Spencer really wanted to help with this project. See?
Because Spencer was helping, the project morphed from super cute basket to awe and amaze children to a project that a kid can help with, which isn’t such a bad thing. The baby was taking a nap so spencer and I got to hang out alone together and honestly he doesn’t care too much what his easter basket looks like. just what is inside. That led to another tiny problem as I didn’t completely want to spoil the Easter Bunny for him yet. I ended up using some of the treats Peeps so generously sent me, but held back what I wanted to put in his basket on Easter morning. And maybe also the ones I accidentally ate already aren’t pictures. Did you know they come in PARTY CAKE flavor now. They were delicious; I regret nothing.
I told Spencer we were making a practice basket to make sure there was room for everything and he decided to make Peeps Pops for decoration, luckily I had some bamboo skewers on hand (cake pop sticks would also work). The “technical” part of this project is pretty straight forward: take peep, poke with stick. I did cut the Peeps apart first. This would also be cute with the chocolate dipped ones and those would have cleaner sides as they come individually portioned. Spencer was adamant that those be IN the basket not ON a stick though. He really took this project and ran with it.
The Peeps pops could also be individually wrapped for party favors or just to keep the cut edges fresh overnight. Personally, I prefer a slightly stale Peep; I love the crunch. I used press-n-seal instead of cellophane wrap and it looks way cuter in person than it photographs, plus it puts a nice seal on the cut edges. Spencer was also practicing his bow tying.
Peeps has all sorts of new products that are new this season including Chocolate Dipped Mousse Flavored Marshmallow Chicks, and Chocolate Mousse Flavored Marshmallow Bunnies. I will admit to being skeptical about the chocolate mousse flavor because I normally don’t like chocolate flavored non-chocolate items, but these are really good. And somehow they do indeed taste more like a chocolate mousse than a straight chocolate flavor. Delicious!
He wanted to be in all the photos and would pop up behind the basket!
Easter is coming up fast and this year is a bit of a change for me. Normally I would run out to Target on Friday or Saturday and come back ready for basket filling and egg stuffing. This year? No Target. In an effort to plan ahead, I mail ordered some legos and Angry Birds stuff and… Spencer found it. Of course. So, I am going to try and put a basket together between a drug store and a grocery store and see how it goes. At least I know I will have Peeps! And if you are running behind, try making some Peeps Pops. So quick and easy that a 4 year old could do it (and did!).
This one styled and photographed by Spencer
Disclosure: Peeps sent me Peeps to sample and make something for a post. I was not provided monetary compensation. I am totally willing to just work for candy. NO REGRETS!