Homemade Peeps: Version 2.0


To celebrate this beautiful Easter weekend, I attempted to make homemade peeps again. My first attempt was last spring. Visions of beautiful, sparkling marshmallow treats danced in my head. I had seen several versions on Pinterest and I knew it was destined to be a hit. I was so young and naive.  As you can see in the picture below, the magical peeps I had envisioned ended up looking like it belonged perfectly on a Pinterest Fail blog with the caption, “Nailed It.”



Not only did the marshmallow I piped on parchment paper turn into a pastel and turd-like blob, the said blobs stuck to the parchment paper even after cooling and there was no salvaging this mess. I was a bird with a  broken wing.

When spring rolled around again this year, I came down with peep fever; and I decided it was time to try again. This time I stuck with a homemade marshmallow recipe I had used before. To prevent the little devils from sticking, I lightly sprayed the parchment paper with cooking spray. Though my homemade version featured a very diverse array of imperfect peep shapes and looks (morbidly obese, two-headed, evil eyes), I was much happier with this year’s version.


I will definitely be making these bad boys again next year, hopefully with my little sous chef by my side.

Happy Easter, everyone!


5 Comments Add yours

  1. Jamie:) says:

    Laurel I just read this post and I was laughing and smiling and filled with joy….. Your writing is so superb, and your humbleness is so endearing. I think that’s what sets you part from so many that you are willing to dive into things and you accept bumps in the road (last years peep turnout) and then move on not afraid to give it another go. They were great this year, btw !! Thanks for the great read On a restful Friday night at home:-)


    1. Lolly says:

      Well Jamie- thank you so much for your kind words. I am so lucky to have such a wonderful friend. You are friend to so many.

  2. megan says:

    i will try these…let them get stale (how i like marshmallows) and eat

  3. kakaweewee says:

    did the entire family get new easter outfits? would love to see all in E
    aster finest!

  4. kakaweewee says:

    have eight boxes ripening in my walnut buffet as we speak, 4-6 months from now, slightly shrunk,crusty and delish

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