Celebrate Valentine’s Day with gluten-free treats from PEEPS!
Roses are red
Violets are blue
PEEPS® chicks and bunnies
I love you!
Do roses and a box of chocolate sound like the most boring Valentine’s Day gift in the world to you?
If so—hi, I’m Nikki, let’s be friends! It’s so nice to meet a kindred spirit.
I’m not a typical girl, so of course I don’t love stereotypical no-thought-required, cookie-cutter Valentine’s Day gifts. I like gifts that are sweet, of course, but I also need them to be fun, a little quirky, and—of course—gluten-free. Luckily, PEEPS® covers all those bases and then some! PEEPS® has a wide variety of gluten-free Valentine’s Day treats available for you to gift to a loved one or to enjoy yourself.
PEEPS® offers a variety of heart-shaped marshmallow treats this season—from chocolate-covered hearts to flavored hearts!
Valentine Hearts: These red marshmallow hearts come eight to a box. They sparkle with sugar and are a small sweet treat!
PEEPtastic idea: If you want to make S’mores, these hearts are a great size! Just get a gluten-free graham cracker, top it with a square of your favorite gluten-free chocolate, and add one PEEPS Valentine Heart on top. Microwave on low power until chocolate and marshmallow are melted just the way you like them, then enjoy!
Pink Marshmallow Hearts: If you’ve got a lot of love for someone, give them these PEEPS® hearts—they’re HUGE! They’re available in 2- or 6-count packages
PEEPTastic idea: Make hot chocolate for your sweetie, and put one of these marshmallow hearts on top. It’ll melt nicely and add some sweetness to your cocoa!
Strawberry Crème Flavored Marshmallow Hearts: You can smell these scrumptious hearts the second you open the package! They smell deliciously fruity, and they taste like sweet strawberries with a hint of cream. There are 9 hearts in each package.
PEEPtastic idea: Serving a Valentine’s Day fruit salad as a starter or dessert? Garnish the plate with a strawberry-flavored PEEPS® heart!
Vanilla Crème Flavored Marshmallow Hearts: These are insanely delicious. I had wondered if a vanilla-flavored marshmallow would be too sweet, but one bite and I was hooked. These are my favorite out of all this year’s Valentine’s Day PEEPS® offerings. Just like the strawberry-flavored hearts, there are 9 hearts in each package.
PEEPtastic idea: Use these to make your own gluten-free ice cream sundae! Fix yourself a bowl of chocolate ice cream. Melt one vanilla crème marshmallow heart and pour it over the ice cream. Top with gluten-free chocolate sauce or sprinkles.
Chocolate Covered Raspberry Flavored Heart: This individually-wrapped milk chocolate heart is filled with a delicious surprise: bright purple raspberry-flavored marshmallow! Major, MAJOR yum.
PEEPtastic idea: Because this is an individually wrapped treat, it’s perfect for stashing in your purse or tote bag for an on-the-go, anytime treat!
Chicks, bunnies, and more
Marshmallow Bunnies: Bunnies aren’t just for Easter! This Valentine’s Day, give your honey bunny a pack of sweet pink marshmallow PEEPS®. These bunnies come in 4-count and 12-count packages.
PEEPtastic idea: Consider using your leftover PEEPS® bunnies to make a diorama! Enter it in an upcoming contest or just share your handiwork on social media.
Marshmallow Chicks: The iconic PEEPS® chick is pink for Valentine’s Day! Give your special dude or chick a 5- or 10-pack of pink PEEPS® (say that five times fast!).
PEEPtastic idea: Make PEEPS® kabobs! Get wooden skewers, thread them through your favorite cut-up fruit like strawberries and pineapple chunks, and add some pink PEEPS®, too!
Chocolate Dipped Strawberry Crème Flavored Chicks: If you thought the Strawberry Crème Hearts above sounded good, PEEPS® has upped the awesomeness by making them chicks and dipping them in milk chocolate. Strawberries and chocolate are always a delicious combination!
PEEPtastic idea: Make a strawberry salad with spinach, sliced strawberries, walnuts, and crumbled feta cheese. Garnish the plate with a chocolate-dipped chick!
Cherry Cordial Delight: These decadent PEEPS® chicks are cherry-flavored marshmallows dipped in dark chocolate! They’re a delightful mouthful of flavor. They come 3 to a pack, and you can only find them at Target stores.
PEEPtastic idea: Make an Italian soda by mixing club soda with gluten-free cherry syrup. Stick a straw in the soda, and spear a cherry chick on top!
All of the above PEEPS® treats are gluten-free, and none are priced higher than $2.29—yay! Look for them at your local grocery store, drugstore, Target, or other mass market retailer.
One word of caution: You may see another PEEPS® product, the PEEPS® Lovebird Valentine Pop, at Target. The packaging says it may contain wheat, so it is not safe for those who must avoid gluten for medical reasons.
Hungry for more?
If you’re not into marshmallows, why not give HOT TAMALES® or MIKE AND IKE®’s Passion Mix a try? Right now you can find these treats in fun Valentine-themed boxes. (The Paradise Punch flavor of the Passion Mix is really delicious!) These, too, are gluten-free.
Disclaimer: The PEEPS® products mentioned in this article were provided to me for review purposes. Under no circumstances has this affected the integrity of the article. If I didn’t love it, I wouldn’t cover it here. See my personal disclaimer for more details.