Apr 5, 2014

Peeps Houses


Is this an Easter craft or an Easter treat? It's both! These Peeps Houses are almost too cute to eat. Whether you eat them or not, they're fun to make.


You'll need:

  • Peeps
  • Graham Crackers (I recommend name-brand for this- they're a little thicker and sturdier)
  • Cookie Icing or Frosting (I used some homemade butter cream frosting that I had left over from a cupcake project; something thick/firm is suggested. The original instructions said that Wilton's Cookie Icing would work, but one reader reported that it did not work for her).
  • Newspaper or parchment paper
  • Easter decor, such as Easter grass, candy eggs, etc.


Lay out the newspaper or parchment paper. Break the whole graham crackers in half. You'll need 3 whole crackers, broken into 6 halves, for each house. "Glue" the walls to the floor with icing, and set aside. Glue the two halves of the roof together and set aside (prop if necessary). As soon as the walls and roof dry separately (an hour or so), you can glue the roof onto the walls. Let dry and decorate as desired.

I thinned some frosting with a tiny bit of milk and piped it over the roof seams for melting snow. This spring has been so cold, I decided it wasn't much of a stretch.


The houses will "keep" pretty well for several days. They start to soften a little (think how a graham cracker loses its crunch if the wrapping is left open) over time, but my little taste testers thought they were fun and delicious.

The "grass" in this house is edible Easter grass that I found at Target.



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Peeps Houses idea from KaseyBuick.com


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103 comments:

  1. This is so absolutely cute, Joy !

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  2. These are adorable! I love them!
    http://bedrestedteacher.blogspot.com

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  3. These are so cute and something different to do with the kids. Would love to use this on my weekly roundup (with link back).

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  4. Adorable!!! Thanks for sharing this lovely idea!
    Hope you have a great weekend:)
    Hugs from Portugal,
    Ana Love Craft
    www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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  5. These are really cute..a great craft to do with kids! Who doesn't love Peeps??

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  6. These are darling! Those Peeps have really infiltrated the Easter dinner scene! I just bought a pack of yellow bunnies today - not sure what I'll do with them, but just HAD to have them in my possession!

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  7. These are so stinkin' cute, Joy! I wouldn't eat them, idontlikepeeps, but they are just adorbs!! I would build them a house - you got me :)

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  8. Coming by from Snickerdoodle Sunday Fling, and I'm pinning this to our Easter group board. It is so cute! I have an Easter link up going on right now that is on the post I put up on Friday1

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  9. This is so cute! It would give me a great excuse to make gingerbread in the spring (instead of the graham crackers.) Pinning to best desserts group board!

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  10. Joy, I absolutely LOVE these and what a sweet idea! So perfect for Easter and for all of us who love peeps! :) Thanks for sharing and pinning!

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  11. So darn cute! This is a "rats, why didn't I think of that" project - absolutely love it!

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  12. Those are so cute Joy! And I love the ice on the roof line! Perfect! I may have to try and talk Amara into helping me with this one.

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  13. These are so cute! My boys would love to make these. If you have not shared yet at the Bacon Time linky, please do.

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  14. Great job, these are SO cute! My kids would love to make these!
    Over The Apple Tree

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  15. Cutest house ever! Thanks so much for the great idea and dropping by MUNCHING MONDAYS!!! Warmest, Nic

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  16. Oh my gosh these are so cute, Joy!
    Thank you for sharing this adorable idea.

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  17. These are adorable, Joy! Love them!

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  18. This is adorable, my daughter would love to make these with me. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  19. So adorable! I saw your peeps houses over at Gingham and Roses Link Up and had to click on the cute picture.

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  20. Love the houses....I saw this at braggers brags and to check it out! I need to find edible grass at Target. Thanks!

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  21. A craft you can eat = the best crafting of all!

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  22. You always have the cutest things. These are darling and relatively simple. So great for kids! Thanks for sharing - stopping in today from Grand Social.

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  23. This is so adorable! My brownies would love these. Thanks so much for sharing :)

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  24. These are so cute! I am going to have to give this a go! Thank you. (stopping in from Mix it up Monday!)

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  25. How cute and fun! I've never heard of edible Easter grass -- I'll have to check it out at Target!
    Dropping by from GRAND Social ♥

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  26. How cute are these? I love them! Found you over at Marvelous Mondays... pinning this post to my boards :)

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  27. So Adorable! I am totally going to make these with the kids I nanny for next week! (Stopping by from Snickerdoodle Sunday.)

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  28. Oh my goodness what a cute project! Great idea!!

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  29. Joy these are so sweet! I am definitely making these this year with my children! They will absolutely love it! Pinned:)

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  30. These are too cute! I would hate to eat them (almost!) Thanks so much for sharing these at the In and Out of the Kitchen Link party.

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  31. This is the cutest Easter treat I've seen this year! Pinning for sure :)

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  32. This is such a cute idea! Pinning to my Easter board. Thanks for sharing at Simple Supper Tuesday.

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  33. Love this idea! I think I will try it with some wood so I can have a few peep houses in the garden! :)

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  34. So cute, Joy! My kids would have fun making these! :)

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  35. These are seriously over-the-top cute!! Pinning!!

    Thanks for sharing your peeps houses at Project Inspire{d}!!

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  36. This is adorable! Pinned! I'd love for you to come over and share this at The Makers going on right now at TinySidekick.com. Hope to see you there!
    Corey @ TinySidekick.com

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  37. These are absolutely adorable! Can't wait to share on Pinterest! Loved finding your blog through The Life on Lakeshore Drive Linky!

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  38. Love this idea! The gingerbread house for easter!

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  39. This one was worth pinning! Following on fb & twitter - I'd love you to return the favor :)

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  40. These are incredible! Thanks for sharing. Pinning now!

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  41. These are adorable! I bet you get the little ones asking if they can ." Eat the glue". Thanks for sharing!

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  42. Pinned it! and we'll be making these this week. Found you through Wine'd down Wednesday.

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  43. These are so cute! I'm stopping by from the blog hop.

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  44. Didn't know there was such a thing as "edible" Easter Grass! Here from the Grand Social and thinking this is CUTISIMO!! Just too cute! Thanks for the idea; BB2U.

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  45. These are just adorable. Thanks for sharing them!!

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  46. These are adorable - too cute to eat!
    Marie @ The Interior Frugalista

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  47. Such a cute and fun idea! I'll be featuring it tomorrow at www.southerndistinctions.com.

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  48. Clever idea and very cute result!!!
    Will try this!!!
    Thanks for posting:)

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  49. Since you would want this craft to be eaten -- you can tint coconut with food coloring, if you can't find the edible grass.

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  50. Stopping by from Wake Up Weds hop happy to find ya! Those are so cute!!

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  51. Darling!!! my kiddos would be thrilled with this. That settles it --- we're doing it. I found you at Artsy Corner. I'd love to have you stop by Gingerly Made sometime. If you're interested in linking up, there's a party running right now.

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    1. Ha ha. I just checked and saw you had already linked up. I thought you had forgotten about me -- glad you remembered 'cause I really do love these.

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  52. These are really cute! Saw them on the eat-create-party!

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  53. So cute. I have a four year old niece that would love to make these. I have pinned them!

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  54. Edible Easter Grass? I really need to go shopping more often!

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    1. They only have this seasonally at Target!

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  55. Visiting from Freedom Fridays- happy Friday to you! Super cute idea. I usually make sugar eggs with tiny scenes inside but these are absolutely adorable too. Thx for sharing :)

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  56. These are so cute! And so easy! Visiting from Wake Up Wednesday Linky Party.

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  57. How super cute!! Loving these chickies int their little houses!!

    Hugs

    Pinning and sharing!!

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  58. JOY,

    I love this! Kids would go crazy for these cute birds and bird houses.
    Thanks for sharing. I pinned it.
    Blessings,
    Diane Roark
    recipesforourdailybread

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  59. So adorable! Pinning! have a great weekend!
    Blessings,
    Nici

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  60. Could these BE any cuter? Peeps were in our post today too!

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  61. Those are adorable Joy!! Thanks so much for sharing at Share Your Stuff Tuesdays :)

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  62. Argh, these are gorgeous! Have pinned them :) #pocolo

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  63. This is a totally cute idea, love love it. Thanks for sharing this at Fridayfrenzy this week.

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  64. Ronda@kitchendreaming.comApril 11, 2014 at 4:08 PM

    Joy- My daughter would totally love these houses for Easter. Thanks for bringing them over and linking up at The Weekend Social. I hope to see you next week!

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  65. Ack! These are sooo cute! My oldest granddaughter loves peeps and would probably enjoy making these.

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  66. OMG. Now these are just to die for! So adorable! I can't wait to make these with my toddler.

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  67. Your peep houses are adorable! I could also see them being used as place card holders at Easter dinner. Thanks for the tutorial.

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  68. Hi Joy,
    Your little Peeps Houses are the cutest ever and I plan on making your little Peep House with my granddaughter, we will have so much fun. I am pinning this and thank you so much for sharing this post with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have a very special week and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

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  69. These look amazing and every though in the UK we don't have Graham Crackers, I am left wondering if there is an alternative biscuit/cracker that we can use. I'll find something, thanks for an amazing activity to do with the kids. #PoCoLo

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  70. That's such a fun idea! Thanks for linking up to Sweet and Savoury Sunday, stop by and link up again. Have a great weekend!!

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  71. These are amazing!! I love them. I am not sure if we have Graham crackers but I am sure we can find something similar. Thank you for linking to PoCoLo :) x

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  72. Hi Joy! Just wanted to stop by and tell you how adorable these Peeps houses are and to let you know I'm featuring you in my Easter Round Up tomorrow! Hope you have a great week,

    Katie @FunHomeThings.com

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  73. Woot! You have been featured this week at Recipe Sharing Monday! The new link party is up and I'd love to see you back. Have a great week. :)

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  74. Joy, these are adorable. I'm seeing them featured all over the place so the Internet agrees with me! Have a great week :)

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  75. Such a great idea and so simple compared to gingerbread houses!! Thanks for linking up at Take it on Tuesday!
    ~ Betsy @ Romance on a dime

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  76. My children are making these for our Easter dinner table! So cute! Pinning!

    Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us at Show-Licious Craft & Recipe Party! Please join us again next Saturday morning at 8:00 am EST.

    ~ Ashley

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  77. What a cute and yummy Easter craft! My daughter would love this! Thanks for the post.

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  78. Just Darling! Thanks for sharing!

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  79. Thanks for the great idea! For once, I had everything on hand - even leftover icing. I "tiled" the rooftops with Easter candy corn. Can't wait for my family to see them on Easter!

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  80. Congratulations Joy!
    Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. Enjoy your weekend and your new Red Plate.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  81. These peeps houses are too cute! Thanks for sharing them at The Pin Junkie. Just wanted to let you know they were featured at this week's party!

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  82. These are some of the cutest things I've ever seen, Joy. ADORABLE!! Thanks for linking up to the Best of the Weekend linky party. I'm featuring this post when the party goes like tonight!!

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  83. So stinkin' cute! I found you from the SITS link-up, and your pictures immediately caught my attention. I love this idea. Totally pinning it right now!

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  84. You are so clever! Love it! Stopping by from SITS Girls :)

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  85. These are adorable! Pinned! Stopping by from SITS today.

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  86. These are absolutely adorable! They are like gingerbread houses for Easter. :)

    Thank you so much for sharing at last week's Super Saturday Afternoon Tea Link-Up!!!

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  87. These are so cute! They were the most clicked on feature this week! :) http://sewlicioushomedecor.com/show-licious-craft-recipe-party/

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  88. The Wilton's Cookie Icing is not strong enough to hold the walls together! Next time will use something else, what a mess and 2 disappointed boys on Easter :o(

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  89. Hey Lady!! We did a round up of the Snickerdoodle Sunday Fab Links from April and this cute craft is on it! http://2crochethooks.com/snickerdoodle-sunday-fab-links-round-april/

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