Eating In: Easter Super-Fun Candy Balls!

Easter is Gothamist's favorite candy holiday. Sure, on Passover you can get those jellied fruit slices and chocolate-covered matzot, but it's only on Easter that you can find our three most favorite treats: Peeps, chocolate Easter Bunnies, and Cadbury Creme Eggs. Often, while shopping for our candy, we have wondered if there was another way to enjoy these delicacies, beyond, you know, just unwrapping and eating them. Tonight we decided to find out. If you have a strong stomach and a disabling sugar addiction, read on.

For our first dish, we decided to combine four packages of Peeps into two PeepPuffs. This was the easiest of our preparations- no cooking was required. To create them:
1. Unwrap the Peeps (very important!)
2. Combine Peeps in bowl (we prefer to segregate our Peeps by color- please do not write in with complaints of bias!)
3. Smush. (You will get somewhat sticky.)
4. Eat your PeepPuffs (really- these things don't sit well- a half hour later, we tried to get them out of the bowl, and they had formed an advanced form of superglue.)

Eating In: Easter Super-Fun Candy Balls!

For our next challenge, we decided to combine three easter bunnies into a single HumungoBunny. However, we underestimated the difficulty of sculpting a chocolate bunny by hand, and frankly, all those little bunny eyes started freaking us out. So instead we decided to make BunnyCakes. Instructions:
1. Unwrap bunnies- remove bows (seriously- we almost choked on the little blue sash one of them was wearing)
2. Smush. You may find it helpful to use a mallet. Try to ignore the subtle but unmistakeable screams.
3. Empty into a large pan, and melt over low heat, constantly stirring. (Warning: avoid overheating- the smoke tipped off our significant other, and she gave us a real talking-to for using her best pans to cook "bootleg candy.")
4. Pour excess liquid into cup- drink. (Best to let it cool a little bit- the bunnies had their revenge when we were scalded terribly!)
5. Pour remainder of goo into cupcake cups. Cool in fridge until warm, and then eat.

Eating In: Easter Super-Fun Candy Balls!

At this point, we were feeling somewhat queasy, but we forged on for the sake of science and art. If you are going to cook only one candy-concoction this year, it should be: the Cadbury Creme BigBall. Don't get confused- this isn't simply a slightly larger creme egg; you can buy those in the store. This is what happens when you mash up nine eggs into a single huge, incredibly greasy, strangely intoxicating ball. Instructions:
1. Carefully peel eggs out of diabolical silver wrapper.
2. Smush (once again, a mallet is helpful here. We found that some of the eggs were strangely durable- as if they were fighting to live!)
3. Combine into a single large ball (this requires strong nerves- the "yolk" goes everywhere and is largely impervious to water. Seriously: we needed some of that automechanic soap to get this stuff off.)
4. Eat! (It was literally impossible to choke down more than one bite of this stuff, so we melted down the rest into a couple of more CadburyCremeCupCakes, to eat for breakfast tomorrow.)

Eating In: Easter Super-Fun Candy Balls!