The Life of Peeps

My family is laughing at me … not in a good way!  It is very obvious that the guys and I don’t think alike … eye rolling is going on with the laughing … probably because of this little Peep story!  It’s Easter time, Peeps and marshmallow eggs are everywhere!  We have a family of Peeps living at our house!  I am not an expert on Peeps, but this is what I believe to be true about The Life of Peeps …

 

Peep Family Eggmallows chocolate nests

It all began like this …

Peeps chocolate nests

Mr. & Mrs. Peep met … fell in love … married … set up house nest keeping … marshmallow babies eggs magically appeared in the nest … the eggs hatched … giving life to the sweetest little marshmallow chicks … they all lived happily ever after … the end!   That’s my story and I’m stickin’ to it ;)  Pssst … I know that they really ended up in Easter baskets!

chocolate nest marshmallow chick eggs

Let me explain how this all makes sense to me … Peeps are soft marshmallows with a sugar-coating … these little Eggmallows are marshmallows with a sugar-coating … therefore, the two must be related!  I hope you remember the Sweet and Salty Potato Stix Stacks … perfect nesting material for Peeps!  Is my story making any sense?  According to my family … I may be loosing it … the real question is … did I ever have it?

This is what you will need to create about 14 Peep family nests …

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  • 3-4 cups of Shoestring Potatoes
  • 1 pound chocolate candy coating (such as CandiQuik)
  • Jet-Puffed Candy Eggmallows (I found them at WalMart)
  • Peeps (I used the original yellow marshmallow chicks)
  • Black edible marker

Nest of Peeps Eggs

  1. Melt the chocolate according to the directions on the package.  Mix in about 3 cups of potatoes,  drop spoonfuls  on waxed paper.  Use a spoon to create a nest with a well in the center.  If you have extra chocolate at the bottom of the bowl, mix in some more potatoes!
  2. Add a marshmallow egg (or 2) to the nest and chill for a few minutes … or …
  3. Use the marker to draw eyes and beak on eggs and stand them up in the nest, then chill.
  4. (not in photo)  I used a toothpick dipped in chocolate to draw a moustache on Mr. Peep and eyelashes on Mrs. Peep.

Peeps family chocolate nest

 

After everybody was done laughing at me for the moment and ate part of the Peep Family… this is what they had to say …

  • The hubby really liked the Eggmallows (straight out of the bag) and nests!  He is so easy to please ;)
  • Son #3 is my Peep lover.  Now that he has grown up and matured, he only eats one Peep!  In his words “who would have ever thought that shoestring potatoes and chocolate could taste so good!”
  • My words … “Mom is always right!”  When will they ever learn?

Peep nests marshmallow chick eggs

 

 

Are you a Peep lover?  A sweet and salty lover?  Do you believe my story?  Did I ever have it?   I do ♥ your comments!

♦  I share my stuff with these fun parties!  ♦

 

15 thoughts on “The Life of Peeps

  1. Yes I do like peeps very much & I love your Imagination. I wish that I could come up with stuff the way that you do.I love the idea of the shoestring potato sticks dipped in chocolate.
    Thank you for sharing with us.

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  2. The peeps origin is as much a part of the natural world as anything else, so I believe your story is true. Your are not crazy and well, being “normal” is highly overrated and boring. LONG LIVE THE FUN LOVING CRAZIES!!! Great story! Thank you so much for the happiness.

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  3. Awe, so cute and delicious as I love that whole sweet salty thing going on. We do not have peeps in HK. I know it is so sad… I am glad my kids are teenagers now so I don’t have to stress it not having all the usual items to celebrate the season. I still hide Easter eggs though.. but instead of the the real egg we use plastic ones and put coins inside and you should see the competition between the 2 of them. Quite whimsical… I love these and pinning them now.

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  4. Your peep family sure came to life with the addition ot the eyelashes and moustache (how distinguished). I can hear those babies just singing their little hearts out right now.
    Tavette – S. Florida

    Hong Kong – is that where your reader (Bam’s Kitchen) is from? Wow. You’re famous world wide.

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