What do you do with all that Easter candy if you want to moderate how much candy your kids eat? I decided to have some fun and add some peeps to my favorite Waldorf Salad recipe. As much as I hated to cut the adorable little peeps into little pieces, it added a little dash of color to the recipe while replacing the mini-marshmallows I would normally use.
I also have a confession, when I received the generous box of Peeps (thank you Peeps and Co) I had no idea what I was going to make with them. This recipe was inspired by my husband! We haven’t made a Waldorf Salad in years and I didn’t know if the kids would even eat it. I made a few modifications to make the recipe a little healthier as well.
I’m not a big mayo fan so I substituted with Stonyfield Greek yogurt (plain or vanilla – you choose how sweet you want it). The apples were from the local farmers market and the rest of the ingredients from the grocery store.
What you’ll need:
- 1 cup of halved grapes (seedless preferred)
- 1 cup of chopped walnuts
- 2 large apples
- 1 cup yogurt
- 1 TBS honey
- 1 TBD lemon juice
- a few of your favorite Peeps!
In a small bowl, combine the yogurt, honey, and lemon juice. Chop your apples into small bite-sized pieces, removing the seeds and core. Combine apples, grapes, walnuts, and yogurt mix in a small bowl. Add small pieces of Peeps for decoration and fun. Serve on a bed of your favorite lettuce. The lemon juice prevents the apples from browning and if refrigerated, should last for 2-3 days.
I did a blind taste test with my kids. They knew I had apples and Peeps so they were excited to see what I made. With eyes closed they both gave it a big thumbs up! We paired it with an oven baked chicken at dinner time and used the leftovers for school lunches. I even found myself nibbling on the salad the next day for lunch.
What kind of fun recipe could you make with your Peeps? I have one more recipe I’ll share with you later this week that I think you’ll like too. In addition to fun recipes my kids enjoy eating their Peeps the old fashion way; bunny ears first!
Disclosure: Peeps and Company provided our family with the Peeps shown in the pictures above. The recipe and opinions are our own. Please enjoy Peeps and other junk food responsibly and in moderation.
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