Peace, love and sugar

My three year-old was officially introduced to Peeps this weekend. He sat at the table wide-eyed while his siblings explained that yes there was sparkly stuff on the outside and gooey stuff on the inside.

Once the shock wore off and the sugar-high kicked in, I confiscated the rest of the boxes to try out some new Easter treats. They turned out great and were easy enough to make that the Peep-filled little people helped too.

Before you head to the kitchen you MUST watch this video, it’s one of the most clever Youtube videos I’ve seen. It’s a quick, cute clip that also offers all kinds of clickable links to Easter crafts and recipes. I’ve never seen this done before and can’t believe how many Peeps projects there are out there for us to do. We will be busy this week if I can keep everyone from eating the last of our stash.


no bake recipeIngredients

1 stick of butter
2 cups sugar
4 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 cup milk
1 cup peanut butter
1 tablespoon vanilla
3 cups oatmeal
24 Peeps


1. Bring the butter, sugar, cocoa powder and milk to a boil and let boil for one minute.


2. Add the peanut butter, vanilla and oatmeal and remove from heat.

oatmeal and peanut butter

3. Stir mixture and drop by the teaspoonful on waxed paper or a non-stick cookie sheet.

no bake cookies

4. Press one Peep into the center of each cookie.

peeps in cookie

5. Refrigerate until hardened.

finished peep cookies

Oh and we couldn’t resist, one last Peeps project…

give peeps a chance

This post was sponsored by Peeps but the thoughts, opinions, baked goods and cheesy advertisement are my own. You can visit Peeps on Facebook or head directly to their site here.



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  1. Nelly says

    Absolutely excellent demonstration post! Beautiful photos, you make everything look fun and easy.

  2. says

    1. I didn’t realize that No Bakes could get any better until now.

    2. SUPER cute idea! :-)

    3. My babysitter today tried to tell me that studies show that sugar doesn’t make kids hyper. I’m like, ummm you have met children before right??? I see you reference a sugar high as well. This means my babysitter is crazy right???

  3. says

    I never really cared for Peeps, but last year I found some that were dipped in chocolate, and holy pajamas, those things were awesome!