The Easter Bunny and Santa Claus now have a favorite candy in common

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- The weather in Southeastern Wisconsin certainly does not feel like Easter, the time when most folks buy and enjoy marshmallow Peeps, but the manufacturer says that Peeps are not just meant for Easter baskets.

Just Born, the parent company of the Peeps brand, has announced a line of winter-themed holiday variants set to hit shelves just in time for the season.

  • Marshmallow Snowmen
  • Marshmallow Trees
  • Marshmallow Gingerbread Men
  • Marshmallow Stockings
  • Holiday Vanilla Crème Flavored Pop
  • Candy Cane Flavored Marshmallow Chicks
  • Delights Double Hot Chocolate Marshmallow Dipped in Dark Chocolate
  • Delights Peppermint Bark Flavored Marshmallow Dipped in Dark Chocolate

Not only is the marshmallow treat offering holly-jolly flavors, but they are also taking to the internet to offer recipes and ideas that utilize their holiday versions.

For example, they showcase a "hot chocolate board" that utilizes Peeps gingerbread men, Peeps candy cane chicks, Peeps snowmen, wafer cookies, hot chocolate mix and whipped cream.

The company's website also showcases the other holiday variants they offer throughout the year, including Halloween specialties that were offered throughout autumn.

Peeps said in a press release that the flavors are on shelves at nationwide retailers, but they can also be purchased online by visiting the Peeps official online store.

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