Peeps Candy Recipes

Peeps Candy Recipes and Fun Ways to Use Them

Brightly colored marshmallow Peeps in the familiar chick and bunny shapes are an Easter classic! Instead of eating them plain, try one of these fun candy recipes that incorporate Peeps. Whether you're dipping them in chocolate or toasting them for s'mores, you're sure to find a new way to enjoy your Peeps!

 Check out my full list of Easter candy recipes here!

  • 01 of 07
    Chocolate-Dipped Peeps
    (c) 2015 Elizabeth LaBau

    One of the easiest ways to improve on Peeps? Dunk 'em in chocolate! Just a quick dip in chocolate turns an average Peep into an above-average candy. I like to use dark chocolate to balance out the marshmallow sweetness. Roll them in sprinkles, nuts, coconut, or the toppings of your choice!

  • 02 of 07
    Easter Bird Nests
    (c) 2015 Elizabeth LaBau

    Don't make your Peeps sit around on a hard plate or countertop--give them a delicious nest to rest on instead! These edible nests are made from marshmallows and chow mein noodles, so they have the sweet-and-salty, crunchy-and-chewy thing going on. After you fill them with coconut "grass" and chocolate eggs, all that's left to do is "put a bird on it!"

  • 03 of 07
    Peeps S'mores photo
    (c) 2013 Elizabeth LaBau, licensed to About.com, Inc.

     If you're a fan of regular Peeps, you HAVE to try them as s'mores! There's nothing better than a warm, gooey marshmallow Peep that's toasted on the outside and liquefied on the inside, combined with melted chocolate and crunchy graham crackers. 

  • 04 of 07
    Peeps Pops photo
    Peeps Pops photo from the About.com Guide to Candy

    Peeps Pops are such a fun and easy Easter treat! Skewer a bunch of Peeps, dip them in chocolate and assorted sprinkles, then give them as gifts or use them as decorations. A whole bouquet of Peeps Pops in a vase would make the perfect (edible) Easter brunch centerpiece.

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  • 05 of 07
    Tuxedo Bunny Peeps
    (c 2015 Elizabeth LaBau

     So you like the idea of Chocolate-Dipped Peeps, but want to take things up a notch? Give your bunny Peeps a fancy tuxedo this Easter! It's surprisingly easy to make tuxedos from white and dark chocolate, and the end result is a super cute candy that's also delicious.

  • 06 of 07
    Hatching Peeps
    (c) 2015 Elizabeth LaBau

    Hatching Peeps are like 3 candies in 1! A white chocolate eggshell holds a soft, creamy orange-white chocolate fudge, and a Peep is perched on top, looking like a chick pecking its way out of an egg! If you don't want to fill the egg shell with fudge, you can add ice cream, whipped cream, or mousse instead!

  • 07 of 07
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     Maybe you're tired of buying your Peeps from a store and want to try your hand at making them yourself. Look no further! Here's a recipe for making your own marshmallow Peeps, and it even includes a photo tutorial showing how it's done.