Pretzel Peeps

I read somewhere that Peeps marshmallow candies have been in production for about 60 years. That's probably right, because I grew up with them and decades have passed since then. Every year it seems that I am seeing more and more new colors and kinds for different holidays. I love to make these sweet and salty dipped pretzel treats.

Pretzel Peeps

1 (12 ounce) bag white candy melts 
1 bag large pretzel rods
Assorted sprinkles
1 (12 count) package Peeps marshmallow bunnies

Prepare a large sheet pan by lining with parchment paper. In a microwave safe dish, melt the candy according to package directions.  Dip the end of each pretzel rod in the melted candy, shaking off the excess. Holding the coated pretzel rod over a small dish, apply the candy sprinkles. Lay the pretzels on the prepared pan to dry. After the candy is dry on the pretzel rods, apply a small blob of melted candy to the back of a marshmallow bunny, then attach to the coated pretzel rod, holding in place for a few seconds. Place on the parchment paper to dry again.

Lay the dipped and sprinkled pretzel rods out to dry on parchment paper.

Attach the Peeps to the pretzel rods with some of the melted candy coating.

When the candy coating was dry, I packaged the Pretzel Peeps in little cellophane bags, and now they are in a basket of Easter grass just waiting for someone special. Something would just be missing if there were no Peeps at Easter.



  1. Very cute! Happy Easter Anita-enjoy:@)

    1. It looks like you have so much fun in your kitchen!
      Enjoy Easter!

  2. Those are really cute. Love the simplicity of making them too. Pinning to make next year with my grandkids. Thanks so much for sharing. Happy Easter Day!

  3. Ooh Anita, that is the cutest Easter treat. I'm with Marsha, as that would be fun to make with my grand kids. Thanks for sharing this with us. Happy Easter blessings!!

  4. Those are just as cute as can be!

  5. Those really are cute Anita. Peeps always seem to bring a smile to my face, and I love chocolate covered pretzels. Whoever got these got a big treat!

  6. Hi Anita,
    These are just adorable! Your recipe is awesome and thank you so much for sharing it at the table with Full Plate Thursday.
    Hope to see you again soon!
    Miz Helen

  7. Anita,
    These are adorable. Pinning them for next year!

    Judee @ Gluten Free A-Z