Delicious Lemon Trifle with PEEPS

Lemon Trifle with Peeps.....

I love lemon.  I love the clean, fresh scent, the delicious taste and the happy yellow color.  What’s more, I love PEEPS!  Their marshmallowy goodness with a coat of sugar.  Mmmm.

Add a little angel food cake, vanilla wafer cookies for crunch and light, fluffy cool whip and you have just created a delicious trifle sure to delight your family.  Whether you’re celebrating Spring, hosting dinner this Sunday or just looking for an “Oh Happy Day” treat, this is it!

lemon desert with peeps


peeps and trifle


Ingredients for Lemon Trifle with PEEPS:

  • Yellow Bunny PEEPS (I used 16)
  • Angel Food Cake
  • Vanilla Wafer Cookies (about half a box, crushed)
  • Cool Whip – 16 oz
  • Lemon Filling

Lemon Filling Ingredients:

  •  2 Cups Water
  • 2 Cups Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Corn Starch
  • 2 Tablespoons Butter
  • 6 Egg Yolks
  • Rind of 2 Lemons
  • 1/2 Cup Lemon Juice

trifle with peeps



1.  Make a batch of Lemon Filling

Bring water to boil in a medium saucepan.  Slowly mix in sugar and cornstarch with a whisk.  Stir until mixture becomes clear, thick and begins to bubble.  Reduce heat to medium.

Add butter, egg yolks, lemon rind and juice.  Continue to heat 3-4 more minutes to ensure eggs are cooked.

Let cool completely.

2.  Layer your crushed vanilla cookies, followed by lemon filling, angel food cake and cool whip.  Take care to notice the height of your peeps, so that they are sitting on the first layer of cool whip.

3.  Add your peeps to the perimeter of your dish and continue filling with your ingredients.

Share and enjoy!

lemon trifle with peeps


Looking for more ideas?  Check out PEEP’s website,, to see fun ways their fans use PEEPS® in recipes, crafts and artwork sharing their own #peepsonality!

And if you’d like to know how many PEEPS it takes to reach the top of the Sears Tower, you have to check out this fun infographic:  PEEPS Infographic.  It is very interesting!

Disclosure:  I received PEEPS products at no cost to myself.  However, all opinions are my own.  Please see my Disclosure Policy on the About Page for more information.

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  1. Oh wow! I’ve never thought of using peeps in a trifle. My family would go crazy for this:)

  2. Stacy Wiley says:

    Can you tell me how the peeps hold up overnight if you make this in advance? 🙂

    • Yes, we ate it over the course of two days and the PEEPS held up wonderfully. Keep it refrigerated and it will be fine. PS – I discovered that I like PEEPS even more when cold. 😉