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April 6, 2011

Peeps!

Its that time of year when those colorful marshmallowy little birds line the aisles of your local grocery store. I'm talking Peeps. I'm not such a fan of peeps... I think I'd get more enjoyment chewing on a sock, but when paired with chocolate and other goodies, I may just have to change my tune. Try making some peeps smores with the kiddies!
Or how about these cute PEEPsicles? Wrap these individually and hand out as little gifts.
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PEEPSicles
Ingredients
6 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped PEEPS® Bunnies
1/2 cup sweetened shredded coconut or 1/2 cup peanuts (about 2 ounces), finely chopped
12 wooden craft sticks, available at candymaking–supply stores
12 PEEPS® Bunnies, any color
Directions
1. Line a baking sheet with wax paper.
2. Place the chocolate in a heatproof bowl set over a pan of barely simmering water. Stir occasionally until melted and smooth.
3. Place the coconut or nuts on a plate.
4. Insert 1 craft stick about halfway into the bottom section of 1 Bunny. Dip into the chocolate, turning to coat completely. Holding the dipped Bunny over the bowl of chocolate, use a knife to scrape the excess chocolate off the back and bottom of the Bunny, letting it fall back into the bowl. Hold the Bunny over the plate of coconut or nuts and sprinkle to cover all sides.
5. Place the Bunny on the prepared baking sheet and repeat to dip the remaining Bunnies. Freeze until firm, about 30 minutes. Serve frozen. PEEPSicles can be stored in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 1 week.


Makes 12 PEEPSicles




1 comment:

Design Goddess said...

I dislike peeps too & laughed literally at the sock comment. But my god daughter probably does so I think I'll try this..