3 Ways to Use Leftover Peeps
That’s not extremely likely around here--my kids are completely obsessed with anything marshmallow related, and of course especially with the brightly colored bunnies or chicks you can find this time of year. I’m sure you’ve realized that they are making Peeps pretty much year round for all the different holidays now. I’ve seen cute witches, zombies and cauldrons around Halloween and red and green ones around Christmas.
Any time of year that you find yourself with a package or two of Peeps, you should try one of these desserts.
Peeps Popcorn Balls
You can make delicious popcorn balls, or just make the big batch in a bowl and divvy it out into individual portions in a bowl to eat while watching a movie, like sticky caramel-type popcorn. This has always been such a big hit around our house and it is even more fun for the kids if it ends up being blue or pink, or whatever bright color you have lying around the house. Just be careful with mixing colors of packages or you might end up with a lovely shade of brown.
Peeps Rice Krispie Treats
If you are a fan of Rice Krispie treats, you will love making them with lovely bright pastel colors. You can even make multilayered treats with the different colors and for an extra colorful treat.
I saw a picture where someone made a layered treat with four or five of the colors, sliced through it in a tall rectangle, stuck a popsicle stick in it, and it looked like a rainbow popsicle.
For just a couple random leftover peeps, you could definitely consider doing some simple S’mores with graham crackers, chocolate (or another candy bar) and a Peep instead of the traditional marshmallow.
Do you have any creative ways to use leftover Peeps? What is your favorite Easter candy? Please share your thoughts in the comments below?
Peeps Popcorn Balls
These Peeps Popcorn Balls are our favorite way to enjoy leftover Peeps. Perfect for Peeps lovers or those who hate Peeps. Either way, everyone loves colorful marshmallow popcorn balls! They taste great and are a family favorite treat!
Serving size: 12
Calories per serving: 25
2 (4.5 ounce) packages of Peeps (any color / flavor, but make sure they are the same color)
2 bags of white natural microwave popcorn.
3 tablespoons butter
Pour popcorn into a large bowl and remove seeds. Set aside.
In a large pot melt butter.
Add peeps and stir continually until peeps are melted and resemble melted marshmallows.
Pour melted peeps over popcorn and stir, ensuring you coat all popcorn.
Spray hands with cooking spray or rub with butter and scoop out a baseball amount of popcorn and GENTLY form into a ball.
DO NOT squeeze or compact popcorn to tightly.
Place on wax paper and enjoy!
If not eating right away, wrap in plastic wrap and set aside.
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