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Glamour Peeps 2.0

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Make your own peeps for Easter! Homemade marshmallow, a little sparkle, and a how-to video in the related blog post!

Ingredients

  • FOR THE MARSHMALLOWS:
  • 2 Tablespoons Powdered Gelatin
  • 4 Tablespoons Cold Water
  • ½ cups Light Corn Syrup
  • 1-½ cup Sugar
  • ½ cups Water
  • 4  Egg Whites
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • Food Coloring (optional)
  • FOR THE PEEPS:
  • Powdered Sugar, For The Baking Sheet
  • Disco Dust, To Brush On Peeps
  • Food Coloring, For Decorating

Preparation

For the marshmallows:
1. Mix powdered gelatin with cold water (add extra water if needed) and set aside.
2. Combine corn syrup, sugar, and water in saucepan and bring to 235ºF using a candy thermometer.
3. While bringing sugar mixture to a boil, begin whipping egg whites in a mixer till soft peaks form.
4. When sugar mixture reaches 235ºF, add gelatin and quickly stir to dissolve.
5. Slowly add hot mixture to whipping whites.
6. Add vanilla and whip till stiff.
7. Add food coloring if desired. Please note you only need a few drops.

For the peeps:
1. Cover a sheet pan with parchment paper.
2. Cover parchment with powdered sugar (don’t be cheap)
3. Fill a piping bag with marshmallow mixture.
4. Pipe a tear drop shape first.
5. Then pipe the peep by squeezing the marshmallow on top of the teardrop, pulling the piping bag up.
6. Slowly release your pressure and bring forward.
7. Allow peeps to dry overnight in a cool dry place.
8. Brush lightly with water.
9. Brush with disco dust.
10. Place the eyes on them using a toothpick dipped in food coloring.

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Carmen Ortiz on 4.2.2013

Love your blog! Will make these peeps too. ~Carmen

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Sarah on 3.27.2013

Just a warning that Disco Dust, while non-toxic, is NOT edible. It’s a plastic glitter just like you would use for a craft project. You can read more here: http://cakecentral.com/t/752427/for-those-who-feed-others-disco-dust
The peeps are so cute, though! :)

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Laurie {Simply Scratch} on 4.8.2012

These are adorable and stunning at the same time! <3

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