Glamour Peeps 2.0 with How-to Video

Glamour Peeps 2.0 with how-to video |

Easter is right around the corner which means it’s time to make the Peeps!  That’s right, Glamour Peeps are back in all their sparkle glory.  These little homemade peeps are my favorite makeover to date, and I couldn’t wait to make them again.  So grab your candy thermometer and disco dust because it’s time to make some candy!

For those of you who are relatively new to Buttercream Blondie, I made the original Glamour Peeps last year.  It all started with an idea to give Peeps a makeover.  I’ve always been a fan of Peeps, but homemade marshmallows are so much better!  I figured out a way to pipe the marshmallow to look like peeps, and then dolled them up.  Of course this means I had to zhush them up with some disco dust, and there was a feather boa involved.  The word ridiculous has come up once or twice ;)
This time around while the basic concept is the same, I changed up the colors and lost the feather boa.  There’s also a how-to video on these which I think is really helpful.  I had to watch it a few times this week when I was making them just to make sure I got my peep mojo back!  For my color scheme this year, there was no way I could pick just one color, so I went with an assortment of pretty pastels. Making five different color peeps out of one batch of marshmallows was ambitious, but it had to be done!  I’m so happy with how they turned out, look at that lavender!  What about the blue??

Glamour Peeps 2.0 with how-to video |

I think I might actually like them more than the pink!  I know, I’m shocked too.  Who am I kidding, I love the pink too.  There’s no way I can possibly pick a favorite, I even love the yellow.  I’ll give you more info on all the colors I used in the Notes section below.  For their eyes, I used a toothpick dipped in blue food coloring.

Glamour Peeps 2.0 with how-to video |

Well, I think you can probably tell by this point that I kind of love this project!  Enjoy the video, and have a great weekend!

  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 4 egg whites
  • 2T. powdered gelatin
  • 4T. cold water
  • 1t. vanilla extract
  • food coloring of your choice – I used rose pink, purple, lemon yellow, leaf green, and sky blue.
  1. Mix powdered gelatin with cold water (add extra water if needed) and set aside.
  2. Combine corn syrup, sugar, and water in saucepan and bring to 235 degrees using a candy thermometer.
  3. While bringing sugar mixture to a boil begin whipping egg whites in mixer till soft peaks form.
  4. When sugar mixture reaches 235 degrees add gelatin and quickly stir to dissolve.
  5. Slowly add hot mixture to whipping whites.
  6. Add vanilla and whip till stiff.
  7. Add food coloring if desired.  Please note you only need a few drops.


  1. Cover a sheet pan with parchment paper.
  2. Cover parchment with powdered sugar(don’t be cheap)
  3. Fill a piping bag with marshmallow.
  4. Pipe a tear drop shape first.
  5. Then pipe the peep by squeezing the marshmallow on top of the tear drop pulling the piping bag up. Slowly release your pressure and bring forward.
  6. Allow peeps to dry overnight in a cool dry place.
  7. Brush lightly with water.
  8. Brush with disco dust.
  9. Place the eyes on them using a toothpick dipped in food coloring.


* When you have marshmallow in the mixer make sure you keep the mixer on.  If you let marshmallow sit it will dry out and be useless.
* Put a lot of powdered sugar under the peeps.  They are very sticky.
* Disco dust colors I used: baby blue, baby yellow, baby green, pink, and baby pink.  I couldn’t find lavender, but the baby pink is not very pink at all, and worked perfectly.

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94 Responses to “Glamour Peeps 2.0 with How-to Video”

  1. 1
    Baker Street says:

    >Oh Meghan! These are adorable! Great video too.

  2. 2
    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar says:

    >These are absolutely adorable!! Awesome.

  3. 3
    The Smart Cookie Cook says:

    >These are so cute! The sparkle makes 'em 10 times better than store-bought. I didn't even know you could make homemade Peeps. Wonderful job on the video as well!

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    Cassie/Bake Your Day says:

    >Adorable, Meghan! I don't love marshmallows but I want to make these for my family who does love them. So cute!

  5. 5
    RavieNomNoms says:

    >So cute! I am not a fan of the way peeps taste, but they always look so cute!

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    Jennie @themessybakerblog says:

    >Homemade peeps! Yum. I never even considered making homemade peeps. Now, I so want to try this recipe. They look glamorous, indeed. Absolutely beautiful. You have such a lovely site.

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    Baker Becky says:

    >Ok….how weird is it that I am not a peep fan and yet I am drooling!!! I do love homemade marshmallows and I'm thinking that will make these taste 100x better than the store bought counterpart! Thanks for the great idea!

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    Kiri W. says:

    >Haha, genius! Love that glitter :)

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    Crunchy Creamy Sweet says:

    >I can only imagine how much fun my Girls would have making these! Thank you so much for posting this!

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    Tina says:

    >Only from your creative mind would glamour peeps come up! I saw the name and was wondering what the "glamour" was about. After reading this I realize that one simple taste would forever turn someone away from store bought peeps. You always manage to have some zing in your creations and this one is very craftily done. Peep mojo is probably something you will never lose by the looks of these. Awesome post!

  11. 11
    Kelli @ The Corner Kitchen says:

    >Best Easter treat EVER!!! These are so fun and so adorable!!

  12. 12
    April says:

    >These are easily the most adorable things ever. I am not a fan of peeps, but I do like marshmallows. Wonderful job of making something not so tasty yet adorable be both! And disco dust…i need to invest in some asap :)

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    Mikey Fuller says:

    >Fabulous!!! I just found your blog via my local NBC affiliate's website… I'm in love with your Easter treats!
    May I share them with my blog readers? I would credit your photos and link back to your website! If you'll let me, I'd love to post this sometime this week-end!

    Now Following!

    ~Mikey @ Shabby French Cottage

  14. 14
    Jen says:

    >Oh my mind is all over the place now!! Easter, Halloween, Christmas. . . . the possibilities are ENDLESS!!!

  15. 15
    Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. says:

    >LOVEEEEE!!!! I usually hate Peeps. But, I love homemade marshmallows so these look fab to me!

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    Kim @ Treats and Trinkets says:

    >Ohmigoodness! I was just thinking the other day if there was some way for me to make homemade peeps. And here they are. And colorful. And sparkly. I could just die.

  17. 17
    Jen @ Peanut Butter and Peppers says:

    >These are so cute! There so professional looking! I want to make them, but they won't look as pretty as yours thats forsure!!

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    Quiche-ing Queen says:

    >I am not a Peeps fan at all but these are just too cute! Oh my! Love the colors and sparkle.

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    Anonymous says:

    >for vegetarians could you use pectin instead of gelatin

  20. 20
    Cindy @ Once Upon a Loaf says:

    >These are so gorgeous? Is that the Peep's Secret Fashion Show, above? Strike a pose! I would love to be able to make these with my daughter. She saw them and loves them!

  21. 21
    Ann says:

    >This are the COOLEST peeps EVER! I love it!

  22. 22
    Alyssa says:

    >How cool! I love this. I hate those boxed peeps, but I bet home made ones are great! I have GOT to order some disco dust!!!!

  23. 23
    Gerry @Foodness Gracious says:

    >I cant believe you have a pink mixer and a pink kettle lol, you and my daughter would get along sooo well :)
    Nice peeps..

  24. 24
    Marcellina says:

    >How gorgeous! Peeps are not available in Australia – now I can make my own! Thanks!

  25. 25
    Cake says:

    >I love, love, love these and I don't even like regular peeps. :) I am sharing these with my diva friends today.

  26. 26
    Maureen Rocco says:

    >Meghan – you are unbelievable! love your video! Can't wait to try them!! you need to be DISCOVERED!

  27. 27
    Red_Shallot says:

    >Soooo lovely! I won't eat them, I promise…..oh, wait…..maybe I will. Just one…or two…

  28. 28
    Tiffany says:

    >WOAH! These are so elegant!

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    Hester @ Alchemy in the Kitchen says:

    >Oh sooooo pretty! They are absolutely perfect and love the colours and the disco dust.

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    Buttercream Blondie says:

    >Thanks for watching!

  31. 31
    Buttercream Blondie says:

    >Thanks girl!

  32. 32
    Buttercream Blondie says:

    >Thanks so much! I hope you enjoy them!

  33. 33
    RecipeGirl says:

    >You're a genius. Not sure I could pull this one off, but they look beautiful!!

  34. 34
    Buttercream Blondie says:

    >Thanks so much Mikey! You can definitely share!

  35. 35
    Buttercream Blondie says:

    >Thank you Kelli!

  36. 36
    Buttercream Blondie says:

    >Thanks April! You definitely need to get some disco dust :)

  37. 37
    Maureen @ Orgasmic Chef says:

    >OMG I said just yesterday that peeps were my favorite Easter confection and they don't sell them here. I remember someone made some last year but hadn't gotten around to looking it up.

    These are SO mine!

    I even have some of the dust. You've made my day.

  38. 38
    Buttercream Blondie says:

    >Thanks so much Tina!

  39. 39
    Buttercream Blondie says:

    >Thanks girl! Yes, homemade marshmallows are the way to go!

  40. 40
    Buttercream Blondie says:

    >Haha, thanks Kim! I'm all about colorful & sparkly :)

  41. 41
    Buttercream Blondie says:

    >Thanks Jen! I have no doubt yours will look awesome!

  42. 42
    Buttercream Blondie says:

    >Haha, Cindy you crack me up! Thank you :)

  43. 43
    Buttercream Blondie says:

    >Thanks Alyssa! Homemade tastes awesome & yes, you have to get some disco dust!

  44. 44
    Buttercream Blondie says:

    >Haha, I can't believe that surprises you!

  45. 45
    Buttercream Blondie says:

    >Thanks Jess!

  46. 46
    Buttercream Blondie says:

    >Thanks so much Maureen, you are so sweet! Thanks for watching the video :)

  47. 47
    Buttercream Blondie says:

    >Thanks Lori! You could definitely pull this off!

  48. 48
    Buttercream Blondie says:

    >Thanks Maureen! So happy you're going to make them & that you already have the dust :)

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    Sheri says:

    >These look awesome and the real ones are my favorite, I am going to make these but what is disco dust???

  50. 50
    Amy says:

    >I remember these and so glad they are back! Too cute and I'm sure very tasty!

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    Tara says:

    >So cute!!

  52. 52
    sugarswings says:

    >I love these!!! i have bit of a Peeps obsession (currently doing a Peep Pop Week) so I love your homemade ones, and they are so glitterful! (is that a word?)

  53. 53
    Jerri Rivers says:

    >Wow! These look so amazing! I found you on Pinterest and I'm featuring you this week as my Pinterest Pick at my Friday Favorites party!

  54. 54
    Anonymous says:

    >Perfect recipe for my kids and I to do on Spring Break just in enough time for Easter. I love glitter and this is right up my alley!!! Great video and idea, love this recipe for glamour peeps :) . I am going to have so much fun doing this with my kids and we're going to make cute little baskets to give to family members. :) Thanks for this recipe :)

  55. 55
    Buttercream Blondie says:

    >All I know is it should be a word! Thank you, & peep pop week sounds great! Will definitely check it out!

  56. 56
    Anonymous says:

    >You're my hero, Buttercream Blondie! I'm a Peep-freak! We make cocktails every Easter that use a chick Peep as a garnish. I might be out of time for this year… but next year, mine will be homemade glitter Peeps!

  57. 57
    Anonymous says:

    >Not sure what happened but mine were a little stiff and when I tried to pipe the teardrop, as I released the pressure and pulled to make the tear drop part, the "peep" just dragged through the powdered sugar??? Some were ok but some ended up looking kind of like a blob?? Taste delicious though!! I will definitely try again. One question is you call for 2 T of unflavored gelatin, all I could find was packets and wondered if you used 2 packets or dumped them out and measured the 2 T. Thanks for posting! I love them.

  58. 58
    Buttercream Blondie says:

    >Thanks Sheri! Disco dust is a product used for cake decorating.

  59. 59
    Buttercream Blondie says:

    >Thanks Jerri!

  60. 60
    Buttercream Blondie says:

    >Thank you! Sounds like fun, hope you guys enjoy them!

  61. 61
    Buttercream Blondie says:

    >Haha, thank you! I like the idea of a peep as a garnish!

  62. 62
    Buttercream Blondie says:

    >Thank you, so happy you love them! I was snacking on a few today! The only time I find they get a bit stiff is when I'm at the end of the batch, like down to piping the last 3 or 4. I always have a few that turn out a little funny looking! I don't use the little packets, so I always measure out 2 tablespoons of gelatin.

  63. 63
    Quirkeylulu says:

    >I am trying this today. Can I get this "Disco Dust" at the candy/bakery supply store? I have a friend that is a Peep Lover, I hope I can pull this off……you made it look so easy!

  64. 64
    Anonymous says:

    >Never had a homemade marshmallow – that must change! I'll make these with the kids tomorrow!

  65. 65
    Buttercream Blondie says:

    >Sweet! I usually order it from amazon, but there are lots of options available if you can't find it. You can also use pearl dust or any other sparkle dusts they sell!

  66. 66
    Buttercream Blondie says:

    >Awesome! Hope you guys enjoy them!

  67. 67
    amy @ fearless homemaker says:

    >these turned out great! i initially tried using Martha Stewart's recipe, but found the marshmallow to be very thick + stuff, not at all easy to shape into Peeps. I scrapped that, found your recipe, + gave it a try. big success! I'm hoping to put it on my blog tomorrow if I can find time to photograph 'em today! =) thank you!!

  68. 68
    Buttercream Blondie says:

    >Fantastic Amy! So happy they were a success & you liked them!

  69. 69
    Carrie Burrill says:

    >Great video! And I love everything about these peeps! Awesome job!

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    Angie Barrett says:

    >They are perfect!!! Love the video!

  71. 71
    Merk says:

    >Ok can you just spray a mist of water over them very lightly with a spray bottle and shake them in a bag to get the dust on them??? I love how cute they are but i have little time for painting…

  72. 72
    Heather Johnson says:

    >These homemade peeps are so cute! I wish I could make these and have them turn out well :)

  73. 73
    Lizzy says:

    >WOW! You rock, my friend!!!

  74. 74
    Buttercream Blondie says:

    >If you are pressed for time, you can sprinkle them with sanding sugar or colored sugar after you pipe them. Enjoy!

  75. 75
    Renee•Candy Stick Lane says:

    >these are ridiculously fabulous! I am so glad I found your blog! I only wish I had found it a few weeks ago! But thanks for packing my arsenol for next spring! You are incred! XO

  76. 76
    Karen says:

    >So pretty! I have to admit that i don't love Peeps, but homemade might just be a different story! Love these.

  77. 77
    Jen at The Three Little Piglets says:

    >Those are so stinking cute! I wish that I'd had time to make them after I saw them last week!!

  78. 78
    Terra says:

    >Oh my word! They are adorable:-) And what a great video, so helpful! Hugs, Terra

  79. 79
    Quay Po Cooks says:

    >The is way cool and cute. I have not seen these on sale. I know I am going wow my family and friends if I can make these at home.

  80. 80
    Ellen says:

    >These are so wonderful, this coming from a major Peep freak. Your method looks like the best and most realistic one I've seen yet! But one question, where's the video? It doesn't seem to be here.

  81. 81

    Fabulous.. they look like the ‘real’ thing, and with your ingredients.. I’ll bet they’re soo much better!

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    Jayna says:

    I love them!! So cute for Easter.. Thx for sharing!

  83. 83

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    Pat says:

    Posting a link to your site at Congrats on this fun recipe!

  86. 86

    These are absolutely amazing, Meghan! What an artist you are!!!

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    Nisha says:

    These are so cute. I have seen eggs for Easter all the time, this is totally new to me. Peeps? Even hearing it first time. This glamor chicks look great!

  88. 88

    Absolutely adorable!

    I’d love to have you link this to Seasonal Sundays. The link goes up at 7:00 on Saturday evening.

    - The Tablescaper

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  90. 90

    A fabulous blog post. Will try these.


  91. 91
    ZOE says:

    WOW, I will have to share this with my momma! She loves some PEEPS :-) They are super adorable & will be a fun treat for my little ones. Thank you for your creations, they are all totally BOSS!!

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    Heidi says:

    Thank you so much for the video. It really looks fun, even if it is time consuming. I have to share with you that my seven year old son was watch this with me and at the end of the video he looks at me and says “Did she actually put those in feathers?!” LOL I thought it was cute. And they looked adorable in the feathers. :)

  94. 94

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