Anniversary Peep Brownies

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.

Yield: 9 brownies

Anniversary Peep Brownies

Anniversary Peep Brownies

Brownies to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Peeps!


  • 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.

10 thoughts on “Anniversary Peep Brownies”

  • Hi,
    White type of sprinkles did you use?? The colors are so pretty and the sparseness looks really classy. Was it colored sugar?? Also I have never seen a peep that looked like that..Are they just store bought or did you cut some of them off or melt????
    Anyway whatever it is they look really very nice..I’ll bet they taste delicious too…

  • Nancy, I did not make the peeps. I mentioned in the post that they are the 60th anniversary Peeps that are out in stores now and I mentioned that I found them at Target. Hope that helps!

  • I’m sorry..I have one more question..Usually sites have so much advertising on them…Yours is great..There is none..Just your stuff. Why is that?…I am thinking about doing a blog and love that yours is simple….

  • Nancy, I don’t have ads on my site because I don’t want them. It’s not a mandate, but most people accept advertisers as a way to offset the cost of creating and maintaining their blog. I just don’t like the way ads look and the way they clutter the page. And this is just a hobby for me – I don’t use my blog to generate any income.

  • Wow I have so much to learn…Well it sure looks like most people do use advertisers. It’s refreshing to hear that you are doing this because you just like to…I love your blog and your new cupcakes are precious…Thank you for taking the time out to answer my green questions…

  • Nancy, No problem! I’m happy to answer any questions. I do want to clarify that I’m not passing judgment on anyone that does accept advertising – it’s every blogger’s choice whether to do that or not. I’m just weird and can’t stand how the ads look! It’s more of an aesthetic choice for me.

    • Clear icing? Like buttercream? I put a link in the original post directing readers to a page filled with nothing but icing recipes. Hope that helps!

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