Since the first yellow marshmallow chicks were sold in the 1950s, Peeps have come a long way. Not only do many kids and, let’s be honest, adults, love to find Peeps in their Easter baskets, but Peeps lovers and DIY fans have found many ways to express their admiration for the confection.
My favorite Peeps treat is simple: a yellow bunny dipped into melted dark chocolate. Yum, Peeps fondue! Whether you prefer to eat Peeps, or decorate your table with them, the possibilities are nearly limitless. Now’s the time to get hopping, or cooking!
Peeps for Dessert
Sunflowers may be late to bloom, but that doesn’t mean you can’t make a Peeps Sunflower Cake right now.
The Peeps Brownie Pond looks too lovely to eat, but is sure to please.
You won’t believe how well Peeps clean up. For just a touch of something sweet, make some handsome Tuxedo Peeps.
Hit the dairy aisle for eggs and heavy cream, and then make up a batch of Peeps Rocky Road Pot de Crème!
Peeps as Gifts
Peeps “bloom” in the Everything’s Coming Up Bunnies Bouquet.
Peeps are delightful pendants on Jelly Bean Necklaces.
Older kids may get a kick out of a Peeps Poop Gag Gift.
Give a sweet basket full of Peeps Pops.
Peeps at the Table
Create a centerpiece to remember. Make a Peeps Topiary!
Everyone knows that bunnies love gardens, but you can recreate the outdoors inside. Plant your own Peeps Garden Centerpiece.
Dust off your eggcups. You’ll need them for this charming Peep Show Centerpiece that uses green jelly beans and daisies.
Make an unforgettable Easter Tulips Centerpiece with Peeps.
Peeps at School Parties
Serve stylish Easter drinks. Make some DIY Bunny Peeps Straws to dress up green paper cups.
No bunnies allowed in this special springtime dessert. Use your favorite brightly colored chicks for Peeps Bird Nest Rice Krispy Treats.
Make the most adorable bunny treat in the history of bunny treats! Easter Bunny Racecars feature pretzel steering wheels, marshmallow tires and Little Debbie Cloud Cake bodies.
Peeps Cupcakes will be a favorite, especially with the piped “grass” frosting.
Peeps in Leftover or Discount Love
Stock up on discounted Peeps and chocolate bunnies at the after-Easter sales. Use them for Peeps S’mores!
Have some Cadbury Crème Eggs too? Crack ‘em in half and place over roasted Peeps on graham crackers for extra-gooey Peeps S’mores.
Serve Peeps Fruit Kebabs at your next picnic or barbecue.
Dress up your Peeps bunnies and freeze them for Peepsicles!
Do you eat your Peeps straight out of the package, or make desserts with them? What are your favorite Peeps treats or crafts?