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We’ve been having so much fun with Peeps lately! I have had the supplies to make these Peeps Race Cars out on the counter for a few days and the Smart School House kids have been SO eager to make them. Getting crafty in the kitchen is something we do best:) Beep beep!
Peeps Race Cars
For the most part, kids can assemble these Peeps cars by themselves. There’s just one tricky part that you’ll need a knife for, so I recommend parents do this first. You will need to cut a notch out of the Twinkie for the Peep and the pretzel steering wheel. I used a bread knife because the Twinkies are somewhat delicate and the bread knife makes very clean cuts in the cake.
I cut the notch slightly off center to create a “hood” for the race car. It is just large enough to keep a Peep and a pretzel in place.
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To make the wheels stay in place, I used candy melts (CandyQuik also works great!). Just place a small dab of melted candy on the back side of Fudge Dipped Oreo Thin Bites. The melted candy hardens quickly, making this a great job for kids!
To add extra color to our Peeps race cars, we added pastel sprinkles to white fudge Flipz pretzels. The trick to doing this is dabbing a tiny bit of light corn syrup with your fingertips on the front side of the pretzel, then dipping it into the sprinkles. Corn syrup is clear and very sticky, making it perfect for getting sprinkles to stay in place! Complete directions are below:
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You Will Need
- Fudge Dipped Oreo Thin Bites
- White fudge Flipz pretzels
- Pastel sprinkles
- Light corn syrup
- Candy Melts
Other Supplies Needed:
- Microwave safe bowl for candy melts
- Sandwich baggie
- Bread Knife
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- Using a bread knife, cut a notch in the Twinkie
- Place a Peep in the car
- Dab a tiny of of light corn syrup on a white pretzel using your fingertip
- Dip the pretzel into pastel sprinkles
- Place the pretzel in front of the peep in the Twinkie like a steering wheel
- Microwave a small amount of candy melts according to the directions on the package (usually in 30 second intervals).
- Place the melted candy into the corner of a sandwich baggie and cut a tiny bit of the corner off the baggie, creating a homemade piping bag.
- Attach 4 Oreo Thin Bites around the Twinkie, like wheels, using the melted candy like glue.