I am so excited to share these cute Chocolate Covered Peeps I made yesterday for my kiddos Easter Baskets. My kids LOVE peeps but they have become addicted the last few years to the Chocolate Covered Peeps that you purchase in the stores. Knowing that Chocolate Covered Peeps from the store are on the expensive side, I decided it was time to make my own. Plus… I knew I could make them cute so they display well in their Easter Baskets. After making my Nutter Butter Chicks, Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs and Easter Egg Cake Bites… I think I am officially in Easter mode for sure.
Chocolate Covered Peeps
I decided on the bunnies for this round of Chocolate Covered Peeps. I had snagged many different colored Peeps Bunnies while shopping at Remke last week and knew they were going to be cute covered in chocolate with a little bunny tale. The hubby decided that a mini marshmallow cut in half would be perfect.
1 package Marshmallow Peeps Bunnies
6 Mini Marshmallows
1 cup Dark Cocoa Melting Chips
12 Lollipop Sticks
Melt chocolate in microwave by heating for 30 seconds, then stirring and repeating until chocolate is melted and smooth.
Cut each mini marshmallow in half with kitchen shears to make bunny tails.
Insert stick in bottom of each bunny.
Prepare a cup with something of weight in the bottom (like dry beans or rice) to keep it from tipping over.
Dip and/or spoon chocolate over bunny to cover completely.
Tap stick gently over bowl to allow excess to drip off.
Insert bunny tail on back and place in cup.
Place cup in refrigerator for 10 minutes to allow chocolate to set.
There is something about Peeps. When you see them arrive in the stores for the holiday, you begin to really crave spring. Peeps has released so many new fun and bright colors and shapes for Easter. Do you favor the traditional yellow Peeps? There is something about the Peeps Bunnies that really get me all kid like feeling.
I packaged a few of these cute Chocolate Covered Peeps Bunnies in some Pretzel bags I picked up at Michaels with my coupon this past week. I tied a matching bow and also I placed the paper straw on the stick to dress them up. Paper straws can be found just about everywhere now. target and Michaels carry a HUGE selection. At Michaels, they have packages near the counter for just $1 per package.