I had the pleasure of being snowed in with my two smallest Valentines this Valentine’s day and so we got to making things. And by ‘things’ I mean a mess! Graham and Ruby are still a little small for candy, but they LOVE to dip things into other things. It’s basically the only way they will finish a meal.
You would be amazed how useful greek yogurt has become.
Since with over 80 inches of snow, flowers were not really an option this year,(though, to Coach’s credit, and Winston Flowers’…they got it done!) I was trying to think of cute ‘bouquets’ of other things to give to your sweethearts. Enter Peeps.
Now, I will preface this by saying that I do not eat Peeps. I’m not a fan. If I had had my first choice, I would have made a pan of homemade marshmallows and cut them into hearts with a cookie cutter and dipped those. But my first choice would indicate that I a.) can actually make homemade marshmallows and b.) am not as lazy as I am. So Peeps it is!
Also, I think these would be super cute to do for Easter in bunny shapes. I know that Peeps makes bunnies too.
Despite the Peeps inside, these actually taste quite good! Marshmallows would still be better…
For these Peep-sicles you will need:
1.) A few packages of the Peeps of your choice
2.) As many cute paper drinking staws as you have Peeps
4.)1 package almond bark (or less, depending on how many you need to make… I would say you could do about 24 with one pkg. because you need the coverage)
5.)Sprinkles of your choice
First cut the ends of the straws you are going to use at a diagonal and gently twist them into the ‘pointy’ end of the Peep. This will feel, well, intimate. Make sure the straw goes up as high as it can but does not poke out the top side.
Melt almond bark in a large bowl and prepare a cup or vase that the pops can stand up in to dry. Once bark is melted, use a spoon to dip and cover the entire Peep, scraping off excess and letting it drip off before turning upright.
Sprinkle with sprinkles or sugar or glitter or whatever makes you happy.
Rest upright in the cup until mostly hardened.
Once it is hard to the touch, you can lay them out on a sheet and put them in the freezer for a few minutes to get solid or just let them rest for about 25 mins.
I can’t wait to make a bunny bouquet! So fun! Enjoy!