This Disappearing Peeps Magic Marshmallow Bites “puffs” recipe is so fun and delicious. Kids really love them and adults do too! They are a perfect recipe experiment for kids to help bake this Easter and spring season.
Also known as magic buns, these marshmallow stuffed crescent or biscuit dough rolls are tasty and super fun for the little ones. Use your favorite colored Peeps brand Marshmallows to see what is left behind in this edible experiment.
We are taking the guess work out of baking these magic Disappearing Peeps Marshmallow Puffs. Baked two different ways, we have all the tips you need to make sure your rolls come out perfectly. Having baked them 3 times in one day, we have all the tips! haha
Before starting this recipe, you’ll want to verify that you have the following ingredients. You can either use crescent rolls or biscuits. I prefer the below sized products for best results.
- Pillsbury™ Big & Flaky Crescent Rolls or a sheet, cut into 8 squares.
- Pillsbury Grands! Southern Homestyle Buttermilk Biscuits
- Peeps Brand Marshmallows – a variety of colors.
- Easter/Spring Sprinkles
- Colored frosting or candy melts
Equipment and Supplies Needed
We used the following equipment and supplies to make this recipe. Items that are optional or can be substituted will be noted.
- Muffin pan or tin (we prefer silicone) – To bake your buns.
- Baking spray (preferably a blend with flour in it) – We love Baker’s Joy brand. This will help keep your melty marshmallow from sealing your magic rolls to the pan–yes, it can happen!
- Plastic knife – To help remove the buns and protect your pan.
- Microwave-safe bowls– To melt the candy or frosting which you an optionally dip your puffs into.
- Oven – Adjusted to the center rack for optimal baking.
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit, and make sure your oven rack is in the center position.
Spray a silicone (best option, trust me) or metal muffin pan with nonstick spray.
Unwrap your dough, and add each piece to one muffin tin space.
Separate your Peeps so they are in singles.
Add one Peep to each piece of dough. Wrap each piece to cover the Peep completely. I flipped my Peep filled dough balls so they baked seamless on top.
Bake for 11-12 minutes or until tops are golden brown and firm to the touch.
Using oven mitts, remove puffs from the pan using a plastic knife to help pry. You need to do this while they are hot so that the marshmallow doesn’t stick to the pan and make a huge mess.
Once cooled, coat in powder sugar, dip in melted candy, icing, or frosting to decorate.
Once your kids see the inside they will be amazed! I found the larger southern style biscuits kept some of the Peep in tact. The smaller crescent buns really allowed the Peep to melt away. These would make a great experiment or activity for resurrection rolls.
This recipe is easy to make if you know the right tips and tricks! Here are my tips for ensuring your Disappearing Peeps Marshmallow Puffs come out perfectly.
For more in tact Peeps, use a thick extra large style biscuit dough. Pillsbury Grands! Southern Homestyle Buttermilk Biscuits are a good choice. They will melt the Peeps but you will see more leftover marshmallow.
For magic rolls with no evidence of a Peep left in site, use crescent style dough. We prefer a sheet cut into 8 squares or Pillsbury™ Big & Flaky Crescent Rolls.
If you want to Peeps to not “fully” disappear, try using stale Peeps as part of the experiment. Simply leave fresh Peeps out in a clean, dry container (uncovered for 1 days).
You can also use a jumbo marshmallow or standard sized one. This recipe is more of an edible experiment so having different sizes and options would be fun for the kids.
These Magic Peep Rolls can be enjoyed as is, or you can decorate them. Coating them in powdered sugar, icing, frosting, or candy melts is a fun way for the kids to get involved and have some Easter fun!
Unlike most recipes I share with you all, this recipe DOES NOT store well at all. I like to think of it as an edible experiment where kids, adults, and Peeps fans everywhere can have some baking & decorating fun in the moment.
P.S. These do actually taste quite good!! I have made S’mores Bites using crescent dough & those were also good! The marshmallow doesn’t melt though & it gets sticky, and creamy.
Follow the recipe below to make Magic Peeps Rolls (Resurrection Rolls Peeps style)! This recipe makes 8 rolls, but you can adjust the recipe card for other serving sizes.
Disappearing Peeps Magic Marshmallow Bites
- Oven (adjusted to center rack position)
- Silicone muffin pan/muffin tin
- nonstick baking spray
- plastic knife
- microwave-safe bowls (optional)
- 8 Peeps your choice of colors
- 12 ounces Pillsbury Grands! Big & Buttery Crescent Rolls- 8ct. You can also use biscuits, or crescent dough sheets.
- Candy melts, icing, frosting, sprinkles optional for decorating
- Preheat your oven to 350° Fahrenheit, and make sure your oven rack is in the center position. Spray a silicone (best option, trust me) or metal muffin pan with nonstick baking spray.
- Unwrap your dough, and add each piece to one muffin tin space. If you are using jumbo biscuit dough, press dough down to expand it a bit. Add one Peep Brand Marshmallow to each dough piece center, and wrap it completely. Flip bun over in the pan seam side down.
- Bake for 11-12 minutes or until tops are golden brown and firm to the touch. Using oven mitts, remove puffs from the pan using a plastic knife to help pry. You need to do this while they are hot so that the marshmallow doesn’t stick to the pan and make a huge mess.
- Once cooled, coat in powder sugar, dip in melted candy, icing, or frosting to decorate.