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Elevate Your Easter Treats with Adorable Chocolate Covered Peeps

Easter is just around the corner, which means it’s time to start thinking about all of the delicious treats you’ll be enjoying during this festive season. While traditional Easter candies like chocolate bunnies and jelly beans are always a hit, why not take things up a notch this year with chocolate-covered peeps?

These fluffy marshmallow treats are already a fan favorite, but when they’re coated in rich, creamy chocolate, they become even more irresistible. In this blog post, we’ll show you how to make your own chocolate-covered peeps at home using just a few simple ingredients.

Whether you’re looking for a fun Easter activity to do with the kids or want to impress your guests at your Easter gathering, these sweet treats are sure to do the trick. So grab some peeps and let’s get started!

What is a Peep?

If you’re not familiar with marshmallow peeps, they’re small marshmallow candies that come in a variety of shapes and sizes like the Easter bunny or Spring chicks. They have a light, fluffy texture and are covered in delightful sugary flavor.

Are Peeps gluten free and vegan?

Yes, peeps are considered gluten-free. They are not, however, vegan or vegetarian due to the gelatin the manufacturer uses to make the delicious treats.

How long do Peeps stay fresh?

Peeps can last up to two weeks when stored in a cool, dry place. Make sure to store them in an airtight container in a cool, dry place. It’s important to keep them away from direct sunlight and heat sources as this could cause the marshmallow to melt or harden.

Peeps Recipes

Now that you know a bit more about peeps, let’s get to the fun part – making peeps dipped in chocolate!

These chocolate covered peeps are sure to be a hit this holiday season. With just a few ingredients, you can create a delicious treat that everyone will love. The best part is, they’re easy to make with minimal mess so you can enjoy the fun of crafting without all the fuss.

To make these yummy Easter desserts easier to eat, we’re adding an easy way to eat the dipped peeps—a lollipop stick! Everything tastes better on a stick and this little handle will help keep your kids Easter Sunday best nice and clean for family photos.

Ingredients

  • Peeps marshmallow bunnies
  • Semi sweet chocolate chips— I find these make the best melting chocolate
  • Oil (I prefer coconut oil, but you can use what you have on hand.)
  • Mini Marshmallows— for bunny tails, of course!
  • Long lollipop sticks

Instructions

Let’s get hopping! To start, cut the mini marshmallows in half. These will make the fluffy bunny tails on each of the dipped peeps. You will need one half for each bunny.

Insert a lollipop stick into the bottom of each Peep, pushing it through carefully so it doesn’t poke through the treat. Guide the stick in until you feel it almost reach the ears, making sure not to push it all the way through.  Set the prepped bunnies aside on parchment paper.

Pour the bag of chocolate chips into a microwave-safe bowl. Heat the chips for 15-30 second intervals, stirring between each. If the chips are not quite melted, microwave them again for about 15 seconds at a time, being careful not to overcook them. The bowl may be really hot, so make sure to protect your hands when you remove it from the microwave.

Once the chocolate chips are melted, stir the oil into the melted chocolate until they are well combined. 

To dip the peep, hold the stick over the bowl of melted chocolate and use a spoon to coat the bunny. Make sure you’re covering it well and letting the excess chocolate drip off.

If the chocolate gets hard to work with, you can pop it in the microwave for a few seconds to get the correct consistency.

Place a marshmallow, cut side down, onto the back of the chocolate covered marshmallow to create the rabbit tail. 

Cool the chocolate covered peep in a glass or mason jar to dry completely.

When the chocolate bunnies have dried you can dress them up and get them ready to share by putting each of them in a clear cellophane treat bag and tie with a spring colored ribbon or raffia for a sweet touch.

These chocolate covered peeps can be made ahead up to 1 day in advance. After a couple of two days they will not look as nice, but still taste just as yummy! 

They make a great treat for your child’s classroom or to put in Easter baskets for friends and family.

Chocolate-covered peeps are a fun and festive twist on a classic Easter treat. With just a few simple ingredients and some creativity, you can create your own delicious and adorable chocolate-covered peeps at home.

Whether you’re making them for yourself or to share with others, these sweet treats are sure to be a hit.

So why not elevate your Easter candy game this year with some chocolate-dipped peeps? Your taste buds (and your guests) will thank you!

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