Happy Easter! Enjoy your Peeps

When American children are little, they wake up on Easter morning, hoping that the night brought a visit from the Easter Bunny.  Children follow a trail of eggs, sometimes real, sometimes chocolate, in a path around their house until they reach their Easter basket.  The basket contains all sorts of fun Easter-themed candy.   Now, I realize that it doesn’t make too much sense because bunnies don’t lay eggs, but when you’re little it doesn’t need to be logical if there is candy on the other end.

It’s traditional to receive a large chocolate bunny in your Easter basket, as well as jelly beans and other candies, but my favorite Easter candy is Peeps.  Peeps are marshmallow-filled and sugar-coated pieces of perfection shaped like bunnies or small chicks.  Peeps now come in a wide array of colors, but I think yellow ones are the best.

Peeps in America have a cult following.  Either you love Peeps or you hate them.  Personally, I like to buy a package of Peeps, open the wrapper and let them get a little bit stale before eating them the next day.  My husband thinks Peeps are gross.  I’ll let you choose if and how you like your Peeps, but you have to try them!

Before Easter many people decorate eggs and dye them in a range of colors.  Throughout Easter Sunday Americans may go to church, spend time with family and friends, and participate in an egg hunt.  For me, the highlight was always following the egg trail through our house with my sister.  Now that I’m an adult, I skip the trail and go straight to the Peeps!

Carissa from California blogging from Michigan

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