Recently, we were asked by the peeps at Just Born, Inc., to host a giveaway for our readers. We could not be a better candidate for a PEEPS® giveaway. We love ourselves some PEEPS® around here. Growing up, I was never a big PEEPS® fan. But, my Mom was. She would buy us PEEPS® knowing she would be the one to eat them. Last year, I was introduced to the goodness that is the chocolate covered PEEPS®. Game changer!
The wonderful people at PEEPS AND COMPANY® sent us a variety of different PEEPS® to try. There was vanilla cream, strawberry, chocolate mousse, dark chocolate covered raspberry PEEPS®, milk chocolate covered raspberry PEEPS®, chocolate covered cherry PEEPS®, MIKE AND IKE® and HOT TAMALES®. I am probably forgetting some varieties, too. My personal favorites are the chocolate covered PEEPS®, but I really loved the chocolate mousse PEEPS® too!
In addition to eating a year’s supply of PEEPS® in 2 hours, we also made PEEPS® Valentine’s Day flower arrangements. They turned out super cute! Loose directions are included below. Feel free to customize it any way you’d like! We made two different versions. One, with PEEPS® in the vase and one with MIKE AND IKE® in the vase as filler.
How To Enter:
Leave us a comment on this post telling us about your favorite variety of PEEPS®. The winner will be sent a box of PEEPS® candies, socks and candles!
* Leave a separate comment for each entry, a total of 4 entries per person.
1. Contest ends on Wednesday, February 6th, 2013 at 12:00 pm CST. Entries must be submitted prior to noon on Wednesday.
2. One winner will be selected at random and announced in Thursday’s post (and also notified by email). If the winner does not respond to our email within 48 hours, a new winner will be selected at random.
3. Winner must be US resident.
Here is what you’ll need
6+ bamboo skewers
green ribbon ( I made 12 “flowers” and used about 10 yards of ribbon)
filler – either more Peeps or candy
Spray 1 bamboo skewer at a time with adhesive. Cut the ribbon about 1.5 feet long. Wrap the ribbon around the skewer beginning about 1 inch from the point. Secure the ribbon on the bottom with more glue. Repeat for each skewer. Place the floral foam in the vase. Surround with either PEEPS® or candies. Stick the skewers into the floral foam. I stuck the skewers in front further into the foam. Stick a PEEPS® onto each skewer. Add some greenery.
Note: This was intended just for looks. If you want to give the arrangement to someone so they can eat it, I would use a glue gun to secure the ribbon. Just do not glue the parts where the PEEPS® touches the bamboo skewer. Wrap the whole thing in cellophane.
Source: A Live Love Pasta original