Thursday, February 6, 2014

VALENTINE'S DAY PEEPS

Photo: PEEPS
I find PEEPS very nostalgic, especially at Easter, but PEEPS are available all year round and have some very cool holiday versions. With Valentine's Day coming up, I would be remiss not to mention Valentines Peeps! So stock up on these marshmallow treats for your sweetie or the kids. By the way, Peeps are gluten-free and there are several varieties of sugar-free PEEPS!  Following are some Peeps that are perfect for Valentine's Day, plus a new recipe for Peeps Sweetheart Lollipops! You can also dip these special Peeps in your Valentine's Day chocolate fondue.


Chocolate Dipped Strawberry Creme Flavored Chicks



 Chocolate Dipped Cherries Drizzled in Chocolate

Milk Chocolate Covered Raspberry Flavored Heart

 
Chocolate Mousse Flavored Marshmallow Bears 


Marshmallow Hearts


Vanilla Creme Flavored Marshmallow Hearts


PEEPS Sweetheart Lollipops 
(adapted from the PEEPS website recipe)

INGREDIENTS: 
1 package of 9 PEEPS® Strawberry Creme Flavored Marshmallow Hearts
1 package of 9 PEEPS® Vanilla Creme Flavored Marshmallow Hearts
4 ounces dark or milk chocolate, chopped
1 bag of lollipop sticks
1 tube of white decorating icing
Red and white sprinkles

DIRECTIONS:
1. Insert lollipop sticks into bottom of PEEPS® Marshmallow Hearts
2. Melt dark chocolate in double boiler or saucepan over saucepan of simmering water.
3. Dip PEEPS® Marshmallow Hearts into melted chocolate so fully or half covered.
4, Put on wax paper or parchment covered cookie sheet and refrigerate 15 minutes.
5 Remove from refrigerator, decorate with icing and sprinkles.
6. If giving away as a Valentine's Day treat, cover with plastic-wrap and tie red ribbon at base of Marshmallow Heart to seal.

No time to make PEEPS Sweetheart Lollipops? 
Just insert a stick in the bottom of any of the above Peeps, put in a small clear plastic bag and tie with a red ribbon!

1 comment:

yummychunklet said...

Oh, my. What companies will do for Valentine's Day!