Peeps. You love them or you hate them. My kids love them, especially microwaved. They also go wild for the chocolate dipped Peeps. While the ones in the store are on the pricey side for what you get, they’re easy to make at home.
My local dollar store carries Peeps for Easter, and the price is generally better than what I can get them for at Target or Walmart. That’s always nice.
You don’t want to make these too much in advance. Slightly stale Peeps are still pretty good if you already like Peeps, but completely stale and crunchy Peeps… not so much.
I prefer to just dip the bottoms of the Peeps. I’m sure it’s easy enough to chocolate coat the whole thing, but I think it’s enough to just dip the bottoms. This way there’s also less fuss about getting every nook and cranny covered. You also get to keep the pretty colors this way.
Melt your chocolate in the microwave with some coconut oil. Use 30 second increments and stir between rounds.
Separate the individual Peeps from their rows. Dip each one in chocolate. You may want to get a little extra on the sides to cover where the marshmallows were torn apart.
Place the chocolate dipped Peeps on parchment paper on a baking sheet. Keep a little space between so the chocolate doesn’t make them stick together as it solidifies. If you have excess chocolate, you can drizzle some across the tops just for fun. It’s not pretty, but it’s more chocolate. More chocolate is good.
Refrigerate for about an hour to solidify.
To keep the Peeps from going completely stale too fast, I keep them in a Ziploc bag. It’s not the prettiest storage solution, but it helps. They don’t usually last long enough to become excessively stale anyhow.
- 8 oz chocolate chips
- 1 tsp coconut oil
- 1 package marshmallow Peeps
Melt chocolate chips and coconut oil together in microwave, using 30 second increments. Stir between rounds until chocolate is smooth.
Cover a baking sheet with parchment paper. Separate the Peeps and dip each one into the chocolate. Try to cover the marshmallows to where they were separated.
Place the chocolate dipped Peeps onto the parchment paper with a little space between so the chocolate doesn't have to be broken apart later.
If you have excess chocolate, drizzle a little over the Peeps, just for fun.
Refrigerate for one hour or until chocolate is solid. Store in a Ziploc bag or airtight container so the Peeps don't get too stale... if they last that long.