Hey! “Peep” this…
Does your family love that fluffy, marshmallowy, yummy, squishy, Peeps this time of year like mine does? Is your Easter not quite complete without that sweet, soft treat? If so, here are some creative ideas to incorporate this fun-loving Easter “delicacy” in ways the entire family can enjoy!
Family Craft Time- Peeps Style (for under $7)
This is an easy (and cheap) DIY project that you can get creative with and personalize any way you desire! You can make it for your own household or even for Grandma (“Grandma’s Peeps”). You can use paint (which I found the easiest), or you can precut shapes with paper, card stock, or even fabric and glue them onto the sign for different effects! Literally a blank canvas, and I’m just giving you an idea!
What You Need:
- Peeps-shaped cookie cutter set – Walmart $3.58. The shapes are basic and easy to trace. I like the optional bunny or chick and the different sizes options!
- DIY Whitewash Wood Plank Sign – Walmart $2.74.
- Pencil for tracing
- Acrylic Paints (or whatever you choose to use for Peeps shapes)
Start with a clear and clean space. If your kids are helping, you might want to lay paper underneath your art space to avoid messes. Start by lining up where you’re putting your peeps. I traced a line at the top for spacing purposes for my header. Choose your stencil and size. Trace your peeps. Paint. You can add names, glitter, special sayings, little bows for girls, or bowties for boys! Get CREATIVE! Let dry and hang on display for all to see!
Peep (S’mores) Marshmallow Dip
This is a quick and easy dip that my daughter found on Tik Tok. So, I take no real credit, but wanted to share because it was delicious!
What You Need:
- Small baking dish
- a couple packs of bunny Peeps
- bag of chocolate chips
- Graham crackers
Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Coat the dish with non-stick cooking spray. Layer the bottom with chocolate chips. Add Peeps evenly on top. Place in oven for 10-12 minutes. I dipped our graham crackers in white chocolate and added sprinkles for a little extra springtime color and sweetness. Let cool and begin dipping. Yum!!
Hey Moms! This one is for you! This is an easy and delicious martini that I decided to throw in with this theme, because why not? You’ll need to resurrect the once fan-favorite Pinnacle Whipped Vodka for this one. I, also, found an amazing and creamy marshmallow liqueur from Total Wine that brings the whole flavor together!
What you need:
- 1.5 oz Borgata Marshmallow Liqueur (Total Wine – $19.99)
- 1 oz Pinnacle Whipped Vodka
- .5 oz Heavy Whipping cream
- Dash of desired food coloring
- Festive sprinkles
- 1 chick peep
Rim your martini glass with sprinkles of your choosing. I went with the coordinating color of the martini and peep. I also went with a fine sprinkle to achieve a similar texture to the sugar coating when you bite into a peep. Then combine liqueur, vodka, and cream in the shaker. (The cream can be interchangeable. I went with whipping cream to get the martini a little fluff consistency.) Use one or two drops of food coloring. Add ice, and hard shake. Strain into rimmed glass. Add a peep for a fun touch! Sip, and enjoy!
Kid-friendly Peeps Drink
My girls saw me making the martini and wanted one they could drink. So, I used the same concept but made a non-alcoholic version. I used 3/4 Pineapple juice and 1/4 cream. They loved making it and loved drinking it even more!