have always been a part of our Easter tradition. It goes something like this: first, open Peeps package on Easter morning, allow to harden for a couple of weeks, then consume. It's funny. My kids prefer stale Peeps.
I love to look at Peeps. That eye-popping hue of the original chicks ought to have its own name, "Peeps Yellow." Unmistakable. The kind of brilliant color that is reserved for candy. Now the bunnies and chicks come in a riot of colors. They're just begging to be eaten. And for those of us who would rather play with their food, read on!
The fifth annual Washington Post Peeps diorama contest winners were announced this week. This year's winning entry for Peeps Show V
is "Chilean CoPeepapo Mine Rescue". That's right, the riveting rescue is depicted in Peeps.
Some of my favorites are the simpler designs, like last year's winner "Eep."
But the simplest of all is Peeps in a frame. Inspired by a Trading Spaces rec room makeover (remember when that show was popular?), I filled an acrylic frame with marshmallow chicks and hung it in my living room. Colorful and whimsical. And when Easter is over I know a couple of kids who will devour the leftovers.