Peep Jousting

With all the Easter clearance going on, I urge you to go buy some marshmallow peeps. I know they're not edible and are the grossest things ever created, but they're not to eat so stand down. Peep jousting is definitely worth the ninety nine cents you're going to spend on those nasty things. Behold.

You'll want two peeps, two toothpicks, and a paper plate. I recommend paper based on our experiment with plastic. Trust me. Set things up like so:


It's important that the toothpicks won't come out of the peeps, but not touch the other one. Close, obviously, but not touching. This is important. Then you'll pop that plateful of marshmallow nastiness in the microwave for about 3 minutes. STAND BY. If you've ever nuked a marshmallow you know the importance of this. If you haven't, you're about to learn. Plus, the whole point of this game is in the watching.


The first peep to explode and thrust it's spear into the heart of the other is the winner. Having a clean microwave door is of utmost importance. Taking pictures through even a clean door obviously leaves a lot to be desired. The beauty of a paper plate is that it's completely disposable when you're done with that round. Plastic plates will melt right along with the marshmallows. Trust me. I know whereof I speak.

Peep Jousting. The first real use for marshmallow peeps I've found. Go, have yourself some fun.

12 comments:

Jennifer said...

You have to be the coolest mom ever. Do your kids KNOW THAT??? :)

moosh in indy. said...

Second use? Torch them. Very macabre.

Third use? Snip them up and put them in a pile of crushed graham crackers and chocolate chips in a bowl and either microwave or bake.

Mardi Gras (Mardi Peep?) S'Mores!

I still like your way better.

Kaytabug said...

This? Is fantabulous! I LOVE it!!!

Michelle said...

That is so wrong. I'm with you that Peeps are nasty, but .... I value my clean microwave too much for this. Definitely entertaining, however. Do you have a video? ;)

Roger said...

That is awesome! I think I will head over to Wal-Mart right now (open 24 hours) and pick me up some peeps.

Carol N. said...

You're hilarious, you know that? I'm thinking you could go into stand-up comedy!

Trisha said...

Too funny! Who thought this one up? I don't think I can do peep jousting though- my dad likes peeps. STALE peeps. Preferable about a year old or so!

Burgh Baby said...

If anybody buys the last of the Peeps at Target I'll . . . Oh, who am I kidding? Nobody buys those things. I'll be all over tonight.

Viv said...

I left your page up while I was making a bottle and my oldest child sat down at the computer. "SEE!!! This is proof that some kids have cool parents! I wanna peep joust! Can we go to Target tomorrow?"

HalfAsstic.com said...

OHMIGAWD!These directions should totally be printed on the Peep packaging!
Brilliant! I had no idea there really was a use for them!

imbeingheldhostage said...

Stink! Dangit! Grrrr!! We couldn't GET peeps this year and now you tease me with this? My kids would LOVE this.
What is wrong with the UK that they haven't embraced peeps yet?

Mary said...

Hysterical. My boys will love this! Well if dad doesn't eat the peeps first....yes my husband actually eats those nasties.