Friday, April 3, 2015

It's Not Easter Without Peeps!

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 Even as an adult, with kids of my own, I still indulge my inner child with a box of Peeps every Easter. Growing up, Peeps were always my favorite surprise in my Easter basket, and I still have to have a pack every year. When I was a kid, there was pretty much just your basic colors of yellow and pink Peeps combined with that sugary, marshmallow flavor we have all come to know and love. The traditional Peeps Marshmallow Chicks have been a fan favorite for more than 60 years! Now the world of Peeps is so much larger and full of new flavors and shapes and I'm so excited to share with you the newest edition to the Peeps family!

  Celebrate the start of spring with fun and iconic PEEPS that will make any Easter basket complete. PEEPS can serve as Easter basket essentials, colorful additions to baked goods and adorable accents to art projects and decorations...or delicious sweet treats. Try one or all of the seasonal varieties and express your PEEPSONALITY! - Peeps Brand

  Meet Peeps New Item!:

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Say hello to Peeps Decorated Eggs! The perfect addition to your child's Easter basket this year, these marshmallow eggs come as nine white eggs iced with pastel colors in three unique designs. I've never personally tried frosted and iced Peeps but I'm excited to add these to my Peeps Easter tradition! The pastel colors and the affordable price of $1.49-$1.79 means they will add excitement to all of my children's baskets, both boys and girls!

 This year, Peeps has invited kids and families to create their own crafts and recipes using their favorite Peep characters and flavors and submit them to the Peep website. Click HERE to check out recipes that have been submitted so far, or submit one of your own! Aside from the new Decorated Eggs, Peeps have added lots of new flavors including:
  • Party Cake
  • Sour Watermelon
  • Blue Raspberry
  • Chocolate Mousse
  • Mystery Flavor
With Peeps, you will always find the adorable Chicks and Bunnies, but you can also find:
  • Chick in a Hollow Milk Chocolate Egg
  • Large Marshmallow Bunnies
  • Chocolate Dipped Chicks
  • Peepsters
  • Rainbow Pop
  • and more

Blue Raspberry Peeps

My kids love the Blue Raspberry flavor and we decided to try our hand at our own recipe that highlighted the fun of Peeps! I love the simple delicate flavors of shortbread cookies and wanted to bring in the blueberry so I came up with a new recipe for Blueberry Shortbread Cupcakes with Vanilla Butter Cream Frosting and then decorated them with Chocolate Coconut Nests that I filled with a Peeps Blue Raspberry Chick and fresh berries. They turned out so cute for Easter and my family couldn't wait to dive into these fun cupcakes!

 No matter what you fill your kids Easter baskets with this year, remember, it's just not Easter without the long-standing tradition of Peeps! With so many different flavors and varieties , you are sure to find the perfect Peep for every Easter basket!

 Visit the official Peeps website HERE to check out all of the flavors, varieties, as well as recipes and craft ideas! Follow Peeps on social media and be the first to hear about new recipes, products, and promotions!

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