Make summer parties fun with summer PEEPS!

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If you’re like me—and by “like me,” I mean you’re someone who, upon Easter ending, went to every local store to stock up on marshmallow PEEPS® so you didn’t have to go without them during the warmer months—then you’re going to be very interested in this:

THERE ARE SUMMER PEEPS AVAILABLE!

I honestly had no idea. I thought I’d have to wait until Halloween to get my hands on new PEEPS, but thankfully I was mistaken. Summer PEEPS are here, and they’re fabulous! And, thankfully, they’re all gluten-free!

As you begin planning your Memorial Day barbecue menu, or the menu for any other late spring or early summer party, you’ll want to start thinking about delicious treats you can serve. You could simply put PEEPS out on a platter, or you could do something a little fancier with your PEEPS. Keep reading to find out what the summer PEEPS flavors are, how they taste, and how you can fancy ‘em up for your next gathering!

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PEEPS Patriotic Vanilla Crème Flavored Marshmallow Chicks live up to their name! They’re white marshmallow chicks covered in red and blue flecks. They’re deliciously sweet and taste sort of like vanilla frosting. They come in 5-count packs or 10-count packs.

Serving suggestion: Make patriotic kabobs! Take a thin wooden skewer and thread strawberries, blueberries, and Patriotic Vanilla Crème PEEPS on it!

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PEEPS Party Cake Flavored Marshmallow Chicks are an easy way for you to have your gluten-free cake and eat it, too! These festive chicks—turquoise with multicolored flecks that look like confetti—are the perfect addition to any dessert table. They taste like vanilla cupcakes, and they even kind of look like one: when you bite into it, you’ll notice that the inside of the PEEP looks like vanilla cake! These PEEPS come in 5-count packs.

Serving suggestion: Make Party Cake Cupcakes! Use your favorite gluten-free cake mix and top it with homemade or store-bought gluten-free frosting. Perch one Party Cake Flavored PEEP on the top of each cupcake!

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PEEPS Sweet Lemonade Flavored Marshmallow Chicks are truly outstanding. They’re the perfect blend of sweet and a little tart, all together in a yummy, squooshy marshmallow chick. They really do taste like they’re infused with lemonade. While I love all three summer PEEPS flavors, this one is my favorite. It’s light and fresh and delicious! They come in 5-count packs.

Serving suggestion: Make a PEEP-tastic lemon meringue pie! Using a gluten-free graham cracker crust, make a lemon meringue pie. But instead of making meringue to top your lemon filling with, use these Sweet Lemonade PEEPS!

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Watching your waistline? Each of the PEEPS mentioned above is fat-free and only 28 calories!

Hungry for more gluten-free sweet treats? Just Born, the company that makes PEEPS, has got you covered. They also make MIKE AND IKE® candies, all of which are also gluten-free. Like PEEPS, there are a few special summertime-themed MIKE AND IKE candies available, such as:

  • MIKE AND IKE Patriotic Mix, which includes blueberry-, vanilla-, and cherry-flavored candies
  • MIKE AND IKE Lemonade Blends®, featuring innovative flavors like Tangerine Lemonade, Lime lemonade, and more
  • MIKE AND IKE Italian Ice™, which includes your favorite traditional Italian ice flavors, like Cherry, Lemon, and Blue Raspberry

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Slimming down for summer? Don’t worry, each piece of MIKE AND IKE candy is fat-free only 6 calories…so you can afford to enjoy a few!

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On a budget? You’ll be happy to know that the PEEPS and MIKE AND IKE candies mentioned above are all priced below $2 a pack. That’s a whole lot of sweet, yummy goodness for not a lot of cash!

Which of the new summer PEEPS and MIKE AND IKE flavors are you most excited to try? Let me know in the comments below!

Disclaimer: The products mentioned in this article were provided to me for review purposes. This did not influence the article in any way; my opinions are my own. If I didn’t love it, I wouldn’t cover it here. See my personal disclaimer for more details.

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