Peeps-a-licious Giveaway!


Easter is just a month away and it’s not a holiday without my Peeps!


Apparently I’m not alone since 5 million PEEPS are hatched daily in the Just Born plant in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.


I can’t resist their holiday

shapes and colors. . .


I like them as swizzle sticks

for a PEEP-tini. . .


or with lemonade for

a Bunny Picnic.

Easter PEEPS® Hidden Egg Cupcakes

Nesting on

hidden egg cupcakes. . .


As a marshmallow

in hot chocolate. . .


For candy skewers in vases for

Halloween Treats. . .

As Brownie S’mores. . .


In a flag formation for a patriotic salute

for Independence Day!


Or in a

Patriotic Twizzler Nest!


And nesting on a brownie bite.


With Easter on its way, I have a fun new book to share and giveaway, courtesy of QuartoCooks, Peeps-a-licious!

“Whether you prefer Chicks or Bunnies, chocolate-dipped or traditional, Easter or Halloween-everyone has a favorite PEEPS Brand Marshmallow treat. Now you can incorporate PEEPS into all of your desserts with the delicious culinary creations in this fun and colorful cookbook.”


Peeps Bunny Patch Cake

“Peeps-a-licious! features 50 winning PEEPS-inspired recipes from some of your favorite food bloggers, along with some fantastic original recipes from the folks at Just Born, the makers of PEEPS. You’ll learn how to make adorable PEEPS-styled cupcakes, pops, cookies, cakes, brownies, and more. Indulge in PEEPS-Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies, PEEPS Party Cupcake Cones, No-Bake Lemon PEEPS Cake, PEEPS Macarons, and even Frozen PEEPS-icles.”


Peeps Butterscotch Nests


Peeps Crème Brûlée

You’ll find recipes in Peeps-a-licious! for Easter, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Valentine’s Day, with contributions by:

Sally McKenney of Sally’s Baking Addiction

Christi Johnstone of Love from the Oven

Jennifer Lee of Kirbie’s Cravings

Alicia Peiffer of Making Time for Mommy

Chef Melanie Underwood at

Ashley Fox Whipple of Cute as a Fox

Marge Perry of A Sweet and Savory Life

Michelle Cordero of That’s So Michelle

Michelle Clausen of Sugar Swings! Serve Some

Jessica McCoy of All She Cooks


PEEPS® Fun Facts:

What took 27 hours in 1953 to create one PEEPS® Marshmallow Chick, today thanks to technology takes six minutes.


Just Born produces enough PEEPS® Brand Marshmallow

Candies in one year to circle the earth twice.


PEEPS® Brand Candies have been the

#1 non-chocolate brand at Easter for over 20 years.


Yellow is America’s best-selling color

of PEEPS® chicks and bunnies.


For a chance to win a copy of Peep-a-licious!, leave a comment telling me your favorite holiday PEEPS Marshmallow treat. . .chicks? bunnies? ghosts?

Do you like them fresh out of the package or slightly stale or as s’mores?  Or would you rather decorate with them, rather than eat them?

This giveaway is open to those living in the continental US. A winner will be chosen March 11th. 


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  129 comments for “Peeps-a-licious Giveaway!

  1. Pat Francoforte
    February 26, 2016 at 6:12 am

    Loved everything about this post! I love to make larger laminated bingo cards. My grandkids use peeps and jelly beans as markers and at the end, eat the goodies!

  2. February 26, 2016 at 6:25 am

    I love making recipes with Peeps! My favorite treat is the Easter Peeps Hidden Egg Cupcakes. I made them last year for Easter dessert, and they were a big hit with my Grandkids!

  3. February 26, 2016 at 6:29 am

    Hi Mary! I love Peeps as much as you do!! I have actually made some of the recipes you have had on the blog before…LOVE them in Hot Chocolate!!

  4. Rebecca
    February 26, 2016 at 7:39 am

    Hi Mary, My favorite Peeps recipe is the Ghost Brownies – hands down. So easy and people are sooo impressed!

  5. February 26, 2016 at 7:43 am

    these are all soooooooooo adorable, but i particularly love the peeps butterscotch nests! so stinkin’ cute! Thanks for sharing all this fun, Mary!

  6. Linda L
    February 26, 2016 at 7:50 am

    That peep in the shell sitting in the egg cup is just too cute! I don’t have favorite peep recipe, but I have a story. Every year at Easter my mother gave my daughter peeps. She looked forward to them each year. Now that my mom is gone I continue the tradition. Of course my daughter is fifty three now, but she’s a child at heart and still loves her peeps.

  7. Carol Burger
    February 26, 2016 at 8:04 am

    Loved your peeps! So creative! I’ve used peeps for treats and decorations for many years. This year I will put peeps on my deviled egg plate and also will use them to decorate the hidden egg cupcakes.
    I love reading all your blog, thanks!!

  8. February 26, 2016 at 8:05 am

    Peeps adorable. I use the purple and yellow ones to decorate a coconut cake using jelly beans too. A family favorite.

  9. Terie
    February 26, 2016 at 8:07 am

    My daughters love peeps for Easter. Just bought sour watermelon peeps( yuck). Have not thought about using them for decorations but definitely will this year. Thank you for the great ideas! 👍

  10. February 26, 2016 at 8:23 am

    How fun! I truly hope that one of your great creations/pics is in the book Mary, I think of you every time I see peeps:@) I enjoy them for all of the holidays but it just wouldn’t be Easter without a few for decorations!

  11. Ellen Stillabower
    February 26, 2016 at 8:24 am

    Love, love peeps! A couple of years ago I made a “peeps” cake. The top was decorated with yellow peeps and the center was chocolate chips and they made the top of the cake look like a sunflower. It was so pretty no one wanted to cut it until I finally picked one of the peeps and ate it. I like my yellow peeps a little on the stale side..that way they don’t stick to your teeth. I have been known to pull the Easter grass off the bottom of a peep that has been stuck for a while in order to eat that leftover peep!! I will be using them in my new center piece this year..I like all the uses you showed and I am excited to start decorating for Easter!! My children love them too. When they started putting them in smaller boxes, then I put that smaller box in their basket. All grown now, they use them in their Easter decor!! Thanks for sharing and good luck to all for the giveaway!! 🐥🐣🐥🐣🐥🐣

  12. Debra Boyer
    February 26, 2016 at 8:28 am

    Never saw these recipes before. Wonderful! Great thinking outside the box. Would love to try some. Haven’t seen the various shapes in my neck of the woods, but, will be looking for more of these now. Thank you for the interesting and fun post.

  13. Lanita Anderson
    February 26, 2016 at 8:30 am

    Love the ghost peeps in hot chocolate! We served them at the Assisted Living facility where I volunteer last year and the residents loved them! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity! Happy Friday…..

  14. February 26, 2016 at 8:39 am

    I like the chicks eaten straight from the box.

  15. Peggy (mOm)
    February 26, 2016 at 8:50 am

    Who doesn’t want a Peep whatever holiday it is? They are my husband’s favorite Easter Candy. A complete book on Peeps, what FUN!!! I love them straight out of the box. Love the idea of a couple mixed in with my deviled egg platter for Easter!!

  16. Beth
    February 26, 2016 at 8:56 am

    Jeepers PEEPERS!
    Great recipes and ideas! Love them all. I think Peeps are part of the basic food groups right?

  17. February 26, 2016 at 9:10 am

    I have never had one and would love to try it! They look adorable! I sure love how you decorate for the holidays! Hugz Lisa and Bear

  18. Terri
    February 26, 2016 at 9:12 am

    Wow! The Peeps ideas are so fun!!!! I can hardly wait to decorate an Easter cake with lots of colorful bunnies. I know it will be a holiday hit.

    Thank you!

  19. Jan Crowley
    February 26, 2016 at 9:20 am

    I pinned a bunch of these the other day-never thought about decorating with them. I like the purple chicks fresh out of the box. Your blog is amazing!

  20. February 26, 2016 at 9:21 am

    Chicks! Bc they were my first

  21. Susan
    February 26, 2016 at 9:30 am

    Chicks are my favorite. I like them fresh and I need enough to decorate with and have some right then. 🐤🐤🐤

  22. Katie Harland
    February 26, 2016 at 9:39 am

    I’ve never met a Peep I didn’t like!! So it would be hard to pick just one. I’ve got my 7 yr old grandson trained to get me Peep’s for any holiday…this Valentines I tried the new chocolate dipped cherry flavored ones….oh yum! Is there anyone else out there who likes them a little on the stale side so they have a “crunch” to them. Now that I’m thinking about them guess I’d better run out and get a “fix”! Mary – I so enjoy your blog. You are so, SO, creative – what an inspiration you are. Thanks for all you do – the ideas, pictures, recipes…..all a little bit of sunshine to wake up to! Keep it up!!!

  23. February 26, 2016 at 9:50 am

    While all those Peeps treats look absolutely fun & yummy, nothing beats fresh Peeps right out of the package! So in my home, every recipe requires double quantities of Peeps – the amount needed for the recipe and then some for eating while preparing ;)

  24. February 26, 2016 at 9:54 am

    WoooooHoooooo!! I’m going to make SO many of these treats this Easter….I’ve got 6 grandbabies under age of 6 that can run circles around me while having peeps hang from their mouths and in both hands!!!!
    Can we buy that book on Amazon??
    Bunny swizzles in my martini begins this weekend!!!!

  25. February 26, 2016 at 9:55 am

    You are the PEEPS QUEEN, Mary! Every time I see a peeps, I think of you and your creative uses of them. How do I like a Peeps? I like them right out of the package, and I always like to show my grandchildren how they expand in the microwave!!

  26. February 26, 2016 at 9:56 am

    Oh Mary, “Queen of Peeps,” I have been waiting for your peeps to peep out! I had no idea that peeps are hatched at the 5 million daily number, that seems quite incredible!! It seems like there are now peeps for every occasion, and your creations can’t be beat, even though it looks like there’s a lot of cuteness in that book! I would rather decorate with them than eat them, sort of like candy corn…one year I put them in egg shells after seeing yours, and the kiddos thought that was the funniest thing ever! Bring on peep season! 🐇 🐇 🐇

  27. Suzanne Alexander
    February 26, 2016 at 10:00 am

    We are big Peep fans in this house. Our favorites are the yellow Peep chicks! Since I make handmade soaps, I even make a Peeps Chick Soap!!

  28. Jan McF
    February 26, 2016 at 10:11 am

    Your site today is SO darn cute!!! You made me smile before I even finished my first cup of coffee!
    When my niece and nephews were young they loved putting their peeps in the microwave, letting them puff up. But there was an unhappy mom if they let them explode, which of course, they loved to do! When they each went off to college I mailed them Halloween packages every year, and included their peeps. Imagine my nephew’s surprise (when he did a 1/2 year of school in China) to still get his Halloween candy box from Auntie, which included his favorite peeps!! Thanks, Mary, for a wonderful site!

  29. Jeanne
    February 26, 2016 at 10:16 am

    I have to confess, I would steal stale, crispy Peeps from my children’s Easter baskets! Loved the crunch with the sweet taste. Now I am addicted to chocolate covered Peeps. My daughter gives me some each Easter.

  30. Patricia
    February 26, 2016 at 10:17 am

    Love Peeps. I usually set up two LARGE glass hurricanes full of Peeps and other candies on Halloween and again on Easter and they always get rave comments from visitors. Then to complement the hurricanes I love to make colorful crispie ( or trix) treats on a stick and center a peep bunny or pumpkin on each one. Wrapped in cello and tied with a ribbon they look so adorable and they taste great! Even adults who wouldn’t get caught dead eating a Peep straight out of the box want one!

  31. February 26, 2016 at 10:20 am

    My grown kids still love peeps and chicks seem to be their favorite. I love them all for decorating. Peeps aren’t just for kids!

  32. Cheryl
    February 26, 2016 at 10:26 am

    My newest favorite is the chocolate covered. I decided to give them a try, and now I’m hooked!

  33. Patti
    February 26, 2016 at 10:45 am

    Stale chicks are my favorite! I also love to decorate at holidays putting them in glass containers for floral arrangements!

  34. Kathi
    February 26, 2016 at 10:55 am

    I am a Peep lover from my childhood days…and let me tell you that was a very, very longgggggg time ago!!! Since way back then the only Peeps were the yellow chicks, I would say they are my fav..especially when they are still squishy soft!!! However, I will admit I do love the look of the sweet bunnies and I’m in love with all the pretty Easter colors and flavors. A few years ago I was delighted when they came out witht he Halloween variety of peeps…and then I was further delighted to see 4th of July Peeps! I’ve never used Peeps for decorating…seems as though I gooble them up too quickly (insert face with a rosy blush). I would L-O-V-E to win the delightful recipe book of Peeps.

    Have an awesome weekend!

  35. Susie
    February 26, 2016 at 10:59 am

    I love me some Peeps! I use them on skewers to garnish any kind of drink (kids love them on their juice glasses) and have you seen the new plush Peeps easter baskets??? Too cute!!
    On Easter I make green-dyed coconut and melted marshmallow “nests” with a Peep in each one and mini jelly bean “eggs”. Looks so cute on each plate at brunch.

  36. Lauren Butler
    February 26, 2016 at 11:00 am

    Hi Mary, I too like stale chicks in yellow! When they came out with chocolate dipped Peeps, well, all I can say is “Life is Good!” Your blog, and the sweet ladies that follow you, have been a sanity saver and inspiration for me. Soon I will be graduating from accounting…did I say graduating? I meant retiring…perhaps I do have a sense of humor! Anyway, I am looking forward to pretty place settings, friendships, and yummy food! AND, a place on a wonderful NC lake with a boat, the dogs, and the sweet husband!

  37. PW
    February 26, 2016 at 11:05 am

    Peeps have been a tradition to share w my daughter, ever since they were originally hatched! Luv the inspiration w the Peeps Smores & more…thank you!! 🐣 PW

  38. Lisa Powell
    February 26, 2016 at 11:11 am

    I love them all!! My favorite thing is to share with co-workers, we call our coffee “witches brew” haha, and put the ghosts or others in our coffee and sprinkle with cinnamon or confections. It feels decadent when we enjoy our afternoon coffee.

  39. Kimberly
    February 26, 2016 at 11:12 am

    I love mine fresh out of the box, in the store parking lot!!It’s my childhood in every bite, my Grandmother always had them for us at Easter.

  40. Nancy Murray
    February 26, 2016 at 11:13 am

    I love the chicks! Cork Market in D.C. Makes Boozy Peeps every Easter – now that’s a treat I can get behind!

  41. February 26, 2016 at 11:21 am

    That was adorable! You are so creative! I’m not a Peeps eater, but I always buy them for others. However, the only jelly beans I buy are the Just Born brand, as good as Russell Stover! I can feel my glucose level rising just thinking about them!

  42. February 26, 2016 at 11:23 am

    I am old fashioned and love the yellow chicks the best-stale of course! Last Easter I used your ideas and made the bunny swizzle sticks (my granddaughter loves bunnies and she was over the moon about them!) and I also used the eggshell cup w/ peep chick and jelly beans for very cute table favors at our Easter table. Thanks for all of the cute and beautiful ideas you share! Happy Easter, Mary!

  43. February 26, 2016 at 11:26 am

    NOBODY has more fun with food than you, Mary! I walked past the peeps in Walmart & thought of you yesterday. I should have bought one package of every color. Great ideas…thanks so much for bringing them up again.

  44. February 26, 2016 at 11:30 am

    ooops…forgot to say I love the yellow bunnies the best & fresh ones at that. HOWEVER, your toasted ghosts come in a close second. Hahahaha!
    I love all the above suggestions….Boozy Peeps &/or sprinkled with cinnamon in an afternoon tea or coffee

  45. February 26, 2016 at 11:30 am

    peeps & chocolate are my favorite combination!!! and every easter, my grande-girls and i create a ‘peeps’ parade by making tiny ‘crepe-paper’ Easter bonnets for them .. and have them proudly ‘marching’ across a lawn of easter grass on our fireplace mantle. we also ‘thread colorful Easter Peeps’ on wire and tie colorful easter egg-color gingham strips between them and hang them below the mantle. I so wish there was a way to ‘enable’ photos in your ‘comments’ space so we could all share pictures with you and your zillions of followers showing you how you have inspired us! (each month, i send a link to your blog via e-mail to all my friends .. and share your link on my facebook page and tell everyone they should subscribe for a wonderful monthly holiday/seasonal treat! “HOPPY EASTER’!

  46. Penny
    February 26, 2016 at 11:33 am

    I enjoyed this post. I love Peeps and have since I was a little girl. I now have a granddaughter who shares in my passion and we love doing fun things with Peeps. You have given us some fun new ideas. Bryleigh and I both thank you for your creative talents and for sharing them. May the “Peeps” be with you. :)

  47. kathy waterhouse
    February 26, 2016 at 11:40 am

    You have so many cute ideas for using Peeps! I think the bunnies are the cutest. Thanks for your beautiful posts….

  48. February 26, 2016 at 11:58 am

    I LOVE stale Peeps, but not many of them reach that stage. They would have to be under lock and key or nailed down for me to not eat them as soon as I leave the store.

  49. Sherlie Magaret
    February 26, 2016 at 12:10 pm

    I love the chocolate mousse peeps and bunnies, I think they are so cute, we are making little graham cracker house for peeps this year like you do a gingerbread house. We will make a candy nest and leave one side of the house open so they are on display in the nest. Of course, we saw this on Pinterest.

  50. February 26, 2016 at 12:10 pm

    Mary, I’m starting a Pinterest Board of all your cute ideas. I like Peeps right out of the wrapper, but mostly I like the cute opportunities Peeps provide for clever holiday ideas. Wonderful post!

  51. February 26, 2016 at 12:20 pm

    I love all Peeps. I like them with coffee for breakfast.

  52. Laurie
    February 26, 2016 at 12:21 pm

    Ok, I’m sold! I have never been a peeps fan, but after reading this post I can’t wait to buy some chick & bunny peeps 🐣🐰

  53. franki
    February 26, 2016 at 12:36 pm

    “Peeps” in any way, shape or form!! Bring it on!! franki

  54. February 26, 2016 at 12:40 pm

    My grandpeeps are such fans of the confections that I sent ghosts, bunnies, and chicks (in proper season) to them during their years in Germany. Now they are back home they choose their own faves. Me, I am a classic originals gal.

  55. Linny
    February 26, 2016 at 12:44 pm

    Happy Birthday Peeps….I love the orange peeps to eat and decorate my Easter cupcakes. All the colors are great I’ve made the Ghost Brownies for our Halloween party at the Senior Center. They are great toasted and just out of the package.

  56. February 26, 2016 at 12:59 pm

    Hi, Mary! I am a traditionalist and have a definite preference for the yellow chick Peep because I can still see MY Easter basket when I was young and found Peeps in there (and that was a loooong time ago!) Now I make sure there are always Peeps in the baskets I put together for my 8 grandchildren and my 4 married daughters and husbands! Lots of Peeps to distribute each Easter! Of course, some don’t make it from the package to the basket because I must do quality testing, you know. Yum!! Rosie @ The Magic Hutch

  57. February 26, 2016 at 1:21 pm

    I love Peeps but as Rosie says above, I too am a traditionalist and prefer the yellow chick Peeps…. Got two boxes of them at Long’s (CVS) Drugstore in Hilo a couple of days ago…Will be going back for more!

  58. Sandi Magle
    February 26, 2016 at 1:48 pm

    LOL, I just laughed my way through this post, they are sooooo cute. And I haven’t posted the pictures yet, but I popped mine in my 1930’s Clear grandma’s cookie jar…I had the sandbakkle tins in for Christmas—I need some peach ones though—grins…thanks for the smiles, Sandi

  59. Ann W.
    February 26, 2016 at 1:52 pm

    I love the stale peeps! I put them in hot chocolate and it is a delicious treat on a cold night!

  60. February 26, 2016 at 1:58 pm

    I love the bunny Peeps. Even though it says yellow is the favorite color, I use all colors! They are adorable and are easily recognizable by little ones. I usually decorate Easter baskets with them; I also use them on my Easter table and buffet. Then, my granddaughter eats them all! lol She loves marshmallows!

  61. February 26, 2016 at 2:03 pm

    Oh, I forgot! After each holiday, I go to the stores with my granddaughter to buy some of the leftover Peeps (usually on clearance). Granddaughter and I make S’mores out of those. Yum! It’s a tradition we’ve started 3 years ago when she was 4. This year is her third year to help me treasure hunt for Peeps on clearance.

  62. Wendi Spraker
    February 26, 2016 at 2:30 pm

    You might think this is the craziest thing you ever heard -but my college girlfriends and I discovered a few years ago that yellow peep chicks floating on (dipped in) red dry wine is a FINE FINE treat. Really. Who knew? Peep pairing.

  63. February 26, 2016 at 2:34 pm

    Looove me some peeps and your creations with them! My favorite flavor is the cocoa cat at Halloween, and my favorite way to eat traditional Peeps takes a great deal of patience and willpower to wait – I punch a small hole in a package and wait a month or so to eat them – love them crispity around the edges! :) :)

  64. February 26, 2016 at 3:05 pm

    I love decorating with the chicks and bunnies and your ideas are great!

  65. Irish Mimi
    February 26, 2016 at 3:05 pm

    My favorite is the original yellow chick – slightly stale (crispy outside w/ soft/chewy inside. I love eating AND decorating. LOVE the bunny cake and the Easter chick displays. The Chick-tini looks intriguing, too – maybe a virgin version for the kiddos!

  66. February 26, 2016 at 3:56 pm

    I went to a funeral just this week for a friends Grandmother. She was 94 !
    She loved peeps so much that they had a box of peeps in each pew for people to enjoy 💕💕💕

  67. Nancy B
    February 26, 2016 at 5:10 pm

    I’ve loved Peeps ever since I was a little girl! Now that they are available mostly year round, I’m one happy muncher! I prefer them soft from the package while my cousin opens up a corner and gives them a little overnight counter sit. Best of all, I discovered that my 88 year old aunt loves them too! Now I send her a Peeps box every holiday with the host colorful, newest flavored and pretty Peepers. Me, I’m a purist, the yellow chick originals are the best!
    Nancy B
    La Grange Park, IL

  68. Sue Bingeman
    February 26, 2016 at 5:19 pm

    I love to eat and decorate with Peeps! At Halloween I line the inside of a glass candy jar with ghost Peeps looking out. Next I fill the inside of the jar with Halloween M & M candies. At Easter I like to dip the bottom of Peep bunnies in melted chocolate and skewer them with a candy stick. So cute and festive!

  69. February 26, 2016 at 5:25 pm

    Love peeps. So much you can do with them to decorate.

  70. February 26, 2016 at 5:43 pm

    My grandchildren love them. My favorite would be the chicks. You are the Peeps queen!

  71. Dawn Maderak
    February 26, 2016 at 8:29 pm

    I love all Peeps!! They are tasty and cute to decorate with!!

  72. February 26, 2016 at 9:40 pm

    I love a chocolate cake with yellow Peeps arranged around the top edge to look like a big sunflower.

  73. Rebecca R.
    February 26, 2016 at 10:11 pm

    Yellow chicks fresh out of the pack.

  74. Bonnie
    February 26, 2016 at 10:57 pm

    My 16 year old granddaughter is the Peeps queen in our family. She loves them not slightly stale, but very stale! I found snowman peeps at Christmas, heart peeps for Valentine’s Day and of course chicks and bunnies for Easter. She would really love the Peeps Cookbook for peeps lovers.
    Me, I just like to decorate with them and have gotten so many ideas from your blog on ways to use them. Thank you.

  75. Mary Ann Deubel
    February 27, 2016 at 1:12 am

    Hi Mary, I love peeps of all colors and shapes, slightly crunchy! I am a big holiday baking fanatic and when my 4 daughters were little, I made the sugar Easter panoramic eggs for them (not as hard as they look but a bit time consuming), bunny cakes of all kinds, a stand up lamb cake (I have sooo many cake pans at home!), but the best one I ever made was the Easter basket cake with pink frosting piped on the outside in a basket weave design, green dyed coconut on top for grass with lots of yellow peeps (my favorite!), chocolate bunnies, jelly beans, speckled eggs, etc. nestled in the coconut. I made a handle from braided pipe cleaners in pastel colors that went across the top as well. My daughters were thrilled! Now I have 3 grandsons ages 1 to 4 and I am back doing all that again….such fun! I will be buying lots of peeps this year to try out many of your ideas (and eat, of course!). Thanks for all the inspiration!
    p.s. I made your brownie ghost peeps treat for Halloween this year and it was so cute and really yummy!

  76. Melodie Strickland
    February 27, 2016 at 1:38 am

    Until your blog I had no idea there were peeps for other seasons than Easter. Love the yellow ones and will have to look for other colors as well as ones in chocolate–yumm!!

  77. February 27, 2016 at 9:45 am

    I love Peeps straight out of the package–why mess with perfection? LOL! Actually, the recipes look amazing!

  78. Carolyn
    February 27, 2016 at 12:57 pm

    Me,too! Straight out of the package is perfect,

  79. Sonia Sierra
    February 27, 2016 at 2:24 pm

    I use peeps for all of the holidays but I do feel like they are a must for Easter! I prefer them straight out of the package, and I love how you use peeps all season long because it’s great inspiration!

  80. linda kemp
    February 27, 2016 at 5:28 pm

    Love love love your peeps. Everything you posted is adorable!!

  81. Ronda Jenkins
    February 27, 2016 at 8:57 pm

    Oh how I love PEEPS! Purple Bunnies are my favorite fresh out of the package! To be honest, I love all the colors. I made a cake several years ago with peeps all around the cake. It was fun but I would love to see more recipes with them. Your posts with them are so fun!

  82. Henrietta
    February 27, 2016 at 10:01 pm

    Hi Mary, I LOVE your blog. Lake Norman is my absolute favorite area and I so appreciate your willingness to share pictures. But, back to the business at hand. I have been inspired by your usage of peeps. I have bought more Peeps since I started following you than I ever did before. My favorite way to eat them is to dip them in chocolate. If I can find them already dipped, I usually buy them all. Sad….I know. But, I am addicted to them. Fortunately for me, and my waistline, they usually don’t have very many of those in my area. Thanks for your inspiration!

  83. jae
    February 27, 2016 at 10:48 pm

    Yellow chicks, slightly stale are the best! Well, they all are good, even the gaudy neon ones! Thanks for the great ideas and a fun giveaway!

  84. Cynthia Raines
    February 28, 2016 at 12:36 am

    I am more of a dark chocolate person so I’m not one to eat them, yet my oldest sister likes them a little stale. I did have so much fun using them as swizzle sticks with lemonade as you showed us and everyone thought they were too cute. I also put a few in broken egg shells and they stole the show. Will do it again this year for Easter. Thanks Mary for ALL of your creativeness, we are so blessed to enjoy the fruits of all your labor! “Hoppy – Almost Spring!”

  85. Ann
    February 28, 2016 at 1:41 am

    Our grown kids STILL love Peeps! The bunnies or the chicks are our favs!!

  86. Susan Nelson
    February 28, 2016 at 9:14 am

    Jeepers, Creepers we LOVE our Peeps!

  87. Karenann
    February 28, 2016 at 10:48 am

    I’m a Peep fanatic, I just love them!! But my very favorite has got to be the yellow bunny peeps! They are just so classic!

  88. Cheryl B
    February 28, 2016 at 11:16 am

    I love this! It’s so pretty and fun seeing all the ways you use these yummies. My favorite Peep, is the traditional yellow chick. My family was pretty poor when I was growing up, and our Easter baskets were a real treat. Seeing those little yellow chicks all nestled in the green “grass” of my basket, always made it special. I love mine slightly stale and chewy. I didn’t know anyone else liked them that way!!

  89. Toni
    February 28, 2016 at 11:58 am

    After seeing all of these ideas, I think It has renewed my interest in peeps. My kids have never been fans, but I used to love them but have not had any in a long time. Guess I am going to have to try them again. I love the uses for the ghosts, brownies and as marshmallows in hot chocolate. I think a peeptini is also in order.

  90. February 28, 2016 at 6:36 pm

    I Love Peeps….The yellow chicks are my all time favorite. I am so bad…..If I open a box, I eat them just out of the box!!
    I am planning to make some type of cake for Easter this year using Peeps….
    Thank-You so much for a chance, as the Book looks Wonderful.

  91. Bonnie Keearns
    February 28, 2016 at 9:51 pm

    Never could I imagine all the wonders of “Peeps” if I did’t see them on your blog! My son would be besides himself if he see this book. Every Easter, I would plunge myself into an isle of delightful chocolates and other nostalgic candy only to surface with “Blue Marshmallow Bunnies”. Why, because this is the only “Sweets” my son would eat! He would open them and let them sit for 2-7 days BEFORE eating them! (somethings are just unexplainable) I loved the idea w/ lemonade…perhaps a Blue Raspberry Lemonade this year <3

  92. ann
    February 29, 2016 at 1:06 am

    original yellow peeps–sigh

  93. February 29, 2016 at 10:41 am

    Always love your ideas!!!!!

  94. Amy S
    February 29, 2016 at 12:01 pm

    I love all the different seasonal peeps but gotta say the Bunnies are what I remember from childhood. Love decorating cupcakes and of course melty smores are just so yummy!

  95. sarita
    February 29, 2016 at 12:43 pm

    love bunny peeps so i can eat ears first!! i at least get out of the store before i eat them! i love peepsso much i finally bought clear stamps of peeps to make Easter cards! thank you for the chance to win this great book!

  96. Linda D.
    February 29, 2016 at 1:11 pm

    I have never used real Peeps for decorating, but since finding your blog I have been thinking of trying it for Easter this year. I do have a set of small stuffed Peeps bunnies I picked up years ago. They sit in a little basket on my dining room hutch each Easter. It began as a set of 4, but I only have 3 now, as my granddaughter took one home with her a couple of years ago. Your post made me jump over to the Just Born website, and I now have several Peeps items in my cart, waiting for me to decide if I will add more before I “proceed to checkout”. Sorry to see they did not have the cookbook on the website. Thanks for all the inspiration for using Peeps and ALL of your holiday recipes and tablescapes!!

    I would have to say the white bunnies are my favorite, definitely left out in the open for at least a few days to get a little stale.

    Linda D.

  97. claudette flanigan
    February 29, 2016 at 4:37 pm

    I love Peeps and so does my family! I’d have to say the Easter Peeps are my favorite, but the white ghost Peeps at Halloween are great atop a cup of hot chocolate. And birthday cake Peeps taste amazing! Yup, we love our Peeps!

  98. February 29, 2016 at 9:53 pm

    I would rather decorate with Peeps caue I am not a real sweets person…except for chocolate:) You are the Peeps queen! EVERY time you do something with them, I think it is my favorite….til the next one! The book sounds fabulous!!!!

  99. February 29, 2016 at 10:31 pm

    Definitely like to decorate with them. Your Peeps ideas are so cute–would love to copy all of them!

  100. March 1, 2016 at 12:25 am

    Our house loves Peeps, they are so much fun to decorate with each season. Thanks for the giveaway!

  101. March 1, 2016 at 4:21 pm

    I so love all of your “Peeps” creations….I must say that my fav is the chick in the egg!….Now my favorite is definitely the chick…or the rabbit…ugh…I love them all!

  102. Trenda
    March 2, 2016 at 1:31 am

    Hi Mary!
    My favorite Peeps are the bunny’s in springtime and the ghosts in autumn! I love making Peep “kabobs” for Easter and Halloween and always keep some in the freezer ready for the grandchildren and hot chocolate! Wow … 5,000,000 Peeps produced in 1 day! Thank you for all the interesting facts about Peeps! 😊

  103. Jahnine
    March 3, 2016 at 11:09 am

    I have two boys, and our favorite thing to do with peeps is to watch them blow up in the microwave! Even as adults we all still gather round the microwave put in a peep, and laugh hysterically as it grows into “the blob.” Then they fight to see who gets to eat it (yes, even as adults!), claiming that the texture is even better once it’s been “nuked.”

    PS- Your recipe for fruit skewers w peeps made me the hit of the Easter Sunday Brunch last year – thanks Mary!!!

  104. March 4, 2016 at 2:52 pm

    I’m a Peeps purist, so I like the chicks. I also think I’m in the minority by enjoying them straight from the carton when they are nice and chewy.

  105. Val
    March 5, 2016 at 12:06 am

    I like to eat ALL types of Peeps. Slightly Stale, Fresh out of the Package, and as S’Mores. Also, I’d have to say my favorite type of peep is the bubblegum chick! YUM!

  106. Marilyn
    March 5, 2016 at 7:10 am

    I love to look at all different Peeps but eat only the bunnies! Your designs are awesome!

  107. Cathy Porter
    March 5, 2016 at 8:11 am

    I love all peeps but my favorite are the chicks and ghosts. Fresh is Best, but a close second is a peep on top of chocolate. Yum

  108. March 5, 2016 at 8:40 am

    I decorate with them. They are so cute. Of course when my children come home they seem to disappear. :):):)

  109. Donna Zoltanski
    March 5, 2016 at 9:03 am

    I love your peep décor! Nothing cuter – ever. I just cannot decide which I like best! Of course, Easter, springtime seems to be the most popular – the colors are so happy! Thanks for entering me!

  110. Sue
    March 5, 2016 at 9:19 am

    I don’t eat Peeps but love to decorate with them. However, my grandsons will steal the Peeps whenever they see them!!

  111. Wendy
    March 5, 2016 at 9:26 am

    I have just become a fan of yours😊 love your ideas from peeps to porches. Your peep recipes and ideas are great fun. A must share for me is my three grandchildren call me Peep😘 My seven year old grandson was so excited when at the young age of three thought that all the Peeps were made just for his Peep.

  112. Joan Rooney
    March 5, 2016 at 9:36 am

    Such creative decorative ideas! Love the flower arrangements and will eat all of the leftover peeps right out of the box. My grands love them too.

  113. Beth Gilreath
    March 5, 2016 at 9:45 am

    Love your Peeps ideas, so creative. Love using Peeps to add some fun for the kids to a very special Easter Celebration of the life of our Lord.

  114. March 5, 2016 at 10:17 am

    Hi Mary! I just love all of your ideas and presentations make me want to try new things! I love Peeps! I eat them, dip them, let them go stale and use them for decorations, My favorite way is of course in spring and Easter because that is a sign of renewal and they are fresh and colorful after a long winter. I top cupcakes and put jellybeans and bunnies in vases. Look in my freezer and I have a few boxes of ghosts and pumpkins that we use for hot chocolate and s’mores at the campfire! Last year for our July 4th party we had brownies topped with striped (red, white and blue) frosting and sat a patriotic Peep in the middle of each! They are just lots of fun and really bring out your imagination! Have a Blessed Spring and keep the inspirations coming!

  115. March 5, 2016 at 10:21 am

    We are putting a shutterfly book together for my granddaughters 4th birthday. All her family and friends sent her mom pictures of us with our favorite candy. I’m pictured with my beloved peeps. As far as a favorite, that’s like asking which grandchild I like best. I LOVE THEM ALL!

  116. March 5, 2016 at 10:57 am

    Me! Me! Me!!!! Missed this post. Thanks for sending me back to it!! I don’t eat em but they sure make fun decor!!

  117. Judith Carr
    March 5, 2016 at 11:52 am

    You are my favorite blog! A well lived life to aspire to!

    My name is Judith and I am a Peepoholic! And I don’t want help!

    Love them stale, in the mail, love them yellow, pink and purple–or in my Jello!

    Would love that book!

  118. Betty Savage
    March 5, 2016 at 12:07 pm

    Love all peepers but yellow chicks are my favorite!

  119. Annette
    March 5, 2016 at 12:46 pm

    I’ve never eaten a peep, but I love the idea of using them for s’mores. Love your ideas.

  120. Sherri
    March 5, 2016 at 2:26 pm

    Love this post! I’m so inspired and just added Peeps to my grocery list. I like to decorate with them and usually go with the bunnies. Although I like the pictures with the chicks too, so I may get both, My daughter does eat them and likes them stale.

  121. Susan B.
    March 5, 2016 at 6:44 pm

    Thanks for all the great ideas using Peeps. They are so adorable. I think my favorites are the bunnies! You’ve given me inspiration to start some Peeps projects!!

  122. March 5, 2016 at 7:13 pm

    PEEPS – PEEPS – AND MOR PEEPS!!! I am always looking for great ideas to use peeps. Keep the ideas coming so I can continue to use my Christmas Peeps, Halloween Peeps, Easter Peeps,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, you get the idea!

  123. Dorinda Selke
    March 5, 2016 at 10:16 pm

    Hi – I’m a peep fanatic. Love eating them and my favorite is the classic yellow chick. It has to be very stale too. That’s my absolute favorite way of eating them, but sometimes I grow impatient and have been known to nibble on a few that aren’t so stale. But don’t tell anyone!! I usually enjoy all the holiday peeps. They are so festive. Thanks and I would love to win 🐣 xo

  124. Brenda Schlosser
    March 5, 2016 at 11:55 pm

    Oh my goodness! This is the cutest post ever. I love peeps and can’t wait to make myself a peeps centerpiece with tulips. I hope I win this book so I can get more ideas to use peeps. My favorite peeps are the chicks. I especially love the speckled white peeps.

  125. Pam Cook
    March 6, 2016 at 10:07 am

    I love to use the peeps any time of the year and roast them over the fire and make s’mores! One of our favorite treats.

  126. Cynthia M-R
    March 7, 2016 at 10:10 am

    Hi Mary,

    I’m not familiar with peeps, however I love marshmallows, I’m going to pay attention in the stores for them. I live in Canada & they’re not as known here? I love the decorating that you do with them! Very inspiring blog, I enjoy your posts & have forwarded inspiring ones to my friends.
    I’m going to use the ‘peeps’ as topic of conversation at teat times with my girlfriends, your blog will increase purchasing power of the peeps here! lol

  127. March 8, 2016 at 3:01 pm

    Every Easter I make a layer cake with Bunny peeps standing guard along the sides of the cake and chicks resting comfortably on the top edge. Not only is it delicious but it makes for the perfect centerpiece!

  128. Sharon
    March 9, 2016 at 8:25 pm

    Love the s’mores brownies.

  129. Dawn
    March 12, 2016 at 11:43 pm

    I love the bunnies!! And a absolutely love to decorate with peeps! Beautiful post…thanks!

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