Here’s What to Do With Your Leftover Peeps
Don't let those pastel marshmallows go stale this year. We've rounded up some of the most creative (and delicious) ways to use up leftover Peeps after Easter.
Rice Krispie Peeps
Recreate one of your favorite childhood snacks by melting your Peeps to make sweet cereal treats. Follow this simple recipe, which only uses three ingredients (cereal, butter and Peeps). You can even create pretty pastel layers by using different colored marshmallows like pink, purple, yellow and blue. They’re easy to mold into Easter shapes, too.
Break out that cast iron skillet for this decadent dip. A layer of chocolate chips plus a layer of creamy peanut butter plus a layer of Peeps baked in the oven turns into a gooey spread for graham crackers. Make sure you dive in while it’s still warm for the best bite.
Shake It Up!
Blend leftover Peeps into an indulgent milkshake topped with whipped cream, sparkly sprinkles and marshmallow fluff. The base is vanilla ice cream and whole milk, so you will have to use food coloring that matches your Peeps to get the full Easter effect. Stick a straw in and you’re good to go.
Pop Goes the Peep
Cake pops are a major trend in the dessert world right now. Make your own version by putting a Peep on a stick, dipping it in chocolate and coating it with all the sprinkles your heart desires. The bitterness of the chocolate balances out the sweetness of the marshmallow. Peeps pops, anyone?
It might not be summer, but you can’t go wrong with the combo of graham crackers, Hershey’s chocolate and marshmallows. Sandwich a colorful Peep for a fun spring twist. Tip: You don’t need a fire for this—you can make s’mores in your microwave or on the stove, too.
Go Ahead, Play with Your Food
If you have kids, why not turn your leftover Peeps into something that will keep them entertained for hours? The best part about this pretty playdough is that it’s completely edible so it’s safe for children of all ages. They can even help make it, too, since it’s such an easy recipe.
Toss some Peeps with chocolate Chex Mix, chocolate eggs and jelly beans for the perfect Easter snack mix. You can serve it in a big bowl at your next party for guests to snack on or send them home with a baggie as a super sweet favor.
This next recipe is for adults only: Peep-infused vodka (yes, really!). Simply place your Peeps in a jar, cover them completely with vodka and let them sit in the refrigerator for 3 to 4 days. When you’re ready to use it, strain out the Peeps and stir your now marshmallow flavored vodka into your favorite cocktail.
Garden in a Cup
Everyone loves dirt pudding—it’s essentially a creamy pile of deliciousness with crushed Oreos. Make your next batch spring-themed by topping it with “grass” (green strands of icing), Peeps and little chocolate eggs or carrots. Your Peeps pudding cups will look just like an Easter garden but taste way better.
Center(piece) of Attention
Turns out Peeps aren’t just good for eating—they’re also great for decorating. Create your own spring centerpiece by creating sticks of Peeps and placing them in a clear pitcher or jar filled with colorful jelly beans. You can also cover the lollipop sticks with plastic wrap and give to guests as party favors.