Easter is upon us! Any of these Peeps Treats would be great creations to make with your kids while they are on Spring Break or for any Easter get-togethers. I have a child with an April birthday so these are even fun for birthday Easter-themed treats.
Last year I made Peep Fruit Kabobs and they were requested again by my middle son to take in for his 3rd-grade class Easter party. I’m sure you have seen on Pinterest those Brownie Carrot Patch desserts, with chocolate covered strawberries made to look like carrots. I decided to add those to my Peep Fruit Kabobs this year and I love the way they turned out. They were definitely a huge hit with my boys.
For my 1st-grader I made Peep Pudding cups, you can make many variations of these depending on what you have on hand.
We love Peeps so for some after school fun, we made Peep Graham Cracker treats. My boys loved making their own creations. We attempted birdhouses out of graham crackers but I would call that one a Pinterest fail, it was not as easy to keep our houses together with store-bought frosting, maybe that’s where I went wrong. The boys had fun spreading lots of frosting as glue but they did not hold up too well. We still had fun and were quickly in the Easter mood. I hope you’ll try any of these recipes and enjoy these Easter Peeps Treats this Easter. You will find pictures of each treat on my blog at http://www.blogaboutitall.com/advice.html
Peep Fruit Kabobs
What you need:
- Fresh Fruit of your choice (I used grapes, pineapple, strawberries, and cantaloupe)
- Carrot Strawberries (strawberries dipped in Orange Wilton Candy Melts)
Chop your fruit and prepare to assemble on the skewer, place the chocolate covered strawberry and Peep last. If you are not using the chocolate covered strawberries I found using a grape next to the peep was best, so you don’t have “wet” fruit next to the marshmallow peep.
- Wash and dry your strawberries.
- Line a cookie sheet with wax paper.
- Place 2 cups of orange Wilton Candy Melts in a microwave safe bowl.
- Add 2 teaspoons of canola oil to the candy melts, stir.
- Microwave on your defrost setting for one minute, stir and then continue microwaving in 30-second increments stirring each time until all the candy melts are melted. I did approximately a total of 3 minutes, each microwave will vary.
- Hold the strawberries by the green part and dip in the candy melt and shake off excess.
- Place on a cookie sheet lined with wax paper and repeat.
- Once finished dipping all my strawberries, my chocolate made 20 dipped strawberries I then used a strawberry, dipped in the melted chocolate to go back over all the strawberries to add a drizzle, this definitely makes them look more carrot-like.
- Place in the refrigerator to set.
Peep Pudding Cups
What you need:
- Chocolate Pudding cups
- Crushed Oreos (for the dirt)
Candy of your choice to decorate. (Easter M&M’s, Easter Jelly Beans, Carrot Chocolate Covered Strawberries, Spring Sprinkles)
- Smash Oreo’s that will be your soil.
- Top with a Peep and your choice of candy decoration.
Peep Graham Cracker Treats
What you need:
- Graham Crackers
- Blue frosting for the sky (I used store bought frosting and added food coloring)
- Green frosting for the grass
- Mini marshmallows for clouds
- Spring sprinkles and candy to decorate. (Easter M&M’s, Easter Jelly Beans, Whopper Mini Eggs)
- Frost the top half of your graham cracker with blue for the sky.
- Frost the bottom part green for the grass.
- Center your Peep
- Decorate as desired, we used mini marshmallows as clouds and a variety of candy and Spring sprinkles.
Here are some links for more Easter fun!
Easter Rice Krispie Treats: http://theblogaboutitall.blogspot.com/2017/03/easter-rice-krispie-treats.html
Easter Egg Carton Crafts: http://theblogaboutitall.blogspot.com/2017/04/easter-egg-carton-crafts.html
Making Easter Eggs: http://theblogaboutitall.blogspot.com/2017/04/tips-for-making-easter-eggs.html
Last year’s post on Peep Kabobs: http://theblogaboutitall.blogspot.com/2017/03/easter-peep-fruit-kabobs.html
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