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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Peeps Experiment

Picture 078 We love Peeps in our house. They are cute and fun and you can learn from them! Picture 079 We received some yummy Peeps for us to try out! Picture 087 I knew exactly what I wanted to do! I was reading about how Emory University did a study on dissolving Peeps. They said that the Peeps eyes wouldnt dissolve in anything. So I decided we needed to put this to the test.Picture 089 You can see the pouty lip above. She was not happy we were "wasting" the Peeps. Don't worryshe got one to nibble on. I asked the kids what they thought would dissolve the Peeps. we filled size mason jars with different liquids. And dropped one Peep Bunny in each Jar. Picture 095 In the meantime, we decided to have a Peep duel. But alas our Peeps were lovers not fighters and they just toppled over and layed there. Looking all delicious. Picture 096 The kids thought of one more liquid to add to our experiment and we were off. Watching closely for any changes Picture 097 24 hours Later there was some change I was actually pretty surprised. Look at the Bubbles (AKA Dawn Dish soap) Picture 107 I will say this even after it looked like it had completely dissolved the eyes and nose were still floating around Picture 108 I totally thought the vinegar would be the first to dissolve but Nope! The salt water actually made a bigger change Picture 110 You can see how the sugar kind of dissolved Picture 111 Above if you look carefully you can see the eyes still floating Picture 137 And the last day, Day 7 the lemon juice grew a lot of mold and I was kind of done at this point. So that is as far as we got. Picture 138 But we still had leftover Peeps so what to do? Picture 188We made amazing Peep Crispy Treats of course! Picture 190First we had to make pretty rainbow Peep plates courtesy of Aunt Punkin :) Picture 173After that we put together all our Peeps, with some butter Picture 174We started adding peeps a few at a time watching them melt before adding the next bunch Picture 177 Adding more and more Picture 178and still more Picture 179Until we got this color.... Picture 180a mirky kind of brown... which made me think chocolate. So I was holding a few Peeps back the yummy chocolate ones. Picture 182In they went because if it looks like chocolate it might as well have some chocolate flavoring, right? Picture 183And here they are. They were so yummy I will say they were a bit firmer or harder then other rice crispy trerats I have made. But definitely still very good. Please check out my Peeps Pinterest Board for TONS of great Peep related crafts, snacks, and projects. Picture 184