They are an iconic symbol of spring! AND, they’re super fun to play around with. I think it must skip a generation because my mom LOVES Peeps, I wouldn’t eat them unless you paid me, and Scarlet loves Peeps. Des does not. As far as I know, Cassidy has never had one in his life! I might be wrong, but we’re a 1 out of 4 family for eating them, and a 4 out of 4 family for playing with them. They’re really magical that way. You can make these for your kids, or you can make them with your kids.
1 pkg. Graham Crackers
1 pkg. Edible Easter Grass
1 pkg. Peeps Chicks
6-8 oz. Wilton Chocolate Melts, pink
Easter Candy Eggs, chocolates or jelly beans
What You Do:
1 – Break the graham crackers in half. You’ll need 5 halves for each chicken house.
2 – Melt the chocolate melts according to package directions and put it in a small plastic bag or piping bag.
3 – Lay a graham cracker half down and pipe a line of chocolate on each side of a graham cracker half. Stand a graham cracker half up on each line of chocolate. Hold them until the chocolate sets, about a minute or so.
4 – Now pipe a line of chocolate on top of the two graham crackers that are standing up. Then take 2 more halves and place each one on the chocolate and bend them towards each other so they touch at the top like a roof peak. Hold them for a minute or two. Then pipe a thick line of chocolate right on the crack where the two roof sides meet at the peak. Let this set for 3-4 minutes.
5 – Now put some of the edible grass into each chicken house that you made. Set a peep chick in each one. Add a couple of Easter candy eggs around on the grass in each chicken house.
6 – This is clearly a cute and fun treat for Easter that the kids can all help make! Enjoy!
And.. that’s about as cute as it gets by 8:00am on a gloomy Sprinter morning. Third Winter morning. Mud Season morning. Narnia morning. I don’t even know what to call it but I know that I needed to post something cute and colorful and cheerful, because honestly, how could anyone resist these? They make me want to eat Peeps. They make me want to be a better person. And although I have trouble with the transitions of seasons, there’s something about Easter cheer that has caught me by the heart since the 1980’s. And I love that my kids still see all of the magic of the holiday, and that makes me feel the same way. So really – make these Peeps N’ Egg Houses Easter Treats – because they are so adorable and uplifting.