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Love Affair with PEEPS

Americans have a love affair with our marshmallow PEEPS

Marshmallow Peeps served to guests at Big Mill B&B for Easter | https://chloesblog.bigmill.com/love-affair-with-peeps/

PEEPS come in all sizes but they taste the same as always

… and we eat more than our share – we will eat 600 million PEEPS this Easter. (I call them all PEEPS, even if they are bunnies.)

PEEPS marshmallow candy – those bright-colored chicks and bunnies that we see at Easter have a long history. In 1953, it took 27 hours to make one Peep. Now the factory in Bethlehem, PA makes a billion a year. The first PEEPS were squeezed out of a pasty tube and the eyes were painted on by hand. Each PEEP is a character – as they settle the nose and eyes rearrange and they get a personality.

Big Mill B&B Easter guests enjoy PEEPS served on hand-painted Italian Majolica

Rice Krispies Treats with Peeps for breakfast at Big Mill B&B | http://chloesblog.bigmill.com/love-affair-with-peeps/

The Washington Post has an annual PEEPS Diorama contest. One year the winner was Occupy PEEP D.C. I am telling you, PEEPS’ mania is real, it’s fun and I am joining.

National Geographic did PEEPS in Places. There were PEEPS in Las Vegas, on the beach, in a subway, at Big Mill B&B in the Mule Room. Ever wonder what wine to serve with PEEPS?

Peeps on rice krispies - recipe on Chloes Blog | https://chloesblog.bigmill.com/love-affair-with-peeps/

Did you know that PEEPS go with fine wine?

PEEPS in the Mule Room at Big Mill B&B will be served with Riesling. Someone has already done the wine pairing for PEEPS and the suggestions are Riesling or Chardonnay.

You can create your own Peeps character – pick a color, outfit, give him a name and POOF he will jump on Facebook if you want him too. I am telling you, folks really get in to their Peeps.

Love affair with the Easter Peeps | https://chloesblog.bigmill.com/love-affair-with-peeps/

Can you believe folks cook with PEEPS? There are many PEEPS recipes out there, much to my surprise. So I tried one.

Rice Krispie Treats with Peeps recipe by Big Mill B&B innkeeper Chloe | https://chloesblog.bigmill.com/love-affair-with-peeps/

Peeps just make Rice Krispie treats better!

Rice Krispie Treats with PEEPS

  • 4 Tablespoons butter
  • 10  oz. pkg. Marshmallows (about 40) or 4 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 6 cups Rice Krispies cereal
  • 12 PEEPS
  • Optional: 1 Tablespoon marshmallow cream for glue

Freeze PEEPS overnight.

Grease a 9″ x 13″ baking pan or dish and set aside. In a large saucepan, melt 3 Tablespoons butter over low heat. In a small pan melt remaining 1 tablespoon butter (this is your glue) or you can use Marshmallow cream.

Add marshmallows to the large pan and stir until melted. Add Rice Krispies and stir until coated. Remove from heat. Using a greased spatula, press the marshmallow – Rice Krispie mixture into the greased pan. It is really sticky!

Press the frozen PEEPS on top, spacing each PEEP about 1 1/2″ apart. Allow to cool and cut into 12 squares with PEEPS in the middle. Best served the same day.

Yield: 12  (Each PEEP has 36 calories, but that does not include the Rice Krispies treat).

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I believe the old adage As American as Apple Pie, should be As American as Marshmallow PEEPS. A word to the wise: Don’t mess with PEEPS fans.

Chloe Tuttle Big Mill Bed and Breakfast near Greenville NC
…from Innkeeper at Big Mill Bed and Breakfast 252-792-8787

Author: Chloe Tuttle

I am a farm girl who sailed the world, returned home to the family farm and opened Big Mill Bed and Breakfast. Join us for a quiet getaway 252-792-8787.

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