How To Make Homemade Peeps – An Easter Classic

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With Easter just around the corner, stores are starting to stock their aisles with all those classic holiday candies. One of the most popular and famous of the Easter candies is the Peep. This sugar coated marshmallow candy has a love / hate relationship with consumers.

Some absolutely love them while others can’t stand the site of the little duckies and bunnies.

Even for those that love them, everyone has their specific way to how like their Peep. Personally, I like to open the package and let them “air out” overnight so they get a little harder.

If you’re looking for a fun project to do with the kiddos, try making your own homemade Peeps.  Check out the video above for a step-by-step guide to making your own little marshmallow sugar bunnies.


Colored Sugar Coating


  • 3 Tbsp powder gelatin
  • 1/3 cups cold water
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • black gel food dye

For the full recipe and directions, head over to Ashlee Marie’s website.