Why hello there!
Well hello there!
What better way to eat a Peep than in a chocolate Easter egg?
Two weeks ago I bought about five dozen peeps. Pink ones, purple ones, yellow ones, blue ones, limited edition ones(!)… all in attempt to making something fun and creative for the Peeps Hop Along Party. Something more than just a chocolate dipped peep. I ended up with these guys. Peeping peeps, or they could be hatching, but bunnies hatching out of eggs is just silly. So just roll with me, ok?
You may recognize the chocolate eggs if you frequent this site…
Only this time I added a base to the egg and stuffed them with Peeps!
Fill your silicon mold with a spoonful or two of CandiQuik, using the back of a spoon to push the coating up the sides. If your sides feel thin, you may want to repeat this process.
Using a small knife, I trimmed the top of each egg. Don’t worry if it’s not perfect, this makes it look more natural!
I also cut the bottom half of each peep off. You can decide what to do with the leftover marshmallow, I’m confident it will go to good use.
Note: I only had to trim the chicks peeps
I used a toothpick to apply CandiQuik along the edge of one egg to act as a glue and hold both halves together.
Then spoon a tiny amount of CandiQuik on wax paper and press your egg on top, hold in place until the egg is able to stand on its own (this should only take a few moments).
Sorta cute, don’t you think!?
Happy Easter, Peeps!
(Sorry, I couldn’t resist)
Be sure to hop on over to the following sites, they are all delivering a super cute PEEP idea!
So, it happens to be that it was (and is!) cold outside. Surprise, surprise Minnesota.
What does that have to do with anything?
Well, I’m glad you asked, because I couldn’t find a dang candy thermometer in the kitchen to save my life. Nor did I really want to go all the way up to the store to get a new one.
(I’m officially talking to myself on my blog, don’t mind me.)
And I thought, I’ll try to make this recipe without the thermometer (I know…bad me).
After I researched tons of marshmallow recipes online, watched marshmallow-makin’ videos
(and in that time probably could’ve already returned from the store w/ my new thermometer, but that’s besides the point) I had decided that I had it pinned down to exactly how long it would take for my mixture to get to 240 degrees.
Today I bring you a different kind of treat. It doesn’t involve cake, frosting, or even cookies.
But it’s still decadent and
finger paw-lickin’ good - depending on who you ask.
If you like mint and/or chocolate, this is it.
If you like those little York peppermint patties, this is it.
If you don’t (me) like York peppermint patties, this is still it.
If you’re looking for an easy after dinner treat… you know it.
If you want to make a dessert that requires you to scrub chocolate out of a bowl and end up with it splattered all over your brand new white shirt, this is not it. I will share that one with you later. Ugh.
Funny story about how THESE eggs came about. What’s also funny is how your brain thinks as a blogger/recipe developer…
A commercial for Rice Krispies came on for these cute little rice krispy treats with little candies hidden inside.
Right away I thought – chocolate easter eggs! Hollow ones, then you can stuff candy, money, or whatever you want in them.
No wait, money is dirty, that might be gross.
Apparently Kristan over at Confessions of a Cookbook Queen (who happens to be hosting a giveaway for 3 cases of Candiquik, act fast – ends April 2!!!) and I are on the same wavelength about what to do with our egg molds. Dang, I thought I had somethin’. Who am I kidding, they’ve proably been done a few
But they’re cute, so here ya go:
(Don’t forget to visit Kristan! She will have you rolling on the floor laughing andshe obviously has great taste in desserts *wink, wink*)
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I amaze myself, I really do.
And not in a overly confident kind of amaze.
Anyone that really knows me, knows that I am not always the most graceful person.
I have been known to pour chocolate candiquik all over white pants, vanilla all over black pants, you get the drift…
If you can make almond bark, you totally got this.
There is no excuse in the world not to make these.
Before we get to the good stuff I wanted to show you a little somethin’…
This is what I came in to work to find on my desk:
The Wall Street Journal. An article on, “How Colleagues Make You Fat“. A sticky note pointing to said article with the words, “with cake balls” written on it.
So…a lot of football games have been on lately. Really “important” games.
Of course neither the Broncos or the (ahem) Vikings are playing anymore.
So then, naturally, I was rooting for San Francisco. Why?! Because I like California.
And this is how I pick who to cheer for. Silly, I know. But now we’re down to Giants and Patriots…what to do, what to do? Think I’ll just cheer for the opposite team the bf is cheering for.
Then while the game is going on I’ll usually find something yummy to make, because football games are long. Really long.
Should’ve made something that took longer….
But it all worked out, because then I went on Pinterest.
Puppy Chow, Reindeer Food, Chocolate Peanut Butter Chex Mix, Chex Lemon Buddies, or whatever you usually call it.
I have a twist on this mix today. It might sound weird. You may be skeptical. But really, it’s just as addicting as the original.
And there’s a secret ingredient involved that you would probably guess at first bite.
I could begin by telling you a story about our new friends living in the basement, but I’ll spare you.
These mice are not a brand new creation, but they are a classic. If you haven’t ever seen these – here they are! If you haven’t ever made these – do so. I promise, people will rave and think you are oh-so creative.
Who doesn’t see these and instantly think “aww, how cute”!?
Strawberry Shot Glasses – Yes, Please!
I found these at this super cute blog, Sweet Tooth. Warning: be prepared to want to bake your heart out for the next
week year after visiting her site. I seriously printed out 5 recipes and added them to my Recipes I Must Bake Real Soon queue.
That queue is huge by the way.
I would need to take about a month off of work and straight bake. I’m down for it, anyone else in? You can come over and be my little taste testers?
That would be sweet. I’ll be taking applications.
In the mean time:
Strawberry Shot Glasses