TGIF! We have had a blast getting ready for Easter and sharing some of our favorite crafts and activities with you all! We have one last darling + easy fun treat to share that is sure to get your little peanuts excited for the holiday + they can totally help with making them too! But before we get started we need to introduce to you to one of our new sponsors, Shop Sweet Lulu! If you have been following SLP for a while you will know that we LOVE Shop Sweet Lulu and use so many of their darling products for our parties! Seriously, they have the cutest stuff around and the best customer service! We could spend hours on their site dreaming of the parties we could create with their goodies!
We felt like it was only fitting to introduce Shop Sweet Lulu by sharing this cute peep pop treat recipe that they created! It’s the perfect last minute treat and who doesn’t love peeps + sprinkles?!
WHAT YOU NEED:
– treat sticks
– plate or cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
Start off by melting your chocolate. We used about 8 ounces of milk chocolate for our pops. If you are going to use a block of chocolate like we did, you are going to need to chop it up. A serrated knife is a great choice for chopping up chocolate. Otherwise, chocolate chips will work just fine. I recommend that you melt your chocolate over a double boiler. This will keep you from burning your chocolate. To make a double boiler, place a metal bowl into a saucepan filled with water. The water should just barely touch the bottom of the bowl. Turn the burner to medium-medium high heat.
Stir your chocolate periodically to make sure that all the pieces have melted down.
If you are recruiting help from little people, I suggest that you remove the bowl of melted chocolate from the heat and place on the counter. If you notice your chocolate starting to thicken or harden, just place the bowl back on top of the saucepan/simmer water and melt it back down.
Next create an assembly line so you can easily hop from chocolate to sprinkles.
Dunk your peep into your melted chocolate & let the excess chocolate drip off.
Remove the remaining excess chocolate by scrapping the bottom of the peep along the side of the bowl. Now dunk in your favorite combination of sprinkles!
Place your completed peeps on a cookie sheet or plate lined with parchment paper. Once you have coated all your peeps or you have a plate full, stick them in the freezer to harden.
Once the chocolate has hardened, remove from freezer & place a treat stick in it.
Well that’s it peeps! We hope everyone has enjoyed all of our Easter features and we hope you all have a fabulous weekend with your little peanuts! If you do any of our holiday crafts or make these darling treats we would love to see them! Tag us in your pictures on facebook and instagram so we can leave some love!