hope you don’t mind but I had to share your link on my facebook page so everyone I know could make them for Easter!
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  12. 12
    Leigh Anne says:

    You are more than welcome to share!!

  13. 13
    Natalie says:

    LOVE it! i whipped some up tonight to take to friends. thanks!

  14. 14
    Teri says:

    Hahaha, you are so funny, I love it!!! This takes Peeps to another level of yummy deliciousness! My family decided to confront me the other day with a PEEP intervention after I polished off a bunch of boxes by myself! I discovered they are good in the freezer too!! Now I have to buy more and try your idea!!! Mmmmmm Thank you!!!!

    • 14.1
      Leigh Anne says:

      I am definitely going to have try the frozen peep thing and I love that you had to have a Peep intervention!! Maybe that could be come a new reality TV show or something!!

  15. 15

    These are all brilliant!

  16. 16

    Just popped over from Melissa at The Inspired Room and I love, love, love these ideas! Going to do some for my preschoolers next week… and of course, my Own Peeps will want some too. Thanks for sharing this sweet idea!

  17. 17
    Debbie says:

    I came over from Melissa’s blog “The Inspired Room”. Wow; was she right! These are so cute. I shared it on Facebook too.
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  18. 18
    Vicki V says:

    I found you via The Inspired Room. These are so adorable, and I am SO going to make these! I especially loved the peeps s’more for a quick snack idea.
    Vicki V recently posted..Girl Meets Grill

  19. 19
    Jenn says:

    I have seen lots of peep ideas floating around blogland, and this is one of my favorites! I hope you don’t mind me “borrowing” your idea for my kid’s classroom. I am going to do the s’more’s peeps and include some graham crackers in a cute little package. Thanks so much for a fabulous idea!!! By the way, I am new to your blog and I love, love, love it!!!!

    • 19.1
      Leigh Anne says:

      Welcome to all my new friends coming over from The Inspired Room! I hope you will visit often.
      Jenn, What a fun idea to do for your kid’s classroom! Love it and glad you are “borrowing” it!!

  20. 20
    Claudia says:

    LOVE IT! I just love your ideas and just seeing your pics made my mouth water! I need some chocolate covered peeps! I can not wait to do these with my kids!!! FUN FUN FUN and YUM YUM YUM!!! Thanks!

  21. 21
    Elizabeth M. says:

    Are those malted eggs in the jar of the bouquet? I LOVE this! Can’t wait to make some:-)

  22. 22
    Franki Parde says:

    “CUTE!!!!” franki

  23. 23
    Puna says:

    This is so great!

  24. 24
    Megan says:

    These Pepe projects are adorable, as are your polka dot glasses/cups! Where did you get them?

  25. 25
    Charlie says:

    These are ADORABLE! I am adding them to my Easter preparations right now!!

    Oh, and I found you through Melissa at The Inspired Room. Adding you to my reader list… can’t wait to explore your blog!

  26. 26

    I LOVE these! Great.. I just got home, now I have to run back to the store to get the ingredients for these! ha ha.

    Love for you to share this at For the Kids Friday! Stop on by!
    http://sunscholars.blogspot.com/2011/04/for-kids-friday-7.html
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  27. 27

    Love them! I have not been able to find the green or orange Peeps anywhere – I feel like I have an incomplete marshmallow rainbow! I did a Peeps Week and had some similar treats. http://www.lovefromtheoven.com/category/recipes-ideas-resources-and-more/peeps/
    Christi @ Love From The Oven recently posted..Where To Find Sprinkles- Decorating Supplies &amp Baking Supplies

    • 27.1
      Leigh Anne says:

      Christi, I found all the different colors at Winco, don’t know if you have that grocery store or not. Going over to check out your Peep creations!

  28. 28

    AH…Heaven!
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  29. 29

    Okay I HAVE to make these for my co-workers now! Where did you get the plastic bags or what kind are they? I’ve never wrapped candies before, can I just find those at Michael’s? Thanks :)
    {Not Quite} Susie Homemaker recently posted..Check Out My Interview with The Mommies Network!

    • 29.1
      Leigh Anne says:

      I bought them at a local cake decorating shop but they might have them in the cake decorating aisle at Michaels. If they don’t have the smaller size you could always cut the larger ones down. Have fun!

  30. 30
    Camille Carter says:

    Leigh Anne!

    I totally made these for some of my friends! Such a fun idea that they LOVED! I love it when you post ideas of treats and little crafts like this. Thank you so much!

  31. 31

    Oooh I love the smores idea!! That is truly fantastic! I just made some rice krispie peeps squares and I have a few little bunnies left over…. smores it shall be!! :)
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  32. 32
    Debbie Fisher says:

    I love this! :) The tag is so cute too!

  33. 33
    Lorraine says:

    So Cute! I have some little ones in my family that would love these!
    Lorraine recently posted..Triple-Lemon Cheesecake

  34. 34
    tara says:

    Very cute idea, my son and I are going to make the heart ones dipped in chocolate and make them into suckers for his class. Thanks for the ideas!!

  35. 35
    Karen Rathje says:

    We must have been separated at birth! I love love love peeps, especially if they have been exposed to the air for several days so they are nice and chewy….heaven.

  36. 36
    Haley says:

    I love how you put the covered bunnies and peeps in that container with the eggs in the bottom- what kind of eggs are those and how did you put the sticks through the top of the container???

    • 36.1
      Leigh Anne says:

      Those are just plastic eggs I bought at the craft store. I filled a container with them and then just stuck the peeps on a stick into the eggs. There is no top on the container I stuck them into

  37. 37
    Miss KItty says:

    I found your GREAT post about Peeps on Pinterest (almost a year after you posted it…it really has “legs”). Fabulous photography about one of my favorite food groups.
    Did you know that they have a “Peep Drop” in Bethlehem, PA on New Year’s Eve?
    It’s on my bucket list of things to do.
    Miss KItty recently posted..Make a "Painting" From a Print

  38. 38

    I saw this on Pinterest and truly just sat here with my mouth open. I’ve dipped marshmallows in chocolate before, but this never occurred to me. Pure genius! I am *so* excited to make these. I love how the half-dipped Peeps look like they are wearing little dresses! Thanks for the post! *:)*
    Tiffiny Felix recently posted..Quinoa & Sausage Stuffed Acorn Squash

  39. 39
    Dee says:

    Love your party peeps…

  40. 40
    tricia says:

    These are super cute!…and the photography looks so nice. It also makes it look mess free, lol. I’m definitely going to make some, but don’t know how far ahead of time I can make them? I was planning on making them this weekend, but won’t be delivering them for probably a week and a half. Is that too far ahead? Should I wait and make them closer to when I’m going to give them away? Thanks for any advice!

  41. 41
    Carole says:

    These are the cutest… hoping they are easy to make..

  42. 42
    Pam says:

    Love it! Oh I have to give it a try :)

  43. 43
    ♥ Noemi says:

    Hi I am new to your blog, and glad I found you through Pinterest; this is fantastic idea and seems simple enough that even I could do this. Thank you for sharing looking forward to reading many more of your posts!
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  44. 44
    SusieQTpies says:

    Love this! I just pinned you to my my PEEPS Pinterest Board and following you on Pinterest!

  45. 45

    I featured you on my website today!

    http://bellabargains.wordpress.com/2013/03/21/peeps-anyone/

    I can’t wait to decorate PEEPS with my nieces, nephews & my own children. We are going to have a Peeps Party (like a cookie decorating party) this Easter. Thanks for sharing this posting!

  46. 46

    Love this idea. Sharing on fb today!

  47. 47
    Rhonda says:

    Thanks for some awesome ideas, I’m dipping some chicks and have bunnies on stick, sprinkles will be added too.

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