How to make Peeps bunnies in chocolate eggs for Easter.
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). And you cuties fit so perfect as Peeps bunnies in chocolate eggs.
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.)
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.
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
- 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.
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.
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.
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.
And now… THE GIVEAWAY!!!
Our fabulous hosts, Sugar Swings! Serve Some and Love from the Oven, are giving away this PEEPS packed prize package.
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Such a cute idea! Love that the chocolate cups are filled with chocolate pudding!
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.
Taysha R says
What a sugary, fun-filled giveaway! I love yellow peeps plain with nothing else…
Jen McMenamin says
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!!!!
Michelle | Creative Food says
Oh my gosh I love these!! They are so cute! I love the little added detail of the flowers below the chocolate egg too 🙂
Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen says
I cannot even tell you how much I am in love with these. The end.
Kimi B says
I love peeps … those special anniversary ones at Target are especially addictive.
Jocelyn @BruCrew Life says
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!!!
my favorite easter candy of all time!
Monie Garcia says
Peeps are my favorite holiday sweet! I love to eat them after they’ve been left out for a few days 🙂
Marshmallow, sugar, and chocolate… sounds like heaven to me. Peeps are perfect for making quick Easter treats but eating them plain is the best.
i love peeps with hot chocolate
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!
donna giblin says
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?
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.
Tiffany @ Fizzy Party says
Peeps are my favorite Easter candy and these chocolate Peep eggs are adorable.
Jill Roberts @ WellnessGeeky says
This peeps bunnies in chocolate eggs for easter recipe so extravagant, funny and looks yummy:) I’m afraid I will not find the ingredients for this recipe! Thanks for sharing Meaghan! My kids would love it!
Julia Stearns @ Healthirony says
These peeps bunnies in chocolate eggs are so Instagrammable and adorable! As you know I made it a short while ago and these eggs were lovely! Thx for sharing, Meaghan!