Monday, April 6, 2009

Peep Show


I bought these little guys thinking I might use them for some kind of Easter cupcakes. I mean, they are cute in a marshmallowy sugar kinda way.


And look how much cuter they are on sticks. (couldn’t resist.)


But, then as they lay in the kitchen next to my handy dandy edible ink pens, I thought about something else I could do with them. Something a little less Easter, and potentially a lot more fun.


So I grabbed my red and black pens, turned these little guys over on their tummies and went to town. Oh, and I pinched their ears, too.

Don’t laugh. I was bored.

Peeps + pens =


Pikachus or in this case … Peep-achus!

I don’t think I can ever look at Peeps the same way again.

FYI… Pikachu is part of the Pokémon franchise owned by Nintendo. They’re not something I know a whole lot about, but they were on my mind because I had just recently bought some Pokémon stuff for my friend’s daughter who has been collecting these things for awhile.


See what I mean. There are like hundreds of these strange little creatures that belong to the Pokémon family, but Pikachu is the only one I know of by name and as you can see, pretty conducive to a Peep makeover. I couldn’t wait to surprise her with them.


She squealed when they saw them and her little brother was pretty excited, too. Just seeing them smile makes me happy. Totally worth it.

Okay, so I mentioned Nintendo earlier for a reason. Have any of you ever played the Nintendo DS? Because my niece got one for Christmas along with the Super Mario Bros. game and I have become a-d-d-d-ddddicted to it. She’ll come over to stay sometimes and when I pick her up, I’m like… “Sweetie, do you want to bring your Nintendo?” and “Don’t forget the charger.” (Insert evil laugh)


We’ll sit on the sofa together and take turns. Well, she usually gets 10 turns to my one. Then, when I do get a turn, I usually die right away. But she, graciously offers to help … by taking it away from me … to show me what I did wrong! Then I wait another ten turns before I get another go. I should just buy one for myself, but, i’m scared to own it. I definitely wouldn’t get much done until I could finish World 8. Besides, it’s too much fun when we play together. Well, when I watch her play. :)

Anyway, you guys can see what I mean because I’m giving away one of these players! Yippee! (Super Mario Bros. not included.) Thank me later.

Not only am I giving one away, but I’m giving away the BRAND NEW Nintendo DSi. It was released TODAY! Lucky.

Music Capability.
Photo capability.
Bigger screen.
Basically, awesome!

Want one? All you have to do is identify my friend’s daughter’s five favorite Pokémon by name.


Just kidding. Just kidding. I wouldn’t do that to you.

To enter for a chance to win the Nintendo DSi:

  • Leave a comment to this post with your favorite easter candy obsession.
    (Cadbury eggs? Reese’s? Peeps? Jelly Beans? Chocolate Bunnies… hollow or solid? Whatever!)
  • Make sure to leave your comment with a way for me to contact you if you win. (Either email or blog link.)
  • Deadline to enter is Tuesday, April 7th at 6:00 pm (timestamped by the comment entry). The winner* will be announced sometime Tuesday evening and announced on this post.

*One winner will be selected at random using the integer generator.

Good luck!

Holy Peeps! I cannot believe how many entries there were for this giveaway. It so makes me wish I had more Nintendos to give away. But, alas, I only have one. A brand new bright blue one for one luck winner. And that person is ………

Comment #4,837

Congrats Cindy. Your wish is my command.

And everyone else, thanks for sharing your Easter candy obsession. By the way…What’s up with the stale Peeps. I’m outta the loop on that one. Guess I’ll have to try it.

Oh yeah, the Pokemons in order are Mewtwo, Shieldon, Glameow, Mew, and Lucario. Thanks dj, Cake Believe, Alyssa, Wendy, Vanessa, Chris, Shutterbugs, Heather, The Pike Family, Shawnee, jenny, talda, suedaisy, talei, Loralie and the rest of you that know way too much about Pokémon for clearing that up for me.

Takahe said...

Cadbury eggs are the tastiest, but peeps are the best, just for tradition’s sake!

alicem (at) virginia (dot) edu

April 6, 2009 03:07 AM
Anonymous said...

My Easter candy obsession is
malted eggs and hershey kisses always. I love the pastel candy corn so pretty. I love all of your creations. great blog.


April 6, 2009 03:07 AM
yvonne said...

For a marshmallow lover like myself, my favorites are Peeps!! Especially ones that have been left open and are stale! But I usually can’t keep them around long enough to let them go stale! I LURVE the yellow or white…the pink, blue, and purple have a funny aftertaste!

April 6, 2009 03:07 AM
Valerie said...

Cadbury Creme Eggs, hands down, all-time winner.

April 6, 2009 03:07 AM
NanaBlue said...

Reese Peanut Butter Cups/Egg

April 6, 2009 03:08 AM
Deon said...

My favorite would have to be egg shaped Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups!!!

April 6, 2009 03:08 AM
Fairly Odd Mother said...

Malted milk easter eggs. Even better? My husband HATES them so they are all mine!

Oh dear: my WV is fatti

(going to weep into my pillow—that isn’t nice internets)

April 6, 2009 03:08 AM
Diana said...

My favorite are pastel M & Ms with tiny bunnies and duckies printed on them!

April 6, 2009 03:08 AM
Emma C said...

I’ve recently rediscovered my love for those egg-shaped gum balls. The flavor lasts for about 5 seconds, but big props for the mini egg carton.


April 6, 2009 03:08 AM
Hinky HQ said...

I am the only person in my family who eats the black jelly beans. One year after Easter, our local grocery had an entire cart of bagged black jelly beans on super-sale. Of course I bought some!

April 6, 2009 03:08 AM
Jen said...

The caramel cadbury eggs… mmmmmm!

April 6, 2009 03:08 AM
Mallory M said...

I love Wonka Bars & around Easter they come out with Wonka Bar eggs – ahhhh! Chocolate graham-cracker-y deliciousness. I'm going to go eat some right now!

April 6, 2009 03:08 AM
The McAfee Fam said...

My favorite would be Starburst Jelly beans! Yummy!

April 6, 2009 03:08 AM
Astaryth said...

Cadbury Eggs Rock!All flavors. I love, love, love them LOL! But, I wouldn’t pass up a solid chocolate bunny either….

April 6, 2009 03:08 AM
Siobhan said...

It’s a toss up for me between Cadbury Mini Eggs, and Peeps. They’ve both been long time favourites. I really love the new micro mini eggs.


April 6, 2009 03:08 AM
Anna said...

I love, love, love – the Cadbury Robin Eggs – just solid Cadbury chocolate covered in a simple sugar shell. Oh, and Starburst jelly beans. Sorry Jelly Belly :(

April 6, 2009 03:09 AM
brainella said...

Oh. Reese’s PB Eggs. And the candy coated malted milk ball eggs. Yum….

April 6, 2009 03:09 AM
Megan said...

I love cadbury eggs. Not the big ones, but the little ones you buy in a bag!

April 6, 2009 03:09 AM
April said...

I am all about the Mini Eggs! Light candy coating, a small mouthful of chocolate inside… mmmm! And of course there’s always the classic chocolate hollow bunny with the one candy eye that gets eaten last!

April 6, 2009 03:09 AM
Pamela Royal said...

I love, love, LOVE the Reese’s Peanut Butter Egg…more peanut butter, less chocolate. YUM! My e-mail is in my blogger profile.

April 6, 2009 03:09 AM
Jen said...

I love cadbury mini eggs, my addiction every spring!

April 6, 2009 03:10 AM
JorgenMan said...

Cadbury Mini Eggs. Very addictive. You let the shell crumble in your mouth, mixed with the melty chocolate. Yum.

April 6, 2009 03:10 AM
RNO said...

No jelly bean can satisfy me like the ridiculously expensive real pectin/ real fruit deals.

And I can only eat jelly beans during the Easter season. It’s just wrong to eat them at other times.

But it’s fruit, so it doesn’t count, right?

April 6, 2009 03:10 AM
Natalie said...

cadbury mini eggs!! the best :)

April 6, 2009 03:10 AM
Jennifer said...

I loved my DS until my four year old took it over and now it’s too crusty for me to use. LOL My favorite Easter candy would be Cadbury Caramel Eggs. they are too die for.

April 6, 2009 03:10 AM
Brooke said...

Got to be the Cadbury Cream Eggs!

April 6, 2009 03:10 AM
Molly S. said...

Cadbury eggs have become my favorite Easter candy in the past few years. This was quite a revelation, as I absolutely *hated* them as a child!

April 6, 2009 03:10 AM
Lindzerelli said...

I love those little robins eggs that have a crunchy shell and are pure chocolate on the inside. And I’ll never say no to a dark chocolate Lindt bunny or Lindor ball.

ps. I love the little chick cake pops

April 6, 2009 03:10 AM
Nikki said...

Jelly beans!!!

April 6, 2009 03:10 AM
Kathleen said...

nothing beats a cadbury creme egg. except possibly the hollow candy bar with creme-egg filling they have over in england… that may have a more ideal chocolate-to-mystery-sugar-goop retio.

April 6, 2009 03:10 AM
Tracie said...

Reese bunnies…they are new….and yum….just like the DSi

April 6, 2009 03:10 AM
Jean said...

My favorite Easter treat used to be Reeses Eggs, but now I am addicted to any cute Easter Cake Pop…you make the cutest things.I try but they really aren’t as cute as yours…

April 6, 2009 03:10 AM
MaryAZ said...

Reese’s Peanut butter eggs! They are so much more than a peanut butter cup!

April 6, 2009 03:10 AM
Chelsea said...

Jelly beans for sure….addictive

April 6, 2009 03:10 AM
Korbi said...

It’s a tie. My favorite Easter candies are Cadbury creme eggs and Peeps. I like these two so much that I pretty much buy out the whole store and any other stores that I go to and then I save them and eat them all year long. Not healthy, but very much makes me smile in December when I can have a hard sugary Peep at 3 in the morning. :) (Yes, I buy the Christmas Peeps, the Halloween Peeps, etc, but there is NOTHING like a bunny Peep) :)

April 6, 2009 03:10 AM
Arlene said...

Starburst Jelly beans! :)
Also. The Pokemon are.. Mewtwo, Shieldon, Glameow, Mew and Lucario. ;D

April 6, 2009 03:11 AM
Get my picture? said...

Definatly peeps, the squatty ones. First I bite their tails off then the head and lastly the body. Strange, I know! Also, they are best when they are left in an easter basket overnight!

April 6, 2009 03:11 AM
Anonymous said...

Russel Stovers chocolate covered marshmellow eggs !

April 6, 2009 03:11 AM
mmagruder said...

Thanks for your generosity. My kids like Pokemon and thought your “peep”s were great. My kids are also drooling over the new DS.

April 6, 2009 03:11 AM
vicky42000 said...

Jelly beans covered with little dots of colored sugar, kinda like sprinkles. The only place I have ever seen them was at See’s candy store. And they only produce them at Easter time! Also See’s chocolate bunnies!

I know about addiction! I was playing with my 27 year old daughters DS yesterday and she did the same thing, would take it away to show me what I did wrong!I had to beg to get it back…and she was driving!!

April 6, 2009 03:11 AM
Jessica said...

Cadbury eggs all the way, baby! I always tell myself I will only eat one . . . and it is always a total lie!

Those Pikachu peeps are too cute.

April 6, 2009 03:11 AM
Tracy said...

Chocolate bunnies… but I also like the malted milkball eggs that look like little songbird eggs.

tjustus at sprynet dot com

April 6, 2009 03:11 AM
Risidore Family said...

cadbury cream eggs all the way lol

April 6, 2009 03:11 AM
Kim said...

Cadburry Cream Eggs!
I discovered this year that my husband had never tried them. He didn’t like them as much as I do. That’s ok, more for me!

April 6, 2009 03:11 AM
Abby said...


They are SO MUCH BETTER than the cups. I’m not sure why; and I really don’t care.


April 6, 2009 03:12 AM
Cindy Golden said...

Hollow Chocolate Bunnies then eat them with Peanut butter.

April 6, 2009 03:12 AM
Nichole and Philip Swink said...

This post reminds me of how I am with the DS and MarioKart. Have you tried that game? Oh my. I nanny for a nine year old and end up playing MarioKart everyday on hers.
My favorite Easter candy is Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs. They’re sooo much better than the normal Peanut Butter Cups! I heart Easter candy!

April 6, 2009 03:12 AM
PharmerNicole said...

Dove dark chocolate promises. I would (and have) traded 50 whopper eggs for 1 Dove promise. :)

April 6, 2009 03:12 AM
paperdoll said...

Jelly beans, Jelly beans, Jelly beans!!! The red ones!
My little girl really wants a ds for her birthday next month!!!

April 6, 2009 03:12 AM
Kayla said...

I am huge on Cadbury Eggs! The origional of course. Bake something with that and I would be at the store tomorrow trying to recreate it!!!!!!!

April 6, 2009 03:12 AM
StuffCooksWant said...

Gotta be the Reese’s eggs…the chocolate to peanut butter ratio is much better than the regular peanut butter cups…why is that??!!

April 6, 2009 03:12 AM
Becky said...

I love the Bumpy Nerds! They’re hard to find but Easter time seems to be the easiest time to find them, so I stock up!

April 6, 2009 03:12 AM
HeatherP said...

Love Peeps!
Love all your stuff!

April 6, 2009 03:12 AM
Kelley said...

Here’s how Pokemon obsessed I am (and I am a 30-year-old Mom of two young girls) my nickname is Kellechu . . . Kelley + Pikachu = Kellechu! I sooooo love your peep-achu pops and will make some for myself as soon as I can get to the store!!!

My favorite Easter candy is those malt ball robin’s eggs.

April 6, 2009 03:13 AM
Carrie said...

Dark chocolate eggs filled with coconut cream are my downfall!

April 6, 2009 03:13 AM
Violet said...

Starburst jelly beans are faboo. Almost as good as Jelly Bellies.

My very favorite Easter candy is the cream cheese candy my mom often made us. Basically cream cheese frosting with way more powdered sugar, we would request cream cheese candy instead of the store bought stuff. :)

April 6, 2009 03:13 AM
Anonymous said...

I have always love the Reeses Peanut butter cup eggs!- Stacey

April 6, 2009 03:13 AM
Mari said...

Robin’s Eggs or Starburst Jelly Beans!!

April 6, 2009 03:13 AM
theadventuresofbecky said...

I love love LOVE Cadbury eggs! But right now I’m living in the Caribbean and I can’t find them. Yes, it’s a silly thing to complain about when you live on an island.

April 6, 2009 03:13 AM
musicalknitter said...

Cabury mini eggs! yum!

April 6, 2009 03:13 AM
Brooke in Texas said...

M&M's baby!

April 6, 2009 03:13 AM
Carla said...

cuteness!! I love whopper eggs…my fav! And i love the sweet tarts bunnies and chicks!

April 6, 2009 03:14 AM
Misty said...

i am a peeps kind of girl, with one or two cadburry creme eggs in the mix.. but then i’m done with them for the year.

i love the new little orange peep chicks, i can’t wait to indulge!

you can email me at my blog! :)

April 6, 2009 03:14 AM
tracylee said...

Cadbury cream eggs for sure! I try to buy just one, although I noticed they have started appearing for other holidays in different styles! If I buy more than one – in the freezer they go – makes it just a little harder (literally) to indulge!

April 6, 2009 03:14 AM
Chelsey said...

The caramel cadbury eggs! Delish!

April 6, 2009 03:14 AM
SimplySweeter said...

I think that Reese’s Peanut Butter eggs are my favorite!

April 6, 2009 03:14 AM
mmga_kc at yahoo said...

Reeces Eggs. Yum.

April 6, 2009 03:14 AM
HPTeach said...

Mmmmmm…I will have to say my favorite are the resee’s peanut butter eggs. Love resee’s and a bigger version is always fun-ner!

April 6, 2009 03:14 AM
Rachel said...

Caramel Cadbury eggs! So good!

April 6, 2009 03:14 AM
Christina said...

Definitely jelly beans-I especially love the starburst jelly beans or the good old-fashioned ones. Mmmm…

April 6, 2009 03:14 AM
Shannon said...

I am sooooooo going to make those Pickachu peeps! Awesome!

As I gave up sugar for Lent this year, my favourite Easter treat is officially going to be anything containing sugar (but esp. chocolate!!!)

April 6, 2009 03:15 AM
Brittany said...

Cadbury mini eggs are to die for, I always buy bags just for myself… and spend days brushing my teeth afterwards.

Other people have probably identified the pokemon already, but I have to let out my inner nerd.. Mewtwo, Sheildon, Glameow, Mew, and Lucario.. and I don’t know that because of a son or daughter, I grew up with it myself :P I could name all of them in the figurine pile photo, too.. yikes!

Also, I’m venturing to make the chick pops sans-sticks this weekend.. I can’t wait to try it out :)

April 6, 2009 03:15 AM
lisalyn said...

Every Easter I have to have me some Peeps! This year I might put them on sticks!! :)

April 6, 2009 03:15 AM
Sarah said...

Russell Stover chocolate covered marshmallow eggs!

April 6, 2009 03:15 AM
Robyn W. said...

So cute! I can’t stop eating the Reese’s eggs – yummooooo! :)

April 6, 2009 03:15 AM
mydogumentary said...

Oh where to start with Easter candy–I think it’s either Starburst jelly beans or the crunchy shelled cadbury balls—oh so yummy…I really love it all though! :)

April 6, 2009 03:15 AM
Sylvia said...

Here is a little secret treat .. have you ever tried a peep from the microwave??? .. eeEEKkkkss Yummy!

April 6, 2009 03:16 AM
Nerdy Jess said...

AHHHH! I love it! I was thinking it was more cake pops hehe.

My fave Easter Candy is Reese’s Eggs! I LOVE them!


April 6, 2009 03:16 AM
Lindsay MacLean said...

I LOVE the Cadbury Mini-Eggs. So yummy.


April 6, 2009 03:16 AM
nfwm2 said...

OK, first…LOVE your “Peep-achus”! And second, my Easter candy obsession is a big bag of jelly beans! Or as my 2.5 year old son says, “Belly Beans”!

April 6, 2009 03:16 AM
debbie peterson said...

jelly Beans……..make hello kitty pops for granddaughters 8th birthday….they turned out great

April 6, 2009 03:16 AM
Shannon said...

Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs are by far my favorite. I almost never eat regular Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, but something about the eggs calls to me. I do require at least one Peep every Easter though, purely for the nostalgia factor.

April 6, 2009 03:16 AM
Kelly said...

Peanut butter filled M&M's are my favorite!

April 6, 2009 03:16 AM
Angie P said...

the cadbury eggs are the best!

April 6, 2009 03:16 AM
Lyndsay said...

Ok first off… I have to say that you are too creative! And your post made me laugh! :-) Then my favorite candy is either the robin eggs whoppers or just some good old jelly beans… Yum!

April 6, 2009 03:16 AM
Yost said...

Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs. :)

April 6, 2009 03:16 AM
Chris said...

Just when I think you couldn’t come up with an even cuter idea than your last one- you do. Peep-achus! Those are awesome. As for a favorite, I dream of finding a solid dark chocolate bunny in my basket.

April 6, 2009 03:16 AM
Jenny said...

Mewtwo, Shieldon, Glameow, Mew, and Lucario! :P

Okay, I knew three of them and got the rest from my cousin..hahaha. Alright, alright, the best Easter candy is the Whopper Robin Eggs! YUM, SO GOOD. Wish they would have it year round!

April 6, 2009 03:16 AM
Robyn said...

See’s Mayfair egg. The only time all year you can get Mayfair in dark chocolate!

April 6, 2009 03:17 AM
cookingkatie said...

mmmm…I love the mini egg malt balls!

April 6, 2009 03:17 AM
Miss Eliza Sea said...

I used to adore Cadbury creme eggs, but I’m not sure if they changed or I changed, because they don’t taste the same. The mini eggs are amazing, so those are my new favorite. If I can find them in dark chocolate, even better!

April 6, 2009 03:17 AM
Girl Japan said...

Woo Hoo.. A chance to win something.. very gracious of you.

My favorite is Cadbury eggs, candy coasted, Cadbury Easter anything really!

Cadbury Buttons…YUM… I like Godgiva as well but my fav is homemade peanut butter choco eggs..

April 6, 2009 03:17 AM
lizlaughs said...

my favorite easter candy?… it is hard to choose just one. the russel stover chocolate marshmallow eggs have been my favorite lately.

April 6, 2009 03:17 AM
Elaine said...

Pink Peeps…I like them fresh out of the box and a little stale too. You should post a question asking your readers how they like their Peeps! I also like the other marshmellowy (is that a word?) bunnies in the colored wrappers.

April 6, 2009 03:17 AM
Kassy said...

Oh, I love the Dove Truffle Eggs! YUMMM!

April 6, 2009 03:17 AM
cheryl said...

Wow, do I really have to make a choice? I guess it will have to be Reese’s peanut butter egg, oh so good. Love the Peeps!!!

April 6, 2009 03:17 AM
Brea said...

Love your Peeps creation!

Cadbury cream eggs are definitely my fave Easter candy. LOVE them!!

April 6, 2009 03:17 AM
chicklet said...

My absolute favorite easter candy is the cadbury creme egg. And I ALWAYS eat as much of the chocolate as I can before I savor the creme. Pure perfection!

April 6, 2009 03:17 AM
Megan said...

I love me some chocolate bunnies, but never the hollow ones! So disappointing, those bunnies!

-Megan (mmorrison[at] :)

April 6, 2009 03:18 AM
Becky said...

You are so clever!

Name just one?! : ) I really like Cadbury eggs (caramel ones) and reese’s peanut butter cup.

April 6, 2009 03:18 AM
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