The Only 15 Recipes You Need to Use Up Leftover Peeps
The best thing about Easter as a kid was the numerous packages of pastel sugar-coated marshmallow goodness that arrived in our baskets without fail. Peeps are an Easter tradition, so they obviously deserve a place on your table this year. You're already going to WOW the family with an Easter brunch ham recipe, so why not use up your bounty with a colorful Peeps dessert before whipping up some DIY Peeps decorations for Easter? These 15 Peeps recipes are chocolatey, gooey and crispy (there may even be a cocktail involved!), and they're absolutely *perfect* for your post-Easter dinner sweet tooth.
Peeps Skillet Dip: If you know someone who doesn't love Peeps, make this for them and they'll definitely be a convert. It's just about the most fun way to get everyone around the table together. (via Brit + Co)
Peeps S'more Cookie Bars: One of the many great things about Peeps is that they last forever. Come July when you're really jonesin' for a Peep or two, recover them from the depths of your cupboard and whip up these s'more bars. Everyone may think you're crazy, but you'll have the last very delicious laugh. (via Freckle and Fair)
Peeps Popcorn: The pastel hue of this popcorn just screams Easter. It may be a bit messy, but it's so worth it in the end — especially once the white chocolate drizzle sets, and you're ready to nosh. (via Grain Changer)
Peeps Sugar Cookies: Homemade sugar cookies can be a scary dessert to master. Since these are covered in colored sugar, they're pretty much foolproof. Everyone will be more than impressed with your baking skills. (via A Sue Chef)
Peeps Rice Krispies Eggs: Taking the time to mold your Rice Krispies in plastic eggs is WELL worth the extra time. When a recipe is this easy, there's no reason not to take the cute factor up a notch. (via Brit + Co)
Peeps Rice Krispies Treats: Pre-packaged Rice Krispies treats make quick work of these candy-coated pops. Slice your Peeps in half lengthwise so you can see them whether they're coming or going. (via Love from the Oven)
Marshmallow Peeps Rice Krispies: The trick to these Rice Krispies is adding the chunks of Peeps in last, so that the pieces keep their shape. One chewy gooey bite of these, and you'll be hooked. (via From Me to Vuu)
Peeps Sunflower Brownies: There's absolutely no way you could be unhappy looking at a Peeps sunflower brownie. You can arrange your yellow peeps as shown or upside down if you prefer. Varying the size of the chocolate chips in the middle gives the effect of real sunflower seeds. Adorable! (via The Semisweet Sisters)
Peeps Pizza: Attention, all marshmallow lovers! This dessert pizza has marshmallows in the pizza crust as well as a marshmallow frosting on top. Of course, it's decorated with marshmallow Peeps too. (via Baking Beauty)
Marshmallow Peeps Lemon Drops Martini: It may seem counterintuitive, but this drink with a Peep floating in it is for adults only. Peep-infused vodka is the star of this unique martini, and you'll definitely want to keep some on hand from now on. (via Sew You Can Cook)
Easter Peep-Za: If only all pizzas could have a sugar cookie crust and chocolate ganache sauce. A peanut topping adds a salty element to this otherwise very sweet pizza. Your Peeps will surely volunteer to grace the top of this dessert. (via The Cooking Channel)
Chocolate Dipped Peeps: Something as simple as dipping your Peeps in chocolate and adding sprinkles can be a really special touch that takes almost no time to do. Plus, they look like they have cute little polka-dot inner tubes on. (via Junblog)
3-Layer Angel Food Peeps Cake: If a light-as-air cake covered in buttercream is your thing, than you need to run to the kitchen to make this immediately. Just beware of the Peep bunnies that are standing guard — they're more vicious than they look. (via The Farmer's Daughter)
Peep Monster Cookies: These GIANT flourless cookies are packed with peanut butter and candy — pretty much what dreams are made of. Just when you think they couldn't get better. Stick two cookies together with warm Peeps in the middle, and all of your cookie dreams will come true. (via The Southern Fatty)
Easter Peeps Cookie Butter Cups: These Peeps may think they just got stuck in a mud puddle, but really it's chocolate and creamy cookie butter. They also don't know they're about to be devoured. Poor little guys. (via Knead to Cook)
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It can be intimidating to step out on your own and build a business from the ground up. As part of our collaboration with Office Depot, we're talking with Selfmade alum and solopreneur Colette Lawrence, the faith-based motivator and relationship builder behind The M.E.E. Movement, about ways in which women in business can find success.
B + C: How did you know M.E.E. Movement was your business to start?
The M.E.E Movement represents motivation, empowerment, and encouragement for women. It is what represents me. I did not know at first that it was my business to start, but then the thought of monetizing what I loved came to me. It scared me, however. I registered the business in July 2020 and have been slowly building my wings since.
B + C: What's one strategy that's helped you start your business?
Thinking through and researching what the requirements are to start my business, and then asking questions of people who are in the business. Not all advice worked; however, it helped me to figure out what I needed to do and not to do.
B + C: Did you always know life coaching would be your entrepreneurial path?
(Smiles) No, I did not. I 'stumbled" on it. I knew that people were always coming to me for advice and I found that I loved having conversations with them, especially with women, young and old.
B + C: What was your most valuable takeaway from Selfmade?
My most valuable takeaway was the first day of training: Get out of your own way. There were a lot of great moments and important takeaways from every presenter. However, getting out of my own way, pushing past doubts, was for me my most valuable takeaway. Doing something that I had never done before took courage. If I do not focus on what is happening with me mentally then I cannot deliver to my clients successfully.
B + C: What's one piece of advice you would give to female entrepreneurs on the brink of starting?
Get out of your head. You have something to offer. You have what you need to succeed so go ahead and do it.
B + C: How do you stay motivated?
I stay motivated by listening to music and listening to motivational speakers, and sometimes someone will just reach out and talk about the impact that I made in their life. That adds the extra juice or sauce I need to pummel through the day.
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Keep a diary and journal. It's the best way for me to keep organized and it also provides a source motivation as I record not only my "losses" but my wins as well.
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Shirley Toliver – She motivates and empowers and makes me always want to show up.
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The scholarship was a blessing in that all the areas that were covered offered valuable information that I needed, from social media to HR. As a new business owner, I needed to know this to increase my own personal awareness in what it takes to run a successful business. The candidness of the presenters made it easy to see myself in their shoes and helped me to realize that I can also get there.
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