Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Peeps-My Favorite Moments!

In honor of the new Peeps and Company online store, SocialMoms and Peeps that asks I share my favorite PEEPS moments!

Where do I start? As long as I can remember I have been eating Peeps~as my grandmother was the first one to introduce me to my first Peep! She bought them all the time and way back when{Yes I am old}~they only came in the basic yellow and were chicks. I used to sit and eat them with her in her room before dinner and she never snitched on me one time..LOL As she lived with us when I was a child so we shared many talks over Peeps~just her and I.

Then there was another Peeps lover that ate them all thru the year~and that would be my Mother.She loved Peeps to no end. Imagine her excitement when they not only came in yellow but purple~pink and blue! We had all of these in every room in the house and also in the freezer.Mom could be seen with a Peep in the dead of winter~only one on the block too!

 I must get my love of Peeps from them~as I have to admit that these are one of my favorite things about Easter! I love the sweet~marshmallow taste of them.I was so excited when I saw that they were in so many colors and had rabbits and chicks!

I have been getting Peeps since I was a little girl~and I personally think that my dad got the naughty ones because look at the picture I found in my parents things~
Good thing that I was the one to find that..What would my Mother have thought?! LOL

Not only are Peeps good just to eat out of the package~did you know that there are many recipes to make with them?!? This year I am going to make these for the grandchildren~

Easter Cupcakes
 24 assorted PEEPS Marshmallow Bunnies
1 standard box cake mix
1 container of butter cream frosting
1 cup of shredded coconut
1/3 cup water
1 oz. green food coloring
Disposable pastry bag and piping tips (optional) 

1. Prepare cupcakes according to package directions and let cool.
2. Spread coconut shavings onto a tray. Mix 20 drops of green food coloring with 1/3 cup water in a spray bottle. Spray green color onto coconut shavings or add drops directly onto coconut and mix well with hand.
3. Frost cupcakes. Use pastry bag and assorted piping tips if desired. Add green coconut shavings to the edges.
4. Place one PEEPS Marshmallow Bunny on top of each cupcake.

Makes:24 cupcakes

Don't they look good? I know that they will love them as much as me~after all I shared my love of Peeps with them too! As it wouldn't be Easter without my Peeps now would it?!? And,I will put many different colors on the cupcakes so I can leave the leftovers at home.A few more little Peeps won't hurt..

Do you have a favorite memory of Peeps? As I know that everyone has a memory with Peeps~I can't wait to hear yours now too! 
Also you can use this promo code at checkout - SMSPRING11 for 20% off all of your purchases at the New Peeps Store good until 5/4/11!

In 2009, Just Born, Inc., maker of PEEPS, MIKE AND IKE, HOT TAMALES® and PEANUT CHEWS® opened its first retail store named PEEPS & COMPANY®.

PEEPS &COMPANY is located at the banks of the Potomac, minutes from Washington D.C. at the very center of National Harbor’s dynamic main plaza. Directly in front of the PEEPS & COMPANY® store is the Seward Johnson’s famous statue, The Awakening, along with sweeping views of the beautiful Potomac River. The store’s location is at a converging point for residents and thousands of visitors arriving by bus, car, and ferries, which dock at the piers in front of the store.

More info: online store

“I wrote this blog post while participating in the SocialMoms and PEEPS blogging contest, for a chance to get a gift card worth $50. For more information on how you can participate, click here.

1 comment:

  1. My husband loves OLD peeps, but I don't care for them. Those cupcakes are cute though!

    Frugally Green Mom


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