Peeps candy is famous among kids and adults. These candies are quite like jellybeans and they are one of America’s most loved Easter candies. A large variety of sweets available in the market in different shapes, colors, and flavors. Especially when it comes to the kids, they love Halloween party and there are large verities of Halloween shape candy available in the market. Apart from this, one can prepare this candy at home with few ingredients.
Ingredients Of Peeps Candy
If you want to prepare this candy, you need to follow these components. Such as vegetable oil, powdered sugar, 2/3 cup of water, two unflavored envelope gelatins, 1 1/3 cups of light corn syrup, and colored sugar. Apart from these ingredients, one needs 1 1/3 cups of granulated sugar, ½ of teaspoon salt, and one teaspoon of vanilla extract. For the decorating purpose, one needs melted chocolate and chick shaped cookie cutter. However, all of these ingredients you have to take in the proper quantity; otherwise, the texture and the taste will not be good as the market bought peeps.
Apart from these components, one would require some kitchen instruments to prepare this candy.
- Aluminum foil
- A pan
- Measuring spoon
- Cooking spray
- Candy thermometer
While you are preparing this candy, you have to follow the mentioned steps.
- First, prepare the baking sheet. Take a pan and cover this with aluminum foil and grease this with butter or vegetable oil. However, you have to grease the side of the container as well.
- In the next step, take a pan and add water and gelatin in the medium-high flame. After that, add the rest of the ingredients in the pot. Cover the pan for 4 to 5 minutes. In this process, check the temperature of the mixture with a candy thermometer. The temperature should be 240-degree F.
- Now take an electric mixer and add the prepared mixture in the gelatin mixture. After that, blend this very carefully. Well, now, it is almost ready. Add the rest ingredients like flavor extract and food color.
Shaping The Candy
As it is for kid’s Halloween party, so try to give the shape of the candy-like Halloween. After the preparation of the mixture, you have to pour this in the mold and keep it in the fridge. Only after freezing that it can be shaped. Hence, this is ready to serve among the kids at the Halloween party.
Well, one can decorate these peeps in many different ways. One of the most common ways is first to take some white cream and put this in the body. If you want to create the eye of Halloween, then use the chocolate syrup as an eye. Hence, this candy is perfect at the party with the environment of the party. However, one can buy this Halloween candy from the market. I recommend you prepare this at your home for your kid because it is more hygienic and safe to eat.