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How to Make Chocolate-Covered Peepsicles

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Peeps wands for everyone!

20090406-peepsweek.pngMaking Peeptastic crafts for Peeps Week is a lot more fun than eating them. I'll admit I'm not a fan of Peeps by themselves, but skewered on a stick and covered in luxe chocolate and coconut? Definitely better than eating them plain. It's also not a bad way to go if you're going to die a Peepy death. These Peepsicles use the stepsister of the Peeps family—the bunnies. Chocolate mousse bunnies to be exact; although after tasting them I don't know if there's anything mousse-like about them. The only skewer type items in the Serious Eats kitchenette were 12 inches long and so up the bunnies' butts they went. That and the crackle of the Valrhona chocolate shell were the most satisfying parts of this experiment. Inadvertently ending up with Peeps wands? The cherry on top of my Peep.

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Peepsicles

- makes 6 peepsicles -

Adapted from Peeps: Recipes and Crafts to Make with Your Favorite Marshmallow Treat by Charity Ferreira.

Ingredients

3 ounces semisweet or dark chocolate (according to preference)
1/2 cup sweetened shredded coconut
6 wooden popsicle sticks or skewers
6 Peeps Bunnies

Procedure

1. Line a baking sheet with wax paper. Place the coconut on a plate.

2. Melt the chocolate in a double boiler or in 20 second increments in the microwave until smooth.

3. Insert 1 popsicle stick about halfway into each Bunny. (I tried to be gentle!) Dip into the chocolate, turning to coat completely. Use a knife to gently scrape off the excess chocolate off the Bunny body. You don't want a really heavy chocolate coat.

3. Press the Bunny into the plate of coconut, making sure that the surface is evenly coated with coconut. Place the Bunny on the wax paper and repeat with remaining Bunnies. Freeze until firm, about 30 minutes. Serve frozen.

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