"Peep" these cute marshmallow flavored jelly shots shaped like the classic Easter treat.
Nothing says “Easter” like marshmallow Peeps. And nothing says “Easter for Adults” like marshmallow-flavored Peeps jelly shots! (Hey, who says the kids get to have all the fun?}
To make these, you'll need a set of these Wilton Peeps cookie cutters. You'll also need four small pans, one for each color (pink, lavender, blue, yellow). I used a combination of a loaf pan, small breading pans (slightly larger than half of a square baker), and small oval bakers. To ensure you have a small enough pan, pour a cup of water in and make sure the shots will be thick enough (roughly half an inch). Lightly coat your pans with cooking spray, and then using a paper towel, wipe it out. This will leave a light residue to help unmold your shots, but won’t affect the taste.
Pour one cup of water into a small saucepan. Sprinkle four packets of unflavored gelatin over the top and allow it to soak in for a minute or two (it will sort of look like applesauce). Turn on the burner and heat over medium, stirring constantly, until gelatin dissolves. This will only take a couple of minutes.
Pour in one can of sweetened condensed milk and thoroughly combine (you will have about two cups of liquid at this point). Add 1 1/2 cup marshmallow vodka and a half cup of cold water. (To make stronger shots, you can use up to two cups of vodka and omit the additional water.) To make non-alcoholic peeps, just substitute (more) cold water for the vodka.
Pour one cup of the mixture into each pan. Using food coloring, add enough to achieve the desired color.
For the pastel pink, I used two drops of neon pink food coloring. For the lavender, I used two drops of neon purple food coloring. For the blue, I used two drops of neon blue food coloring. For the yellow, I just used regular yellow food coloring (about 6 drops). Stir to thoroughly dye each pan. Refrigerate for at least four hours or overnight.
When you’re ready to serve, gently use the cookie cutters to cut into peeps shapes and place on a platter.
Using mini chocolate chips, create faces by adding eyes for the chicks and eyes and noses for the bunnies.
Jaymee Sire is an Emmy award-winning sports anchor by day and food blogger by night. (Or sometimes vice-versa depending on the sports schedule). You can check out more of Jaymee’s delicious creations (including endless jelly shot ideas) on her alphabet-themed food blog, e is for eat. Cheers!