12 Easter Recipes That Prove Peeps Aren’t Totally Disgusting

I fucking love Peeps. As soon as I see Peeps lining the shelves at the grocery store, I know Easter is right around the corner. As I’ve become a grown-up, I fully acknowledge that Peeps are absolutely disgusting. But the fact that they are so rare and elusive (except for the obvs Peeps-on-Halloween sacrilege) makes them magically delicious in the spring season.

Besides the played out Peep in the microwave trick, there are many, many amazing things that you can do with this overly sugary goodness. Instead of serving Peeps the boring way for Easter—crammed into a basket full of other goodies—you can use these Peep-tastic tutorials and recipes to take Peeps to the next level.

Peeps are awesome and also kind of gross, if you think about them for too long. Here are 12 super-amazing Peeps recipes that you can break in this Easter:

1. How did that Peep get in the egg?!?! I don’t know—read the recipe.

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2. How did that Peep get in the tuxedo?!?! I don’t know—read the recipe.

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cheekykitchen.com

3. This Peep cake… takes the cake.

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4. I can get on board with this festive Easter cocktail.

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bjdhausdesign.blogspot.com

5. Get your shit together and make Peeps s’mores—they are so EASY.

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sallysbakingaddiction.com

6. This is really fucking weird, but yes, I will eat Peeps sushi.

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7. Peeps race cars are uber-creative, and your kids will love them.

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8. I always love watching my Peep die a slow, painful death.

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9. Put your Peep on some random confection and call it Easter.

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myfrugaladventures.com

10. Peep-kabobs can pass for food if you’re lazy.

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11. If you’re really anti-establishment, you’ll make your own Peeps at home like the #hipster you are.

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thekitchn.com

12. Peep edible panties: I vote no, but hey, it’s Easter!

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    • Megan Zander

      #10 looks like the peeps are next to chocolate covered testicles. I’m sure it’s fruit, but damn if they don’t look like man meat. Makes the peeps look delish in comparasion

      • Bethany Ramos

        THEY DO!

      • Valerie

        OMGGGGGGG. I cannot unsee this. “Peeps and Chocolate Testes kabobs are ready, ya’ll!”

    • Kaitlin Reilly

      Peep in the egg! Cutest thing ever. I think I just found my new favorite cutesy dessert blog.

    • AnnetteMScruggs

      awwww the peep in the egg! all of these are sooo cute http://qr.net/rNqM

    • Valerie

      I def want a Peep-enhanced cocktail.

      The Peep sushi makes me uneasy- all those Peeps sliced down the middle. It’s kind of sick, really. Like something a serial killer would do.

      • Bethany Ramos

        I want the martini tooooo. Sushi, not so much. :)

    • Elisa Probert

      I know it’s overdone but I really do like blowing up Peeps in the microwave. Only way I’ll eat them.

      It’s the sugar crystals on the outside…I love marshmallows but don’t make them grainy!

    • Valerie

      My husband haaaates Peeps. So I would be stuck in those Peep panties for a long time.

      Panties made of Reese’s peanut butter eggs wouldn’t last 5 minutes.

      • SmrtGrl86

        Those eggs are amazing, way better than the peanut butter cups for some reason. I’ve eaten two bags already this spring they are like chocolate covered crack.

      • Valerie

        So I asked my husband and he said he would eat the Peep panties if he had to. What a sacrifice.

      • Bethany Ramos

        #peepsmartyr

    • Tinyfaeri
      • Bethany Ramos

        Ohhhh!

      • Tinyfaeri

        It’s super easy to replicate, you just stick the peeps around the outside (it’s even better if you don’t totally break up the peep lines), and then stick the chocolate chips in the middle. Got rave reviews a few Easters ago at my in-laws’.

      • Bethany Ramos

        Yes, I’m doing it.

    • Robotic Socks

      I hate peeps, but for #12…

    • Lee

      I don’t know about those peeps s’mores. I tried to make those one night while pretty drunk. I cooked the peep on a skewer and ended up with a really nasty sugar burn. It was not one of my prouder moments.

      • Bethany Ramos

        Cooking while drunk is pretty much my favorite thing.

    • Lee

      I don’t know about those peeps s’mores. I tried to make those one night while pretty drunk. I cooked the peep on a skewer and ended up with a really nasty sugar burn. It was not one of my prouder moments.

    • Zettai

      I might be a masochist because I HATE Peeps but read this article anyway. Now I need to puke but I took the time to comment anyway…

    • rrlo

      What is this peep you speak of?

    • jordana

      Yay peeps!!!! I am so trying 4!

    • tSubh Dearg

      The peeps panties seem like a sure fire way to give yourself a yeast infection.

    • Rachel Sea

      You missed Peeps Brulee, the least attractive, but most delicious end for any Peep.

    • Sparki

      I made the Peep cars (#7) for my nieces last year. They LOVED them, and then devoured them. Win win!

    • FormerlyKnownAsWendy

      Has anybody tried to kill Peeps? I had some of my students try to dissolve them and the fact that they won’t dissolve in anything (even some pretty serious acids) is a bit alarming. Their eyes are not soluble. http://www.peepresearch.org/solubility.html

      • Bethany Ramos

        That is REALLY unsettling.

      • Caitlin Burrows

        We didn’t kill any, but when I was in high school, I remember my chemistry teacher using a Peep to teach us about gas laws. He put it on a machine. When he turned the switch one way, the Peep inflated. When he turned it the other way, all the air got sucked out of the Peep and it shriveled up in size.

    • Snarktopus

      I love Peeps, especially if you open up the package and leave them to sit overnight. Mm…

    • MamaLlama

      #8. Love it!!!

    • TrudyML

      I stab the Peeps with toothpicks then sprinkle red food coloring on them, you know blood. My brother died the first year I did it. Expects that centerpiece every year.

    • Cat

      If you put two peeps in the microwave and give them toothpicks you can make them joust.