Marshmallow Peeps Shaped Like The Poop Emoji
Poop Peeps

Marshmallow Peeps Shaped Like The Poop Emoji

Poop Peeps?

Yup!  Today we’re going to make Poop Peeps.  Marshmallow Peeps that are shaped like the poop emoji.
Poop Emoji

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You all know marshmallow peeps, right?  They are the candy corn of Easter candy.  Some people hate em, some people love em.  I for one love them.  They are crunchy on the outside and soft and fluffy on the inside.  How could that be a bad thing?!  So marshmallow peeps are pretty much marshmallows coated in dyed sugar crystals.  If you think about how simple that sentence is you will realize that it’s also super simple to make at home.  All you need is sugar, gelatin, and food dye.  So, without further adoodoo, let’s get poopin!

Takin’ the Browns to the Super Bowl

The first thing we need to try and replicate the poop emoji is a brown sugar.  Well not brown sugar, but brown dyed sugar.  Granulated, white sugar has been refined into little pourable crystals that we use in our coffee or everyday cooking.  Brown sugar, however, is granulated sugar with molasses added in.  This gives the sugar a nice caramel, nutty flavor but also leads to the sugar forming moist clumps.  These clumps can also dry out leaving hard rocks.  We need sugar we can sprinkle, so we must dye the white sugar brown.  To do this we need, you guessed it, brown food dye.

I went with the liquid food dye from Lorann Oils.  To dye the sugar pour 1 cup of sugar into a Ziploc bag and then add the dye in drops.  The problem is, that you are going to need a lot of drops to get the deep brown color of a turd.  It took 125 drops to achieve this and I’m not sure what that is in teaspoons.  If anyone tries this and measures it out please tell me in the comments and I’ll update the instructions.  After you’ve added the dye, you will have 1 large dark clump in white.  Just fully seal the baggie and massage it until the dye spreads throughout.  It should only take a couple of minutes.  Just make sure you break up the clumps so the dye spreads evenly.


You Should Have Something That Looks Like This

Next, pour the brown dyed sugar through a coarse sieve to sift out the large clumps into a baking a sheet.  We will be using this pan as a working surface.  Discard the clumps from the strainer and shake the baking sheet to get a thin layer.  Let it air dry for about 10 minutes.  Last but not least, we need to add a little flavor to these poops.  I did this by, first, pouring the sugar into a mason jar.  To do this without making a mess, I simply made a cone out of printer paper and used it as a funnel.   Lastly, we need to add some flavor, and instead of making it taste like something that came out of your chocolate starfish, we’re just going to make it chocolate.  So add a 1/2 tablespoon of cocoa powder and shake it up.

Shake Weight

Exactly Like This

Pour it back out into the baking sheet and shake it a bit to form an even layer.

Deuces Wild

Now it’s time to make some marshmallow!  It’s surprisingly easy you just need a few things.  We need a Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer with the whisk attachment.  We also need powdered gelatin, vanilla extract, candy thermometer, and a piping bag fitted with a 1/2 inch (Ateco #12) tip.  Step 1 is the activate the gelatin.  Pour a 1/3 of a cup of water into the mixing bowl and then pour the contents of 1 gelatin packet on top.  Let it sit for 10 minutes.  While the gelatin is…um…gelling, add 1 cup of sugar and 1/4 cup of water to a small sauce pan.  Clip your candy thermometer to the side and bring to a gentle boil over medium heat.  The mixture is ready when it reads about 235ºF (~113ºC).  This should take about 10 minutes so the timing is perfect.  Pour the mixture into the stand mixer bowl and give it a gentle stir with a spoon to break up any leftover gelatin clumps.  Add the vanilla extract and turn on the mixer at medium-high speed, and whisk until super fluffy (9 minutes).

Immediately, using a silicone spatula,  transfer the mixture to your piping bag.


Kicking Out The Kardashians

Alright, we’re ready to pipe some poop!  Twist the end of your piping bag shut and break out your baking sheet lined with brown dyed sugar.  Pipe out the marshmallow directly into the sugar making 2 inch diameter, tightly coiled piles of dookie.  Remember you don’t have to  squeeze too hard, but you do need to concentrate to get a beautiful BM.  However, if your Texas Turds are not holding their shape and looking more like runny Mississippi Mud, wait a minute and let the marshmallow cool a bit.  A “Pile of Poo” emoji has 4 levels, so keep that in mind when piping.  Repeat until the piping bag is empty.  You should have about 15 to 20 poop peeps.

While they are still tacky, just pick up the brown dyed sugar with your fingers and dump it on top.  Once there is a light coating, you can even pick it up an dredge it gently in the sugar, or you could keep sprinkling.  The dredging was most effective though.

Poop Peeps

You should have nice little poops like this 💩

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OK, we got our poops made!  Now comes the part where we put on the eyes and mouth.  What I did was cut slices of mini marshmallows for the whites of the eyes.  Now simply use candy glue to stick them onto your delicious little dookies.  For the mouth, cut the mini marshmallow in half longways and then cut that in half so that it makes s semi circle.  Repeat the process and affix the smile to the poop.  Last but not least, the pupils!  So what I did here was dropped a little brown food dye into a teaspoon measure.  I then took a toothpick and dipped it a little into the brown liquid and carefully dotted in the pupils.

There ya have it!  Everything you need to start pinching your own marshmallow loaves.

Update: So, reader Kristin hit me with some science and gave me the teaspoon measurement for how much dye we need! 

Usually 20 drops=1ml and 5ml’s=1tsp so 100 drops should be roughly 1 tsp.

So basically we need 1 1/2 teaspoons of dye!  Thanks, internet!

Update 2: Originally this recipe called for using water to affix the eyes to the Peeps.  I found that in the warmer months the marshmallows tend to absorb that water over time and swell up.  They also get kind of, um slimy.  Instead just use candy glue!  You can find it in baking sections and Amazon.


Poop Peeps
Marshmallow Peeps that look like the poop emoji.
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
40 min
Total Time
1 hr
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
40 min
Total Time
1 hr
For The Coating
  1. 1 Cup Granulated Sugar
  2. 1 1/2 Teaspoons Brown Food Dye (150 Drops)
  3. 1/2 Tablespoon Cocoa Powder
For The Marshmallows
  1. 1 Packet Powdered Gelatin
  2. 1/3 Cup Water
  3. 1 Cup Sugar
  4. 1/4 Cup Water
  5. 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
For The Eyes
  1. About 40 Mini Marshmallow
  2. Candy Glue
  3. 1/4 Teaspoon Brown Food Dye
For The Sugar Coating
  1. Fill a Ziploc bag with sugar and drop 150 drops of brown food dye into it. Seal the bag, and massage it to mix the food coloring well. If there are clumps, break up them up with your thumbs. It should take about 5 minutes to fully incorporate.
  2. Sift the contents of the bag into a baking sheet and let it air dry for about 10 minutes.
  3. Transfer the brown dyed sugar to a mason jar, add the cocoa powder, seal it, and shake vigorously until well combined.
  4. Pour it back into the baking sheet and shake a bit to spread evenly.
For The Marshmallows
  1. Affix a whisk attachment to a stand mixer and fill the bowl with 1/3 cup of water. Sprinkle one packet of powdered gelatin on top and let sit for 10 minutes.
  2. While the gelatin mixes with the water. Pour 1 cup of sugar and 1/4 cup of water into a medium saucepan. Clip a candy thermometer to the side of the pot and turn the heat to medium. Cook until the sugar is dissolved and the temperature reaches approximately 235ºF.
  3. Add the contents of the pot to the mixing bowl and gently stir to break up any lumps of gelatin.
  4. Add the vanilla extract and turn the mixer on to medium-high speed (speed 7) and whisk until light and fluffy (About 9 minutes).
  5. Using a silicone spatula transfer the marshmallow to a piping bag fitted with a half inch diameter tip.
  6. Pipe the marshmallow directly into the sugar mixture. Make a 2 inch diameter base and then swirl it upwards to resemble tightly coiled piles of poop. Keep in mind that a poop emoji has 4 levels to it so try and aim for that many. If the mixture isn't holding its shape, let the marshmallow cool for a minute and then continue piping.
  7. While still tacky, dust the poops with the brown dyed sugar. If there is a even a bit of a coating you can pick up the marshmallow and gently dredge it in the sugar. They should hold their shape.
For the Eyes and Smiles
  1. Cut slices of mini-marshmallows with a knife. Dab your finger into a bowl of water and moisten the tacky side. Press down firmly to flatten it out a bit. Next affix the eyes to the poo pile. Do the same with the mouth but instead of slicing, cut the mini-marshmallow lengthwise and then cut a semi-circle out of that. Moisten and affix.
  2. Make the pupils by lightly dotting brown food dye onto the eyes with a toothpick.
Adapted from Southern Fatty
Adapted from Southern Fatty

This Post Has 107 Comments

    1. Helen, I kind of love word play and honestly, I thought of this in the shower hahaha. Then the idea had to be put into motion.

      1. This is both the most unexpected and sweetest thing I have ever heard! Patty would you like to send me images of this so I may share how even a little confection can brighten someone’s day?

  1. I can only imagine my family’s reaction if I made these. Side note – I heard this emoji was made to be ice cream…apparently the masses didn’t get the memo 🙂

  2. In the instructions you say 1 cup of water and1/3 cup of sugar. Under the “For marshmallows section” it says 1 cup of sugar and 1/4 cup of water…. Could you clarify which are correct? Thanks so much!

    1. Oh No! I messed up. I fixed it to the correct measurements. The blog post had the incorrect measurements. It’s supposed to be 1 cup sugar and 1/4 cup of water. Thanks for pointing that out, Jennifer!

    1. HAHAHA You need a lot of dye to get the deep rich brown of a smiling pile of shit. I want to remeasure and have a real teaspoon measurement, but I ran out of dye before I could.

  3. Hi, I can tell you that it is supremely,freaking refreshing to read a blog that is just about shit!!My bad! Cucka, poop, turds, or is it terds? Getting like 400 blogs a day, most of them food, I am a food spaz!! Pinterest, only social network I am on, and only since Christmas.Love foodies,yet sometimes I can feel so dam inadequate! Nothing about life is just perfect, like always.I cuss, get pissy, have ugly days, can be a “b”…Anyway,maybe next time can make like a pee punch, or a booger burger! Love your blog! Am going to make these too.

  4. Where the heck have you been??!!! The perfect antidote to precious perfect food logs… I do love them but an o man need a little lightness..
    PoopPeeps so stinkin’ great. And you site LOOKS great too!

  5. Is there a reason why you couldn’t just mix dark cocoa powder with the sugar for the brown color rather than using artificial colors? Not only would it taste better, but I’d think it would maybe look better.

  6. Usually 20 drops=1ml and 5ml’s=1tsp so 100 drops should be roughly 1 tsp….I know you were “dying” for this info, hope it helps

  7. This is hilarious! I make square marshmallows all the time, but I haven’t tried to pipe them yet! If I try it, I’ll send pics 🙂

  8. I’m making Poop Peeps right now! I was able to get a nice poop brown food color by mixing red and green food colors from the cheap little bottles at the grocery store. Perfect. It took far fewer than 125 drops to color the sugar, though I started with an unbleached sugar, so it was already a little brown when I started.

    Good luck, Poop Peep makers!

    1. Hey, Leslie. Do you have the measurements for the dye you used? Do you recall the ratio of green to red? What kind of sugar did you use?

  9. Any idea if this is possible without a stand mixer? Ihave one of those electric balloon whisks, would that work?
    Yours poopfully

  10. Someone needs to make these for the girl who tweeted about hiding a poop in her purse while on a date. (Yes. It really happened)

    1. What?! Is that on the internet? Is there a link?! I’ve had some bad dates before (even one where the date left a very stinky deposit at the porcelain bank in the restaurant) but that would take the cake.

  11. I can see that being a real hit at a party for the middle school crowd… (Do they still love to say “Ew, gross!” or am I showing my age, here?) Even better if you get the kids to make them…

  12. I just want to say, this is amazing. I never comment on blogs, but just wanted to say, bravo. A poop peep is a beautiful thing.

  13. Tooooooo perfect! I’m living in rural England where most of my folks never heard of Peeps…..I’ve introduced regular Peeps and now must think about making these! There are certain brands of demerara sugar that are nice and crunchy and a lovely colour deep brown that will make getting the sugar part right a no brainer! I’m a vicar…..they’ll love these at church! hahahahahahaha

  14. I like using peeps for the roasted marshmallow part of s’mores, tastes like creme brulee. However not sure if the visual of these slightly melted on a graham cracker will be eatable, but I’m just weird enough that it needs to happen. Thanks 💩

  15. Perfect! My kids love the store peeps but I hate buying them. We try to avoid packing their Easter baskets with a ton of sugar and opt for non-food treats for the bulk. They will have so much fun making these they won’t miss the otherwise “reduced sugar basket”. And before anyone feels the need to whine “but it’s Easter, just let them have fun”, I assure you they do! We do things together and they still get candy and the chocolate bunny, just not the ridiculously over-sized monster rabbit! One day of sugar frenzy is enough with 3 ADHD kids, thank you! ANYWAY, I love the idea and the wit, thanks!

    1. HAHAHAHAHA that’s funny because my niece and nephew always steal my phone when we hang out so they can send grandma poop emojis. I may be an enabler of bad behavior haha!

  16. I so need this recipe! I failed to buy Easter candy (because we don’t need empty calories) and unfortunately, I’m in the ‘outhouse’ with my kids! I’ll offer to make it up to them!!
    Did you try adding cocoa powder to the marshmallow mixture? That might make it the right color and allow less dye & sugar in the long run!

    1. No. The problem with brown sugar is the molasses which creates “clumpier” sugar that sticks together. For the proper granulated look we need dyed brown sugar.

  17. have you tried making these in advance and freezing them? do you think that the brown food coloring in the sugar will bleed into the white marshmallow?

    1. The food coloring will not bleed but I have no tried freezing them in advance. If you do would mind commenting back here with the results? I see no problem with it as my family always freezes mallowmars and the marshmallow never gets weird.

  18. I love this post and recipe on so many levels. Could you add cocoa powder to the recipe to make chocolate marshmallows? I know that baking is all about ratios, so wound it mess up the recipe? If it is possible, how much cocoa powder would you need to add?

    1. I see no problem with adding cocoa powder to the marshmallow. Add it before you start whisking (when you add the vanilla extract). I’m not positive on how much but why not start with 1 tablespoon? This isn’t baking as there is no oven involved so you should have some leeway to experiment.

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