This year marks the 60th anniversary of Peeps! Aren’t these anniversary peeps the cutest things? I love the speckled colors — and the fact that they are vanilla flavored, as opposed to just tasting like stale sugar. I didn’t really know what to do with these and decided to make brownies. I figured that most people don’t like Peeps, but most people love brownies! I used a box mix for the brownies because I was short on time. I made a batch of homemade buttercream to look like grass and placed a Peep on top.
PS: The only place I’ve seen the anniversary Peeps is at Target. They come in a special silver package with three Peeps in each.
- 1 box brownie mix (plus required oil and eggs)
- Ingredients for your favorite frosting (I used white buttercream)
- Green food coloring
- Pastry bag + small star tip
- Peeps of your choosing
For the Frosting
- 1 stick salted butter – room temperature
- 1 stick unsalted butter – room temperature
- 1 cup shortening
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 2 pounds confectioner’s sugar (powdered sugar, 10x)
- 4-6 tablespoons very cold milk
1. Make the brownies according to box directions and allow them to cool entirely.
2. Cut the cooled brownies into squares.
3. Make the buttercream frosting.
4. Cream the butter and shortening in the bowl of an electric or stand mixer.
5. Add the vanilla extract and combine well.
6. Begin adding in the sugar and mixing thoroughly after each addition.
7. After all of the sugar has been added and mixed thoroughly, begin adding the very cold milk one tablespoon at a time, combining very well after each addition (mixer on medium-high to high speed) until you reach the desired consistency.
8. Use a few drops of green food coloring to dye the frosting green.
9. Using a small star tip, pipe a bed of “grass” on the top of each brownie.
10. Place a Peep on each brownie.
This recipe was created in 2013 when Peeps was celebrating their 60th anniversary. The specific Peeps used in this recipe may no longer be available.