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Peeps S'mores

Peeps on chocolate graham cracker

When you see Peeps on the grocery store shelves, you know Easter is just around the corner! This is a fun, and messy, project that would be great for kids. No perfection, just a chocolatey, marshmallow mess!

Peeps bunnies in pink, yellow and blue

Sam Born, and the Just Born Candy Company, are the creators of Peeps candy. Born is also responsible for the lollipop, the "Born Sucker", Mike and Ike, and chocolate sprinkles. Born immigrated from Russia to the United States in 1910, fleeing anti-Semitism. He landed in Brooklyn, New York, at age 19. Born came from a family of chocolatiers, and in 1916, invented a lollipop machine. The company took off from there. In 1953, Born acquired the Rodda Candy Company primarily for it's jelly bean technology.

Originally, Peeps were hand made at Rodda, a process that could take 27 hours because the marshmallow needed time to cool by air drying before packaging. Fortunately, Sam's son, Bob, came up with an idea to automate the process which cut the time to 6 minutes. First came the chick-shaped Peeps (originally with wings), then later, bunnies. Even though there are now many colors and flavors, the original yellow outsells all others. Just Born makes about 5.5 million each daily.

Peeps bunnies with a bowl of sprinkles

There is no baking for these s'mores. Just gather Peeps, your favorite chocolate, graham crackers and sprinkles.

Graham cracker being dipped in chocolate

Melt chocolate in a microwave for 20 seconds at a time until the right consistency. Make sure to stir between heating times. You want to be able to cover the graham crackers easily.

Peeps bunny on chocolate graham cracker

After covering the graham cracker completely with chocolate, place a Peep on top and set on a tray with parchment paper. The tray should be small enough to go into your refrigerator for about 10 minutes to set the chocolate. I used my freezer for this step to speed up the process.

Multicolor Peeps bunnies on chooclate graham crackers

Once set, drip more melted chocolate over the lower half of the Peep and add sprinkles. Place the finished Peep S'mores back into the refrigerator to set before serving.

They don't have to be perfect, just delicious!

Half eaten Peeps S'more

That is one very tasty bite! A great treat for family Easter gatherings.

*I am not affiliated with any linked companies in this post.



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