Soft and fluffy Peeps.  Fun for all ages, and the quintessential Easter candy!  This instructable is super easy, super tasty, and perfect for anyone looking to get into candy making!  

Step 1: Ingredients

~ 3 Cups Sugar
~ 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.)
~ Spatula
~ Piping bags
~ 1/2 inch round tip
~ Toothpick
~ Zip top bag

Recipe yields about a dozen Peeps. 

Wow. The possibilities are endless!
<p>I'm sad I ate my peeps and don't have any more *sigh*</p>
this is sooooooo cute :DDDD i want to try...
Thanks very much! Seriously, they are really good! enjoy!
<p><strong>This is making me hungry!!!!!!! But seriously I NEED THEM!!!!! </strong></p>
Those look yummy in sam's tummy you know I love those
From one Chick to another, nice 'Ible. Congrats, bro. Didn't know you were on here. I've been lurking for years. Perhaps one day I'll post my own 'Ible.....if I ever get to the point of completing one of my numerous projects....
Thanks broski. I thought for sure you knew about this. This was like 2 years ago. I also did one for pop rocks. This must have impressed someone cuz they got published in the Candy eBook.
lovely. attractive.
I made these today - for my birthday - THEY WERE GREAT!
Thank you! I'm glad you liked them. I'm definitely sticking to these from now on. The taste is MUCH better. Happy birthday!
SO Beatiful!!
Look at those cute chickies! Well done!
Homemade marshmallows taste so much better than store bought!
They are SOOO Cute :)
OMG, I saw a picture of marshmallow 'meeps', or the meeples from Carcassonne last week, and now I totally have to make them! My boyfriend and all our friends are such gaming geeks.
Excellent idea! What fun we will have on gaming nite!
They are made by machine now, but the original Peeps were made by hand. Way to carry on the tradition! :o)
Did you know you can buy them on sale for like, really cheep?
These are adorable. Gotta try them. :)
Nice pun!

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