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Peeps Cake Batter Candy

Peeps Cake Batter Candy squares stacked on a blue plate

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 Cups
Chopped blue marshmallow peeps candy in a bowl
Boxed cake mix powder and chunks of butter in a mixing bowl

This recipe is kinda crazy…
First you need to perform a little Peeps surgery.
Cut them up into small pieces…
Then 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…
Pop 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.

Cake mix with marshmallows and peeps in a bowl
Top view of Peeps Cake Batter Candy bars cut into squares

Then stir in your Peeps carnage and some white chocolate chips, if you want…
In 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!
Isn’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 Sunflower Cake

Peeps Marshmallow Fondant

Peeps S’mores

Peeps Popcorn

Peeps Eclair Cake Cups

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Description

make 20 pieces of candy


Ingredients

Scale
  • 2 cups yellow cake mix
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, cut into tablespoon sized pieces
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 15 Party Cake Peeps, cut into small pieces
  • *optional 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup rainbow sprinkles

Instructions

  1. Line an 8×8 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

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*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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25 comments on “Peeps Cake Batter Candy”

  1. Wow, we are are peep eating family so this has all the elements of awesomeness! Being GF I made it with GF cake mix it was so good. All the wonderful memories of licking the beaters in a non messy way. I’m thinking chocolate cake mix, peeps, mini choc. chips & pecans. Thanks for the great idea

  2. Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking

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

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