Homemade Peeps

You may have noticed that we have a thing for marshmallows. We’re big believers that learning a set of master recipes opens up a Pandora’s box of culinary ideas. To make these darling peeps that taste FAR better than the store-bought ones, follow our master Marshmallow recipe and read on to see how easy it is to pipe these into little chicks.

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Ingredients

Homemade Peeps

1 recipe Homemade marshmallows (see the link)
2 cups Colorful sanding sugars
1/4 cup Melted chocolate

Directions

  1. Prepare a cookie sheet with a sheet of parchment paper or foil. Cover half the cookie sheet with a good layer of sanding sugar. Prepare a large piping bag (we prefer them 18"-24" or plastic freezer bag with a round tip (we like large tip #5 from Ateco) and fold the bag over halfway. Have a silicone spatial on standby.
  2. Prepare the marshmallows just as we describe in the recipe. Fill the bag halfway with marshmallow, then bring the bag back up.
  3. To pipe, squeeze ovals of marshmallow, holding the tip about 1" from the cookie sheet, onto the sanding sugar. Wait 2-3 minutes, then pipe an S-shaped head, finishing towards you, to form the head. DON'T freak out if the first few look like loch nessies. You'll get the hang of it.
  4. Sprinkle remaining sanding sugar over the piped cuties. Melt chocolate and paint eyes onto the peeps with a tiny paintbrush or toothpick.