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PEEPs bunnies in chocolate eggs for Easter…it’s a Spring Hop Along PEEPS Party and Giveaway!!

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Oh, PEEPS. How silly, iconic, sweet, ubiquitous and a little bizarre you are. I know you arrive at every season, but Easter is really where you shine. Take your spotlight, Peeps. Enjoy it. Just don’t get too close to the spotlight (those things pack a lot of heat). When Michelle from Sugar Swings! Serve Some and Christi of Love From the Oven invited me to join them and fellow bloggers in a Peeps extravaganza, the Spring Hop Along PEEPS Party, the answer was kind of a no-brainer. Duh. Of course. We’re talking Peeps here. Be sure to hop along to everyone’s post, and there’s even a PEEPtastic GIVEAWAY!!

 

Scroll to the end of the post for all the links to the PEEPs party and for the GIVEAWAY details.

 

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I went out and bought a plethora of PEEPS bunnies. I’ll call these Peeps bunnies in chocolate pudding egg shells. Seems a mouthful (literally, that’s how you have to eat them), but I can think of no better description. Peeps bunnies in chocolate eggs? Probably better. They are pretty easy to make, too.

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how to make Peeps bunnies in chocolate eggs

you will need:*

Peeps bunnies

Wilton brownie pop silicone mold

semi-sweet chocolate chips

disposable decorating bags

paint brush

scissors

green candy melts

baking tray

wax paper

pudding or mousse

small spoon

royal icing flowers (optional)

*Find the brownie mold, disposable decorating bags, paint brush and candy melts at the craft store. I just piped the flowers with leftover royal icing I had, but you can also purchase pre-made flowers at the craft store.

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step one: make your chocolate eggs

Place just over half a cup of chocolate chips in a disposable decorating bag. Melt in the microwave at 60 percent power for 90 seconds. Repeat at 30 second intervals until the chocolate is completely melted. Snip 1/4-inch from the tip and pipe a dollop of chocolate in a cavity of the brownie mold. Use the paint brush to brush the chocolate about 3/4 of the way up the sides. I used a good bit of chocolate to minimize breakage. A half of cup of chips should fill 8 cavities of the mold. Place in the fridge to harden about two hours. Carefully pop the chocolate eggs out of the mold and store in the fridge.

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step two: make your grass

Line a baking tray with wax paper. Follow the same instructions above to melt green candy melts in a disposable decorating bag. Snip 1/4-inch from the end, and working with one egg at a time, loosely pipe a blob for grass and set a chocolate egg on top. Repeat with all the eggs and let set in the fridge to harden. If desired, add royal icing flowers before the candy melts harden, or pipe them after they harden.

 

step three: assemble your Peeps in eggs

Place a dollop of pudding or mousse in each egg. Snip the bottom off of a bunny and place in the cup.

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 The Spring Hop Along PEEPS Party!!!

Be sure to visit all of the stops on the Hop Along PEEPS party! Here is the crew of talented bloggers knee deep in PEEPS.

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Ready for more fabulous PEEPS recipes and ideas???  Visit the following websites, each is sharing an amazing PEEPS post for you today, so hop on over and check them all out!   Don’t forget to enter to win the fabulous PEEPS Prize Pack as well!   Happy Spring!

 

 

And now… THE GIVEAWAY!!!

 

Our fabulous hosts, Sugar Swings! Serve Some and Love from the Oven, are giving away this PEEPS packed prize package.

Open to US Residents Only.  Use the Rafflecopter Widget below to enter, please remember it can be slow to load.  Good luck! Click here to enter:

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PEEPS Prize Pack Giveaway

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37 Comments

  1. Posted March 19, 2013 at 7:22 am | Permalink

    I love that brownie mold! These are so cute!!

  2. Posted March 19, 2013 at 7:23 am | Permalink

    These are PEEPSastic I meant Fanstastic.
    Love how you did the chocolate shells.

  3. Posted March 19, 2013 at 7:52 am | Permalink

    What a great use for the brownie mold. Your bunnies look so happy nestled in their eggs.

  4. Posted March 19, 2013 at 8:17 am | Permalink

    That sure is a lot of Peeps! I think who ever wins this will have to have a Peep party of their own! :]

    Rose
    threeandahalfbears.blogspot.com

  5. Posted March 19, 2013 at 8:28 am | Permalink

    Adorable – love all the colored peeps!!

  6. Posted March 19, 2013 at 8:30 am | Permalink

    Adorable! Love you used the brownie mold for something else! Thanks for playing along!!!

  7. Posted March 19, 2013 at 9:13 am | Permalink

    It’s almost like a mud bath! how cute!

  8. Posted March 19, 2013 at 9:37 am | Permalink

    So adorable! What a great use of that pan. I haven’t used it in years, now I know what to do with it!

  9. Posted March 19, 2013 at 9:38 am | Permalink

    i love the thinking that went into these-and the fact that they stand in grass-and the little flower-and the…

  10. Liza Glick
    Posted March 19, 2013 at 9:40 am | Permalink

    I love peeps after they have been left out and hardened a little :)

  11. Posted March 19, 2013 at 9:42 am | Permalink

    oh my gosh! what a super cute idea!! :)

  12. Lauren
    Posted March 19, 2013 at 9:59 am | Permalink

    I just like eating them plain!

  13. Posted March 19, 2013 at 10:03 am | Permalink

    These bunnies are so cute!!

  14. Posted March 19, 2013 at 10:07 am | Permalink

    Awesome, awesome, awesome! I love this idea :)

  15. belladonna
    Posted March 19, 2013 at 10:08 am | Permalink

    i love peeps, the brighter the better :)

  16. Michelle S.
    Posted March 19, 2013 at 10:21 am | Permalink

    I love Peeps. We always have them as a decoration on our Easter table.

  17. Posted March 19, 2013 at 10:31 am | Permalink

    omg, our PEEP ideas are pretty similar! Haha, super cute!

  18. Posted March 19, 2013 at 11:33 am | Permalink

    How cute! I love what you and Miss CandiQuik did. I never even thought of making grass with chocolate! Love it.

  19. Posted March 19, 2013 at 11:47 am | Permalink

    I don’t normally like peeps, but this is so cute i might make it for my daughter class!

  20. Posted March 19, 2013 at 1:06 pm | Permalink

    Such a fun way to dress up little cups of pudding! I think the flowers add that finishing touch!

  21. Posted March 19, 2013 at 1:38 pm | Permalink

    Such a cute idea! Love that the chocolate cups are filled with chocolate pudding!

  22. Posted March 19, 2013 at 1:46 pm | Permalink

    So cute! My husband and I made a camping-themed Peeps cake two years ago… this reminds me that we should think of something new for this Easter.

  23. Posted March 19, 2013 at 2:05 pm | Permalink

    What a sugary, fun-filled giveaway! I love yellow peeps plain with nothing else…

  24. Posted March 19, 2013 at 3:00 pm | Permalink

    WOW!!!! Creative as ever, even with a wee one :) You just made my day…. It’s “Year of the PEEP” in my house, so you can bet this will be in the Easter crafts rotation! THANKS BUNCHES!!!!

  25. Posted March 19, 2013 at 3:08 pm | Permalink

    Oh my gosh I love these!! They are so cute! I love the little added detail of the flowers below the chocolate egg too :)

  26. Posted March 19, 2013 at 4:46 pm | Permalink

    I cannot even tell you how much I am in love with these. The end.

  27. Kimi B
    Posted March 19, 2013 at 5:02 pm | Permalink

    I love peeps … those special anniversary ones at Target are especially addictive.

  28. Posted March 20, 2013 at 10:51 am | Permalink

    What a super fantastic way to use that brownie mold…I bought one a few years ago and it has just been sitting there doing nothing. Love the bunny just swimming in the pudding too!!!

  29. Isabel
    Posted March 20, 2013 at 11:59 am | Permalink

    Adorable!

  30. Emily
    Posted March 20, 2013 at 12:36 pm | Permalink

    my favorite easter candy of all time!

  31. Posted March 20, 2013 at 1:52 pm | Permalink

    Peeps are my favorite holiday sweet! I love to eat them after they’ve been left out for a few days :)

  32. Hannah
    Posted March 21, 2013 at 3:44 pm | Permalink

    Marshmallow, sugar, and chocolate… sounds like heaven to me. Peeps are perfect for making quick Easter treats but eating them plain is the best.

  33. jenny
    Posted March 25, 2013 at 10:08 am | Permalink

    i love peeps with hot chocolate

  34. Posted March 26, 2013 at 11:39 am | Permalink

    I’ve never been a big fan of Peeps but found some good ideas through the magic of Pinterest! One involves Peep S’mores … who can say no to that?

    Thanks for the opportunity!

  35. donna giblin
    Posted March 28, 2013 at 4:53 am | Permalink

    So love this idea and thought I would give it a try…..all 32 eggs broke apart. Did you have some trick for getting them out of the silicone trays?
    Thanks
    Donna

  36. meaghanmountford
    Posted March 28, 2013 at 8:55 am | Permalink

    Oh no! So sorry Donna! I didn’t do anything special to the mold, they just popped out. However, did you make sure to use a thick coating of chocolate? The thin ones are too fragile. 1/2 cup of chocolate chips should yield only 8 cups. Brush the chocolate up only about 2/3 high, not all the way to the top. If the chocolate is thick, it is less likely to break. Also, let set just a little while, maybe 1 hour? And then pop out.

  37. Posted May 18, 2013 at 12:02 am | Permalink

    Peeps are my favorite Easter candy and these chocolate Peep eggs are adorable.

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