Think You Hate Peeps? You’re Just Not Eating Them the Right Way

Trust us: These tricks will make you love them.

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March 30, 2021

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Peeps are to Easter as candy corn is to Halloween — you either welcome their arrival to store shelves or wince at the mention. But there is one big difference between Peeps and candy corn: You can learn to love Peeps.

You might think you don’t like those sugar-coated marshmallow goodies, but I promise it’s you, not them. And the reason why you don’t like them (yet) is because you’re eating them all wrong.

Let your Peeps get stale.

I am a big fan of Peeps — but only if they’re stale. Yes, you read that right. The minute Peeps appear in my Easter basket, I open the package and let them sit on the countertop for a day or so to harden and get extra chewy. They’re a little tougher to chew, but they taste so much better this way. (Don’t tell my dentist!)

- T.K. Brady, Senior Editor

While Peeps fanatics know the soft and chewy candies are perfect for dressing up cakes, floating in hot chocolate and even flavoring vodka, they are also absolutely delicious straight from the package, all nice and stale.

Try eating Peeps for breakfast.

Take the morning off from fighting with the kids about breakfast. Will there be a sugar crash before lunch? Probably. But letting them enjoy this sweet holiday will create memories they'll treasure for years to come, especially if Peeps are involved.

If you ask me, Peeps are best eaten as breakfast on Easter morning. When I was younger, my mom would always buy a pack for my Easter basket, which I would rip open before I even looked through the rest of the basket. As an adult, she still buys me a pack of Peeps every Easter — and I always take a bite first thing. I don’t eat Peeps any other time of the year, so it feels like an extra-special treat.

- Leah Scalzadonna, Associate Editor

Savor your Peeps.

Easter comes but once a year; we suggest you make the most of peak Peeps season by enjoying them for as long as you can. Like a fine wine, they really do get better with age!

The beauty of marshmallow Peeps is that they are the one Easter candy that gets better with time. Jelly beans get sticky and clump together and chocolates melt — but sugar-coated marshmallows get extra chewy (and impossibly sweet) as time goes on. As strange as it sounds, I wait all year for a fresh batch of yellow marshmallow chicks and bunnies to hit stores — so that I can take them home, rip the package open and leave them out on the counter to dry out!

- Kristie Collado, Digital Programming Manager

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