Easter fun: Dyed Easter Quail Eggs!

I thought it’d be fun to do a little twist on the traditional Easter egg dying tradition. I picked up a dozen quail eggs at Hong Kong Supermarket for $1.19. I boiled them for 5 minutes, let them cool and dunked them in a homemade Easter Egg dye mixture of 4 parts hot water, 1 part vinegar and 5 drops of food coloring. Here’s my result!

How to dye Easter quail eggs

They were more for a centerpiece than anything else, but I thought they looked awesome! They have a really earthy texture to them since quail eggs are naturally speckled. As an added bonus, I got to eat the boiled quail eggs later that night. I love boiled quail eggs with rice and a little soy sauce. Yum!

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Pocky recipe- Toasted Peep and Chocolate Pocky Kabobs

Pocky and Peeps smore skewer recipeJust in time for clearance Easter candy! We had a BBQ at Lake Arlington for Easter today and lots of fun was had. Probably the cutest part of the day was these little Peep-kabobs! It’s a super simple recipe and they taste GREAT! Just take a stick of chocolate Pocky and skewer on three marshmallow Peeps. You may need to make the holes with a straw or something similar before you put them on the Pocky; I broke 2 sticks before finally getting them on. Toss them on a warm grill, just enough to melt the chocolate a little- these things are very structurally sound.

Don’t feel like getting the grill going? Toss it in the microwave for a few seconds. You could stick them in the toaster oven for a minute or two. Or run a torch over them to toast the Peeps a little. If you can manage to stick 2 Pocky sticks in there, you might even be able to manage holding them over a campfire!

Heating them up gives them a very smore-like taste! Awesomeness! Just check out Angela trying a kabob out!

Angela Eating a Pocky and Peeps kabob

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Peeps Torture- Setting on Fire

Maximum burnination! Another segment of our Peeps Torture series is done. We’ve successfully doused an innocent little peep in lighter fluid and set it ablaze! Bwahahaha!

Peep on fire:

Marshmallow Peep on fire

Aftermath pic:

Burnt peep after fire

Click below to see the video!

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Peeps Torture- hammer

Pretty simple idea: Marshmallow peep + Hammer= fun.

video:

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Peeps Recipe- Strawberry Peeps Smoothie

When brainstorming for our Easter special Peeps Torture series, I thought I’d figure out a way to torture a Peep AND make something tasty at the same time. It’s like killing two marshmallow birds with one stone! Or in this case, four spinning steel blades.

The addition of marshmallow Peeps to a strawberry smoothie give it a thicker and creamier texture. You really can taste the Peeps!

Peeps Strawberry SmoothieStrawberry Peeps Smoothie:

Ingredients

  • 3 Peeps (I used yellow chicks because I’m old school)
  • 1 Peep for garnishing (optional)
  • 1 cup of frozen strawberries
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 1 tablespoon of sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla

Directions

  1. Add, in order, Peeps, frozen strawberries, milk, sugar and vanilla to the blender.
  2. Blend until smooth.
  3. Garnish glass with a Peep (optional).
  4. Serve immediately.
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Peeps Torture- pan frying a marshmallow peep

As part of our on-going Easter Peeps Torture series, we are now pan frying a marshmallow peep. If you’re going to do this at home, fair warning: there’s going to be a good bit of smoke!

aftermath(fried peep is on the bottom, duh!):

Pan fried Easter Peep

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Peeps Torture- microwaving marshmallow peeps

Welcome to the first installment of our special Easter segment, Peeps Torture! Oh, sorry. I meant Peeps Advanced Interrogation Techniques. Better? Not really, but here we go!

From now until Easter, I’m going to find new ways to maim, mutilate and macerate these cute little marshmallow chicks! I figured I first should start with the classic torture- the microwave. Surprisingly, I’ve never actually microwaved Peeps. There are pop culture references to it, but I never got around to doing it. That’s about to change!

Here’s the video of microwaving Peeps for 30 seconds:




Wow, that was actually more than I expected. Microwaving Peeps cause them to fluff up and grow to almost 3 times the size. After about 20 seconds, the Peep starts to deflate. The other 10 seconds was more overkill than anything else. And the coolest part? It tastes awesome! Better than “live” Peeps, these nuked Peeps taste alot like those meringue cookies. Same texture and everything!

Our lesson today- microwaving defenseless marshmallow baby chicks is delicious.

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