What are you planning for your Easter desserts 2019? Without any doubt, I will be baking these Peeps Cupcakes with surprise inside. Children love them. Adults have a cool flashback into their own childhood and family traditions celebrating holidays.
Facts About Marshmallow PEEPS That May Surprise You
#1 Yellow Peeps are the original ones, and still the favorite
No matter how many flavors and colors Peeps offers, YELLOW beats them all! I know I prefer Yellow every single time.
#2 Over 5.5 Million Easter Peeps are made every day!
The Just Born factory in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, makes enough peeps in one year to circle Earth twice!
In 2015, there were about 2 Billion Peeps produced and consumed. Wow! Every year, this number goes up. Stay tuned for this year’s update.
#3 It takes about 6 minutes to make one Peep
Before 1953, it took about 27 hours to make one peep. The process was not automated, and each chick was almost hand-crafted. After Sam Born bought the Rodda Candy Company, he automated the whole process.
#4 Peeps used to have wings
They were clipped in 1955 to give this dessert a sleeker and modern look.
#5 Peep’s eyes are made out of Carnauba wax!
Hei, it’s the edible wax which is non-toxic! Yes, it is used in such non-food items like shoe polish and car waxes. But don’t worry, it won’t bring harm to our bodies.
#6 There are Sugar FREE Peeps
This trend started when the food and candy industries realized that there are segments of population that need to be served their products just with minor modifications.
#7 There are Chocolate-Covered Marshmallow Peeps
Chocolate lovers go zonkers about their favorite candy dipped and layered with chocolate.
#8 Peeps come in a variety of flavors
You can find Sweet Lemonade Peeps, Bubble Gum Peeps, Party Cake Peeps and even Mystery Chicks Peeps!
#9 Peeps are EVERYONE’S Most Favorite Non-Chocolate Easter Candy Ever!
How can you not love peeps? These days, you can find chocolate covered marshmallow peeps, candy and caramel adorned peeps, and peeps of different design and packaging. It’s a cool gift to give.
#10 Peeps are used for an immense number of recipes and crafts – like this one below!
Many Easter desserts cannot go without using marshmallow peeps in them. I use different peeps for Easter cupcakes ideas. My light desserts like this one during Spring are decorated with peeps chicks or bunnies. The decoration ideas for Easter are plentiful, and Peeps are an important part of our cultural celebration.
Put A Bit Of Candy Surprise Inside Peeps Cupcake!
Each Easter peeps cupcake can have its own candy trophy. I fill the hole inside the cupcake with M n’ M candy and cake candy decoration items.
Simple Design for Your Surprise Cupcakes
Creates A Wow Effect For Kids!
Marshmallow peeps are just the beginning of a sweet surprise. When a child or a grown-up bite into their Easter cupcake, their facial expressions can be unforgettable! Keep your camera ready to capture those precious moments and share them later.
- Yellow or White Cake Mix and ingredients required on box
- Vanilla Frosting
- Green Food Coloring
- Spring/Easter M&M’s
- Spring Sprinkles
- 2 dozen Peeps Chicks
- Prepare cupcakes according to package directions
- Once cupcakes are cool, use a melon baller to scoop out a hole in the top of the cupcake
- Fill the whole with a mixture of M&M’s and sprinkles
- Use green food coloring to tint the vanilla frosting to your desired shade of green
- Frost cupcakes
- Top with Peeps Chick
- Eat and enjoy!
Pin for Your Easter Desserts 2019