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Peeps play dough & deviled egg dip! fun ideas for Easter favorites!

Tuesday, March 26, 2024


Easter Sunday is five days away

and

we’re all still in the midst of our holiday preparations!

RIGHT?


Today’s post focuses on

two foods often associated with the Easter holiday...

Peeps Easter candy and hard boiled eggs!

However, we're taking a look at these Easter faves in new ways!


Today, Laura’s got a fun twist to share for using each!

In fact, after reading, you may want to add one or both 

to your own family's last minute holiday plans! 




Peeps,,, you either love ‘em or you can’t stand ‘em!

In our house, they definitely get mixed reviews, too!

Whether you love that sticky sweetness or not,

did you know that this marshmallowy, sugar topped Easter candy 

is the main ingredient in an easy and quick play dough recipe?


When mixed with two other ingredients, you’ll get a colorful play dough…

made in less than five minutes!


Peeps Play Dough!

You can make this play dough ahead of Easter Sunday and have it ready

as an activity for Littles to play with during your family festivities

OR

you can save a few packages and make it with your Littles as a spring activity!

It’s so easy,

we recommend making 2-3 batches at a time

so you have different colors available for your Littles to play with!

INGREDIENTS

• 5 Peeps Bunnies or Chicks (all one color)

• 3 Tablespoons all purpose flour

• 1 Tablespoon solid Crisco


DIRECTIONS

1.  Put all three ingredients in a glass bowl.  Microwave for 30 seconds!


A Grand Tip!

If you are making the play dough WITH your Littles,

be sure to let them watch this step!

Littles LOVE watching the Peeps puff up as they cook!


2.  Stir together until a soft dough forms.  (At this point you can add food coloring if you’d prefer more vibrant colors; we actually like the spring pastel colors that the Peeps make on their own.)  


3.  Let the mixture cool for at least a few minutes (it will be very hot at first).  When the dough is cool enough to touch, put it on a clean surface and knead until the dough is smooth and pliable.  Knead it into a ball.  (If the play dough is too sticky at this point, add a small amount of flour and gently knead again.) 


4.  Repeat the above steps for each color of Peeps play dough that you are making. 

Store your Peeps Play Dough in an airtight container or bag for up to 30 days.  If it starts to get hard, you can put it in the microwave for 5-10 seconds to soften… your dough will be back to new before you know it! 

This non toxic play dough is fun for all ages

and would be a great addition to any Easter basket, too!




One thing both sides of my extended family agree on is

our LOVE of deviled eggs!

My deviled egg recipe is one of the most requested items on our Easter menu!

I’ll often find myself boiling at least three dozen eggs

peeling them carefully,

separating the whites from the yolks,

making the delicious yellow mixture  

and then filling egg whites galore as part of our Easter meal!

They all get gobbled up, that’s for sure,

And while it’s certainly worth it, I’ve also found this shortcut recipe

to be a great option when time and stamina is short!



Do you remember all of those hard boiled eggs we decorated last week?

Well, this dip is a wonderful way to use them all up after the big day, too!

Spread some on a piece of bread or some crackers… It makes a delicious snack or lunch!


 Deviled Egg Dip!

This dip includes all the flavors of the real thing

but requires so much less work ahead of time!

And the very best part… no perfect eggs are needed!

INGREDIENTS

• 12 eggs, hard boiled

• 8 ounces cream cheese, softened

• ¾ cup mayonnaise

• 2 Tablespoons white vinegar or dill pickle juice (or a combo to equal 2 Tablespoons)

• 2 Tablespoons regular mustard

• 1 teaspoon sugar

• ½ teaspoon salt

• ½ teaspoon ground black pepper

• paprika, fresh dill & sliced green onions (for garnish)


DIRECTIONS

1.  Chop up 8 eggs (whites and yolks).  Separate the other 4 eggs and add the yolks to the the 8 eggs that you’ve already chopped up.  Meanwhile chop up the 4 remaining hard boiled egg whites and save them - you'll use them in Step 3.

2.  Add the cream cheese, the mayonnaise, the vinegar and/or pickle juice, the mustard, the sugar, the salt and the pepper to the eggs that have been chopped up.  Put all of these ingredients into a food processor.

Blend until mostly smooth - there may be a few small lumps and that's okay.


3.  Fold the 4 chopped egg whites (that you prepped in Step 1) into the smooth egg mixture.  

4.  Put into a serving dish.  Slice the final hard boiled egg and arrange that on top of the dip.  Garnish by lightly sprinkling paprika, fresh dill and thin slices of green onions on top (optional).   Other options for garnishes include chopped green olives or bacon!

5.  Cover and chill the dip until ready to serve.  Serve with vegetables and/or crackers. (We included bagel chips with petite carrots, sliced cucumber and miniature cherry tomatoes.)


If you’d like to save either of these recipes,

head over to our Pinterest page,

where you can find many of the ideas shared on this blog!

 


Well, that’s it for this week!

We’ll be back next Tuesday but until then

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We’d love to have you follow us there!

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We wish each of you a truly blessed Easter ahead!

As we journey toward Easter Sunday,

 may we reflect on God's unconditional love for us all

and may we be reminded, once again, of His unending grace!




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8 Kommentare


Gast
02. Apr.

I just love these fun ideas! -The peeps play dough sounds like fun and I think that idea is great! I'm going to give the deviled egg dip a try. It sounds so good. :) Thank you for sharing your fun ideas with us at The Crazy Little Lovebirds link party #31.


Steph@Crazylittlelovebirds

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Our Grand Lives
03. Apr.
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We hope you had a fabulous Easter celebration with those you love! Thanks, as always, for stopping by!

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Kristen Osborne
Kristen Osborne
28. März

I love the idea for deviled egg dip. Definitely making that this Easter. Thank you for sharing!

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Our Grand Lives
30. März
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Thanks so much for stopping by! We hope you enjoy it as much as we did... we've been nibbling on it all week!

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Gast
27. März

Play dough would be my favorite use for Peeps. :) Great idea! This deviled egg recipe sounds like just my thing--I'll have to try it! hanks for sharing this post at the Will Blog for Comments #31 linkup. Hope to see you next week as well.

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Our Grand Lives
30. März
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I have to agree... Peeps are not my favorite for eating but they do make an awesome play dough! Andy... we've been nibbling on the deviled egg dip all week - delish! Wishing you and your family a blessed Easter!

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Joanne
Joanne
27. März

Thank you for sharing these fun and yummy ideas with us!

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Our Grand Lives
30. März
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Thanks for stopping by! Happy Easter to you and your family!


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