I have a confession to make. I've never eaten a Peep in my life. But they do look delicious, and I hear they are amazing in hot chocolate. What else can you do with them? And how many Peeps does it take to make a replica of Katy Perry's left shark?

Peeps are great to dress up in chocolate, and Kitchen Daily says you can paint on the chocolate in a way that makes it look like the bunnies and chicks are wearing tuxedos.  It's a fancy chocolate-covered marshmallow.

Other ideas:

  • Melt them with a Hershey bar between two graham crackers, and you have a Peep S'more. The Peeps melt and lose their shape, but if you can get past the fact that you're eating a dead Peep it sounds kinda good!
  • Cut a slit in the bottom of the Peep and use it as a wedge on the side of your favorite cocktail glass. Now you're talkin'.
  • Kabob the Peep with fruit, and you have a sweet surprise to go with the watermelon and grapes.
  • Toss a few Peeps into white cake batter and you'll end up with colorful confetti running throughout.
  • And shove a Peep into the top of a wine bottle once you take the cork out. It becomes a handy kitchen tool that might be a great pairing with some Merlot.

Oh, and how many Peeps does it take to create a replica of Katy Perry's left shark that we saw at the Super Bowl halftime show? That would be 532. A 13-year old girl who created the Peep Shark was very diligent about placing all those turquoise and white marshmallows into the form of a shark and Time Magazine got wind of it and posted it. Cute!

It's even on display in Maryland through April 6. Peeps have a shelf life after all.