Some people get excited for candy corn in October and candy canes in December. But when it comes to Easter candy, there is a divide. Some go for chocolate bunnies, others like Cadbury eggs, and yet others prefer Peeps. We are Team Peeps all the way.
We like our Peeps, like we like our peeps -- bright, marshmallowy, and sugar-dusted. Where can you see these little chickadees popping up in Miami? We have the answer!
See also: Easter Brunch in Miami
Spring has sprung at Dunkin' Donuts, where it recently debuted the iconic Peeps atop their frosted donuts. In case you missed the memo that this was a celebration of spring, the doughnuts are flower shaped and adorned with pastel pink or green icing. For the first time, a precious pink or yellow marshmallow chick is placed in the center hole. It seems so natural and fitting -- like a chick floating on a colorful inner tube in a pool. For something a little less natural, taste this baby, which will send you into a pink-and-green sugar coma. If you're looking for double the trouble, you can get two Peeps doughnuts and a medium coffee for $3.84.
If you have yet to experience a homemade marshmallow, you are missing out. Beyond the plastic bag of campfires past, they have that perfect bounce. And you can see your teeth marks and fingerprints as if the confection were a contour pillow. It is just heavenly. Bocce Bar is applying its marshmallow-making skills to the inviting yellow chicks. If you visit Bocce Bar on Easter, not only can you play a game of bocce ball on the green out front, but you also get free homemade Peeps at the end of your meal.
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Tongue & Cheek has been dotting the eyes of marshmallow chicks to get in the spirit. These folks have laser focus on creating a stellar Easter brunch decked out with Easter baskets, chocolate bunnies, and, most important, house-made peeps. We just got word of this awesomeness from chef Jamie DeRosa: "The Peeps will be complimentary during Easter -- like a bread basket for the table, but with Peeps instead." Hop on over for a sweet time and a free basket.
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