Posted on April 3, 2015

Peeps Egg Surprise Cupcakes

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Peeps Egg Surprise Cupcakes

peeps egg surprise cupcakes

I don’t know about your house, but over here, it’s just not Easter until Mom (er, me) decorates something with Peeps.  Be it food or decoration, Peeps Chicks or Peeps Bunnies, I can’t seem to refrain from using Peeps to add to our Easter festivities.  Another cool fact – Peeps are actually very local to us, made in Bethlehem, PA!

The inspiration for this year’s treat comes straight from the kitchen maven herself, Betty Crocker.  I saw these cupcakes one day while scouring Pinterest and I knew I had to make them.  The kids are going to LOVE the surprise inside!!

Here’s what you need to make these treats (which I promise, are a LOT easier to make than they might appear)!

:: Cupcakes (baked, not frosted)
:: Can of frosting (any color you’d like)
:: Peeps Chicks (any color you’d like)
:: Sprinkles (seasonal colors are fun!):: Cadbury Mini Eggs (one per cupcake)
:: Small circular cookie cutter
:: plastic sandwich bag

peeps egg surprise cupcake ingredients

How to make:

Hollow out a small space in the top of each cupcake.  I used a small circular cookie cutter and the cake lifted out with the cutter.  Make sure you leave the bottom of the cupcake uncut.

cupcake

cupcake core

Add a layer of sprinkles to the cupcake well.  Place a Cadbury Mini Egg on top and continue adding sprinkles until the well is filled to be level with the cupcake top.

cupcake sprinkles

cupcake sprinkles inside

cupcake sprinkles cadbury egg

Add frosting to a plastic sandwich bag and snip the end off one corner to make a simple piping bag.  Frost the top of the cupcake.  Design doesn’t matter too much – you will be placing a Peeps Chick on top.

piping bag icing

iced cupcake

Top your finished cupcake with a Peeps Chick!  Now, these are completely cute on their own…

peep on cupcake

But the real kicker, of course, is when someone bites into them!

SURPRISE!!!

cupcake open view sprinkles

peep surprise cupcake

Absolutely adorable!

What special treats does your family make for Easter?

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