Tuesday, April 15, 2014

White Chocolate Peeps

Peeps are probably my favorite Easter candy. There is just something about the soft marshmallow and the super fine sugar that just are so perfect together. They are my weakness.

During the Easter holiday, I really enjoy giving boxes of Peeps to family and friends. This year I thought that it would be fun to spruce up the chicks a bit with white chocolate and sprinkles before I handed them out. The end result was so cute and really elevated the average run of the mill Peep into something special!

White Chocolate Peeps

{yields: 15}

White chocolate candy melts
1 box (15) of Peeps chicks
Assorted Easter or spring sprinkles or jimmies

The first step to creating the white chocolate Peeps is to resist the urge to eat the entire box (I found that keeping the Peeps wrapped until you are about to dip helped a lot with that).

In a microwave safe bowl, add the white chocolate and microwave for 30 seconds at a time, string after each heating until fully melted. Allow the chocolate to cool for a couple of minutes while you get the sprinkles and Peeps set up for the assembly line.

Take a single Peep and dip the bottom into the chocolate and tap off any extra. Then place in the sprinkles and roll around until the white chocolate is covered.

Place the Peep on a parchment or Silpat lined cookie sheet and allow the chocolate to set for 30 minutes. To speed up this process, place the cookie sheet into the refrigerator for 10 minutes. Once the chocolate is set, remove from the cookie sheet as these little chicks are ready for packaging!

The options are really endless on how to package the Peeps up. You could place some in a clear goodie bag tied with a bright ribbon or stack them up in a Mason jar. I placed mine in a small wooden crate I found in the dollar bin at target and nestled three to four Peeps in edible grass with a couple chocolate eggs. I love the way they turned out!

But at the end of the day, it doesn't really matter how they are packaged. The people who receive them are going to be so impressed with the treats, that they won't be able to resist eating them!

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