Peeps in a Blanket Brownies

These Peeps in a Blanket Brownies are a festive Easter dessert recipe! Chewy chocolate brownies are topped with cute bunny peeps, dipped in chocolate and decorated with sprinkles! Delicious and fun to make with kids!

Looking for more brownie recipes? Try these easy homemade brownies, or my favorite fudgy brownie recipe!

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Easter Bunny Peeps Brownies

If you haven’t picked up on it already, these brownies are a fun play on “pigs in a blanket”. Totally silly, but also really fun in this dessert version. What’s not to love about the combination of brownies and marshmallows? Dip them in chocolate together and you’ve got a fantastic treat. The fact that the marshmallow is a peep and it has spring-y sprinkles on it means they are Easter-ready!

This is actually an older recipe that’s getting a facelift today. Not much has really changed, except that the photos are a little nicer and the “blanket” is now white chocolate instead of regular chocolate. You could definitely use either, I just thought the white color was a little more Spring-like.

These are also the kid of thing you could totally make with kids. Our boys love peeps and chocolate, so these are a fun alternative to your traditional sugar cookie. Plus they LOVE adding sprinkles to things. You can break out a few fun mixes and have a ball!

Stack of 3 brownies with a bite taken from the top one

Ingredients

These brownies use pretty typical ingredients. As long as you grab some Peeps, melting chocolate and your favorite sprinkles, you should have most other things on hand.

  • Vegetable oil: Makes the brownies extra moist.
  • Sugar
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Eggs: Large eggs are needed.
  • All Purpose Flour: Not self rising flour. Use a food scale or the spoon and level method to make sure you get an accurate flour measurement.
  • Cocoa powder: I use natural unsweetened cocoa powder.
  • Baking powder: For rise and texture.
  • Salt: For flavor. Be sure not to leave it out.
  • Peeps: I used Bunnies, but you could also try other shapes.
  • Chocolate Melting Wafers: I used Ghirardelli brand white chocolate wafers, but feel free to use regular chocolate or any other brand you have available.
  • Sprinkles: Use your favorite spring sprinkles.
peeps brownies randomly lain around a table

How to Make Peeps in a Blanket

The brownies are very simple to make – no mixer required. You just need a little patience with dipping things into chocolate.

  1. Prep for Baking: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9×9 square baking pan and line it with parchment paper that sticks up above the edges. You’ll use the parchment paper to lift the bars out of the pan later.
  2. Combine Wet Ingredients: Add the oil, sugar and vanilla extract to a large mixing bowl and whisk together to combine. Add the eggs and whisk together until well combined.
  3. Add Dry Ingredients: Combine the flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt in a medium sized bowl, then add to the wet ingredients. Whisk together until just well combined.
  4. Bake: Pour the batter into the prepared pan and spread evenly. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out with a few crumbs.
  5. Cool and Slice Brownies: Allow brownies to cool completely, then remove them from the pan using the parchment paper. Cut the brownies into rectangles that will fit the Peeps. I cut them down the middle to cut it in half, then cut eat half into rectangles. You should get 8-10 brownies.
  6. Attach Peeps: Place melting chocolate in a microwave safe bowl and melt according to package directions. Use a knife or offset spatula to spread a little chocolate on the back of each peep and stick them to the brownies. Allow the chocolate to dry.
  7. Dip in Chocolate, Add Sprinkles: Dip the brownies, one at a time, into the melted chocolate. Gently shake or brush off the excess chocolate. Place brownies onto parchment paper and add sprinkles. Allow to dry completely and serve.
  8. Store Leftovers: Store brownies in an airtight container. They are best eaten within 3-4 days.
peeps brownies with one propped up

Tips for Success

  • Cut Correct Size: Before slicing your brownies, consider setting the Peeps on top to make sure you’re cutting them the right size and not too small.
  • Deep Container for Dipping: To make it easier to dip the brownies into chocolate, use a deep bowl or a cup. You can shake the excess off, or just run the bottom of the brownie along the top edge of the cup/bowl, which is a little more gentle.
  • Sprinkles: Add the sprinkles immediately after dipping in chocolate, so that it doesn’t dry before you add them.

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Recipe

Peeps in a Blanket Brownies

  • Author: Lindsay
  • Prep Time: 1 hour
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 25 minutes
  • Yield: 8-10 brownies
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

Description

These Peeps in a Blanket brownies are a festive Easter dessert recipe! Chewy chocolate brownies are topped with cute bunny peeps, dipped in chocolate and decorated with sprinkles!


Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup (180ml) vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 cups (310g) sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup (98g) all purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup plus 2 1/2 tbsp (59g) natural unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 tsp plus 1/8 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 810 Bunny Peeps
  • 1012 oz Ghirardelli melting wafers (or similar baking/melting chocolate)
  • Sprinkles

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9×9 square baking pan and line it with parchment paper that sticks up above the edges. You’ll use the parchment paper to lift the bars out of the pan later.
  2. Add the oil, sugar and vanilla extract to a large mixing bowl and whisk together to combine. Add the eggs and whisk together until well combined.
  3. Combine the flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt in a medium sized bowl, then add to the wet ingredients. Whisk together until just well combined.
  4. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and spread evenly. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out with a few crumbs.
  5. Allow brownies to cool completely, then remove them from the pan using the parchment paper. Cut the brownies into rectangles that will fit the Peeps. I cut them down the middle to cut it in half, then cut eat half into rectangles. You should get 8-10 brownies.
  6. Place melting chocolate in a microwave safe bowl and melt according to package directions. Use a knife or offset spatula to spread a little chocolate on the back of each peep and stick them to the brownies. Allow the chocolate to dry.
  7. Dip the brownies, one at a time, into the melted chocolate. Gently shake or brush off the excess chocolate. Place brownies onto parchment paper and add sprinkles. Allow to dry completely.
  8. Store brownies in an airtight container. They are best eaten within 3-4 days.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 brownie
  • Calories: 358
  • Sugar: 39 g
  • Sodium: 65.5 mg
  • Fat: 19.2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 50.6 g
  • Protein: 3.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 37.2 mg

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20 Comments
  1. Heather

    These brownies are by far the best homemade brownies I’ve ever made… and I have tried a ton of delicious recipes. This will be saved and repeated probably once a week since my sweet tooth has a particular love for brownies. I am not a huge Peep person, but these made the cutest treats for all the littles at Easter. AND… I took a bite of one with a Peep… Oh my word it was good! I don’t know if you’ve seen the trend on social media of the videos that are like: “Why? How come? How dare you?” I have felt like making a video like that in response to these dang brownies because I honestly am like, “Why are they so irresistible? How come my pants are tighter now?” Anyways, thank you for sharing this recipe AKA my favorite brownie.

  2. Nicole

    I‘m writing you today from germany…please excuse my english… i love your cakes and all the Sweet things you make…my husband adores your Oreo pokecake… over here we dont know cakes like that… everybody is freaking out whenever i serve one of your recepies…the only trouble i have is that some of the products are Not available in germany…no jello or graham crackers for example… Bit i substitut somehow…i am so grateful for your side…everytime i recive an email from lifeloveandsugar i cant wait to read it… fix myself a Cup of coffee and just enjoy browsing through your recepis…makes my day everytime…i wish you all the best please keep going on for a Long time…greetings from germany 🥰

    1. Lindsay

      Thank you so much for the sweet comment! That’s so nice to hear and I’m so glad that you enjoy everything. I love that the recipes are a hit in Germany!

  3. Ingrid

    I have made these several times. The brownie is amazing. I add toasted chopped hazelnuts. And for the Peeps I stick them on with melted dark chocolate. I skip the blanket and instead use the chocolate to stick on little sugar flowers on to the Peeps. Adorable and delicious!

  4. Michelle @ My California Kitchen

    These are so out-of-this-world cute! Totally going to try these with my stray package of peeps!!

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I'm a wife and a mom to twin boys and a baby girl! And I've got a serious sweets addiction! Bring on the treats!

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