This post is brought to you by The PEEPS & COMPANY®. We received products in order to facilitate this post. All opinions are 100% our own. This is our PEEPS® Valentine’s Cupcakes Recipe that we are sharing.
I love baking treats for my kids and with Valentine’s Day just around the corner I thought it would be fun to make them PEEPS® Valentine’s Cupcakes. They were super fun and easy and turned out great! I know that they will love seeing them when they get home from school today with a big glass of hot chocolate. To make the cupcakes you will need your choice of PEEPS® Valentine’s treats, your favorite cupcake mix, frosting (or you can make your own), sprinkles and cupcake liners. I also used lollipop sticks to stick the PEEPS® on and I love how they turned out.
TO make the cupcakes, you will want to cook the cupcakes according to the package directions. You can add fun things like chocolate chips or chopped cookies to them. Bake them and set them out to cool. Once they have cooled, you will want to put a few big scoops of frosting into a piping bag and choose the star tip, then pipe little stars on the tops of the cupcakes. You can also do circles or any other design you like or know how. Once they are frosted you will want to add some cute sprinkles to add that Valentine’s color and flair, then you can get the PEEPS® ready. I used a package of PEEPS® Valentine Hearts, and added some of the colorful MIKE AND IKE® Passion Mix candies and a few HOT TAMALES® on the frosting. I love how they turned out. You can also set everything out and let your kids decorate their own. This is a fun activity that will keep them busy and have a fun snack at the end.
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- PEEPS® Chocolate Dipped Strawberry Crème Flavored Chicks: Three delectable strawberry crème flavored marshmallow chicks dipped in smooth milk chocolate – perfect for the ones you love.
- PEEPS® Marshmallow Hearts: Available in 2 or 6 count packages, these pink heart shaped marshmallow hearts help show your sweetheart that you do know the way to their heart!
- PEEPS® Strawberry Crème Flavored Marshmallow Hearts: Nine red marshmallow hearts with the delicious taste of strawberries and cream are perfect as a Valentine’s dessert treat or as a fun accent to your favorite craft or recipe.
- PEEPS® Cherries Drizzled and Dipped in Chocolate: Three cherry-shaped marshmallow flavored cherries dipped in and drizzled with decadent chocolate, perfect for sharing with that special someone.
- PEEPS® Vanilla Crème Flavored Marshmallow Hearts: Nine vanilla crème flavored marshmallow hearts sprinkled with red flecks are a perfect snack to share, or delicious as a fun topper for hot cocoa.
- PEEPS® Chocolate Covered Raspberry Flavored Heart: Individually wrapped raspberry flavored marshmallow heart covered in milk chocolate makes for a treat you can keep to yourself or share with your Valentine!
- MIKE AND IKE® Passion Mix Candy: Feel the love of the season with the limited edition MIKE AND IKE® Passion Mix – a fruity and chewy assortment of Paradise Punch, Strawberry, Grape and Cherry in festive holiday colors.
- HOT TAMALES® Fierce Cinnamon Candy: Spice up the special day with the original bold and fiery flavor of HOT TAMALES® Fierce Cinnamon! The festive box features a personalized tag – perfect for gifting in the box or using to craft something spicy for your favorite “HOTTIE”.
- HOT TAMALES® Valentine’s Lollipops: If you’re feeling extra bold and spicy this Valentine’s Day, the HOT TAMALES® Valentine’s Lollipops are sure to deliver! Available in circle and heart shapes, this fiery treat is a cinnamon-lovers dream!
- PEEPS® Plush Valentine’s Day Bunny: These fluffy 5-inch bunny-shaped plushes are squeezable and soft – perfect for hugs and cuddles. Available in red and pink, with a stitched heart that will show a special someone how much you care.
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This was fun and easy and the PEEPS® Valentine’s Cupcakes turned out great! What fun treat will you make with your PEEPS® ?