Left Over Peeps?!

Decorating By Melan Updated 26 Mar 2008 , 5:26pm by Cak3mama

Melan Posted 24 Mar 2008 , 3:32pm
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If you are like me, I always end up with left over Peeps after Easter!! If you don't know what to do with them, and are at the point of not being able to eat another one, do what I do!

I gather my kids, and neighbor's kids for that matter, and we put them in our microwave! If you haven't done this before, it's pretty neat. Just put one at a time, on a plate, and turn the microwave on! They GROW, to the size of a small chicken! It's so funny! They shrink back down quite a bit after the microwave goes off but it's fun to watch them grow before your eyes! Give the kids some graham crackers and let them dip them in the warm peeps. My kids love this... and I look forward to it each year!

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mommicakes Posted 24 Mar 2008 , 3:57pm
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Cool idea! Thanks for sharing, I'm sure my kids will get a kick out of this. icon_lol.gif

Tootall Posted 24 Mar 2008 , 4:03pm
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Oh neat! Now I wish I had some leftover Peeps!! icon_biggrin.gif

scoobydid Posted 24 Mar 2008 , 4:03pm
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I am so totally going to do this with my kids when they return home from school today. Thanks for adding this smile to my Monday! I hope you had a Happy Easter!!

Doug Posted 24 Mar 2008 , 4:07pm
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no no no....

set them on fire! -- like you do marshmallows at a campfire!

they burn so pretty!

kansaslaura Posted 24 Mar 2008 , 4:16pm
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Doug........ ya worry me! icon_eek.gif

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Doug Posted 24 Mar 2008 , 4:19pm
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ok....

so, I like my marshmallows and hot dogs burnt campfire black! YUM!

aswartzw Posted 24 Mar 2008 , 4:22pm
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ok....

so, I like my marshmallows and hot dogs burnt campfire black! YUM!




The only way to eat them!

Off to experimenting with my peeps now!

CNCS Posted 24 Mar 2008 , 4:56pm
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Great in hot chocolate.

deletedeletedelete Posted 24 Mar 2008 , 5:05pm
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Put it on a stick, melt some of that 1lb. chocolate bunny icon_razz.gif, dip it in the choc. and voila!: Peeps Marshmallow Pop! icon_biggrin.gif
Might have to do a couple of dips to get it covered good over the sugar though...

MissPrettyInPink Posted 24 Mar 2008 , 5:13pm
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I always leave mine out so they get hard. Yum... icon_smile.gif

LSW Posted 24 Mar 2008 , 5:17pm
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There's a new book that just came out called Peeps-Recipes and Crafts To Make With Your Favorite Marshmallow by Charity Ferreira and Liz Wolfe. I just got a copy, it's got some cute ideas for using them on cakes and cupcakes.

golfgirl1227 Posted 24 Mar 2008 , 6:29pm
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I saw on a blog that they used them to make Smores, lol.

kansaslaura Posted 24 Mar 2008 , 8:28pm
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ok....

so, I like my marshmallows and hot dogs burnt campfire black! YUM!





Ok.... ok.... ok.... phew! I had visions of a sinister laugh as a peep met it's firey demise!

wgoat5 Posted 24 Mar 2008 , 9:47pm
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I guess you could do some really grainy MMF lol

Caker_Girl Posted 26 Mar 2008 , 8:45am
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I remember last year after Easter my then BF brought over several packages of Peeps and informed me that we were going to have Peep Wars (a "tradition" in his fam). This was a new concept to me. If I remember correctly, you stick a toothpick in the front of each one and have it sticking out. You then place your Peeps (each person chooses a different color) facing each other on a paper plate and put them in the microwave. As the microwave makes them grow bigger, they "fight" (aka start pushing each other around as they grow) and whoever's Peep causes the other one to fall, wins. Um yeah, easily entertained! Like I said this was a new one to me...I thought it was a pretty funny "use" of Peeps!

jennicita Posted 26 Mar 2008 , 9:15am
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I kept expecting somebody to mention this site: http://www.peepresearch.org/
It's what happens when you put a box of harmless, helpless Peeps into the hands of science geeks with way too much time (and fancy equipment) on their hands.
It's my absolute favorite and might give you some other good, devious ideas!
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playingwithsugar Posted 26 Mar 2008 , 9:26am
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Those little beasties hatch in Bethlehem, PA, which is the city next to where I live.

Here are links to some more unique things that people do with Peeps:

The Washington Post sponsored a Peeps Diorama Contest - here is the link to the article (my favorite) -

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/04/05/AR2007040501976.html

And here is the link to the Gallery of WP entries -

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/photo/gallery/070402/GAL-07Apr02-69859/index.html

And here's one on surgically separating conjoined Peep quintuplets -

http://www.peepresearch.org/surgery.html

Here is a photo journal of Peeps while traveling

http://www.marshmallowpeeps.org/

Peeps Haiku, what better way to honor the Peep

http://www.peephaiku.com/

Someone had to do it -

http://www.lordofthepeeps.com/lotp/fotp.html

Peepshow II - lay your cursor on the Gallery link on the left, then slide right to choose the diorama you wish to see

http://www.peepsshow.com/navintro.html

YouTube - Three Peeps In A Basket (In The Microwave) - links to other YouTube short films featuring Peeps can be found on the right.

Enjoy!

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Cak3mama Posted 26 Mar 2008 , 5:26pm
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Wow that sound like a great idea thanks !!

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