Make a cute Easter dessert featuring a Peeps marshmallow bunny raiding the carrot patch. These Peeps Pudding Cups are easy to make by topping a bowl of delicious chocolate pudding with cookie crumbs, candy carrots, and a bunny of course.
Today I'm going to share a super easy Easter dessert recipe featuring Peeps.
Each sugar-coated marshmallow bunny is nestled in a bowl of chocolate pudding that is topped with crushed chocolate cookie dirt filled with candy carrots. It looks as though the garden has been invaded by the bunny.
Whether you love or hate eating marshmallow Peeps, there is no denying they are fun to add to edible crafts for Easter. I personally love the sugar-coated marshmallow bunnies and chicks.
I love them so much that back in 2003, I created this Peeps on the Farm in Ohio basket, for a contest that Just Born, the maker of Peeps, hosted. I won first prize (not the grand prize) which was a year's supply of Peeps. Giant boxes filled with 365 packages of Peeps arrived at my doorstep.
Crazy, right? So, was the amount of work I put into that basket. With the exception of the wicker basket, a metal hook, and a few toothpick fishing poles, the entire thing was edible even the chocolate airplane!
This recipe won't take a fraction of the time! It's super easy.
So, let's get started.
white modeling chocolate (click the link for the recipe)
orange and green food coloring
OR use gummy carrots or royal icing carrots
Peeps Marshmallow Bunnies
2 candy eyes per bunny
1 pink sugar pearl (round candy sprinkle) per bunny
1 white heart-shaped sprinkle per bunny
corn syrup (to use as edible glue)
crushed chocolate cookies (about one cookie per pudding)
Making candy carrots.
I couldn't find candy carrots when I decided to make these desserts, so I made my own using homemade modeling chocolate (also known as candy clay).
You can use gummy carrots or royal icing carrots.
- Pinch off and color some modeling chocolate green.
- Color a larger amount orange.
- Pinch off pea-size pieces of orange and roll them into balls.
- Then roll them into carrot shapes. Pinch off tiny pieces of green and roll them into very thin logs.
- Cut into ¼" or so pieces. Use a toothpick to create a hole in each carrot.
- Dab a bit of corn syrup into each hole. Insert a green log into each carrot.
- Flatten and cut the green to look like leaves.
- Use a knife to make indentations across each carrot, if desired.
Decorate your Peeps bunny.
Your Peeps already have faces, and if you choose, you can skip the steps of adding decorations to the faces, but I like the more expressive faces and the buck teeth. If you do too, then use the backside of each Peep to create the new face.
Use corn syrup as glue to attach two candy eyes and one pink sugar pearl for a nose to each bunny. Break off the tip of each white candy heart to make buck teeth for your bunnies. Add them just under the pink nose.
Use a skewer or toothpick to poke a hole for the mouth in each bunny. Dip the tip of a modeling chocolate carrot into corn syrup. Press it into the mouth.
Fill a dessert cup with pudding, add some edible cookie crumb dirt, nestled in a decorated bunny, and add more modeling chocolate carrots. Then serve.
These festive Easter desserts can even be made ahead and kept in the refrigerator for a day. I don't normally refrigerate modeling chocolate as it can develop condensation, but these carrots are so small, you don't really notice it.
I've had my Peeps Pudding in the refrigerator for three days and they still look great.