Peeps Fun: Science and Snacks

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We love Peeps in our house. They are cute and fun and you can learn from them!
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We received some yummy Peeps for us to try out!
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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.
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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.
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The kids thought of one more liquid to add to our experiment and we were off. Watching closely for any changes
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24 hours Later there was some change I was actually pretty surprised. Look at the Bubbles (AKA Dawn Dish soap)
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I will say this even after it looked like it had completely dissolved the eyes and nose were still floating around
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I totally thought the vinegar would be the first to dissolve but Nope! The salt water actually made a bigger change
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You can see how the sugar kind of dissolved
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Above if you look carefully you can see the eyes still floating
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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.
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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

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 beforeĀ  adding the next bunch

Picture 177 Adding more and more

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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.

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