Chocolate Covered Peeps. This Easter treats is totally adorable and super easy to make! All you need is 5 ingredients and you can whip these up for a dessert or a gift!
Chocolate Covered Peeps
Chocolate Covered Peeps make the perfect Easter dessert! Yes you can buy chocolate covered peeps in the store, but they are no where near as good as these homemade Chocolate Covered Peeps.
As big peeps fans we love coming up with creative and tasty peeps recipes! There are so many fun things that you can make with peeps! If you are looking for more peeps recipes, be sure to check out the rest of our peeps recipes.
These chocolate covered bunnies made with peeps are so easy to make and they look super cute too! fter dipping the marshmallow peeps in chocolate, you will add a mini marshmallow on the backside that gives it a cute little “cotton tail”, that looks totally adorable!
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Tips for Making this recipe
Allow the Peeps to harden. When you are making these chocolate covered peeps, I find they work best if you open the package the day before you plan to make them, this way they harden a little bit.
If you are making these last minute, then you can pop them in the freezer as well. If you are like my mom and I then you like to open the package and let them harden before enjoying them anyway.
Prep everything before getting started. Have a tray lined with wax paper ready to go along with the chocolate in a bowl that can easily be dipped into before starting will make your life much easier.
Make sure your bowls are totally dry. It is very important that no water touches the chocolate. Water touching chocolate will totally ruin melting it and being able to use it.
How to Store Chocolate Covered Peeps
After making the peeps allow the chocolate to fully harden before storing. Then store in an air tight container. They will keep for about a week but they are best enjoyed with in a few days of making them. The longer they are stored the chewier they will get so if you like chewy peeps then they will keep for weeks!
What is the best melting Chocolate?
I have found that bakers chocolate is the best chocolate to use. I stick with Ghirardelli and Godiva melting chocolate because I prefer the way they melt and the chocolate flavor they have.
When you are making them you can use dark chocolate, white chocolate, bittersweet chocolate, semi-sweet chocolate or milk chocolate. Ghirardelli Premium white chocolate Baking Bar or Ghirardelli Premium white chocolate melting chips.
For milk chocolate I like using Ghirardelli milk chocolate melting wafers. For dark chocolate i like using Ghirardelli dark chocolate or Godiva dark chocolate. If I am going to use colored melting chocolate I use the wilton colored melts.
How to Melt chocolate for dipping
There are two different ways to melt the chocolate. I suggest using the microwave way if you have kids making them. It is also important that you Don’t make the chocolate to hot. You want it to be hot enough that it is fully melted, but not so hot that it will melt the peeps.
Double Boiler Method. When you are melting chocolate for dipping the best way to do so is with a double boiler. You can buy a double boiler in the store but they are so easy to make at home with items you already have in your kitchen. If you have never used a double boiler read how to make a double boiler at home.
Melt chocolate in the microwave. You want to use a microwave safe bowl and heat for 30 seconds at a time. In between each 30 seconds stir the chocolate and continue the pattern until the chocolate is melted and smooth.
How to Decorate Chocolate Covered Peeps
I like to add a mini marshmallow to the back of them so it looks like a bunny tail but you can get creative with decorating them with Easter themed sprinkles or nuts. If you are going to decorate them it is important that you add the decorations on top immediately after removing the marshmallow from the chocolate and it is still wet or they will not stick.
Chocolate Covered Peeps Ingredients
- Peeps bunnies
- Milk or Dark Chocolate melting chocolate
- lollipop sicks
How to Make Chocolate Covered Peeps
Line a sheet pan with a silicon mat or parchment paper.
Melt your dipping chocolate, if it is to think add a little shortening till it is the right texture.
Dip the end of the stick into the chocolate, than stick it into the end of the peep.
Let the chocolate harden in the fridge for five minutes.
Dip the peep into the chocolate and tap the stick on the edge of the glass to remove the extra chocolate.
Place a mini marshmallow for the tail.
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chocolate covered peeps
- Lollipop sticks
- Line a sheet pan with a silicon mat or parchment paper.
- Melt your dipping chocolate, if it is to think add a little shortening till its the right texture. Dip the end of the stick into the chocolate ,than stick it into the end of the peep.
- Let the chocolate harden in the fridge for five minutes.
- Dip the peep into the chocolate and tap the stick on the edge of the glass to remove the extra chocolate.
- Place a mini marshmallow for the tail.
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