Creative Use of Pips (the Best Candy Ever)
Easter is just around the corner, which means now is the perfect time to stock up on
pips (like you need a reason to). These vibrant marshmallow creations somehow embody the best of all sugar worlds, an irresistible blend of marshmallow stickiness, rough texture of sugar, and vibrant neon whimsy.
While eating Peeps right out of the box and in bulk is always a viable option, there are other ways to put these little dudes to good use.
Use them in s’mores
Take your s’mores to the next level by swapping out plain marshmallows for vibrant colors and Peeps shapes . To achieve the perfect viscosity, sprinkle a graham cracker with chocolate and Peeps flakes, then place under the roaster for a few minutes.
Use Peeps in your Rice Krispies treats
You can also use Peeps to add some color to your Rice Krispies treats. As the Yellow Bliss Road website recommends, you first need to melt the Peeps with a little butter and then add the Rice Krispies. To create a rainbow effect, make batches of individual colors and stack them on top of each other in a pan.
(You can also say “fuck it” and use potato chips instead of Rice Krispies for a bright, salty, crunchy, and sweet taste.)
Make Peeps popular
You can buy Peeps-on-a-stick or put them on sticks yourself and then cover them with melted chocolate and decorate in any way you like. On the Sugar Swings website! they turned Peeps into Star Wars characters, Dr. Seuss characters , Avengers characters, and more .
Add them to hot chocolate
A cup of hot chocolate isn’t the same without a pile of marshmallows on top, but for an extra splash of color, use Peeps. Given the number of color and flavor combinations that come in Peeps, this is something you can have some fun with.
Use as a cake topping
If you’re celebrating a birthday and want to decorate your cake (or cupcakes), pips are a fun and effortless decoration , whether store-bought or home-baked. Check out the #peepcake hashtag on Instagram for inspiration.
Blow them up in the microwave
Peeps cannot feel (as far as we know), but their tiny sugar eyes have an undeniably mournful quality, as if they are aware of their ultimate destiny. Give in to your sadistic side by engaging in a little Peeps torture by putting them in the microwave for about 10-15 seconds and watching them puff up, double or triple their normal size, just like your cat when she gets scared and gets a puffy tail .
Use them in a diorama
If you’re into arts and crafts, you can build a diorama using Peeps. Although the Washington Post ended its annual Peeps diorama competition after 10 surreal years , other local papers and libraries have continued the tradition. One option is The Open Notebook ‘s #PeepYourScience annual competition. Although this year’s entries are closed, you can vote for your favorite here and see last year’s winners here .