Ahh Peeps. Nothing marks the Easter season like these bunny- and chick-shaped marshmallows. But after stuffing your face with these traditional treats on Easter morning, you start to wonder what you're going to do with the boxes upon boxes of Peeps the Easter bunny left behind. If you're like me, you can spend hours watching them explode in the microwave. But, if you'd rather put the treats more appetizing use, there are some easy ways to use leftover Peeps that'll give second life to your bunnies and chicks before they go stale.
Because, let's be honest, there's nothing worse than seeing perfectly good candy go to waste. Especially if the Easter Bunny (i.e. your mom, dad, or you if you're a parent) put so much through and care into creating a delicious Easter basket. But you can only eat so many of those marshmallows before you feel like you're going to turn into one.
And if you've been busy baking for your Easter celebration, the good news is that most leftover Peeps recipes don't require a while lot of work or even ingredients. So if you're hoping to put those Peeps to tastier use, try whipping up one of these mouthwatering day after Easter desserts.
1. Peeps Marshmallow Popcorn Eggs
A simple, but super sweet treat, these Peeps marshmallow popcorn eggs from What's Cooking Love are a great post-hunt snack fro the kids (and adults too.)
2. Peeps Cake Batter Candy
Without a trace of Easter hues, Cookies and Cups' Peeps cake batter candy is great to make months after the holiday.
3. Peeps Cupcakes
The best part of these Peeps cupcakes from Confessions of a Cookbook Queen? The candy bar surprise in the center.
4. Peeps Coconut Cake
Want to step up your Easter dessert game? Whip up i am food blog's Peeps coconut cake.
5. Peep Pops
Chocolate covered Peeps?! Yes, you read that right. Gimme Some Oven's Peep pops are the perfect post- Easter dessert.
6. Easter Overload Brownies
Need to use up more than just your Peeps? These Easter overload brownies from Confessions of a Cookbook Queen use the marshmallow, Oreos, and so much more.
7. Peeps S'mores Kit
Send your Ester brunch guest home with something sweet and seasonal, like Bake Love give's Peeps s'mores kit.