For those of us who celebrate it... and those iconic yellow Peeps are everywhere. They've even shown up in my house. Lots of them. So many of them my Little One even asked why I have so many... How can you not have them? I mean... they are just so.... so.... colorful, and happy... and marshmallow-ie... and what a sugar rush, right?
Now, mind you, while I have them, I have eaten a whopping one of them... so the sugar rush thing isn't as exciting as it could be.
BUT... you know what happens when you mix the Peeps, a little chocolate and some sprinkles? You get the up-graded version.
Since it's close, but this is so darned simple, I thought I'd share...
Using a double boiler, or your microwave (or, like me, stick a bowl on top of any small pan with water gently simmering in it to create your own double boiler), melt your favorite chocolate, white, dark, milk, or any combination of them in a bowl.
While that's melting separate the Peeps and put your favorite sprinkles in a small dish.
When your chocolate is melted, dip the bottom of the Peeps in the chocolate, and then immediately in the sprinkles. Set them aside on waxed paper to allow the chocolate to harden.
Could it be any more simple? And don't forget... you can dip the Peeps bunnies too...
Then, put them into cellophane bags and tie up with lots and lots of ribbons, and add to cute little Easter baskets. Although, I guess you may want to add fewer ribbons if the basket is for a boy.
My niece has two daughters, Carloine and Caitlain. I've only had the pleasure of meeting Caroline once, when she was quite young... but I thought Easter, the time of new beginnings, might be a good time to begin again... besides, I love a good Easter basket filled with all sorts of little girlie things...