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Peeps Popcorn is a delightful Easter treat that’s easy to make and a nice variation from your typical popcorn balls you usually only see in the fall.

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Marshmallow Popcorn Made with Peeps

I think we’ve established by now that I love Peeps. I mean, you’ve seen my Easter Rice Krispie Treats made with marshmallow Peeps, right?

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

How to Make Peeps Popcorn

  • 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.
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A plate of different colored popcorn

Sharing and Storing

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.

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Recipe
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Peeps Popcorn

5 from 3 votes
I already love the flavor of peeps, so combining them with salty popcorn was a no brainer.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 2 servings

Ingredients
  

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

  • 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.
  • Melt the butter in a saucepan over low heat. Swirl the pan to coat.
  • 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.
  • Pour the melted mixtures over your popcorn and gently stir with a silicone spoon.
  • Dump the sticky popcorn out on waxed paper to cool. Be careful – the marshmallow gets very hot and can result in burned fingers!
  • Spread the popcorn out to cool and then break into chunks, or form popcorn balls.

Notes

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.
Keyword candy coated popcorn, peeps popcorn

Nutrition

Calories: 149kcalCarbohydrates: 27gProtein: 2gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 41mgPotassium: 37mgFiber: 2gSugar: 17gVitamin A: 147IUCalcium: 2mgIron: 1mg

Nutritional Disclaimer Kristin Maxwell of “Yellow Bliss Road” is not a dietician or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. For accurate calorie counts and other nutritional values, we recommend running the ingredients through your preferred online nutritional calculator. Calories and other nutritional values can vary depending on which brands were used.

Kristin Maxwell

Kristin Maxwell is the creator and main recipe developer, writer, and photographer of Yellow Bliss Road. A self-taught cook and self-appointed foodie, she specializes in easy, flavorful and approachable recipes for any home cook.

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  1. Rona Hassan says:

    Just amazed at so many different and wonderful recipes, thank-you for sharing these recipes with myself and my family, may God almighty bless you.

    1. Kristin says:

      You are so welcome Rona! Love the comment, thank you.

  2. Donna says:

    Great recipe! Really tasty and cute. I have made several batches. Sometimes I make with leftover salted popcorn for a salty-sweet taste that I sometimes crave. My son likes to add M&M’s–the pastel colored ones look great for Easter treats. We call them bunny tails. Thanks for a great recipe all on its own that can be customized so easily.

    1. Kristin says:

      Fantastic feedback Donna! Thank you so much for stopping by.

  3. Diana says:

    I made these cause I had a pack of Peeps and I was like “I dunno what I’m gonna do with these. I don’t wanna just eat these straight up cause marshmallows are a little meh”
    I figured I’d suggest an easier option to melting the Peeps cause as a 15 year old who struggles to saute some shrimp and make basic quesadillas, I melted a few Peeps in the saucepan and the heat was too low, so they didn’t go on my popcorn and just left a mess in the pan that I gotta clean up later. However, microwave melting does 1000000% work. I did like three Peeps with some random small quantity of butter (I don’t really know how much tbh, but sticking with the original quantity of Peep and butter probably works just fine) and stuck them in the microwave for like 45 seconds and stirred them mess out of it to melt it well and easily poured and mixed it into the popcorn.
    Just saying microwave>saucepan for that step. Also these are freaking good and I should have eaten an actual lunch before I gave into my sweet tooth but whatever

  4. Emma says:

    Howdy,

    If you don’t want your peeps popcorn to be as sticky then you can dry it out a bit in the oven just like caramel corn. Preheat oven to 250F. After making the peeps popcorn, spread it on a greased or sprayed cookie sheet, bake for about 30 minutes. Stir every 15 minutes. It may take a bit longer to bake and make crispy and not sticky. The oven is actually evaporating any water from the sugar which will make it crispy and not sticky.

    Perfect recipe. Cheers.

  5. Jane says:

    Great for the grandchildren, will definitely be making this. What a treat.

  6. Alicia says:

    Cannot wait to make this for my daughter’s class! Thank you.

  7. Sarah Adams @ The Stay at Home Soprano says:

    This sounds so yummy! I am going to make this tomorrow!! I love anything candy popcorn:). Never thought of peeps before.

  8. How to scrap my car says:

    This is super duper going to make this over the week-end going to repin this as well.

  9. Anonymous says:

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

  10. 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.

    1. John says:

      Brilliant for the grandchildren. Get them fired up on these on a cold winter day will get them energised. Great recipe

  11. 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)

  12. Kathy LaPlace says:

    Great and easy Idea!! Thank you Kristin ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Wimbledon Gutters says:

      Delicious! I love sticky popcorn and marshmallows …. the prfect combo.

  13. Window Cleaners London Experts says:

    Looks yummy. Kids definitely like this and this good idea for kids birthday party.

  14. 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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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