You Can Now Customize Your Peeps for a Truly Memorable Easter Basket Experience

published Mar 23, 2022
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When I was growing up, my family was really into Easter. We did an egg hunt in the yard every year, and my mother made us all individual Easter baskets full of candy and maybe a coloring book or two. I was far more upset when I learned that the Easter bunny wasn’t real than when I discovered Santa didn’t exist (I hope there are no young children reading this).

One candy that always made an appearance in my Easter basket was Peeps. The brightly colored marshmallows shaped like chicks and sometimes bunnies are ever-present in the springtime. Their sugar-coated outsides protect a squishy, sweet marshmallow inside. And they certainly have plenty of dedicated fans.

This year, Just Born Quality Confections (the maker of Peeps, Hot Tamales, and Mike and Ikes) is offering marshmallow-lovers a limited-time chance to customize their very own Peeps. Instead of picking up the same ol’ chicks, you can choose the color (yellow, pink, or blue) and so much more. The special-edition peeps are dipped in chocolate (milk, dark, or white — your choice) and then dipped in your choice of sprinkles, crushed cookies, crushed pretzels, chocolate chips, or toasted coconut. Talk about an upgrade!

Called “My Peeps,” the customizable candies can be ordered through the Peeps & Company website by the dozen (two packs of six) for $29.95. They’re made-to-order and available while supplies last, and are sure to make a unique addition to your Easter spread.