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.
Using hollow chocolate bunnies as a base, this bark is rich and silky and features as many textures as it does toppings—chewy, crunchy, sweet, sour, and creamy. Don’t skip the refrigeration, or else the chocolate won’t solidify.
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.
Dip Peeps in melted chocolate and decorate with sprinkles for a super-easy and fun treat to make with your kids this Easter.
3-Ingredient S'mores Peepza
Peeps, Nutella, and a refrigerated pizza crust come together for a jaw-dropping pastel masterpiece.
1-Minute Peeps Cereal Treat
Enjoy an individual crispy marshmallow treat in a mug and use up leftover Easter candy while you’re at it. That’s a win-win!
Bird's Nest Cake
Frost a cake. Add Peeps. Boom: Bird's nest on a cake. Go on and impress your friends. You can even say the idea was yours; we won't tell.
Bunny Cars will bring smiles to your Easter guests—young and old. These edible treats serve as decoration and dessert.
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.