I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again…there is something truly joyful about a chocolate covered Peep! Plain Peeps, nothing special, but dipped delectably in milk or dark (Rob’s favorite) chocolate — they transform into something spectacular. I played around this time and planted the dipped peep on a bed of mini m&m’s and wow – the kids were fighting over them. Lucky for them I’m meant to be off chocolate for a little bit (to help my ever present dizziness). I also dipped the dark chocolate in cocoa nibs which made for a really intense flavor and coarse texture. Reader Lisa wrote in to say she dipped hers then covered with caramel sprinkles to look like a nest. Great ideas are endless…coconut, ground chocolate, candied sugar, pastel cupcake decorations… See the Halloween Peeps, Valentine chocolates posts to learn how to temper chocolate by hand or where to buy a machine. If you invest in a machine you will probably make good use of it – finding all sorts of things to dip. Just remember that it takes time, patience and the best chocolate that you can afford. It’s all about the chocolate! Enjoy-
chocolate covered Peeps(inspired by Maria Valente from Chocolations):
tempered milk and dark chocolates
Dip Peeps in tempered chocolate and place on parchment lined sheet pan to set up.
If using m&m’s or any from the list above, place a mound on the sheet pan first, then settle the dipped Peep on top to set.