We always end up with extra marshmallow bunnies and chicks around Easter, so why not put them to good use? We’ve gathered up a bunch of ideas—everything from hot chocolate to a science experiment. Keep reading to find out the best ways to use up those PEEPS before they go stale.
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1. Jimbo Pants PEEPS®
Peeps dipped in chocolate and sprinkles? Yes, please! Give those extra bunnies a gourmet upgrade with this easy recipe from Master Chef JR judge, chef, author and founder of Milk Bar, Cristina Tosi.
2. Swimming Peeps Jello Cups
How cute are these swimming PEEPS from The First Year? Plus they’re super easy to make using Jell-O, Cool Whip and a dash of food coloring—your kids can help out throughout the process.
3. PEEPS Milkshake
We love Shared Appetite’s idea of turning PEEPS into a pretty pastel-colored milkshake. Sure, it’ll give your kids a major sugar rush, but Easter only comes around once a year, after all! Click here to get the recipe.
4. PEEPS Pudding Cups
Send your PEEPS on a garden adventure with this clever dessert idea from Chic ‘n Savvy. Kids can even decorate the pudding cups themselves with Oreo “dirt” and candy “carrots.” To get all the details, click here.
5. PEEPS S’mores
You won’t need to restock the pantry with marshmallows after Easter. Making brightly colored s’mores with PEEPS is much easier than you might think and the sugary crunch adds a little something special. Click here to check out the quick how-to from Eclectic Recipes.
6. Edible PEEPS Play Dough
Now you can squish these PEEPS to your heart’s content without the sticky aftermath. Still Playing School’s fabulously fun recipe repurposes those PEEPS into safe edible play dough for mouthy tots.
7. Graham Cracker Birdhouse
If your little ones love crafting gingerbread houses during the holidays, then they’ll have a blast making a sweet birdhouse for your leftover PEEPS , too, like these from Kitchen Trials. Using coconut, melted chocolate and candies, the decoration options are endless.
8. Science Experiment PEEPS
What happens when you microwave a PEEP? This experiment is perfect for inquisitive scientists who love to collect data down to the last decimal. Click here to check out the procedure over at Lemon Lime Adventures.
9. PEEPS Popcorn
This delicious popcorn from Grain Changer is the ultimate springtime treat. Drizzled with white chocolate and melty PEEPS , chances are it’ll disappear in no time.
10. PEEPS Wreath
You’ve been through every PEEPS project, and you still have more left over (that’s the nature of PEEPS). Use what you have left to make the most vibrant wreath anyone has ever seen. Head over to craft blog Tried and True for the instructions.
11. PEEPS Diorama
We love this idea that's all over Instagram where you use leftover PEEPS to create fun dioramas. Use PEEPS to recreate a scene from a favorite movie or an important event in history!
12. PEEPS Centerpiece
Take some inspiration from Two Sisters Crafting to repurpose your PEEPS (and other leftover candy) into a unique seasonal centerpiece. Grab artificial blooms from your local craft store and get creative.
13. Chocolate Peanut Butter PEEPS Fudge
We’re suckers for fudge, and this genius recipe from Crafty Cooking Mama is bound to be an instant favorite. It’s super simple—just melt a few ingredients together in the microwave and then refrigerate it for a few hours. You’ll be blown away by how delicious it turns out.
14. Minute to Win It: PEEPS Version
Create your own homemade minute to win it game! Inspired by family fun blog Not Consumed, see how high you can stack your PEEPS in an allotted amount of time. Winner takes all the PEEPS!
15. PEEPS Hot Chocolate
Don't let the bright colors make you forget that PEEPS are really just cute marshmallows. What better way to enjoy the fluffy goodness than by adding them to a mug of hot chocolate?
16. PEEPS Rice Krispies
We love this oh-so-colorful way to use up PEEPS by making them into Rice Krispy treats. Just use them as you would marshmallows in your favorite recipe, separating colors to make a rainbow!
—Christal Yuen & Susie Foresman
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