9 Awesome Desserts You Never Knew You Could Make With Peeps
The Peeps are back in town! After a nine-month hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic, Peeps parent company Just Born announced in February that Peeps candy would be returning to shelves just in time for Easter. Whether you love them or hate them, it's undeniable that Peeps are a staple of the grocery store Easter candy spread. Celebrate the return of Peeps by turning these iconic, pastel-colored marshmallow chicks and bunnies into some truly eye-catching Easter treats.
Easter Basket Cake
Gather the kids around the kitchen table to decorate an Easter basket cake that’s as fun to make as it is to show off to guests. Pirouette wafer cookies line the sides of the cake to create a basket effect, while colored coconut flakes mimic the vibrant, lush “grass.” For the layers, use whatever flavor of cake you like best; we opted for two layers of carrot cake and two layers of yellow cake. This flexible Easter cake recipe gives you complete creative freedom to dream up the ultimate Easter wonderland.
3-Ingredient S'mores Peepza
1-Minute Peeps Cereal Treat
Bird's Nest Cake
Layered Peeps Crispy Treats
Why make boring Rice Krispie treats when you can make colorful and festive bar treats using Peeps and Rice Krispie cereal? You can use any 4 colors of Peeps that you prefer--or even double up on two colors for a half-and-half treat. Display pops in a jar or candle votive holder stuffed with Styrofoam.
Peep Tarts are exactly what they sound like: Peep-filled Pop Tarts. We made three flavors: strawberry, lemon, and blueberry. Once you have the pie crusts and filling you want, they’re a snap to make. This recipe is for Strawberry Peep Tarts. For Lemon Peep Tarts, swap in lemon curd and yellow food coloring, and for Blueberry, swap in blueberry preserves and purple food coloring.