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.

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

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Peeps

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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!

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Peeps

Aren’t they cute!

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

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

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

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

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

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I added a little tag I found here.

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I boxed up a bunch of Peeps and they are headed to school with Tessa tomorrow to share with her friends!
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And then I just couldn’t resist….a Peep s’more!!

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

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

Inspired by the family kitchen

Comments

  1. 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.

  2. 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 :-)

  3. 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!

    • 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.

  4. 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!!!

  5. 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!

  6. 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!

  7. 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!!!!

    • 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!!

  8. says

    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!

  9. 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.

  10. 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!!!!

    • 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!!

  11. 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!

  12. 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!

    • 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!

  13. 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!

  14. 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!!

  15. 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???

    • 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

  16. 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.

  17. says

    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! *:)*

  18. 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!

  19. 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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