Categories:Easter Gelatin & Pectin Recipes Marshmallows
History of Peeps Candy:
Following information is from the History Magazine, April/May 2011 Issue, History Trivia by Donna Alice Patton:
If you love Peeps, you can thank a man named Sam Born. Sam was a Russian who moved to the United States from France in 1910. While in France, he learned the fine art of making chocolate. He later invented a machine that could put a stick in a lollipop automatically. In 1917, Born opened a candy shop in New York. Everyday, He make a new batch of chocolates and put a sign in his window, “Just Born.” This was to tell his customers the chocolate were ready. It is how his company got its name.
The Just Born Company moved to Pennsylvania in 1932 and kept making fine chocolates. In 1953, he decided to purchased the The Rodda Candy Company that was famous for jelly beans and a funny little marshmallow chick. They made each chick by squeezing marshmallow out of a pastry tube. In 1954, Bob Born (son of founder, Sam Born) invented a machine to make the chicks faster. Just Born became the biggest marshmallow candy company in the world.
Peeps Candy Recipe – Marshmallow Peeps Recipe:
I adapted this recipe from the Oregonian FOODday newspaper in Portland, Oregon. This sugar, soft, chewy treat nesting in the Easter basket is hard to beat when it is homemade.