Monday, April 2, 2012

A "Peep" of Easter Fun!

I love the colors of Easter - so bright and cheerful! One of the more colorful Easter Treats are Peeps - great for snacking and decorating. Check our Easter Pinterest Board for lots of fun Easter ideas - many featuring those cute sugar covered chicks.

Each Easter season, Americans buy more than 700 million Marshmallow Peeps, shaped like chicks, as well as Marshmallow Bunnies and Marshmallow Eggs, making them the most popular non-chocolate Easter candy. In 1953, it took 27 hours to create a Marshmallow Peep. Today it takes six minutes.

Get ready for the holiday by creating some of these chocolate covered Peeps for your Easter baskets. Buy a pack of your favorite Peeps. Melt either milk, dark or white chocolate in a double boiler. Dip the Peep tails into the chocolate "bath" and allow to cool. Package in a clear bag, tie with a bow and give with cheer!