Happy Easter from AskPatty!
Did you know how the date for the celebration of Easter is identified each year? Easter is observed on the first Sunday following the first full moon after the Spring Equinox! That's a useful bit of trivia sure to impress your friends.
If you're a pinner, take a look at our Easter-themed pinboard, featuring Easterly (is that a word?) Automotive goodies. From bunny ears for your car to Peeps in Twinkie-mobiles, we hope this Easter-themed pinboard will brighten your Easter holiday.
Each year, more than two million Peeps are produced. Looking for something fun to make from the sugary treats??
Ask Patty found this great idea at Great Falls Tribune a few years ago, and every Easter we like to share it all you ladies out there. Tell me that these little bunnies are not ADORABLE! The story was first posted when Tribune Staff Writer Stacy Byrne's car-fanatic son Valon turned three and she made a special treat for his day care group. The recipe came from a reader who commented on the reporter's blog about her son's racecar birthday party and these Easter bunny cars were a big hit with the little ones there, and with the big ones in the newsroom.
This Twinkie car recipe is nice and easy ... and quick and messy. The best parts are the little trimmings you can munch while you build the cars. You could make these to celebrate a special occasion any time of year, using gummy bears as the drivers of the Twinkie cars, but this time of year, it seems best to use the more seasonally appropriate Easter bunny Peeps.
EASTER BUNNY CARS
* 1 package of Twinkies
* 1 bag of miniature Oreo cookies
* 1 bag of small pretzels (can use round or coated pretzels as well)
* Easter Bunny Peeps
* White frosting
First, trim the pretzels, leaving the rounded bottom to serve as a steering wheel as well as a middle post to stick into the Twinkie. Next, trim the rounded bottoms off the Peeps. Then coat the Oreos and Peeps with frosting and stick them onto the Twinkie. Voila! You have the cutest Easter treat since sliced bread! Think of it as the Easter equivalent to decorating a Gingerbread House during the winter holidays!
If you'd like to consider other things you can make with Peeps for Easter, consider this sugar-encrusted alternative to sushi that combines Rice Crispy treets and Peeps, AKA Peepshi.
Besides being super sugary, Peepshi are super adorable. SeriousEats.com has collected an album of photos submitted by fans of the sugared marshmallow chicks, so check out the Peepshi photo gallery here.