When some people think of Easter, they think of bunnies. Wrong. We think it’s all about the Peeps. Did you know that about 5.5 million peeps are made every day, for a total of about 5.5 billion in 2014? Learn more interesting peep facts in 20 Delicious Facts About Peeps. You can also see some of the science behind Peeps at Peep Research, where the little chicks have been put to various risk and stress tests to see what happens.
To get in the spirit of the week, we thought our readers might enjoy some of these Peep recipes.
How to make homemade marshmallow Peeps – You can actually buy peep molds. An adventurous cook tries her hand – see the step-by-step recipe with pictures.
How to Make Chocolate-Covered Peepsicles – “…skewered on a stick and covered in luxe chocolate and coconut? Definitely better than eating them plain.”
How to Make Peeps Infused Vodka – In this video, you’ll see how to make Peeps-infused vodka. Perfect for a lemon drop martini, this bright yellow cocktail starter will add marshmallow-flavored fun to your favorite mixers. For best results, float a fresh Peep in your martini glass!
Peep stuffed brownies – “Since they’re pretty much a marshmallow I knew they’d be incredible stuffed into a fudgy brownie. I mean chocolate and marshmallows are a natural together. They melt beautifully inside the brownie and add a little extra gooey-ness.”
How To Make Candied-Bacon-Stuffed, Chocolate-Covered PEEPS – “Here’s how to make candied-bacon-stuffed, chocolate-covered Peeps. Yes, you heard that right. They’ll leave you asking, “Eggs?” What eggs?”
For the ultimate in Peeps cuisine, see PEEP THIS: 18 Ways to Drink + Eat Marshmallow Peeps on Easter.
We close with just a few safety reminders. If you conduct any Peeps kitchen experiments, take precautions to avoid any kitchen fires. And if you plan to imbibe any of that Peeps-infused vodka, be sure you have a designated driver!