How Marshmallow Peeps Are Made

Take a look at these little guys — do they look familiar? They should!

They are the famous (infamous?) little Marshmallow Peeps turned out by the thousands this time of year. You can do so many things with these sugar-covered marshmallows chicks: eat them, decorate cakes with them, explode them in the microwave. But this slideshow shows how they come to be, made right in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

How Marshmallow Peeps Are Born, at The Chicago Tribune

But if you'd like to birth a few Peeps yourself, you can give it a go with our own recipe and how-to for making Peeps at home!

Homemade Marshmallow Peeps

(Image: Getty Images)

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Faith is the executive editor of The Kitchn and the author of three cookbooks. They include Bakeless Sweets (Spring 2013) as well as The Kitchn's first cookbook, which will be published in Fall 2014. She lives in Columbus, Ohio with her husband Mike.