It’s that time of the year when you start to see those adorable candy peeps in the stores. They ARE cute but do you really want your kids to eat them?
They are full of chemicals – in fact, there is nothing real in them. Here is a recipe that you can make with your kids, have some fun and eat real food at the same time.
Conventional peeps are typically make with sugar, corn syrup and gelatin as well as food colorings, preservatives and even carnauba wax.
This means that it is sugar and high fructose corn syrup (from GM corn) and chemicals. While the gelatin may be the best ingredient, it is certainly not from animals raised on pasture. I don’t think you really want your kids eating that…
There are recipes around that use more natural sugars and gelatin to make a marshmallow peep, but these are still very high in sugar. Why not make a cute peep out of something that is actually beneficial?
Why not make them out of eggs?
I saw these deviled eggs on the cover of Woman’s Day Magazine and decided I would make them. Of course mine are not as perfect, but they are cute aren’t they?
Place the eggs in the pot and cover with cold water
Tip: If you are using pastured eggs, they will be harder to shell so use the oldest ones you have. Alternatively, you could simply buy jumbo white eggs for this project.
Note: You may use more of the deviled portion than will go around for all 12 eggs
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Prep Time: 20 minutes
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