March 25th, 2016
It’s no secret, my youngest boy loves PEEPS and since his birthday falls around Easter, there is no shortage of the cute little colorful bunnies and chicks decorating store shelves and calling out our names. So why fight it?
Each year, my kids and I purchase a crazy amount of PEEPS boxes and set out to create our PEEPS creations. In the years past, I’ve had them create centerpieces and edible treats. This year, we decided to create story ideas on construction paper. We also invited a couple of their friends to join us. The kids had a blast and came up with some funny ideas. Next year, we are going to continue with this tradition and invite even more friends. It’s so fun to see their imaginations take off, even if it involves marshmallow bunnies and chicks!
PEEPS table, ready for some creativity!
We used PEEPS, jelly beans, paper grass, and markers as our art supplies
We used PEEPS, jelly beans, paper grass, and markers
PEEPs Easter Egg Hunt
April 17th, 2014
For some people, when Easter comes, it’s time to dye the eggs! In our household, it’s time to buy the PEEPS!! We don’t eat a ton of them, but we LOVE to craft with them! I have made a lot of fun PEEPS items over the years. This year, we made a PEEPS bouquet out of sugar that we colored. The result, was a fun sugar design and a fun PEEPS bouquet. I demonstrated how to make this bouquet on Better Kansas City, a local TV show. If you would like to see a step by step tutorial, just go to my VIDEOS page and look for the EASTER PEEPS VIDEO.
February 18th, 2014
Valentine’s Day is either a hit or miss for me! Sometimes I go all out, and sometimes I just tell my husband to take me somewhere special. This year, we decided to have another couple over for dessert, so I created a chocolate fondue buffet with a Valentine’s twist. I found heart Peeps at the store, which is a HUGE treat for me, since I shamefully admit, I love Peeps! I created Peeps heart-kabobs with Little Debbie marshmallow treats, brownie bites from the Target bakery, and heart Peeps. The rest of the items were cut-up fruit and some other goodies to dip in a super easy chocolate fondue. I loved that this party required little prep time. For drinks, we made champagne cocktails, which are simply glasses of champagne with an added sugar cube. I also added a strawberry to every glass.
For my fondue, I kept it simple with a half a bag of bittersweet chocolates and 1/4 cup of condensed milk. Worked out beautifully! Seriously, I wish all parties were this simple!
October 28th, 2013
Get your napkins ready, because if you make this gooey and yummy dessert, your guests will be licking their fingers for hours! These brownies is supposed to look as if the PEEPS are melting all over it. And it just doesn’t get any easier.
Just purchase basic brownie mix at your local grocery store. Five minutes before the brownies are done, sprinkle with a layer of mini-marshmallows. In about 5-7 minutes, your brownies should be ready and a puffy layer of marshmallows will create a beautiful topping. Once it cools, cut the brownies into squares, and with a toothpick, attach a PEEPS ghost. The white of the PEEPS and the white of the marshmallow layer will look like the Peep is melting directly into the marshmallow and creates a fabulous effect.