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!
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