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Homemade Peeps Offer Easter Do-It-Yourself Challenge

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Pink and yellow Marshmallow Peeps (William Thomas Cain/Getty Images)

Pink and yellow Marshmallow Peeps (William Thomas Cain/Getty Images)

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS 5) – Peeps, the yellow confection that seem to pop up everywhere this time of year, could be the most recognizable holiday treat in America, and they’re something that you can make yourself at home.

Many love the chicken-shaped concoction, but other people on the streets of San Francisco described them as flat-out gross. The marshmallowy sweet is coated with an unexpected crunchiness that makes you wonder how it was concocted.

If you want to make sure your treats are soft and fresh, you can try making them at home.

These are a just a few of the most popular recipes for making “Peep”-like treats:

http://www.marthastewart.com

http://allrecipes.com//HowTo/making-marshmallow-chicks/Detail.aspx

http://whatscookingamerica.net/Candy/MarshmallowPeeps.htm

http://www.grouprecipes.com/3752/homemade-peeps.html

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