Swimming Peeps Jello Cups – a cute and easy Easter recipe that uses peeps!

blue jello in glass bowl with yellow peep on top
I think your kids are going to want this cute Easter treat. Geez, I mean I want one of these Swimming Peeps Jello Cups even as an adult!

Peeps seem like an obligatory treat to include in an easter basket. Some kids love them and some don’t. Do your kids like them?

blue jello in glass bowl with yellow peep on top, 4 in a row

When I was little, I usually went for the jelly beans or the chocolate easter eggs first. If I did open my peeps, I would usually only eat one and then the rest of them would go stale over the next few days, ha.

When we have kids, I will probably still include Peeps in their easter baskets because they are iconic. But instead of giving each kid a package of peeps, I think it could be fun to buy one package of peeps for the whole family and then use them in a new recipe each easter. How fun would that be?!

blue jello in glass bowl with yellow peep on top

The idea of eating peeps in a recipe is more appealing to me than just eating them.

What to make with Peeps

-making peeps rice krispie bars
bunny dirt cups
-popping a peep into your hot chocolate
-melt the peeps and pour them over ice cream or popcorn
peeps popcorn balls
-using them to decorate a peeps garden cake

How to make swimming peeps jello cups

You’ll need 2 boxes of blue jello mix, or more depending on how many jello cups you plan to make, water, cool whip, blue food coloring and peeps. The jello will take about 4 hours to set, sometimes I wish it would set instantly.. maybe I could ask the resident chemist (aka my husband) to develop a type of jello that would set in seconds.

blue jello in glass bowl with yellow peep on top

I better start brainstorming now for next year’s peep recipe!

swimming peeps jello cups in clear glasses on metal tray

Swimming Peeps Jello Cups

4.32 from 22 ratings
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Additional Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 15 minutes
Yield: 8 servings
What to make with Peeps? Swimming Peeps Jello Cups! A cute and easy Easter recipe that uses jello, cool whip and peeps!


  • 2 boxes blue jello mix
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 2 cups cold water
  • 8 oz cool whip
  • Blue food coloring
  • Chick peeps


  • Empty 2 boxes of blue jello mix into a mixing bowl.
  • Heat 2+ cups of water in a tea pot or on a stove until boiling.
  • Once it boils, measure out 2 cups and carefully pour it into the bowl with the jello mix.
  • Use a spatula to dissolve the powder, stirring for 1-2 minutes.
  • Add 2 cups of cold water to the bowl, and stir until combined.
  • Divide the jello among the bowls/glasses you want to use.
  • Place them in the refrigerator for 4 hours or until they are completely set.
  • Before serving, add a few drops of blue food coloring to a container of cool whip. Mix until the color is even.
  • Top each jello cup with a dollop of cool whip and a chick peep.
Cuisine: American
Course: Dessert
Author: Beth
Calories: 123kcal, Carbohydrates: 26g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 5mg, Sodium: 122mg, Potassium: 32mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 23g, Vitamin A: 50IU, Calcium: 33mg, Iron: 1mg
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