Whimsical and sweet, (definitely sweet) there’s nothing quite like biting into a soft and sugary marshmallow Peep. During Easter, you’ll see packages of pink, yellow, purple and blue Peeps just about everywhere. Since they are so inexpensive, it’s easy to get carried away. If you’ve got too many of these little guys on hand, you don’t have to toss them (or eat them right out of the package). Try these creative ways to use these traditional treats.
S’mores or S’meeps: Call a few friends (or invite a few of your child’s friends over) and share the Peep version of S’mores. Instead of a plain white marshmallow, pop in a Peep. You’ll have ooey-gooey goodness, just a little more colorfully.
Rice Krispie Treats: Don’t reach for the fluff, melt some Peeps. Repurpose your favorite marshmallow chicks and bunnies into Rice Krispie treats. Yummy!
Peep Stamps: This child’s craft idea is so much fun however, do remind kids not to snack on Peeps once the paint has been applied. Squirt some craft paint into a paper plate and hand out Peeps to use as stamps. Kids can press the marshmallows onto paper to make a unique art. Simply toss them away when they are through.
Peep Centerpieces: Poke them on toothpicks and then attach the Peeps to a foam block or cone. You could also set a small glass vase inside a large one then slide the marshmallows in between the two. It’s colorful and clever.
Peep Sushi: It’s all the rage in the kid party circles-candy sushi! For Peep sushi, make Rice Krispie treats and cut them into small blocks. Place a marshmallow on top and wrap the Krispie treat with a strip of fruit leather. It’s super sweet but so creative.
Tic Tac Peep: Make a tic tac board with a posterboard or you can purchase a board from a dollar store. Give each player 12 peeps in different colors but do have some extras on hand in case someone decides to snack!
Peeps on a Pick: Need a quick Easter decoration? Pierce a Peep and put it on a pick. Poke the pick in a potted plant.
Peep Placeholders: Prepare for Easter dinner by placing the Peeps in small terra cotta pots (on sticks of course). Paint the person’s name on the side of the pot and use the pots ad placeholders.
Peep Wars: Lay a rope on the ground outdoors and divide your guests into two groups. Give each player some Peeps. Once you give the signal (like blowing a whistle) the players toss the Peeps across the line. After 60 seconds, stop the war and see which side has the least amount of Peeps. That’s the winning side!