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Tuxedo Peeps

By Brooke McLay |

There’s something delightfully ridiculous about marshmallow Peeps.  They seem to usher in all sorts of childhood nostalgia, kicking off the season of Easter candy with pastel flair.  I always wanted to like Peeps.  As a kid, I’d beg my mom to let me have at them, only to have her fiercely remind me that I never ate them anyway.  She was right.  There was something bitter in that hypercolored sugar.  Something wanting about those marshmallow bunnies.  Try as I might, I’ve never really liked Peeps.

Until this Sunday, when the kids and I dressed them in little tuxedoes of white and dark chocolate.  Suddenly, I couldn’t get enough of them. I’m not embarrassed to admit I let each of the kids eat one, while I bit the crunchy little tuxedos off of a handful of Peeps all by my lonesome.  Turns out, plain old Peeps are kinda cute to look at, but dress them up with a dandy coat of chocolate, and suddenly you’ve got a treat you won’t be able to resist.

Tuxedo Peeps

  • 1 1/2 cups dark chocolate chips
  • 1 1/2 cups white chocolate chips
  • pastel polka-dot sprinkles
  • 2-3 packages of bunny Peeps

Melt the white chocolate chips in a medium glass bowl.  To ensure that your chocolate is melted without becoming singed, pop the bowl in the microwave for 30 seconds, then remove it and stir.  Return to the microwave for 30 seconds, then remove it and stir again.  Continue doing this until the chocolate is smooth and  melted, but not warm to the touch.

Dip the bottom half of the Peeps into the melted white chocolate, covering the entire bottom half of their body, up to their little necks.  Place the dipped Peeps onto a piece of parchment and allow the chocolate to cool and harden completely.

Melt the dark chocolate chips in a medium glass bowl.  Dip the Peeps diagonally on the left side, then on the right side of their bellies.  Return to parchment and allow to cool and harden.

Spoon some of the remaining chocolate into a ziptop bag.  Cut a very small corner from the bag and pipe a small amount of chocolate on the back of a polka-dot sprinkle.  Gently press sprinkle into place as a “button.”  Pipe a bowtie just above the sprinkle button.  Return to the parchment and allow to cool completely before serving.


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About Brooke McLay


Brooke McLay

Brooke McLay is a recipe developer, food writer, food photographer, and cooking show host for Babble, General Mills, and Good Cook. You can find and follow her latest whims at Cheeky Kitchen. Read bio and latest posts → Read Brooke's latest posts →

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21 thoughts on “Tuxedo Peeps

  1. chocstrawberry says:

    They look so cute, I’d love to make them with my kids but they looks so nice I’m betting my kids would eat them before we even finished decorating the last peep.

    Looks like a great idea for kids parties!

  2. JulieVR says:

    Brilliant! Love how you dressed them up! Chocolate improves everything, doesn’t it??

  3. Megan says:

    Very cute!

  4. Christi @ Love From The Oven says:

    LOVE these! I love Peeps, I’m doing an entire “Peeps Week” on my blog @ They are just so cute, so bright and so FUN!

  5. kristin says:

    So cute Brooke!!

  6. mangiabella says:


  7. Meghna says:

    oh my god these are so cute…. I love peeps…. I will have to try this out !!!

  8. Tammie Tornow says:

    What a great idea and so easy now to use them to decorate some cupcakes! Perfect for easter at my house! LOL

  9. Bright Shadows says:

    Omg, so freaking cute! I wait every Easter to gorge on these things!

  10. Daniela says:

    TOO CUTE!!!


  11. Jen says:

    These tuxedo peeps make me giggle :D Great job

  12. Donna says:

    Made these this weekend. Delicious! Everyone loved them!

  13. trish says:

    I linked to this on my blog all about PEEPS today – THANK YOU

  14. Jenn Erickson/Rook No. 17 says:

    Those are definitely the cutest chocolate dipped peeps I’ve seen yet!!

  15. Donna says:

    Maybe they should be called TUXEDO BUNNIES??????

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  17. Julia says:

    Adorable and irresistibly attractive! These seem perfect for a bridal shower or bachelor party treat. Make sure that these yummy, chocolatey peeps don’t outshine your own outfits though!

  18. Awww those little rabbit tuxedos are so adorable. So adorable I don’t want to eat them! I bet they are yummy though!

  19. Jamie says:

    Those tuxedo bunnies are so cute! I don’t want to eat them! But I bet they are delicious!

  20. Jamie says:

    That is so adorable! little bunnies in tuxedos! I bet they are so delicious, but I would never think about eating them. They are just too cute!

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