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How to Make Chocolate Covered Peeps for Easter Treats

March 30, 2021

Discover how to make chocolate covered Peeps. It’s easy to make these adorable Easter treats! They are sure to be a hit at your Easter gathering or tucked inside an Easter basket. These chocolate dipped marshmallows are also a fun party treat to include in a goody bag for a children’s Easter party.

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Chocolate Covered Peeps

If you’re looking for fun and unique Easter treats, try these Easter marshmallow pops. They are easy to make with Peeps marshmallows and some melted chocolate. Even if you aren’t a fan of traditional Peeps, these chocolate covered marshmallow pops take them to the next level for Easter treats that everyone will love.

I have a basic chocolate covered peeps pops recipe, and I also have some variations to make this your own chocolate covered Peeps recipe. You can get creative with your chocolate covered marshmallow pops with different chocolates.

However, these aren’t just for Easter treats. Peeps are now available in different shapes for holidays, so you can save this to make for Halloween or even Christmas. If you don’t care what thape your chocolate covered marshmallow pops are, pick up some extra Peeps on clearance and freeze them to make chocolate dipped peeps later.

You can also use regular marshmallows to make chocolate covered marshmallow pops. Follow the same directions to use regular marshmallows. Smash Mallow has several fun flavors that would make delicious chocolate covered marshmallows.

how to make chocolate covered marshmallow peeps pops for easter treats

Are Peeps Gluten Free?

Yes, the original Easter Peeps are gluten free. Always check the label though, because that can change at any time. Some of the new flavors are made on equipment that may be shared and therefore they may be exposed to gluten. Check the package every time you buy them, but they should be gluten free Easter treats.

Can Marshmallow Peeps Be Frozen?

Yes, you can freeze Peeps to make chocolate covered Peeps later. They will last about 3 months in the fridge without losing any of their flavor. To freeze, leave them in their original packaging and then place in an airtight freezer container or freezer bag.

Can You Freeze Chocolate Covered Marshmallows?

No, this chocolate covered marshmallows recipe shouldn’t be frozen. It won’t affect the flavor or the safety of eating the Peeps, however, freezing and then thawing chocolate covered marshmallows can cause them to sweat. They won’t look pretty, and the chocolate may melt and turn into a gooey mess.

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Best Chocolate for Chocolate Covered Peeps Recipe

I used milk chocolate chips for my Easter marshmallow pops. Chocolate chips are easy to find in the grocery store, so they are popular for making chocolate desserts. I add some coconut oil to my chocolate chips so they set up harder and have a nice gloss. I used refined coconut oil so it doesn’t affect the taste of the chocolate. You can use unrefined coconut oil to make chocolate covered marshmallows if you want.

You can also use chocolate wafers to make a chocolate covered Peeps recipe. Chocolate wafers are made for melting and molding, so they melt evenly and set up with a nice glossy smooth finish to these chocolate dipped Peeps.

You can melt wafers the same way I melted the chocolate chips for these Easter bunny marshmallow pops. You can also use a Wilton chocolate melting pot. These are easy to use, and you won’t risk burning the chocolate. If you use chocolate wafers, do not add any coconut oil.

You can find tips on how to melt chocolate here.

chocolate dipped marshmallows cooling in glass jar

Easter Marshmallow Pops Variations

You can make the base recipe for chocolate covered marshmallow Peeps that I made, or you can try one of these variations for your chocolate covered Peeps pops:

  • Use colored white chocolate or white chocolate instead of milk chocolate.
  • Drizzle melted colored chocolate or white chocolate over the milk chocolate.
  • Use colored marshmallows or colored candy balls for the bunny tail. Shimmer Sixlets would be really cute.
  • Use colored lollipop sticks or colored straws for more color.
  • Dip the Easter bunny marshmallow pops in colored sprinkles or Easter cookie sprinkles.
  • Dip in crushed graham crackers for s’more Easter treats.

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Chocolate Covered Peeps Ingredients

To make these chocolate covered Peeps, you will need the following ingredients:

Chocolate Dipped Peeps Supplies

To make these Easter bunny marshmallow pops, you will need the following supplies:

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How to Make Chocolate Covered Marshmallow Peeps

To make chocolate covered marshmallow Peeps pops, follow these directions:

    1. Begin by cutting the mini marshmallows in half with a knife or with kitchen shears. You will need half of a marshmallow for each of the chocolate covered Peeps pops. (If you are using mini candy marshmallows or Shimmer Sixlets, you can omit this step.
    2. Now insert a long lollipop stick into the bottom of each Peep. Push the stick almost to the other end of the Peep, taking care not to push it all the way through. Repeat with each of the 12 Peeps in the package. Then set the Easter bunny Peeps aside.
    3. Pour the chocolate chips into a microwave safe bowl. Heat on high for 30 seconds and stir. Then heat for another 30 seconds and stir well. If the chips are not melted, heat for another 15 seconds, then stir again. Repeat as needed until chocolate has melted. However, be careful not to overheat the chocolate, as chocolate is easily scorched. (Alternately, you can also use a Wilton chocolate melting pot to melt the chocolate.)
    4. When the chocolate is melted, carefully remove from the microwave. Add the coconut oil and stir well.
    5. Hold a Peep by the stick over the melted chocolate. Use a spoon or the tools from the Wilton candy melts decorating set to coat the bunny in chocolate. Cover it well. Then allow the excess chocolate to drip back into the bowl.
    6. Once the Peep is covered in chocolate, place a half of a piece of marshmallon onto the bunny for a tail.
    7. Stand the chocolate covered Peeps in a cup or jar to dry. Then repeat the process for the remaining Easter bunny marshmallow Peeps. (You will have some chocolate remaining once all twelve Peeps are made.)

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Package Easter Marshmallow Pops

When the chocolate covered marshmallows are set up, you can wrap the Easter marshmallow pops in a clear cellophane treat bag. Then tie the treat bag with string, baker’s twine or ribbon.

For an Easter party display, fill a decorative ice cream party cup with recyclable Easter grass. Then arrange the Easter marshmallow pops inside the container.

wrapped marshmallow easter pop in cellophane bag tied with twine

How to Store Chocolate Dipped Peeps

Store your Easter marshmallow pops in an airtight container on the counter for about three days. The chocolate coating will prevent air from reaching the marshmallow and drying it out. Do not store these Easter treats in the fridge unless they are starting to melt. Moisture in the air can cause the chocolate to sweat.

Yield: 12 chocolate covered Peeps pops

Chocolate Covered Peeps Recipe

chocolate covered peeps pops

How to make chocolate covered Peeps for Easter treats. These chocolate dipped marshmallows are also fun in goody bags for an Easter party.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 12 marshmallow bunny Peeps
  • 12 oz. bag semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 Tablespoon refined coconut oil
  • 12 mini marshmallows

Instructions

  1. Cut the mini marshmallows in half with a knife or with kitchen shears. You will need half of a marshmallow for each of the chocolate covered Peeps pops.
  2. Insert a long lollipop stick into the bottom of each Peep. Push the stick almost to the other end of the Peep, but be careful not to push it all the way through. Repeat with each Peep and set aside.
  3. Pour the chocolate chips into a microwave safe bowl. Heat on high for 30 seconds and stir. Then heat for another 30 seconds and stir well. If the chips are not melted, heat for another 15 seconds.
  4. When the chocolate is melted, carefully remove from the microwave. Add the coconut oil and stir well.
  5. Hold a Peep by the stick over the melted chocolate. Use a spoon to coat the bunny in chocolate. Cover it well and let excess chocolate drip back into the bowl.
  6. Place a half of a piece of marshmallon on the bunny for a tail.
  7. Stand the chocolate covered Peeps in a cup or jar to dry. Repeat the process for the remaining Easter bunny marshmallow Peeps.
  8. Package the chocolate dipped Peeps for Easter treats in cellophane bags tied with ribbon.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

15

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 155Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 12mgCarbohydrates: 24gFiber: 1gSugar: 19gProtein: 1g

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For more Easter treats, spring desserts and  party ideas, also be sure to try this bumblebee Oreo truffles recipe.

This recipe for chocolate covered marshmallow pops originally appeared on Becca Ink.

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