The girls and I are getting ready for Easter, starting with these edible Marshmallow Peeps candy necklaces!

It seems that Peeps peep’ed out of store shelves earlier this year, so I started gathering as many colors as I could. I also picked up some donut-shaped gummy candies as additional “beads”. We also used baker’s twine, straws, scissors and toothpicks.

Marshmallow Peeps Candy Supplies

Step-by-step instructions

Start by poking a hole into the Peep candy, in between the ears and head. In other words, perform a lobunnomy.

Marshmallow Peeps Necklace - Step 1

Once the straw appears on the other side, trim off the excess with scissors.

Marshmallow Peeps Necklace - Step 2

Then thread the twine through the straw, using a toothpick to help poke it through to the other side. Once the peep is centered on the twine, remove the straw carefully.

Marshmallow Peeps Necklace - Step 3

Yay! You can stop here…

Marshmallow Peeps Necklace - Step 4

…or you can keep adding on more candies and more Marshmallow Peeps.

Marshmallow Peeps Necklace - Step 5

Here’s a close-up of poking the twine through the straw with the help of a toothpick.

Marshmallow Peeps Necklace - Step 6

Marshmallow Peeps Statement Necklaces. Très Chic.

Marshmallow Peeps Necklace - Step 7

You can also package the individual ones in narrow cellophane bags for gift giving, and add a gift tag.

Marshmallow Peeps Candy Gifts

Wishing you all a Happy Easter!

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