With Easter comes Peeps… lots and lots of Peeps. I just love those marshmallowy pillows of sugar sweetness! It’s like a cuddle for your taste buds! We have so much fun looking for exciting new things to do with our Peeps each year, since we usually have quite a few of them before the season is over! These Jellybean-tailed Peeps Pops are super easy to make, lots of fun, and are perfect for a treat! You can even put them each in a cello bag and gift them for your child’s class at school, for a party, or tuck them inside of Easter baskets!
What you need:
Pour about half of your bag of Wilton Candy Melts into a microwave-safe bowl and melt in the microwave for about a minute. Then stir until creamy. You can put it back in the microwave for 15 seconds at a time until you reach the right consistency to dip your Peeps in – you want it creamy and thin.
Insert a paper straw inside the end of each Peep. You want it to look like your Peep is sitting on top of the straw. Go in as far as you can without the straw coming back out of the Peep.
Dip each Peep pop in the melted candy melts and then tap in the side of the bowl a little to let the extra melted candy fall off.
You can then either place them on a piece of waxed paper, bottom side up, or you can stand them up inside of a cup to dry. If you are in a rush, you can let these dry in the fridge or freezer and it only takes a couple of minutes. About halfway in to the drying process, you can stick your jellybean on where the tail should be. I like to coordinate the paper straw color with the color of the bean.
After the melting candy has cooled and hardened, you can remove the Peep pop from the waxed paper and wrap up for gifts or enjoy!!
Love #PeepsTreats? You can also check out my Peep Pudding Cups Recipe!