Peeps Cake Batter Candy

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Um yeah, Peeps.  I am a fan.

 

And lately I have noticed Peeps popping up at other times of the year…Halloween, Christmas, Valentines…I love it!

And now:  Party Cake Peeps.

Indeed, this IS real life.

Basically, they’re Peeps that taste like Cake.  It’s all in honor of Peeps 60th anniversary.  Which is crazy!  I mean, can you imagine people in the ’50s eating Peeps?

 

Anyhow this flavor might possibly be the best invention of the year.

Party Cake Peeps are currently a Walmart exclusive…and check out THIS SITE.  Walmart has this hilarious page, where you can vote in a new flavor of Peeps…and also customize it.  Like, you can give your Peep a face tattoo, or a fu manchu.  I swear.  It’s a crack up!

Anyhow, I am all about Peeps year-round.  They’re no longer just an Easter basket filler.  I mean, check out this fun site with tons of recipes and craft ideas using Peeps.

Honestly you can sub in Peeps in any recipe that calls for marshmallows.

 

When I got my sticky hands on a few boxes of the Party Cake Peeps I decided after I ate 10 of them, I should try them out in a new way.

So I made candy…that’s kinda like fudge, but totally isn’t fudge.

 

Peeps Cake Batter Candy.

Peeps Cake Batter Candy | Cookies and CupsThis recipe is kinda crazy…
First you need to perform a little Peeps surgery.
Cut them up into small pieces…
 photo IMG_8331_zpsc38e96bb.jpgThen you take a boxed cake mix and powdered sugar.  Whisk it together so there are no big lumps, and then add in some tabs of butter…
 photo PicMonkeyCollage-19_zps39a1e935.jpgPop that in the microwave with a little milk and then stir it all together. Let it cool for a few minutes.
It’ll be thick.

Then stir in your Peeps carnage and some white chocolate chips, if you want…
 photo PicMonkeyCollage2-4_zps210735f8.jpgIn a lined and sprayed pan press the whole mixture in.
Then you should top with a million sprinkles.
Press the sprinkles so they stick in the candy and then chill this mess for about 2 hours.
Then it will be ready to cut into pieces!
 photo PicMonkeyCollage3_zps58ee489f.jpgIsn’t it fun? It’s Party Cake overload!

Peeps Cake Batter Candy | Cookies and Cups

So yeah, Peeps all year round is totally a thing now.

I’ve even created a Pinterest board for my obsession.

And I tracked down some really fun ways to use Peeps all year round from some of my favorite sites:

S’mores Cookie Pops

Peeps Cupcakes

Peeps Sunflower Cake

Peeps Marshmallow Fondant

Peeps S’mores

Peeps Popcorn

Peeps Eclair Cake Cups

 

Peeps Cake Batter Candy
 
make 20 pieces of candy
Ingredients
  • 2 cups yellow cake mix
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • ½ cup butter, cut into tablespoon sized pieces
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 15 Party Cake Peeps, cut into small pieces
  • *optional ½ cup white chocolate chips
  • ¼ cup rainbow sprinkles
Instructions
  1. Line an 8x8 pan with foil and spray with nonstick spray
  2. In a large bowl whisk together the cake mix and the powdered sugar, breaking up any large lumps.
  3. Add in tabs of butter and milk, don't stir.
  4. Microwave for 2 minutes, remove and stir until it mixture comes together, it will be thick.
  5. Let it sit for a few minutes to cool slightly.
  6. Stir in white chocolate chips, if using, and Peeps.
  7. Press mixture evenly into prepared pan, and sprinkle the sprinkles on top, pressing into candy.
  8. Let chill in refrigerator for 2 hours before cutting into pieces.
Notes
store airtight for up to 3 days.
Can be stored at room temperature or in refrigerator

Recipe adapted from Food.com

 

*Disclosure:  I’ve partnered with Walmart and Peeps on this post for an exclusive endorsement of Party Cake Peeps. This blog post was sponsored, and while I was compensated, all opinions are honest and my own.  I only work with brands that I love and use outside of this blog.

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Loren
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Loren
March 21, 2013 8:19 pm

between this and your churros cheesecakes, this has been a pretty stellar week for creativity on your part! 🙂

Karly
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March 21, 2013 8:21 pm

These are SO CUTE. Love that the peeps are mixed right in!

JulieD
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March 21, 2013 8:25 pm

Ahhh you cut up your peeps? Heehe sorry I just had to. 🙂 These are way cute and so clever!!!

Holiday Baker Man
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March 21, 2013 8:33 pm

Very cool!

Jocelyn
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March 21, 2013 8:57 pm

Oh boy! I could eat so much of that candy! I’m loving the cut up peeps that are hiding in it. Those cake flavored peeps were so awesome!!! Thanks for linking to my eclair cups 🙂

Elizabeth @ Confessions of a Baking Queen
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MMM cake flavored peeps! I have yet to have these babies yet! Hopefully they will be at Target tonight!

Joanne
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March 21, 2013 10:02 pm

I really need to move somewhere that has a walmart! These are NECESSARY.

Tieghan
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March 21, 2013 11:33 pm

YUM!! I love peeps!

Colleen @ What
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No. You. Didn’t.
Love these!!!

Julianne @ Beyond Frosting
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March 22, 2013 12:40 am

Shelly this is so cool! I love how the peeps are swimming in the candy haha

Sue {munchkin munchies}
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March 22, 2013 2:38 am

Party Cake Peeps sound like the best! Leave it to you to create such a fantastic Peeps treat!

Bee
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March 22, 2013 9:07 am

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cake. peeps.
Perfect way to end my week. This is happening.

Belinda @themoonblushbaker
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March 22, 2013 9:54 am

It is a pretty peeps party snack! Hehehe.
Love the cutting of cute lollies too

Nancy P.@thebittersideofsweet
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March 22, 2013 10:36 am

Oh my! I am in love. This is amazing! Who would of thought to add peeps! So great!

Kathy
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March 22, 2013 10:39 am

So cute! I am glad that Peeps are available more than just at Easter. So many great ways to use them!

Monet
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March 22, 2013 10:45 am

I just HAVE to make this for my best friend. She adores peeps, and I know she’ll be over the moon when she sees these! Thank you so much for sharing. They look delicious!

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michelle
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March 22, 2013 2:47 pm

oh man this means i need a trip to walmart??! i have the vanilla ones that target has, but i think i need these blue speckled beauties! candy sounds amazing 🙂

bridget {bake at 350}
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March 22, 2013 3:20 pm

OK…a cake mix-based candy AND cake-favored PEEPS?!? No. Way. That is too, too fun!!!

Toby
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March 22, 2013 3:35 pm

I don’t know what Peeps is? where would I buy Peeps? it says 15 Party Cake Peeps, cut into small pieces please help

Jenna @ www.sensationallyseasonal.com
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Yum! I admit I got a little chuckle at the “perform Peeps surgery” part. 🙂

Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking
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March 22, 2013 6:20 pm

These are a riot! I don’t think I’ve had a Peep in decades, but there’s no time like the present!

Tahny
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March 22, 2013 6:26 pm

Going to Walmart….. 🙂

Gloria @ Simply Gloria
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March 22, 2013 6:38 pm

Love how colorful this is! (=

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