Peeps and Jell-O and Vodka, oh my
Easter is right around the corner which is helpful since I just recovered from hosting Thanksgiving and Christmas and I was looking for an excuse to rage clean for a week and spend two days cooking while a bunch of kids spill egg dye on my new dining room rug. Lucky for all those hosting (again) this year, there’s a Peeps Jell-O shot recipe to save the day.
I’m sure many of you are thinking, why not just drink vodka straight from the bottle instead? And while that’s a solid plan, why not throw some Jell-O in the mix and shove a Peep on top to show everyone you’re festive and shit? I mean, nothing screams Easter to me like some good old fashioned Jell-O shots with an added dose of seasonal whimsy.
According to Delish, to make the shots, combine boiling water, vodka, and blue (or whatever color tickles your fancy) Jell-O mix and whisk until there are no clumps visible. Then pour into tiny plastic shot glasses (or half of one of those plastic eggs to really up your Easter game) and refrigerate for four to six hours.
Then, when you’ve had enough of the egg hunts and your immediate family, take the Jell-O out of the fridge, top with some whipped cream and slap a Peep on top and bam, Easter dinner is served. Of course, you also make a batch of non-alcoholic ones for the kids if you’d like some more sugar pulsing through their veins but I’d recommend leaving this treat adults-only.
After three or four of these puppies you won’t even mind picking Easter basket grass out of every orifice of your sofa for the next two weeks.
I’m probably one of a handful of adults who still gets Peeps in their Easter basket from their mom (yes, I’m an only child and no, I’m not apologizing). I know many folks who aren’t fans of the marshmallow goodness and believe Peeps are the devil but I’d argue they’re the perfect ratio of marshmallow gooeyness and gritty sugar. And as a 30-year Peep connoisseur here’s a pro tip: Leave your Peeps uncovered overnight on a plate and by morning they’re crunchy outside and still perfectly soft inside. You’re welcome.
And really, the only thing that could possibly make a Peep better is a boozy Peep. So, here’s to a stress-free Easter for all. May your ham be moist and your in-laws leave early.