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Peeps in a (Jello) Pond!

The thing about Peeps is that they seem to turn up just about everywhere this season. They become sushi, they become dioramas, and even are found topping delicious chocolate pies. Over the weekend the Peeps in our house decided to take a swim in a jello pond! My daughter and I had a blast making this cute watery scene. I used regular gelatin and dyed it light green with a drop of food coloring. Then we added the Peeps swimming, the water lilies, and the goldfish once the jello had finished setting. We really tried to think of all the things that would really make the pond look real. We think next time we might dye the jello blue, add yellow Peeps and a few floats to make it Peeps in a Swimming Pool!

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  • How to Make Peeps in a Pond 1 of 6
    How to Make Peeps in a Pond
  • Water 2 of 6
    Water
    Use 4 packets of unflavored gelatin, one drop of green food coloring, and prepare according to directions in a clear bowl.
  • Let the Jello Set 3 of 6
    Let the Jello Set
    Let the Jello set for at least three hours.
  • Decorate the Pond! 4 of 6
    Decorate the Pond!
    Make white water lilies out of marshmallows.
  • Put Goldfish in the Water 5 of 6
    Put Goldfish in the Water
    Push goldfish into the water to have them swimming underneath the Peeps.
  • Add the Peeps 6 of 6
    Add the Peeps
    Arrange the Peeps on top!

Peeps in a Jello Pond

4 packets Knox Gelatin

1 drop green food coloring

5 to 6 Peeps of any color

10 orange goldfish crackers

1 large marshmallow

1. Prepare the gelatin according to package directions. Add one drop of green food coloring while you are stirring the gelatin to dissolve. Place the bowl in the fridge and allow it to set for 2 hours.

2. The decorate your pond, use a thin knife to make slits in the jello and push the goldfish down into it. Then, cut the marshmallows into flower shapes and set them into the jello to look like water lilies. Finally, arrange the peeps on top of the pond. Serve!

 

Some more posts from The Naptime Chef:

St. Patrick’s Day Leprechaun Chow

Chocolate Chip Cupcakes

A Recipe for Two Brownies

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