Baby Chicks

Last year, I posted Baby Peeps.

Obviously, my creative apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.

Because this year I made Baby Chicks.

I was particularly proud of the Baby Peeps recipe last year, because it was the first recipe to ever get featured by any party. Allison, from Alli ‘n Sons featured it after a Sweet Tooth Friday linky. She stumbled it and got so many hits. I was smiling for days.

I knew I wanted to stuff eggs with something again. I was going to do a filling. But then I thought about those Mini Nutter Butters I still had in my pantry from making this and this.

And I thought, hmmm. Those kinda look like baby chicks. (If baby chicks are small, round, and filled with peanut butter.)

Then I asked myself, what should I do with baby chicks?

Well, stuff them in eggs, of course.

First, you need to make your baby chicks. Dip your Nutters (or mini Oreos) in yellow candy melts. Let them harden, then melt some orange candy melts and pipe on beaks.

Then pipe some feet and stand your chick up on them.

Then you need to make your eggs. I use a mold I bought at An Occasional Chocolate, but I saw some silicone ones at Target last week.

Spread around your chocolate and let it harden.

Once you have all your shells, put your chicks inside.

Add some more candy around the edges.

And seal them up. (I wonder if they feel like they’re in a coffin? That’s kinda cruel. Must go liberate the ones in the fridge…)

So now I guess that stuffing food animals in eggs at Easter is my thing.

I hope you don’t mind.

Maybe next year I’ll stuff a cat in there. You know, to throw you off course.

Baby Chicks
by Crazy for Crust
Baby Chicks

Ingredients

  • Mini Nutter Butters or Mini Oreos
  • Yellow mandy melts
  • Orange candy melts
  • White and/or pink candy melts
  • Black food writer

Instructions

    To Make the Chicks
  1. Melt the yellow candy melts according to package directions. (If the candy is too thick, stir in a little shortening or vegetable oil to thin.) Dip the mini cookies into the candy and tap off the excess. Lay on a wax-paper lined cookie sheet and chill to harden.
  2. Melt a small amount of orange candy melts and place them in a small squeeze bottle or pastry bag. (I fitted my squeeze bottle with a #2 tip for this step.) Make triangle beaks on each chick and let harden. To make the feet, pipe two triangles about 1/4" apart on waxed paper. Connect the fat ends of the triangles with a line of orange candy. Place the cookie chick standing up on top of the piped feet and let harden. Draw dots for eyes.
  3. To make the Eggs
  4. Melt your white (or pink or whatever color eggs you want) candy melts. Place a spoonful in each mold and use the spoon to swipe the candy up the sides of the mold so the egg is covered. Chill to harden. Place the extra melted candy in a squeeze bottle or pastry bag fitted with a #1 or a #2 tip.
  5. Pop the egg shells out of your mold (careful now!). Place a chick in the bottom half of the mold. Pipe melted candy around the edge of the shell and place the top half on top. Fill in any holes with melted candy and let harden. Decorate tops as desired.
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Enjoy!

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Comments

  1. Those are so intricate and cute! My nieces and nephews would love them! I don’t think I could make them though, they would melt in my hands!

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  2. These are so cute!! I think I would be too intimidated by the multiple stages of melting and molding and shaping and dipping, but you made it sound easy :) Lovely Easter idea!

  3. These are just about the most adorable things I’ve ever seen! You also have waaaaaaaaay more patience than me–I would have eaten them all before I ever got them done. I’m all for liberating those chicks!

  4. These are REALLY cute!

  5. You know I love these little guys…like a mini version of my chick cupcakes! Inside a chocolate egg! Awesomeness!

  6. Adorable!! I gotta check out the peeps from last year!!

  7. Those are absolutely way too cute!!!! Love that you stuffed them into a coffin…I mean shell:-)

  8. So cute!! And totally ingenious of you!

  9. Um, cats DO come from eggs, so joke’s on you. DUH :)
    And these are SO stinkin’ cute. I have always been baffled by the concept of chocolate eggs with hollow centers and just chalked it up to elf-magic or something in the depths of chocolate factories. Or Oompa Loompas; whichever can be purchased at a large quantity for a low price. Anywho, these chicks are ADORABLE. What a cute idea. I kind of want to be cruel and eat a bunch but I’m still hung up on your other treat you gave me. Mmm!!

  10. Adorable!!!

  11. so cute! And you should so do a cat in a pumpkin for halloween, it could be your thing;p

  12. Those are SO CUTE!!!!

  13. These look amazing! If my grandson lived nearby, I would probably try to make them. They seem creatively over my head… hahaha!

    Thanks for visiting me at A Season for All Things. I’m your newest follower and look forward to finding more terrific ideas.

  14. Looks like a project my grand kids would love. Too cute.

  15. these are too cute!

  16. Stickin’ cute! You rock! So, with that being said, I want to tell you I will be awarding you the Versatile Blogger award today on our blog. :) Have a great week friend! Again, these are too cute!

  17. These are very cute and adorable
    Your are soooooooooo creative

  18. Hi Dorothy, These are Fantastic (with a capital F!)! Since I’m ill and can’t/won’t bake with my germies lurking that I featured your cookies on my blog (links included n’ all)

    http://www.sweet2eatbaking.com/2012/03/sickies-are-attacking-again.html

    Hope that’s OK?

  19. These are so stinkin cute!!

  20. Scrolling down, these tiny chicks just got cuter and cuter! I love that they stand up too:)

  21. These are darlings! They are absolutely too adorable. :) LOL…stuff them the the eggs, I think they are super festive.

  22. Oh my! These are unbelievably adorable – I’ve got to give them a go this weekend!

  23. O my cuteness! You are so stinkin creative. Love them!

  24. These are too cute Dorothy! Thanks so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday :)

  25. So cute!!! especially the last pic of the chick carrying the shell!

  26. Oh my word… These look amazing!!!! I can only find white candy melt here! But there’s a Michael’s opening soon.. so maybe they’ll have COLORS!!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!

  27. Adorable!! And so clever…love your little chicks! I’ll be interested in seeing how you pull off the cat next year. ;)

  28. I love your baby chicks!!! They are so cute!

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  30. You’re just a genius! Love these! You’re being featured tonight at Mom On Timeout! Thanks for sharing!

  31. Very cute. Love these.

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