Friday, April 2, 2010

Hershey's Better Basket Blog Hop

I posted recently about the wonderful chocolate-covered Peeps chicks I got at Candyland. I decided they couldn't too hard to make so I bought a bunch of Peeps and three large Hershey bars. I melted the chocolate in a double boiler and cut apart the rows of the Peeps. That's when I discovered that they are not all created equal. Some were skinny, some were lopsided and some were just plain funny-looking. Nevertheless, I proceeded and used a pair of tongs to dip each little pink Peep-type thing in chocolate up to the neck. I quickly plopped them onto waxed paper on a chilled cookie sheet.

The first ones looked pretty good but as I got farther down in the chocolate, it got more difficult to handle the tongs so they got sloppier and messier. Some wound up with chocolate splattered on their heads and some are swimming in puddles of chocolate. But darn, do they taste good!

I got the "Hershey's Easter Basket Blog Hop" from Cheryl K . This is to raise $7,000 for the Children's Miracle Network.

HERSHEY’S BETTER BASKET BLOG HOP RULES:

•Copy and paste these rules to your blog post.
•Create a blog post giving a virtual Easter Basket to another blogger – you can give as many Virtual Baskets as you want.
•Link back to person who gave you an Easter Basket
•Let each person you are giving a Virtual Easter Basket know you have given them a Basket.
•Leave your link at BetterBasket.info/BlogHop comment section.
You can also find the official rules of this betterbasket blog hop, and more information about Better Basket with Hershey’s there.

I'm giving a Better Basket to Gayle at Gramme's Blog and Buttercup in New York.

Have a nice Easter, everyone!

9 comments:

Kathy said...

Sounds like you had fun dipping the peeps! I'll bet they taste wonderful

Blissed-Out Grandma said...

Chocolate-covered Peeps....Sounds like a new treat for the Minnesota State Fair!

^..^Corgidogmama said...

...these sound really delish~!

Kittie Howard said...

What fun! And Happy Easter to you and yours!

gayle said...

Sounds good but where are the pictures!~!

Buttercup said...

Thanks! Buttercup is not especially good with cut and pastes, but will try. Especially appreciate your thoughtfulness. I would love chocolate covered peeps. I know I would have chocolate all over my kitchen walls. Happy Easter!

Lia said...

I have never had either, but they sound delicious.

Could you not use a cocktail stick stuck in the bottom of them and then dip them. It might be easier and less messy than the tongs.

much love
Lia
xx

Jenny said...

Where are the pictures? Did you eat them all? Actually now they make sugar-free peeps too so you could make them healthier. Ummm...yea...that made me laugh!

Barbara Blundell said...

Hi Ms Sparrow,
What am I missing ? Have never seen or even heard of
Peeps.They sound rather fun.
On behalf of ants worldwide thank you for your kindness and appreciating our right to live