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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Emily said...

mmm i love a traditional large hollow easter egg, preferably white but not sickly white chocolate. something like lindt :) yum.

[ehuynh74@hotmail.com]

Emily

April 7, 2009 09:00 PM
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fashgirl said...

Cadbury eggs… I tell my husband they are decoration… and then I eat them all myself. LOL

Janice Jones
fashgirl@hotmail.com

April 7, 2009 09:01 PM
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Michaelynn said...

Solid Chocolate for me, all the way. Yum.

April 7, 2009 09:02 PM
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MelanieC said...

I love Cadbury eggs!

April 7, 2009 09:02 PM
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Ed said...

Mewtwo, mew, lucario…oh ok, no need! Erm…praline eggs! Yum yum…or anything shaped in white chocolate! :)

April 7, 2009 09:03 PM
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Kyla said...

I’m a jelly bean girl!

April 7, 2009 09:03 PM
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Kelli said...

My favorite Easter Candy is the Cadbury Eggs – the original ones – although some of the new flavors are pretty great too.

BTW: my son LOVES pokemon so I think we’re going to have to make these pokemon peeps together. Thanks for the great idea.

April 7, 2009 09:05 PM
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Amy Steck mojobaby75@cox.net said...

Cadbury Creme Eggs….OMG!! I can’t wait for Easter to come around every year so I can eat them!

April 7, 2009 09:05 PM
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Charmaine said...

By far, my favorite Easter candy are the all chocolate Cadbury chocolate eggs (they come in a purple bag). A distant second (but second all the same) are Robin Eggs by Whoppers.

April 7, 2009 09:06 PM
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JC and Jen Young said...

Such cute stuff I just made the 14 layer cake and it was a big hit. The BEST Easter treat that I can’t live without are the Cadbury Mini Eggs, infact I think I will have some now. Thanks for all your cute ideas and recipes young-jen@hotmaildotcom

April 7, 2009 09:07 PM
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The Jordans said...

I am absolutely OBSESSED with Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs. I don’t know what they do to that peanut butter to make it so yummy, but I think I need a 12-step program.

literarybeauty@gmail.com

April 7, 2009 09:09 PM
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Michele Sevart said...

Believe it or not… Peeps! I like them a little stale, so they’re a little crunchy on the outside and chewier on the inside.

April 7, 2009 09:10 PM
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Jeni said...

Chocolate Bunnies

jeniseitz@comcast.net

April 7, 2009 09:12 PM
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Jasmine said...

Jelly Belly jelly beans…mmm…love them! But a new and somewhat odd easter treat for my kids are Hot Rods (pepperoni sticks!)

April 7, 2009 09:12 PM
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Michelle said...

Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs. I hide them from the kids and my husband.

April 7, 2009 09:15 PM
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tehlolz said...

Those colorful malt robin’s eggs, yum yum yum! Can’t eat them anymore because they’re not vegan, but they were my favorite as a small child.
As for the actual post… Your Pikachu’s are sooo cute!! So creative, too! I wish my friends and I could eat peeps because I would totally make these for our Easter party. All we ever do is sit around and challenge one another on Pokemon Puzzle League for N64. I’m bummed on all the new ones hi-tech ones. I’m a sucker for the O.G. 150, though.

ralubutleahcar@msn.com

April 7, 2009 09:17 PM
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Cider Press Studios said...

Just love those Cadbury Eggs with their creamy filling. They get me everytime. Awesome Site!

April 7, 2009 09:18 PM
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Stephanie said...

You rock!
My favorites are the Reece’s peanut butter eggs!

stephaniefelker78@hotmail.com

April 7, 2009 09:18 PM
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andi said...

it’s a tie between sweettart bunnies and chicks, and the giant reeses eggs. Mmm.

April 7, 2009 09:25 PM
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Marci said...

I ADORE Cadbury Eggs and look forward to having them each year at Easter time. My kids would love to win the DS, hope we’re the one out of the 5,000 plus to get it. BTW, thanks for all your great posts!

marci@stringham.name

April 7, 2009 09:25 PM
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Christina said...

My favorite is the Starburst jellybeans! Hands down!

April 7, 2009 09:29 PM
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Emily said...

My favorite are stale peeps!! In past years, I’ve gotten several boxes in the after Easter sales, opened the wrapper, and just let them hang out for a month or two–delish! This year I’m on a diet and am going to miss the sugar rush :(

April 7, 2009 09:30 PM
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MandaK said...

I love the gummy sweet tart bunnies – el yummo! You rock Bakerlla!

April 7, 2009 09:30 PM
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dawnybeth said...

those small reese’s eggs are delish but I have to go w/ my pink peeps…….the classic yellow are good but the pink peeps ROCK!
thx for the fun giveway.
ohst8mo1@att.net aka dawnybeth

April 7, 2009 09:31 PM
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Allison said...

reese peanut butter eggs!

April 7, 2009 09:31 PM
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Crayon Addicts said...

so my entry is like 5500 or something…hmmm, I wonder if I will win? If I don’t, I still have my easter treat obsession. I love the cadbury solid chocolate eggs. The ones with the crispy shell that is kind of chalky feeling (definitely not chalky tasting)! YUM! Anywho, hope I win. OK When I win just blog me http://www.thisthatotherstuff.blogspot.com

April 7, 2009 09:33 PM
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Greg said...

My favorite are the easter egg whoppers. Malted chocolate tastes good…

April 7, 2009 09:34 PM
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becky said...

Hands down Cadbury Eggs!!!!! I wait all year for them and since I am pregnant I have an excuse to eat more than one! Ha Ha Ha (evil laugh)!!! What a fun idea.

April 7, 2009 09:35 PM
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Kit said...

Ooo, Bakerella! This is so fun. My favorite easter treat is a solid dark chocolate bunny…then jelly beans, the big, fat old-fashioned ones.

April 7, 2009 09:36 PM
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Saving Cents in the City: said...

i love cadbury eggs! YUM!!!

April 7, 2009 09:36 PM
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Cheryl said...

My most favorite is the Reese’s Peanut Butter Egg!

April 7, 2009 09:36 PM
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The Torres Family said...

I am actually a peep fanatic. Love them. But I tried a sugarfree one the other day, not so great. Love them anytime of year. amy@q.com

April 7, 2009 09:36 PM
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Leenie89 said...

My favorite is without a doubt SweetTart Gummy Bunnies. My mother bought them for me one year and I go through bags upon bags of them. Yum!

leenie89@gmail.com

April 7, 2009 09:37 PM
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Sara said...

Robin’s Eggs (malted milk ball eggs) Mmmmm…, stop it!

April 7, 2009 09:37 PM
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Billie Rose said...

I love the Cadbury eggs – not the cream ones, just the pure chocolate with candy coating. Yum!

April 7, 2009 09:37 PM
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Suzy said...

Solid Milk Chocolate Easter Bunny for me please!

April 7, 2009 09:38 PM
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The Mom of 'em said...

Reese’s peanut butter eggs AND Dove eggs….I need both…can’t choose just one! Thanks for the giveaway!

April 7, 2009 09:38 PM
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trish-punch said...

The Reese’s Easter Egg. Just the right ratio of peanut butter to chocolate.

April 7, 2009 09:39 PM
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Karyn said...

In Canada we have a store called Laura Secord. They make the most decadent easter candy. As a kid I couldn’t wait for easter every year so I could receive my chocolate egg in the purple box. The purple box indicated it contained a rich chocolately, nutty, ooey, gooey goodness inside the delicious chocolate egg! YUM! I still look forward to easter every year as I am sure my family knows to get me one! YUM.

smooneymoon@hotmail.com

April 7, 2009 09:39 PM
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Sarah said...

I love Cadbury eggs and Whoppers mini robin eggs!

sarahmw@umich.edu

April 7, 2009 09:39 PM
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mackenzie said...

reese eggs for sure!

April 7, 2009 09:41 PM
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Heidi said...

Cadbury Creme Eggs…it’s a sick, sick obsession ;)

April 7, 2009 09:41 PM
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Sheilak said...

Cadbury Cream Eggs..without a doubt.

April 7, 2009 09:41 PM
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K :) Family Historian said...

love love love reese’s eggs at easter. so delish.

super fun giveaway.

April 7, 2009 09:43 PM
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Peggy said...

I absolutely love Whitman’s Rasberry whipped cream eggs.
I love your blog!

April 7, 2009 09:44 PM
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Jennifer said...

I am obsessed with chocolate covered marshmallow anything at this time of year, and I’ve been eating it for a couple weeks now! Hershey makes a really yummy egg…and Reeses eggs are awesome too of course.

April 7, 2009 09:44 PM
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Welcome to Balderdash Bunk. said...

The new coconut creme-filled Hershey kisses that only hit the shelves around Easter time. They’re delish… a little similar to the flavor of Samoas (Caramel D’Lites).

April 7, 2009 09:44 PM
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...will and bobbi... said...

I love ALL easter candy! I wait all year for easter candy! My favorite has to be mini cadbury eggs and robins eggs. Love Love Love them! Its a good thing easter only happens one time a year! Thanks!

April 7, 2009 09:47 PM
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Kristen and Ryan said...

Cadury Eggs! I wait all year for them :)

Thanks for all the great give-a-ways!

old.lady.ells@gmail.com

April 7, 2009 09:48 PM
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virgostar16 said...

Nothing says Easter to me than some old fashion Jelly Beans, my favorite.

April 7, 2009 09:48 PM
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Elicia said...

I absolutely love the marshmallow bunnies or peeps. I let them sit out for a day or 2 because I think they are awesome when they are stale!

eliciag@windstream.net

April 7, 2009 09:49 PM
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Sue A. said...

Black Jelly Beans. My absolute favorite.

FYI….Have you ever made chocolate covered Peeps? They sell orange flavored ones. Put ‘em on a stick, dip ‘em in chocolate and sprinkles. Yummy!

April 7, 2009 09:49 PM
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Ellen said...

Hershey's candy-coated eggs. They have that crunchy shell like an M&M.

April 7, 2009 09:49 PM
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Anonymous said...

I love mini eggs! The original ones, not the fancy ones.

kaisa.marie@hotmail.com

April 7, 2009 09:49 PM
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Nicole said...

Hands down Cadbury Eggs. I can eat bags of these things and now they make them as balls during Christmas I love them!
dmbfan36 @ gmail.com

April 7, 2009 09:52 PM
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Ruby said...

Jelly Beans!

April 7, 2009 09:53 PM
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Jennifer Miller said...

My husband said Cadbury eggs when he was peeking over my shoulder. I say now way, it’s all about the See’s Candy Rocky Road egg. Oooh, can’t wait for my Easter basket from my grandma!

April 7, 2009 09:53 PM
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Pauline said...

I love those solid chocolate easter bunnies by Dove!!

April 7, 2009 09:54 PM
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Anonymous said...

I LOVE Reese’s Peanut Butter eggs! There’s just something so tasty about it…maybe it’s all the yummy peanut butter!
kristenlee83@yahoo.com

April 7, 2009 09:54 PM
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Natalie said...

Reese’s peanut butter eggs… yum!

April 7, 2009 09:55 PM
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Marnie said...

I have to go with the Hershey’s candy coated eggs.
Love your blog!
mjloftus@charter.net

April 7, 2009 09:56 PM
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Jena said...

Ooh I was so excited when I saw this post! Peeps are my all time favorite Easter candy… and well all around favorite candy anyway. I eat them so many different ways.. I put them in the microwave (yum-o!), put them in ice cream sundaes, or eat them plain.. of course once the box has sat open for a day or so, so they are hard. hehe

Jena Wood
(i hope i win! jena.marie@verizon.net)

April 7, 2009 09:56 PM
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cindysherritt said...

Cadbury eggs, now that I’m older, but I loved jelly beans and the old fashioned candy Easter eggs – ugh – couldn’t eat one of those now!!
Cindy
j.sherritt@tx.rr.com

April 7, 2009 09:56 PM
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Allison said...

Peeps! I’ve loved them for as long as I can remember! :)

April 7, 2009 09:57 PM
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HML said...

Ohhhhhh BIG malted eggs. I LOVE malt.

I think I need to go have one now…
http://www.lentzfam.blogspot.com

April 7, 2009 09:57 PM
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Karla said...

Hands down the winner would be the Cadbury eggs. I love the crunchy outside and the smooth chocolate inside :)
kashton@cableone.net

April 7, 2009 09:59 PM
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Eloise said...

Cadbury cream eggs. I buy a package of 4 every Easter. Sometimes I share them, sometimes I don’t…

eloise_violet (at) yahoo.com

April 7, 2009 10:02 PM
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Ericka said...

Those specked malted milk eggs. YUM!!! And can sadly name a couple of those pokemon, my little bro in-law is a fan ;)

April 7, 2009 10:02 PM
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Cat's Pajamas said...

I love robin’s eggs! And cadbury cream eggs. YAY! EASTER!

contact: erwlangley@gmail.com

April 7, 2009 10:04 PM
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kellane26 said...

Cadbury Caramel Eggs are my favorite.

Anyone else have a sudden craving for candy?

I love the Pikachus, by the way. Too cute! My son would have loved these when he was young enough to not be embarrassed by everyone knowing of his Pokemon obsession. :)

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

solid chocolate easter bunnies
vossyooper@yahoo.com
Christine

April 7, 2009 10:07 PM
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Mrs. M said...

I love the Reese’s eggs and of course Jelly Belly Jelly Beans

April 7, 2009 10:08 PM
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Lovelibee said...

Cadbury Creme Eggs!

April 7, 2009 10:10 PM
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June said...

Dove solid milk chocolate eggs

April 7, 2009 10:10 PM
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Vicki Friesen said...

Mini-Eggs! Those are so delish.

April 7, 2009 10:10 PM
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L8YCHEF said...

nothing beats cadbury mini eggs! L8YCHEF@cox.net

April 7, 2009 10:11 PM
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JOHNSON HQ said...

I love Brach’s Malted Milk Eggs…YUMMY!!

April 7, 2009 10:12 PM
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Austin and Chelsi Allred said...

I love the hershey chocolate eggs!!! yummy!!!

April 7, 2009 10:13 PM
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LucyL said...

my favorite are the little kinder egg…. mmm so good!!!
lucelisleoni@yahoo.com

April 7, 2009 10:14 PM
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Aggie09 said...

I love Starburst Jelly Beans!!!

Rebecca225@gmail.com

April 7, 2009 10:15 PM
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Christina said...

I love white chocolate bunnies!!

You sure have a lot of entries to go through, I hope I’m not too late!

It’s 5:09 central time, what time zone are you in!!??

April 7, 2009 10:15 PM
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Meredith said...

Sweet tart Jelly beans!!!!! They are driving my husband nuts!

April 7, 2009 10:16 PM
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Magette's & Musgrove's said...

I have an obsession for the chicks & rabbits marshmallow candies. They are a lot like circus peanuts, but funner to eat! Thanks for the chance to win!! sarahmagette(at)gmail(dot)com. or http://www.magettesandmusgroves.blogspot.com

April 7, 2009 10:16 PM
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CodynStacey said...

Cadbury Eggs!!! The original kind-even though they’re all fabulous. YUM!

April 7, 2009 10:17 PM
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Jennifer said...

6pm eastern time? If so, I am too late, but just in case… :cD

I love jelly beans! Mmmmmmmm!

April 7, 2009 10:17 PM
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Jill Dalton said...

Reester Bunnies! I mean, what could be better than the traditional chocolate bunny with peanut butter where his chocolate innards used to be?!?

April 7, 2009 10:17 PM
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mary said...

My favorite Easter candy is peeps. Yes, I am an adult & I love the peeps. I love what you do with food. You make it sooooo fun. Thanks!

April 7, 2009 10:17 PM
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BeachGirl said...

MMM, Cadbury Creme Eggs. I can’t wait for each Easter so I can get my fix of these treats.

April 7, 2009 10:19 PM
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Rachel said...

No doubt about it–cadbury cream eggs.

April 7, 2009 10:23 PM
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Anonymous said...

I love Jelly Belly Jellybeans! I love making combinations in my mouth when you combine them like peanut butter cup and strawberry margarita! lol! I have to say- I don’t know why I don’t eat these more often then Easter?!!

Melissa
LaBellaVita83@gmail.com

April 7, 2009 10:25 PM
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Melanie said...

Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs! Mmmmm they are so good!

April 7, 2009 10:25 PM
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Stacy said...

I love yelllow peep bunnies. I especially like then when they are a little stale. Great giveaway.

–Stacy

April 7, 2009 10:28 PM
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Jamie and Galen Fish said...

Cadbury eggs, oh lord help me I love them. It’s an obession. I used to buy tons and tons of them so I could ration them as the year went along, but I wouldn’t even make it to the 4th of July. Now I’m watching what I eat more, and allow myself only one pack. A month. These things come out just after Valentine’s day, so that’s 3 packs man! hehe..

April 7, 2009 10:29 PM
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Megan said...

We love the Reese’s Eggs (a PB cup mis-shapen) and the chocolate eggs with the crunchy shell.

April 7, 2009 10:29 PM
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Amanda said...

Reese’s! But not the cups…it must be the Reese’s Egg. Oh so much peanut butter…oh so delicious!

adidas9576@aol.com

April 7, 2009 10:29 PM
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Shelley said...

Jelly Beans – but not just any beans will do they MUST be Starburst Jelly Beans!!! I first saw these at Easter time, and now although you can get them year round, they are still a favorite Easter Basket find!!!

shelley[dot]hodges(at)sbcglobal[dot]net
http://www.shelleyhodges.com

April 7, 2009 10:30 PM
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Tamikka said...

Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs!! The PB to Chocolate ratio is near-perfect!!

April 7, 2009 10:31 PM
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Anonymous said...

Darn it….I missed the cutoff but I had to tell you that these are adorable and I would have died for the idea a year ago when my son was all about Pokemon. Fortunately I have two other boys so I will keep it in mind when they hit the same phase…You Rock!

April 7, 2009 10:31 PM
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Stephanie said...

Well, I personally believe that Easter has the BEST candy ever. I love Peeps, Cadbury Eggs, and I can’t get enough chocolate-covered marshmallow bunnies.

http://chocolateandwhine.blogspot.com
chocolateandwhine@gmail.com

April 7, 2009 10:31 PM
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Blanche said...

Amazing giveaway!!

I love solid chocolate bunnies!! :)
knkmom at gmail dot com

April 7, 2009 10:32 PM
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