Easter PEEPS® Hidden Egg Cupcakes

Easter PEEPS® Hidden Egg Cupcakes

It’s not Easter without my Peeps :)

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I have a last-minute Easter treat for small and big kids alike, PEEPS® Hidden Egg Cupcakes!

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I found heaps of PEEPS® for Easter at Target.

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This fun idea for a hidden egg or ‘surprise-inside’ your cupcake comes from Betty Crocker.

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Bake your cupcakes using your favorite recipe or according to the box directions.

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 When cupcakes are cool, use a melon baller to scoop out center of each cupcake, about 1-inch deep. Hide your candy egg and add additional sprinkles if desired in the cupcake hole.

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I put the top back on the cupcake to cover the egg and pressed it back in place to fit. It doesn’t have to be neat since your frosting will cover the top, but I wanted my egg to seem like it was hidden down in the cupcake rather than in the frosting, but you can skip this step if you’re in a hurry.

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 Use your favorite frosting recipe or canned frosting, tinting your frosting with food coloring for a fun Easter egg or grass color. I used a cream cheese frosting and topped the cupcakes with tinted coconut I had left over from Mini Easter Basket Cakes.

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Tinting shredded coconut is quick and easy! The first way is by placing your coconut in a plastic bag or bowl, adding a couple of drops food color, and mixing or massaging your plastic bag until you have your desired color. Let your coconut dry a little on wax paper and place it in a baggie in the fridge until ready to use. Remember your color mixing from elementary school, red + blue = purple and yellow + red will make a carrot color :)

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I tinted my coconut by adding a couple of teaspoons of water in a jar, then adding a couple of drops of food coloring, giving the jar a shake to mix the color with the water for a more even mix of color. I added the coconut to the jar and shook it again until it the coconut was tinted. Since I added some water, I placed the coconut on a paper towel to absorb the excess moisture.

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Top your cupcakes with PEEPS®. I used some limited edition Orange, Lemon, and Lime Delight Chicks that come in a 3-pack but there are heaps of PEEPS® to choose from and ways to enjoy them!

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Nesting Peeps Brownie Bites

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Or on a swizzle stick for your lemonade or Lemon PEEPtini!

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Wishing you a Happy Easter with your Peeps :)

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  19 comments for “Easter PEEPS® Hidden Egg Cupcakes

  1. Lorraine
    April 3, 2015 at 6:50 am

    Adorable! Happy Easter!

  2. April 3, 2015 at 7:56 am

    I have been anxiously awaiting your peeps Mary, and these just couldn’t be cuter! They look proud as Mama hens sitting on their cupcake surprises! How much fun to find a hidden treasure inside~ love all the colors and confetti~ my little bunnies would love these! You are all set for Easter fun, have a great holiday~
    Jenna

  3. Ellen Stillabower
    April 3, 2015 at 8:19 am

    Too cute to eat!! HAPPY EASTER!!!!!🐣🐥🐣🐥🐣🐥 PEEP, PEEP..🐇💐🌸🐇💐🌸🐇

  4. April 3, 2015 at 8:51 am

    Oh Mary, another fun treat to try for me and my peeps!
    Happy Easter!!

  5. franki
    April 3, 2015 at 8:53 am

    So “SWEET!!” I’ve already eaten half the pck of Jordan Almond eggs…. franki

  6. April 3, 2015 at 9:30 am

    You are the Queen of Peeps . . . and yes Target seems like Peep Central….Love the cupcakes…so very adorable and love the surprise!…Happy Easter Mary!!

  7. Kathy Waterhouse
    April 3, 2015 at 9:35 am

    Your pictures are a blessing for my eyes…always so beautiful!!!

  8. Martha Franks
    April 3, 2015 at 9:58 am

    What a delightful site! How cute are these cupcakes! My only problem with you, Mary, is that I just plan to check your blog for the day and end up spending hours here! Happy Easter!

  9. Sherlie Magaret
    April 3, 2015 at 10:53 am

    These cupcakes are so adorable and I love the hidden surprise in the middle.

  10. Cheryl
    April 3, 2015 at 11:57 am

    Great idea! Happy Easter!!

  11. rattlebridge farm
    April 3, 2015 at 2:44 pm

    This is an enchanting (and edible) Peep-extravaganza! Wishing you the most wonderful Easter!

  12. April 3, 2015 at 4:36 pm

    Lovin’ the great colors of your Peeps Mary! And you know I wouldn’t mind raising a Peep-Tini towards the south in a toast with you this Easter weekend-enjoy:@)

  13. Melodie Strickland
    April 3, 2015 at 5:13 pm

    Mary,

    What a scrumptious idea for the cupcakes with peeps on top. May you and your family have a wonderful Easter!!

    Melodie

  14. Susan
    April 3, 2015 at 7:23 pm

    Love this idea. I don’t have any “little ones” around my house. This might be the only eggs I get to hide.😊

  15. April 3, 2015 at 8:29 pm

    Have a happy Easter! The peep eggs are so cute!🐰💐🌴🌞

  16. April 4, 2015 at 5:00 am

    Happy Easter… I greatly enjoy your lovely posts… 🌸🌸🌸

  17. April 4, 2015 at 8:19 pm

    Those heeps of peeps are so cute. I can taste them also crunching the egg. YUM…
    Happy Easter Sunday

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