Easter Crafting Craziness – Homemade Peeps

Earlier this year we made homemade marshmallows, and they were AMAZING! Well I have wanted to try making homemade peeps ever since I saw Martha Stewart do it way back in 2001! Shesh, has it really been that long?! Good grief!

Since the marshmallows turned out so good, and pretty easy, we took the plunge!

We used Martha’s recipe and her technique as well.

We used Pearl Dust to color the sugar. Mr. Steam was very dubious that it would work. But the colors turned out pretty good. I got pink and blue. Then we mixed some of the sugar to make purple.Peeps - Colored sugar
After we made the pipping marshmallow, the Mini-Steams had fun helping, er, clean up.
Peeps - Cleaning the dishesPeeps - Cleaning the dishes
Then while I was piping the peeps they wanted to see how it tasted. So of course I had to oblige! They decided it was even better than squirting Reddi-wip in their mouth.
Peeps - Better than Redi-whip Peeps - Better than Redi-whip

Here are the peeps before eyes. They looked like something out of a Tim Burton movie. Mr Steam thought we should make a stop motion movie and call it Peep-le-juice.Peeps - Before eyes
After the eyes were added they looked better, but still very Burtonesque.

By the way, this is the one place we diverged from Martha’s instructions. I thought it was silly to make a batch royal icing just for about a teaspoon worth of eyes. So I melted some chocolate chips in the microwave and used a toothpick to add the eyes.
Homemade Peeps

I think they are cute though. And definitely worth the effort. They taste sooo much better than store bought.
Homemade PeepsJust ask the Mini-Steams! (And no it wasn’t warm enough here for swimsuits today, but the kids found them while cleaning their rooms and just HAD to wear therm.)

Homemade peeps
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About NotYourNormalSteam

I love to make things, food, paper, fabric, the medium doesn’t really matter. I am also an obsessive planner. The day after Christmas I am already working out plans for the next year.
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One Response to Easter Crafting Craziness – Homemade Peeps

  1. vicki truesdale says:

    I like the idea of just piping into the mouth!

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