Spring Hop Along PEEPS Party!

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Hop Along PEEPS Party | PEEPS Truffles by JavaCupcake

Horray! It’s almost time for Spring and I am so super excited for the sunshine and warmer weather!  Springtime also means PEEPS bunnies and chicks and lots of delicious, fun recipes to make and eat!  So when Christi of Love from the Oven and Michelle from Sugar Swings! Serve Some asked me to participate in the Spring Hop Along PEEPS Party, I jumped on the chance!

I mean seriously – look at all the bloggers participating in this… I am a HUGE fan of EVERY SINGLE ONE of them! Make sure you take the time to click over to their blogs and check out all the fun food and crafts they’ve made… all featuring PEEPS!

Oh… and guess what?  There’s a PEEPS prize pack giveaway in this party too!! See below for all the details and to enter to WIN! 

What I’ve made for this party are Spring PEEPS Truffles… but not just any truffles.  I made Amaretto Truffles dressed them up super cute for Spring by rolling them in fun sprinkles and jimmies and topped them with a rainbow assortment of PEEPS bunnies!

A friend of mine said it looked like these bunnies were pooping truffles… hehe What do you think?

I think these cute little bunnies would look perfect on display at your Easter party!  You wouldn’t even have to put a PEEP on every single one… maybe just a couple sitting on top of a few truffles on your display.  SO CUTE!

Spring Hop Along PEEPS Party - PEEPS Truffles by JavaCupcake

Spring PEEPS Truffles

Yield: 24 PEEPS truffles

Ingredients

    Truffles
  • 250g Lindt Excellence 50% chocolate
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream (I used 32%)
  • 3 Tbsp flavoring (I used Disaronno – but you could use any liquor or flavoring you wanted)
  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • Adornments
  • Sprinkles/Jimmies – pastel colors, Spring/Easter assortments
  • Sanding sugar
  • Sugar pearls
  • 24 PEEPS bunnies
  • toothpics
  • Spring colored mini cupcake liners
  • Supplies for Rolling Truffles
  • Baking sheet
  • Wax paper
  • Melon baller
  • small bowls
  • forks/spoons
  • small plates

Instructions

  1. Finely chop the chocolate and place it in a medium glass bowl.
  2. Put the cream, butter and amaretto (or other flavoring) in a medium pot over medium-high heat.
  3. Stirring often, heat cream until it just beings to bubble. Remove immediately and pour over the chopped chocolate.
  4. Let the chocolate and cream sit, untouched, for 1 minute.
  5. Stir gently until smooth being careful not to create any air bubbles.
  6. Cool to room temperature, cover and place in the refrigerator overnight.
  7. Prepare all your supplies before you begin rolling truffles… Line baking sheet with wax paper. Place sprinkles, cocoa, sugar in small bowls and lay out forks & melon baller.
  8. Scoop 3/4in-1in balls of chocolate using the melon baller. Gently and quickly roll the chocolate in your hand until a ball forms. The chocolate will begin to melt by the heat of your hands, so work quickly. Place each ball 1in apart and in rows on your prepared baking sheet. Chill in the freezer for 5-10 minutes after all the balls are rolled. While they are chilling, prepare small plates by covering them with wax paper. Prepare one plate for each variation of coatings.
  9. Using a spoon or fork, lift one rolled ball at a time off the tray. Drop it into your desired coating and roll around until completely covered. Place coated truffle onto prepared plate. NOTE: Keep like truffles together… you don’t want them to touch and get contaminate each other!
  10. Place each truffle in a mini cupcake liner.
  11. When ready to serve and display, press a toothpick into the bottom of a PEEPS bunny and place it into the top of the truffle.
  12. Store in a container with a lid in your freezer or refrigerator until ready to serve. Best served cold.
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Spring Hop Along PEEPS Party!

Ready for more fabulous PEEPS recipes and ideas?  

Visit the following websites, each is sharing an amazing PEEPS post for you today, so hop on over and check them all out!   Don’t forget to enter to win the fabulous PEEPS Prize Pack as well!   Happy Spring!
NOTE: Since I’m 6-9 hours ahead of everyone else… other bloggers may not have their posts live on their blog yet. Be patient and check back often! :)

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41 Comments

41 Comments on Spring Hop Along PEEPS Party!

  1. emmalee
    March 19, 2013 at 7:06 am (1 year ago)

    peeps are my favorite thing about Easter candy, I buy a bunch of them then eat them throughout the year

    Reply
  2. Sue Smith
    March 19, 2013 at 11:51 am (1 year ago)

    I love peeps every year me and my grandkids make cupcake’s and cookies last year I was sick taking chemo so this year we have a lot of making up to do this prizefighter would be great for them.

    Reply
  3. Sarah G
    March 19, 2013 at 1:25 pm (1 year ago)

    I prefer my peeps fresh from the package.

    Reply
  4. Holly
    March 19, 2013 at 1:49 pm (1 year ago)

    Paint the inside of a plastic Easter egg with melted chocolate. Wait for it to dry, then put a peeps chick inside.

    Reply
  5. Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust
    March 19, 2013 at 2:40 pm (1 year ago)

    I love that you used them as truffle toppers!! TOO cute! And the truffles, um, YUM!

    Reply
  6. Lisa@hooplapalooza
    March 19, 2013 at 2:43 pm (1 year ago)

    i never thought i’d say this but i like the pooping truffle peeps! :)

    Reply
  7. Kathia
    March 19, 2013 at 3:16 pm (1 year ago)

    Betsy, these truffles sound so yummy, I am printing the recipe. Love all the colorful sprinkles and Peeps

    Reply
  8. Melissa
    March 19, 2013 at 3:28 pm (1 year ago)

    I have never tried making truffles. I think I am going to give a shot. These are too cute

    Reply
    • Betsy Eves
      March 19, 2013 at 9:56 pm (1 year ago)

      They are really a lot easier than I ever would have thought! :) Let me know how they turn out for you!

      Reply
  9. Deb Weaver
    March 19, 2013 at 3:30 pm (1 year ago)

    My favorite is to just EAT the peeps!! I LOVE them and Im so glad they make them almost year round now instead of just at Easter :) Yay

    Reply
  10. Jenny
    March 19, 2013 at 4:15 pm (1 year ago)

    I love them…and poop never even entered my mind. ;)

    Reply
    • Betsy Eves
      March 19, 2013 at 9:56 pm (1 year ago)

      You literally made me LOL!

      Reply
  11. Hani@haniela's
    March 19, 2013 at 11:21 pm (1 year ago)

    I’ve never seen brown PEEPS, love those.
    Truffles and PEEPS, Whohoo.

    Reply
    • Betsy Eves
      March 20, 2013 at 7:57 am (1 year ago)

      Christi sent them to me! They’re chocolate! And my favorite!

      Reply
  12. Lindsay Ann @ Dollhouse Bake Shoppe
    March 20, 2013 at 1:12 am (1 year ago)

    Love the truffles, especially the rainbow peeps! Such a fantastic addition to the Peeps party! So glad we got to collaborate :D
    -Lindsay Ann @ Dollhouse Bake Shoppe

    Reply
    • Betsy Eves
      March 20, 2013 at 7:57 am (1 year ago)

      I’m so glad we were all able to be a part of this! Great to meet you!

      Reply
  13. aimee @ shugarysweets
    March 20, 2013 at 1:30 am (1 year ago)

    these are too stinking cute! And I bet they taste amazing too :)

    Reply
    • Betsy Eves
      March 20, 2013 at 7:56 am (1 year ago)

      They were SUPER YUM! :)

      Reply
  14. Sue {munchkin munchies}
    March 20, 2013 at 2:24 am (1 year ago)

    What could be better than chocolate truffles? Chocolate truffles topped with Peeps! So colorful too!

    Reply
  15. Liz@HoosierHomemade
    March 20, 2013 at 3:46 am (1 year ago)

    Oh yum! How great are those truffles!?!
    ~Liz@HoosierHomemade

    Reply
  16. Theresa
    March 20, 2013 at 4:24 am (1 year ago)

    I like peeps best by themselves & (get this) stale.

    Reply
  17. Jocelyn @BruCrew Life
    March 20, 2013 at 3:57 pm (1 year ago)

    What an absolutely adorable truffle topper!!! I bet those tasted down right delicious!!!

    Reply
  18. Mollie
    March 20, 2013 at 10:19 pm (1 year ago)

    I have such a weakness for “bad” holiday candy. I have ALWAYS loved peeps!

    Reply
  19. Anna
    March 22, 2013 at 9:45 pm (1 year ago)

    These Peeps truffles look so good ! The colors make want Spring to come soon ! Why is it still so cold in Germany :(

    Reply
  20. Altman
    May 11, 2014 at 12:07 pm (4 months ago)

    Adore the actual truffles, specifically the actual range peeps! This kind of amazing add-on for the Peeps get together! So delighted most of us reached team up. thx

    Reply

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