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.

Macey said...

I love Robin Eggs! I’m training my daughter to love them too. Thanks! maceycoupon(at)yahoo

April 6, 2009 03:58 AM
LaDue & Crew said...

Oh, my 12 year old would LOVE this!! My fav are the Speckled malted milk eggs!

April 6, 2009 03:58 AM
Kat said...

Cadbury Creme Eggs, without a doubt.

New reader here — found you through the cupcakes on sticks (which I love) and then on Twitter. Love your site!

April 6, 2009 03:58 AM
Elisabeth said...

Peeps are definitely my major easter obsession. As soon as they hit the shelves (February 15th, usually)I buy a box. Then I eat them. The entire box. Then I feel guilty. So I convince myself that it’s totally ok to treat myself once in awhile. Having done this I got and buy another box. Repeat.

April 6, 2009 03:58 AM
Anonymous said...

Hi! We’re ready to make Easter pops tomorrow! (Bunnies, chicks and eggs) Reese’s are definitely the fave!!

April 6, 2009 03:58 AM
Erica W. said...

I absolutely love the Pikachu marshmallows! I grew up watching Pokemon so that’s some wonderful nostalgia right there. I’m definitely going to have to make these at some point.

My favorite Easter candy is hands down Cadbury’s chocolate robin’s eggs (the solid chocolate with candy coat). I look forward to them every year.

April 6, 2009 03:58 AM
AngelaBeth said...

I really hope that you read these comments because you have GOT to see the PEEPS diorama contest! Or maybe you are already aware!
or just google “PEEPS show” or for the most well known PEEPS artist!!

Good thing you really weren’t asking for the Pokemon.. although I do know one! Glameow! Awww.

As for Easter candy… Reese’s Eggs or solllllid Easter bunnies for me. Mmmmm. I heard there were Reese’s Whoppers though! I’ve GOT to get my hands on those! AND that PSi :)

April 6, 2009 03:59 AM
Vey said...

hahah… I recognized one of them by looks only. Bet its name is something like alkasgjhrahurtle!
I go CRAZY for nestle crunch eggs. And sweet-tarts in the shape of ducks and bunnies. Yum.

April 6, 2009 03:59 AM
Jamie said...

My favorite Easter treat is, hands down, the Reese’s Peanut Butter Egg. Shoot..I see a trip to Target in the near future:)

April 6, 2009 03:59 AM
Grace said...

So cute!
My Easter basket now consists of one Cadbury Cream egg (one per year is all I can handle) and Reese’s peanut butter eggs. They are somehow better than the normal peanut butter cups in the pb to chocolate ratio.

April 6, 2009 03:59 AM
Beth Paulson said...

1. Mewtwo
2. Shieldon
3. Glameow
4. Mew
5. Lucario

My kids are obsessed with Pokemon.

April 6, 2009 03:59 AM
Me said...

Cadbury mini Chocolate eggs for me!!

April 6, 2009 03:59 AM
amy said...

I love Robin Eggs and the big jelly nerds that only come out for easter and christmas.

I love the Peep-achoos.

April 6, 2009 03:59 AM
Who needs sleep? said...

My fave? Three day old peeps left out on the counter to get nice and hard. Yum!

April 6, 2009 04:00 AM
Jenna said...

I don’t love just any Peeps, I love stale Peeps! My grandma used to buy them up and save them for me, opening up a package or two about a week before I came over so they would get nice and hard. Yum!

April 6, 2009 04:00 AM
m.e (Cathie) said...

Nougat bunnies!!! yumm.
LOVEEE your blog. Have a great Easter.

April 6, 2009 04:00 AM
chayna rae said...

Easter is my absolute favorite candy holiday! My long time favorite, Cadbury Eggs & Cadbury MiniEggs. YUM! I just feel like every candy they make at Eater just tastes better because it's Easter. Reese's Peanut Butter Eggs… so much better than the usual PB Cups! And I'm a sucker for chocolate covered marshmallow anything!

April 6, 2009 04:00 AM
laura said...

Dove Chocolate bunnies. Oh, and those Cadbury eggs! Love love love Easter! I made your cake pops in pink and brown with brown sprinkles for a baby shower and they were a huge hit. Thanks for the great idea!

April 6, 2009 04:00 AM
candi lyn said...

butterfinger eggs all the way baby! yum, yum, yum!

April 6, 2009 04:00 AM
Liz said...

I definitely agree with the Cadbury mini egg posts! We hide them from each other in my house!

April 6, 2009 04:00 AM
Art Spectrum said...

You are very very clever with the peeps!
What a generous gift you are giving away too!
My favorite Easter candy would have to be malted milk balls shaped like little eggs in all those pretty colors. Red cinnamon and black licorice jelly beans are good too.

Thanks for the great giveaway!
Art Spectrum

April 6, 2009 04:00 AM
cindy said...

Simply adorable! :)

I hope you got one of these DS Lites for yourself! I take over them too when I’m hanging out at my friend’s place. They are sooo addicting! :)

hm… I’d have to say jellybeans or hollow chocolate bunnies. There’s something different about them when they’re hollow. Thanks!

April 6, 2009 04:00 AM
Chels said...

I heart ANYTHING Chocolate!

April 6, 2009 04:01 AM
lexibot said...

Robin’s eggs are by far and wide my favorite easter candy. There’s something about the way they’re so sickeningly sweet that they burn your throat along with the crunch factor.

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April 6, 2009 04:01 AM
BrittNeal said...

My favorite are definitely the reese’s eggs :). You can contact me on my blog or at!

April 6, 2009 04:01 AM
The Titmi said...

Jellybeans all the way!!

April 6, 2009 04:01 AM
Tammy Elrod said...

Hands down, peeps. I prefer the bunnies because they are easier to eat than the chicks! Green is my favorite color!

April 6, 2009 04:01 AM
Jennifer said...

I love the Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs – but they have to be frozen. =o) I bought 4 to go in the kids Easter baskets but somehow they all ended up in the freezer and I ate them instead. LOL I also love Cadbury Eggs but not for the candy – I like the clucking bunny better.

April 6, 2009 04:01 AM
Jessi said...

reese’s eggs…I’m not a big candy fan, but I have a weakness for those!

April 6, 2009 04:01 AM
Michele said...

What a great idea for Peeps (they are one of the few Easter candies that my daughter can eat because of her food allergies!)

My favorite was the Reese Peanut Butter Egg – this was before the peanut allergy was around. This year I’m searching for a new substitute.

April 6, 2009 04:01 AM
Jessica @ budgetsavvybride said...

It’s a toss up for me, between the Peeps and the Cadbury Cream Eggs. I love them both! My fiance hates Peeps and he teases me that all Peeps were made in 1937 and we have been eating them for years even though they were made from the same batch! He thinks he’s so funny…

April 6, 2009 04:01 AM
gretam said...

Wow..I don’t think I can look at them the say way anymore either! My favorite is the Reeses Reester Bunny! I just found it this year so I don’t know how long it has been around but it is like a huge peanut butter cup!! YUMMY!

April 6, 2009 04:01 AM
Kate@ Kids and Cocktails said...

How cute are those? My favorite Easter candy is chocolate marshmallow eggs. Yummy!

April 6, 2009 04:02 AM
I Should Be Cleaning Up said...

I love those Whopper eggs! And no one else does, so I get all of them! I don’t even have to trade my Creme Eggs either (of which I also LOVE). Mmmm, doesn’t get better than Easter Candy for me :)
thatsagoodmeatball at yahoo dot com

April 6, 2009 04:02 AM
Alyssa Critt said...

Haha let’s see – Mew, Shieldon, Glameow, Mewtwo, and Lucario! Hmmm no I haven’t already beaten the new Pokemon game that came out for DS exactly two weeks ago… (;

I’d have to say my favorite Easter candy is those Whopper Robin’s Egg things.. so yummy (:

alyssacritt at

A DSi would be a dream come true…

April 6, 2009 04:02 AM
Amber said...

My favorite Easter candy are the Peeps pink bunnies. My favorite since I was a kid, but I think I’ll make some peep-achus for my nephew he would just love them.

April 6, 2009 04:02 AM
Marcy said...

cadbury mini eggs!

April 6, 2009 04:02 AM
averykyleenisthebest said...

cadbury eggs. when i was 15, my grandmother sent me a ton of cadbury eggs after a major knee surgery. i ate so many of them that every easter as excited as i am to see them in the store, i have a hard time actually eating them from my overload that year. so it’s more depressing than exciting when i see them at the checkout counter.

April 6, 2009 04:02 AM
tonni said...

lifesaver jelly beans. :)

April 6, 2009 04:03 AM
Julie said...

Peeps! Nothing is better than Peeps at Easter. My father and I are having an argument though over what is the best way to eat them. Straight out of the package and soft or left out a little so they get hard. Decisions!

April 6, 2009 04:03 AM
M said...

Mini eggs. Yum.

April 6, 2009 04:03 AM
Heather said...

bahaha, you make me laugh.

Easter treat: peeps, because when i get sick of eating them i can always watch them expand blow up in the microwave…

April 6, 2009 04:03 AM
sabriena said...

This is so funny. Just yesterday I was talking to my husband about how I haven’t had a Cadbury Egg in YEARS!

I really love those eggs!

April 6, 2009 04:03 AM
Danica said...

I love whoppers and the ones shaped like Easter eggs are super cute!

danicaelaine (at) yahoo (dot) com

April 6, 2009 04:04 AM
Deirdra said...

Mint Truffle Egg from a local little candy shop. So delicious! But really I’ll eat anything :)

April 6, 2009 04:04 AM
Haley said...

My favorite is marshmallow filled chocolate eggs!

April 6, 2009 04:04 AM
Kylee K. said...

I love the spring colored M&M's and the caramel filled mini Cadbury eggs. I can't wait for Easter now! :-)

April 6, 2009 04:04 AM
Charity said...

Chocolate eggs, for sure!

April 6, 2009 04:04 AM
kateastrophe said...

Cadburry Mini Eggs, Peeps and Starburst Jelly Beans. Mmmmmmmmm

April 6, 2009 04:04 AM
Casey said...

Love the peep-achus!!

My favorite Easter candy would have to be the Reese’s peanut butter eggs. Can’t go wrong with PB and Chocolate.

April 6, 2009 04:04 AM
Sarah said...

Cadbury Mini-Eggs. Oh man.

(Those Pikachu are amazing!)


April 6, 2009 04:05 AM
Michelle said...

Robin’s eggs candies. YUM!

April 6, 2009 04:05 AM
Kelley @ magnetoboldtoo said...

I want one of each.

We don’t get all of your Easter Candy here in Australia. I would love me some Peeps and Reeses Eggs!

Oh and a DSi would be pretty darn cool too ;)

magnetoboldtoo at gmail dot com

April 6, 2009 04:06 AM
Jogger said...

What a fun giveaway!

My favorite Easter candy is Reeses peanut butter eggs. They are waaaay better than the regular Reeses cups…and waaaay more addictive!

April 6, 2009 04:06 AM
Kerianne said...

Who can resist a gold wrapped, carmel filled Cadbury egg?! They just make me smile thinking about them.

April 6, 2009 04:06 AM
Maris said...

Too cute! You’re so creative. And who doesn’t love Easter candy. When I was a kid it was the only day of the year that we were allowed to eat candy with breakfast!

April 6, 2009 04:06 AM
Courtney Norman said...

Reese’s eggs!!! All that peanut buttery middle…yummmm!


April 6, 2009 04:06 AM
Sara Brown said...

Heavenly Hash rules all @___@ I’ve never before tasted anything so delicious that I felt so sinister and wicked for eating~~ it’s sooo goooood @___@ Lord give me strength to resist buying every package of them I see…..

April 6, 2009 04:06 AM
AKA Mooooommmm said...

Every year I have to have at least one Cadbury Cream egg, then I am over it lol

April 6, 2009 04:06 AM
Laurie's Lagniappe said...

aah. the favorite easter candy has to be … the mason blanche “hulk” candy that was made exclusively here in new orleans by maison blanche department store. they are NO LONGER in business so wahh.. i have to settle for heavenly hash eggs. still good but not as good as these little daddies!!

April 6, 2009 04:06 AM
jag said...

My favorite easter candy is See’s Chocolate Butter eggs. Yum!

April 6, 2009 04:07 AM
Luke said...

Cadbury eggs! The Original.

April 6, 2009 04:07 AM
Don't Start None...There Won't be None said...

Oh my favorite is definitely the Reese’s peanut butter eggs!!! Love all the cake pops you have been doing!

April 6, 2009 04:07 AM
hollee said...

Starburst Jelly Beans! I can only find them at easter time! When I was pregnant I ate a whole bag in a day and a half!!! YUM!

April 6, 2009 04:07 AM
Louiedog67 said...

Sweetarts Jelly Beans. Sooo good…and seem to only be around at Easter.

April 6, 2009 04:07 AM
Leah Beth said...

My favorite Easter candy would have to be the Peeps!

April 6, 2009 04:07 AM
Melissa said...

Reese’s peanut butter eggs-they’re so much better than the regular pb cups!

April 6, 2009 04:08 AM
K. Tacher said...

Love Starburst jelly beans. And Reese’s eggs. And Cadbury eggs. Okay, I am getting carried away here. Easter candy is the best.

I LOVE how you transformed the peeps too! lol Peep show.

krazykair at yahoo dot com

April 6, 2009 04:08 AM
jennie w. said...

I am madly in love with peanut butter M&M's. At Easter they're shaped liked speckled eggs which makes me love them even more. I told my kids they could never buy a DS, but winning one in a giveaway is another story.

P.S. Mewtwo, Shieldon, Glameow, Mew and Lucario

April 6, 2009 04:08 AM
Anonymous said...

My favorite Easter candy are the Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs the new fudge ones. I think I will go sneak one right now.

April 6, 2009 04:08 AM
Monica said...

i have been loving the easter lollypop cupcakes, im making the chicks for easter! ill post a pic for you to see my ATTEMPT!

I want to win this sooooo bad!

April 6, 2009 04:08 AM
sargitty said...

I have 2 favorites: Reese’s Easter Eggs and malted milk Robin Eggs. Yum! I love your blog, made the cake pops for my daughter’s birthday party today, they went over really well – she asked for a DS for her birthday, so here’s hoping!

April 6, 2009 04:08 AM
Marti said...

Reese’s Eggs….or Chocolate covered marshmallow eggs.

April 6, 2009 04:08 AM
Julia said...

Reese’s Peanut butter cup eggs. There really is nothing like them…the texture is perfect. No obnoxious ridged edge like on regular peanut butter cups. Just smooth, buttery textured peanut butter and chocolate.

Clearly, they are like heroin in our house.

April 6, 2009 04:08 AM
sarah hornacek said...

my favorite easter treat are jelly beans…but not just any jelly beans. jelly belly! the best!


April 6, 2009 04:08 AM
Chic Gal said...

I have a bag of Brachs BLACK jelly bird eggs sitting right on my desk. Who knew you could buy Easter jelly beans and get a whole bag of black ones!

April 6, 2009 04:09 AM
MonikaC said...

Reese’s peanut butter eggs! My favorite! I look forward to these all year! They are the perfect balance of peanut butter and chocolate. Yum!

April 6, 2009 04:09 AM
Ketchesons said...

SO fun!! those are funny, truly funny.

I love the solid bunny, if I could get my hands on a white one I would die!

April 6, 2009 04:09 AM
Robs said...

Russell Stover caramel eggs, FOR SURE!

April 6, 2009 04:09 AM
kaciecooper said...

I like the little chocolate cadbury eggs!! I buy them whenever i find them (year round)

April 6, 2009 04:09 AM
Caitlin said...

cadbury mini eggs were something I used to look forward to all year… :)

April 6, 2009 04:10 AM
Jenny said...

Cadbury eggs by a mile.

April 6, 2009 04:10 AM
MindyShel said...

I don’t even celebrate Easter but Easter candy is SOOO much better than Passover candy, (yuck!). I’ve always been a fan of Cadburry Creme eggs. Can’t really go wrong with any of it though.

April 6, 2009 04:10 AM
Kaci said...

My favorite Easter candy is Cadbury mini eggs, they are just candy outer shell and tasty chocolate inside!

April 6, 2009 04:10 AM
Rachel said...

Oh Easter how I love thee and all the sweet treats that come about. But one I cannot live without is the Russel Stover Chocolate Nests with the Jelly bean eggs. I will make excuses to go to the store just so I can grab a couple!

April 6, 2009 04:10 AM
Ms. D said...

I love the Mini Eggs! Crunchy AND chocolatey…what’s not to love?

April 6, 2009 04:10 AM
simple-honesty said...

My favorite are the Reese Peanut Butter Eggs. I love the combination of peanut butter and chocolate. Yum!

April 6, 2009 04:11 AM
Amarissa said...

I love Easter Time! My favorite Easter candy would have to be Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs! I’m soooo addicted to those!

April 6, 2009 04:11 AM
Katie said...

LOL…you got me! There was no way I could name those five little guys :)

My Easter candy obsession is definitely Whopper’s Robins Eggs! They are sooo dangerous to have around!! And, they are pretty too :)

Thanks for the chance to win this fun prize!


April 6, 2009 04:11 AM
Regan said...

Cadbury Mini Eggs – hands down.

April 6, 2009 04:11 AM
Kendra said...

Mmmm.. hollow chocolate bunny!

April 6, 2009 04:12 AM
The Fredy Family said...

Brach’s Speckled Jelly Beans. The have to be Brachs. Unfortunatley for my jelly bean addiction I had a baby 7 weeks ago and so speckled jelly beans are not on the baby weight losing diet. So I purchased a bunch of them since they are only around once a year and I put them high enough up in the panty that I need a step ladder to get to them. This way they are out of reach until the weight is gone and I still get to enjoy them some time this year, it just wont be at Easter!

April 6, 2009 04:12 AM
My Sweet & Saucy said...

Love this idea! Definitely a reeses egg! Delicious!

April 6, 2009 04:12 AM
MichelleSG said...

The mini Reeses. They have the correct proportion of peanut butter to chocolate. The big ones don’t, too much pb or maybe not enough chocolate. Being ocd makes candy preference difficult.
BTW my daughter has the DS and she must have been the last child in her first grade class to get one. We were mean parents, she had to earn it by passing 2 reading levels in school. And just like all the other kids her age I swear that DS is attached to the end of her arm.

April 6, 2009 04:12 AM
Elizabeth Bracco said...

I must admit that I am a reeses egg fanatic. Any combo of chocolate and peanut butter really, but who can resist it in a cute easter shape? You can contact me here if I am lucky enough to win:
If I don’t win maybe you will enjoy browsing my blog anyway. :)

April 6, 2009 04:12 AM
Jo said...

Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs!

Love your peep-achus. Pikachu is the only pokemon I recognize!

Love your blog

April 6, 2009 04:13 AM
Miss Jen said...

Cadbury Eggs. I LOVE them and the rest of my family thinks they’re the grossest thing ever. Yay! More for me :)
I am also addicted to Mario on DS. Also, there’s this puzzle game called Dr. Layton’s which is super hard for me but for some reason the kids can show me how to solve the puzzles in seconds….

April 6, 2009 04:13 AM
Going Crazy in Paradise said...

Either cadbury eggs (the regular kind OR the caramel kind) or the robins eggs malted milk balls. I don’t eat malted milk balls at any other time of the year, despite their availability, but I love love love eating them at easter.=D

April 6, 2009 04:13 AM
Jennifer Magreevy said...

I have recently become obsessed with Reeces Pieces eggs, they are about triple the size of the regular candy. Yum yum!!!

April 6, 2009 04:13 AM
Anna Banana said...

My fav is the easter m&m's! somehow the different colors make them taste better:)

April 6, 2009 04:13 AM
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