Saturday, July 13, 2024

How About Marijuana Peeps For Your Basket

Why not take a holiday classic candy and make it even more fun!

Love them or hate them, Peeps have become a staple for Easter and other holidays.  Each year across the US and Canada, retailers are filled with things for holiday from chocolates, to new clothes to the infamous little bunnies. Newspapers have contests asking people to do a scene with the squishy characters and conversations are heard in store aisles and across cocktails about the peep.  But what if you made them even better…how about marijuana peeps for your basket?

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Last year, Easter candy accounted for $3.4+ billion in the US and Canada dollars in sales. Confectionary sales have steady grown over the last 10 years for this holiday. Edibles are a huge cannabis market.  According to BDSA, a leading analyst firm which also covers cannabis, says edibles are the number one way people consume marijuana. Roughly 90% of it is via gummies, followed by chocolate.

In 1953, Just Born acquired the Rodda Candy Company and it jelly bean and marshmallow chick line. Smartly, they replaced the time-consuming process of hand-forming the chicks with mass production. When founder Sam Born displayed a sign for his freshly made candy, he titled it “Just Born”, playing off of his last name and the fact that he made his candy fresh daily. The newly purchased company, Just Born, was soon the “largest marshmallow candy manufacturer in the world.”

In the 1960s, following the company began following seasonal themes. Twenty years later, the Marshmallow Peeps Bunny was released as a popular year-round shape of the candy. The yellow chicks were the original form of the candy — hence their name — but then the company introduced other colors and, eventually, the myriad of shapes now produced.

How to make Marijuana Peeps:

1) Buy some bunny Peeps.

2) Melt either white chocolate or vanilla candy wafers or bark in a microwave safe mug (deep enough to cover the Peeps) until it’s nice and fluid.

3) Add cannabutter or a small amount of marijuana oil and stir well until fully blended.

4) Insert a lollipop stick into the bottom of each Peep (use some melted candy to make it adhere better).

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5) Dip each Peep into the candy to coat. Allow candy to harden.

6) Enjoy!

You want to be careful in dosage and perhaps taste them before sharing them with friends or at a holiday gathering.

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