DIY Peeps

I love peeps. Yes, the uber sugary, fluffy marshmallow little chicks, doused in granulated sugar. Normally I'm a chocolate girl all the way! Crunchy sugary marshmallows are not typically a candy I would gravitate toward, but peeps are somehow quintessentially Easter. Or maybe I'm just conjuring up memories of Easter baskets past.

Lately, I've been seeing DIY marshmallows all over the blog scene, and quite honestly, I never really knew you could make your own marshmallows before I was so enlightened. I guess I always assumed marshmallows were one of those processed wonder foods you could only buy prepackaged. But Martha Stewart has a DIY peep or "easter critter," recipe I'm tempted to try. Let's see if I get around to trying these before Easter...

Anyone ever made DIY marshmallows before? Is it easy/difficult?


6 comments

heather said...

I haven't tired, but I have a recipe from Orangette that I have been wanting to try. I bought some gourmet marshmallows from the farmers market last summer and they were to die for!

Ashlee Gadd said...

I've never tried but I LOVE PEEPS. I can eat them all year round. Mmmm.

Caroline said...

This is quite frankly an amazing post!!! AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!

the southern hostess said...

I had no idea peeps could be replicated in an actual kitchen. These are adorable!

jillian m. said...

peeps are my favorite! i've never made marshamallows before so i couldn't answer your question, but i think you should totally go for it! it might be that homemade peeps turn out 10x better than store-bought peeps.

meghan said...

these are so cute! please try them and let us know!