Celebrating Easter with my Peeps

Be advised: This post is not about the true meaning of Easter.

Why yes, we are still in the octave of Easter, and yes, there is a way to celebrate using those three-day old Peeps.  It’s called [drumroll, bated breath, etc.] Peep Jousting.

Things you need: Peeps, toothpicks, paper plates, a microwave.

The Steps

  1. Choose two of the hardiest Peeps.
  2. Give them each a toothpick.
  3. Set them on a paper plate facing one another.
  4. Put them in the microwave to duke it out for 15 seconds or so.
  5. Watch them expand.  Cheer them on.
  6. The first Peep to poke and deflate the other Peep is victorious.
Other Peeps might want to bring some snacks and watch.





  • Will Peep Jousting harm my microwave?  It’ll destroy your microwave.  But only if you leave the Peeps in too long and let them explode.
  • Were Peeps harmed in the making of this post?  Absolutely.
  • Is your willingness to create a Peep Jousting blog post one of the reasons you’re still single?  Indubitably.



Jane Sloan


B. Jane Sloan is a writer and high school theology teacher from Atlanta, GA. In addition to blogging for Catholic Exchange, she has been published in Our Sunday Visitor, Notre Dame Magazine and the literary journal Omnibus. Jane graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 2007 with a B.A. in theology and philosophy. In 2009, she graduated with an M. Ed. from Notre Dame's Alliance for Catholic Education. In 2009 Jane made a 500-mile pilgrimage on the Camino de Santiago de Compostela in Spain. She spent summer 2010 as an intern planting vegetables and baking bread at the Abbey of Regina Laudis OSB in Bethlehem, CT. In 2011 she was present among the millions at the beatification of Blessed John Paul II. She is currently working toward her M.A. in Theology. Follow her on Twitter @CE_SundayBrunch. Follow her other blog on all-natural eating at www.thesavagepalate.blogspot.com

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  • This is the only thing that has ever made me want a microwave.

  • Jane

    Funnily, me too!  I don’t own one and had to break into my school over the weekend…

  • Awesome.  Just…awesome!

  • Do you have a microwave, Borobia?  I’m insisting you recreate this immediately and videotape the entire thing.  I have to see this in live action.

  • Elisa

    You had me thinking of the 6th Annual Peeps Contest from the “Washington Post” on this!

  • Barbara J Sloan

    Thanks, I checked out some of the images.  

  • Absolutely hilarious. I have always hated peeps. So this is right up my alley. 

  • Harold Fickett

    This wins the award for best use ever of left-over Easter candy and ranks among my favorite blog posts at Catholic Exchange.