Happy Tuesday friends! It’s Kayli (:
So in the spirit of finally recovering from my Easter Candy hangover, how about a little something to put your leftover Peeps to good use?
This was actually our mom’s idea. She saw it in a magazine and thought it would be cool to try for Easter dinner. But I think it’s cute for Spring in general! Nothing screams Spring like some baby chickens in the form of marshmallows in the shape of a sunflower. Nothing. And in the event you don’t have any Peeps left after the holiday, (no judgment homie- sugar covered marshmallows are good stuff. I feel ya.) Easter is over and the price of candy always seems to go down dramatically once the big day is gone.
So here’s what you’ll need.
A cake mix
A few packages of Peeps
A bag of chocolate chips
I started with a butter yellow cake mix. You can use whatever you want- but keep in mind you’ll need two layers- so the easier it is to handle the better. I stacked and frosted the cake with the chocolate frosting to get the brown for the center of the Peep flower. Then with a little help from my madre I put Peeps, tail out, around the top edge of the cake.
I probably should have put them more on the top and less on the edge-we ended up having to anchor some of them with toothpicks. Which probably couldn’t hurt anyway… still cute and a little sturdier. But just for future reference. Also, feel free to take a moment and enjoy the Senior Picture wall in the background. Dang we’re cute…. But moving on. (:
Once we had the Peeps on and staked down, we filled the circle in the middle with chocolate chips to give it a little more of a sunflower look. And this is how it turned out!
It was freakin delicious. Just so you know. (: