Pepero Day is right around the corner, which means an uptick in the appearance of one of Korea’s favorite snacks. Typically dipped in chocolate, they’re available in a variety of flavors that range from cheese to sweet potato, but the possibilities reach well beyond that, especially if you take matters into your own hands.
Because of the simplicity of the dessert biscuit, all it takes is a little know-how to create a homemade version that’s equally delicious, and we aren’t the only ones with that idea. DIY Pepero can be found fresh out of the oven from professional bakers:
While picking up a box or few of Pepero gets the job done, if you know where to look, you just might find some sweet custom versions just waiting to be plucked. For those who haven’t lucked out by having Pepero nearby, these delectable snacks are fun to make right in your own kitchen. Plus, there’s the added bonus of flavoring the dip and decorating to your heart’s desire!
Lovers of chocolate-covered fruit, rejoice! Then, give this creation a try by dipping the biscuit in a chocolate of your choosing and roll in your favorite dried fruit. White chocolate strawberry, anyone?
If you like sweets with your sweets, cereal and gummy bears could do the trick. Depending on the size of your Pepero, these toppings could prove to be a little heavy to eat directly from the stick, but you’ll be far too busy stuffing your face with sugar to mind a little extra effort.
In the spirit of Pepero Day, these adorable heart-shaped sprinkles would be a perfect fit for the cookies given to your sweetheart, or even just to show some love to yourself. Either way, chocolate and sprinkles are a classic dessert pairing that never goes out of style.
Take homemade Pepero to another level with the help of cute characters! Top a stick of Pepero with a cake ball and you’ve got the base to create all kinds of characters from animals to cartoons. How about giving these dark chocolate and white chocolate bears a try?
Another take on character-adorned Pepero requires a slight change in shape. By flattening the biscuit and pressing with a stencil, this baker crafted a spot-on Charlie Brown and Snoopy. Check them out pre-dip:
Ready to try making your own Pepero? A sizeable selection of recipes can be found by searching the web, but we’ve done some of the work for you. Check out the video below to learn the process from start to finish:
For more Pepero inspiration, check out our Top 5 Pepero Treats You Gotta Try!
What toppings would go on your homemade Pepero? Let us know in the comments below!
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