Monday, April 6, 2009

Peep Show

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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.

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

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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.

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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 =

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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.

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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.

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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)

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

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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 Random.org 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.

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Xuan said...

Definitely Cadbury Easter eggs, Robin’s eggs, and Jolly Rancher jelly beans…yummm….

(xnguyen27@hotmail.com)

April 7, 2009 06:44 PM
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Sarah said...

I love Reeses PB cups. In cakes, cookies, shakes. So I guess Easter is as good a reason as any to eat more, right?

April 7, 2009 06:44 PM
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Leslie said...

Cadbury Creme Eggs…When they first show up in stores, I know it’s spring!

big_nuisance[at]hotmail.com

April 7, 2009 06:44 PM
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beachmom25@yahoo.com said...

I like it all-chocolate, jelly beans, malted milk eggs you name it.

April 7, 2009 06:47 PM
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sharimom said...

STALE marshmallow peeps….yum!

O. M. G.

sharimom40@hotmail.com

April 7, 2009 06:47 PM
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Anita said...

nothing makes me happier than cadbury minieggs! (except maybe cadbury creme eggs, MMMMMM!)

April 7, 2009 06:47 PM
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Cathie said...

Cadbury eggs for sure, but Red Cinnamon Jelly Beans! Basically any cinnamon candy, but Easter brings jelly beans!

cathielojkovic@yahoo.com

April 7, 2009 06:49 PM
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Emily said...

Jelly Belly beans…mmmm.

April 7, 2009 06:52 PM
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Samantha said...

Oh my God! Cadbury mini eggs! so good when they melt in your mouth!

stargazah0226@yahoo.com

April 7, 2009 06:52 PM
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Sarah said...

Jelly Beans hands down! YUM!

sarahlicioius79@gmail.com

April 7, 2009 06:54 PM
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andreaberg said...

I just can’t resist the Cadbury Creme Eggs…bite the top off and lick out the sugary eggy insides…it is soooo good…and so bad!
andrea.berg@thomsonreuters.com

April 7, 2009 06:55 PM
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macgilliland said...

Cadbury eggs are my absolute favorite!!! Yummy!

April 7, 2009 06:56 PM
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sarah said...

it has to be jelly beans we dont buy them any other time and i love all the colors in the glass candy jar.

April 7, 2009 06:57 PM
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Winnie Ate Pooh said...

My favorite will eternally be the reese’s PB egg!

April 7, 2009 06:57 PM
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Lorena said...

My favorite Easter candy is the Peeps of course! I love to eat the little eyes first.

April 7, 2009 06:58 PM
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muki sun said...

so many delightful easter candies to choose from, but cadbury mini eggs hold a special place in my heart. and stomach. thanks bakerella!

April 7, 2009 06:59 PM
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Jessica said...

Toss up between generic Jellybeans (the more stale the better :)) or chocolate covered marshmallow eggs. All things marshmallow are amazing!

April 7, 2009 07:00 PM
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Amanda (McNeely) Vestal said...

Starburst Jelly Beans!

April 7, 2009 07:01 PM
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Jennifer said...

My favorite Easter candy is Cadbury Mini Eggs! They are so good I could eat a whole bag myself in one sitting lol.

I love your blog by the way. I have to make some of those cupcake pops soon.

April 7, 2009 07:01 PM
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Jo Lynn said...

definitely reeses!!! they are my all time favorite!

April 7, 2009 07:01 PM
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Karla said...

Love your blog!!! I can’t resist Dove chocolate this time of year. It is so creamy.

Happy Easter!

April 7, 2009 07:01 PM
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Cyndy said...

Malted eggs…I think that is what they are called.

April 7, 2009 07:02 PM
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karen said...

Chocolate eggs with marshmallow filling – any kind, but See’s candy is a favorite. Yummy – maybe the Easter Bunny will remember me this year! Email me at karennorman@hotmail.com
Happy Easter!

April 7, 2009 07:02 PM
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Kate said...

I’m obsessed with Cadbury eggs..cream eggs, and mini eggs especially! I love eating the Cadbury cream eggs and sucking out all of the cream first, then eatng the chocolate. And I could finish a whole bag of mini eggs in a day if I allowed myself!

April 7, 2009 07:02 PM
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Brownies for Dinner said...

Very cool. I know 2 little boys that would love these peeps (and the DS but they’d have to fight me for that one. haha).
My favorite Easter candy? It’s a toss up between Cadbury eggs and jelly beans. Too much of either and I get a belly ache so its a good thing Easter is only once a year.

April 7, 2009 07:03 PM
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Tatum Esella ;) said...

Those damn malted milk robin eggs! I can eat a whole bag at a sitting and this is not a good thing!!!
cathyroach at aol.com

p/s I have made those red velvet cookie sandwhiches about 10 times now. Thank you for the extra 10 pounds!

April 7, 2009 07:04 PM
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**ThE AnChEtA FaMiLy** said...

Reese’s eggs are my favorite, but one is enough then I’m on to Jelly Beans! As for those 5 characters I can name 2… MewTwo and MewEx.

My husband and I were just talking about getting one of these! Thanks for the chance to win it!!

April 7, 2009 07:04 PM
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Cammee said...

I am totally addicted to the Reese’s Pieces eggs. Like Reese’s Pieces but with more peanut butter and more crunch. I’ve bought about 10 bags already.

April 7, 2009 07:06 PM
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Anonymous said...

Hollow milk chocolate easter bunny’s (eating the ears first of course) followed by an original flavor Cadbury egg. Yum!

sholt86594@aol.com

Thank you – Sarah

April 7, 2009 07:07 PM
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j_mckinnon said...

Those peeps are so dang cute! I wish I had that kind of creativity. I’m reading all the other comments and I’ve realized that although I love candy and I love chocolate I am not a fan of the special candies that come out around Easter. I like almost anything Lindt comes out with, does that count?

April 7, 2009 07:08 PM
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Kerry said...

Cadbury mini eggs. I like the gooey ones too, but there’s something about that crunchy shell on the mini eggs. Mmmmmm…

April 7, 2009 07:09 PM
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BECKY said...

CADBURRY EGGS ARE MY FAVORITE CAN’T GET ENOUGH THIS TIME OF YEAR.JCF277@AOL.COM

April 7, 2009 07:09 PM
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Marie said...

Loooove jelly beans!

Marie
fromsuburbia.blogspot.com

April 7, 2009 07:09 PM
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Anonymous said...

So nifty! I love your creations!
my favorite Easter candy has to be
M&M Easter Speck-tacular Eggs!

Contact: melaniemai90@aim.com

April 7, 2009 07:10 PM
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codi.goins@gmail.com said...

Oh man.. Those Cadbury eggs get me every single year! I can’t deny them haha!

April 7, 2009 07:10 PM
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Anonymous said...

Resee’s peanut butter eggs. YUM!!!

RnSARMS(at)aol(dot)com.

Thanks,
Blessings,
Sue in Las Vegas

April 7, 2009 07:11 PM
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Christina said...

I absolutely adore the Cadbury Mini Eggs OR the big Reese’s Easter Egg shaped PB candies.

Pick me!

ciannuzzi@gmail.com

April 7, 2009 07:12 PM
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Apple said...

Yay – Nintendo and Chocolate yuM!

My Fav is Lindt Choc Bunny, it’s hollow but thick and creamy!

I doooooooooo love the peeps, I haven’t tasted that brand (don’t think it’s available in Scotland) but I love sugared marshmallow.

Happy Easter!x

April 7, 2009 07:12 PM
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Sarah said...

Robin Eggs!

My family goes through ten bags of those between Fat Tuesday and Easter… I thought I was gonna die the year I gave up sweets for lent.

April 7, 2009 07:13 PM
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Melia said...

I love the cadbury mini eggs. They are the absolute best and since they get displayed in mid Feb. I get to have plenty of them.

April 7, 2009 07:15 PM
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The Parker Family said...

My all time favorite Easter treats are Reese peanut butter eggs and Peeps (I like the ducks best).

April 7, 2009 07:15 PM
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Lisa S. said...

Robin eggs – big and small, bring em all!

April 7, 2009 07:17 PM
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Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness!! I would have to say– non chocolate version would be the Jelly Belly beans… Chocolate version is homemade peanut butter eggs that my grandmother used to make!!

Thanks, Jennifer
4kerrhome@att.net

April 7, 2009 07:17 PM
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Emily Roemmich said...

Definaly cadbury eggs. Yummy!

emilyroemmichphotography@yahoo.com

April 7, 2009 07:19 PM
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muki sun said...

starburst jelly beans are mad addicting. thanks bakerella!

April 7, 2009 07:22 PM
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Amander said...

Robbins Eggs & 2 week old stale peeps! HOLY SHMACK-A-DOODLE!

April 7, 2009 07:22 PM
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ArtHarlot said...

Cadbury Eggs !! dee-licious

April 7, 2009 07:23 PM
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Bobosaurus Wranlger said...

I actually love those old foil easter candies that have milk chocolate on top and peanut buttery chocolate on the bottom, so good!!

April 7, 2009 07:23 PM
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~MeLiSsA~ said...

My daughter and I will be addicts with the DS once we get one.. hee hee. We are lovin our Wii too!

I used to be Cadbury eggs all the way until last Easter I ate ALL the Peeps out of both kids baskets! I even did a post last year about my Peeps addiction. :) Great blog!

Melissa
travandmelissa.blogspot.com

April 7, 2009 07:24 PM
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Holly Duke said...

cadbury mini eggs!! love love!

Hollyaduke@gmail.com

April 7, 2009 07:24 PM
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Madeline Segura said...

Elmer’s Heavenly Hash eggs are the best. No one else in this house likes them, so I have them all to myself. Yum!! Thanks for the contest. Happy Easter!

April 7, 2009 07:24 PM
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Katie Cassady said...

It is all about the reese’s peanut butter egg! I buy the bags of miniature ones to, in theory, ration how many/much I eat. Doesn’t always work tho… I *try* to eat only one! I really do! ;)

April 7, 2009 07:24 PM
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vickiscakes said...

Marshmallow bunnies covered in chocolate yummm!
Thanks for the chance to win.

vickiscakes@bellsouth.net

April 7, 2009 07:25 PM
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Annie said...

My favorite easter treat would have to be mini reeses peanut butter cups. So yummy just the right amont of peanut butter and chocolate!

April 7, 2009 07:25 PM
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Jen said...

It’s a tie between the Cadbury mini-eggs and the Reese’s eggs…oh! and the almond joy eggs. I am a total chocoholic!
?Jen

April 7, 2009 07:26 PM
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Kelli said...

Yum…I love cadbury eggs. However, I usually give candy up for Lent so I don’t get to eat too many of them…which is a good thing for my hind end!!

April 7, 2009 07:26 PM
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Dallas Ann said...

Jelly Belly jelly beans, for sure!

musical.girl at gmail.com

April 7, 2009 07:28 PM
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kerri said...

My favorite Easter candy is definitely Cadbury mini-eggs. YUM!

Thanks!

kerriwolfe at hotmail dot com

April 7, 2009 07:29 PM
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Ninnie said...

My favorite Easter candy is any chocolate with coconut…….mmmmm

April 7, 2009 07:29 PM
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Eruwen Fuin said...

Hmm, I have to say that it’s chocolate eggs, with hazelnut praline filling, especially when they’re imported from Belgian. Dear lord, I’m drooling.

April 7, 2009 07:30 PM
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M.E. said...

Wow, I have no chance at all winning, but oh well.
My fav are Peeps and I have to always get the pastel m&m's, current fav is peanut butter.

April 7, 2009 07:30 PM
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Mara said...

Starburst Jellybeans!

April 7, 2009 07:31 PM
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The Millers said...

I love chocolate covered marshmellow bunnies! It isn’t easter without them!

April 7, 2009 07:31 PM
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Alice said...

cadbury’s mini eggs. Perfect for rice krispie nests. oh yum!

April 7, 2009 07:31 PM
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holdonslowdown said...

All time favorite is Reese’s peanut butter eggs, but I’ve recently become addicted to orange cream filled chocolate eggs!

fracer@kean.edu

April 7, 2009 07:31 PM
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Mo Diva said...

I love me some peeps! What an insanely good giveaway!
I love the drawings!

April 7, 2009 07:32 PM
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Team Dewhurst said...

Tie between Cadbury Mini Eggs…mmm and Peeps! Could eat them until my teeth ache!

April 7, 2009 07:32 PM
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Tianna said...

Black jelly beans!

April 7, 2009 07:33 PM
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Elizabeth said...

I love your blog! My favorite Easter candy is chocolate covered marshmallows. I especially love the ones that come in eggs cartons.

bebsy80@yahoo.com

April 7, 2009 07:33 PM
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Team Dewhurst said...

Ooops!!! Cadbury Mini Eggs and peeps and my blog address :-)

http://teamdewhurst.blogspot.com/

April 7, 2009 07:33 PM
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Wendy said...

I must have the Cadberry creme eggs.

April 7, 2009 07:34 PM
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Claudia said...

Those golden Lindt Easter bunnies have got to be my favorite!

April 7, 2009 07:34 PM
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Life is too short . . . said...

My favorite Easter candy is black jelly beans. They are getting harder and harder to find but they are so worth the hunt.

http://lifes2shortnot2eat.blogspot.com/

April 7, 2009 07:35 PM
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Kroeger Klan said...

Mmmm…. I love the Mini Cadbury eggs!!!
dkroeger@dsdmail.net

April 7, 2009 07:36 PM
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Emily said...

Definately cadbury eggs. Either the mini just chocolate ones, or the caramel filled ones. YUM!!! I might already have some in my pantry, but I’ll never tell. :)

April 7, 2009 07:38 PM
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SF said...

I can mainline Reeses’ eggs like you wouldn’t BELIEVE. Nom nom nom.

April 7, 2009 07:38 PM
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murphybt said...

Reese’s Peanut Butter Egg is hands down the best Easter candy with Cadbury Eggs a close second…Yum!

Martha Brogdon
murphy@rbrogdon.com

April 7, 2009 07:38 PM
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digbugsgirl said...

Peeps and those little Cadbury mini eggs.

April 7, 2009 07:39 PM
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Anonymous said...

Cadberry eggs, followed by Reeses eggs, then jelly beans

April 7, 2009 07:41 PM
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April Joy said...

My favorite this year are the Reeses’ Peanut Butter eggs.

apriljoy(at)gmail(dot)com

April 7, 2009 07:42 PM
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Amy said...

Favorite easter candy has to be those big reese’s eggs. Yum Yum!

April 7, 2009 07:42 PM
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Greg said...

I love Cadbury Creme Eggs!!

April 7, 2009 07:42 PM
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Tanya_Tingle said...

reeses……….

April 7, 2009 07:44 PM
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sarah said...

I saw Mew and MewToo in there, but the other three are newer, and I don’t know them.

Anyway, I like Hershey’s Chocolate Candy Coated Eggs. They taste like angels.

April 7, 2009 07:45 PM
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Linda N. said...

I love anything chocolate, especially Dove chocolate bunnies.

April 7, 2009 07:45 PM
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Emily said...

Hershey’s candy coated chocolate eggs!!!!! YUM
thanks for all the great ideas!

April 7, 2009 07:46 PM
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Anonymous said...

My favorite Easter candy has to be Mini Eggs or Cadbury Creme Eggs, love em!

Amy
sunnish/hotmail.com

April 7, 2009 07:46 PM
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Melissa Jones said...

I love the reese’s peanut butter eggs! They always make me fall off the wagon. I would love to win the new DSi. Please contact me via email @ chichi22s@verizon.net. Thanks, off to make some cake balls!

April 7, 2009 07:46 PM
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SmiLe said...

Cadbury Popping Mini Eggs! :) DELICOUS with an extra touch of sizzling popping feeling! FYI There’s a new pokemon game out!!

April 7, 2009 07:47 PM
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Trisha said...

See’s Candies, Rocky Road Easter Eggs. . . my mom would buy one for me and my brother every year and they would last a full month !!!

I LOVE Cakeballs !!!

Trisha

tntsauerbrei(at)hotmail.com

April 7, 2009 07:47 PM
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Ashley said...

i love your site. I would absolutely die without cadbury creme eggs for sure! I am envious of people in England who get to have cadbury creme egg McFlurry’s, sounds like heaven to me!

April 7, 2009 07:47 PM
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Melissa said...

Cadbury eggs. Always, the eggs!

April 7, 2009 07:48 PM
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Cindy said...

My favorite Easter candy are Peeps. I recently bought some and introduced them to my 3 year old daughter. They were the Peeps that look like little birdies. She asked me what they were called and I told her “Peeps”. A few minutes later, she asked, “Mom, can I have some more of those Chirpees?”

The Peep-achu idea was awesome!

April 7, 2009 07:48 PM
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dfranny said...

Definitely hollow chocolate Easter bunnies! I always try to make a small hole then blow across it and make sounds like you do with a pop bottle, heheh!

April 7, 2009 07:49 PM
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boxing.clever said...

Actually, as I was absentmindedly eating a Reese’s egg while reading your blog and got very excited when i realized it was about easter candy. Easter candy is the best candy all year long. Who doesn’t love those robin’s egg whoppers? Love your blog!

April 7, 2009 07:49 PM
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Michelle said...

Well, it would definitely be Cadbury cream eggs…but anything sugary in egg form is also acceptable.

April 7, 2009 07:50 PM
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One Thrifty Mamma said...

The favorite Easter candy in this house is a toss up between Reese’s peanut butter eggs and Robin Eggs – soooo good. Though my kids have grown fond of the marshmallow peeps – they like to put them in the microwave and watch them POOF up! My boys all love Pokemon and will just LOVE your Pikachus!!!! Gotta hide the post from them until I find some yellow peeps to transform (and edible pens!) :) Thanks so much for sharing your creations!!!

April 7, 2009 07:50 PM
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Miranda said...

I LOVE the Cadbury truffle eggs! Also chocolate covered peeps on a stick, ADORABLE and delicious, fun to make too!

April 7, 2009 07:50 PM
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Marie said...

Oh my god, my favorite easter candy is a tie between Reese’s Easter eggs and Cadbury cream eggs; lol, in fact a have both sitting next to me on my desk. Thanks for the chance to win!

April 7, 2009 07:51 PM
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Scott said...

Caramel-filled Cadbury eggs ftw!

April 7, 2009 07:52 PM
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