Peeps Popcorn

I think we’ve established by now that I love Peeps.

So when I was challenged with making something other than S’Mores with them, I happily accepted.

Start by cooking your popcorn. (I actually prefer to make stovetop popcorn – tastes so much better!). Remove any unpopped kernels. If you prefer the microwave kind, be sure to get the crispy white or tender white, NOT the buttered flavors, which just get soggy.

Melt the butter in a saucepan over low heat and add the Peeps. Stir them until they are melted and the mixture is nice and smooth. Keep stirring while they are melting, or the sugar will scorch. I have to tell you, if you love Peeps, this part might make you a little sad. It’s kind of like watching the witch in the wizard of Oz – “I’m melllttting!”

Pour the melted mixtures over your popcorn and gently stir with a silicone spoon. Pour the sticky popcorn out on waxed paper to cool. Be careful – the marshmallow gets very hot and can result in burned fingers! Not that I would know anything about that. Spread the popcorn out to cool and then break into chunks, or form popcorn balls.

Peeps come in so many pretty spring colors. I made several small batches for a colorful assortment. If you don’t pop on the stove, like me, one bag of microwave popcorn yields around 12-14 cups of popped popcorn, and therefore five to seven batches of sticky, yummy, gooeyness.
Break up into small chunks and mix up the colors for an adorable spring or Easter party snack!

Store any leftovers in an airtight container. If you actually have any leftover.

 

Peeps Popcorn

Ingredients

  • 2 tsp butter
  • 2-3 cups popped popcorn
  • 1, 5-piece package of Peeps

Instructions

  1. Cook your popcorn. (I actually prefer to make stovetop popcorn - tastes so much better!). Remove any unpopped kernels. If you prefer the microwave kind, be sure to get the crispy white or tender white, NOT the buttered flavors, which just get soggy.
  2. Melt the butter in a saucepan over low heat. Swirl the pan to coat.
  3. Add the Peeps and turn heat to medium, stirring until the marshmallows are melted and the mixture is nice and smooth. Keep stirring while they are melting, or the sugar will scorch.
  4. Pour the melted mixtures over your popcorn and gently stir with a silicone spoon.
  5. Dump the sticky popcorn out on waxed paper to cool. Be careful - the marshmallow gets very hot and can result in burned fingers!
  6. Spread the popcorn out to cool and then break into chunks, or form popcorn balls.
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*The Peeps were provided from the Just Born company with the hopes that I would make something awesome and share it with you. And I just did! All content and opinions are 100% mine.

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Comments

  1. Anonymous says

    mmmm being from Oz had to look up what peeps were! Looks colourful but a bit worried
    about eating artificial colours though.

  2. Lisa says

    Such a good idea! As I was reading I thought I heard the peeps (in the wicked witch’s voice) saying “I’m mellllllting”! Happy Monday from the enchanted oven.
    xo,
    Lisa

  3. meandmr.com says

    Newest follower here! I found you through the blog hop. you have a super cute blog, I can’t wait to read more!

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    -Melanie @ meandmr.com

  4. Anonymous says

    Can’t wait to try this! Just recently discovered the insanely wonderful flavor of toasting Peeps in a fire, just like a regular marshmallow — yumsters!! This has gotta be good….can’t go wrong with Peeps!

  5. Jeanne says

    Wow sticky gooey sweet popcorn….my mouth is watering, I think I would add some dry roasted peanuts too, or any other favorite nut, the combos could be endless!!!!!
    Jeanne :)

  6. Anonymous says

    Yummy recipe. Ended up changing it round to make it easier for me. I used a 2 qt.microwave safe bowl and melted the peeps in it for 1 1/2 min. Took them out stirred the peeps down and put them back in the microwave for another 1 minute. Then added popcorn to melted peeps. (Also did 2 tablespoons butter)

  7. Andrea says

    I found you through Pinterest. Just made double batches of green, pink and yellow for a Egg Hunt/get-together tomorrow. Turned out great! My daughter’s Birthday party is next weekend, so will definitely be buying more Peeps at post-Easter prices to make more. I think I’ll add a drop or 2 of food coloring to the marshmallow mixture for bolder colors for the party.

  8. Anonymous says

    Enjoying this recipe right now. I made purple tonight, but bought several different colors the day after Easter.

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