With Easter approaching, we are being inundated with candy. Every time I turn around, I see a display, or a commercial, or a new candy-infused pin on Pinterest. It almost makes my teeth hurt.
When I was young(er?), I loved waking up to find a generously filled basket on Easter morning. Candy galore: chocolate eggs, chocolate covered marshmallow eggs, jelly beans, and Peeps. Thinking about it now, I wonder how I didn’t have any cavities as a child. I remember filling up my cute little purse with a bunch of candy, so I could eat it throughout church.
These days, I’m not sure I could eat a whole Peep. I think they might just be too sweet. I’ve even seen chocolate covered Peeps; to me, that is just pure nonsense. Chocolate should never have to compete with that sugary coating. In my attempts to find a fun dessert to make for Easter dinner, I came across a Peep trifle. It didn’t even look good; the sugar was almost dripping off my computer screen.
Maybe I’m just too old to appreciate the pure sugary goodness of Peeps. I don’t know. Maybe I should just keep an open mind, and give them another try. My kids will probably find a colorful array of Peeps in their baskets on Sunday. That bunny enjoys leaving the sugar, you know.
What’s your favorite Easter candy?