Step 1: Ingredients
~ 1 Envelope Un-flavored gelatin
~ Liquid yellow Food Coloring
~ Gel yellow Food Coloring
~ 1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
~ 1 Tbsp Cocoa Powder
~ Medium Saucepan
~ 2 Small Bowls
~ Measuring Cups and Spoons
~ Mixer and bowl (Stand mixer works the best, but you can use a hand mixer as well.)
~ Whisk Attachment
~ Cookie Sheet
~ Aluminum foil
~ Small sugar sieve
~ Candy Thermometer (Make sure it is properly calibrated. Put some water on to boil and put your thermo. in. Bring the water up to boil and see what the temp. is when it starts boiling. You may have to adjust the paper inside to set boiling point to 212°F. Then you know it's ready to go.)
~ Piping bags
~ 1/2 inch round tip
~ Zip top bag
Recipe yields about a dozen Peeps.
Step 2: Colored Sugar
~ Add in a very generous dollop of the Gel Food Coloring.
~ Squish (technical term) the sugar into the food coloring. This is going to take a little while, but make sure its thoroughly mixed. Feel free to add as much color as you need to. You want a nice even color.
~ Place a piece of Foil on your cookie sheet
~ Sift the colored sugar to take out any lumps of food coloring. Just sift it onto your cookie sheet.
~ Replace some of the sugar in the bag and spread the remainder out evenly. Set aside.