Krispie Treat Chicks

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I have a favorite hobby this time of year.

It’s called “Eat As Many Cadbury Eggs As Humanly Possible”.

Trust me it’s a thing.

 

I remember in high school, back when my metabolism appreciated excess amounts of junk food, hammering those things into my face until I was sick.

 

But as you get older, you grow to know your limits.  So instead of keg-standing Cadbury Eggs, I eat them in controlled excess… pacing yourself and all that.

 

And the perfect way to get your daily Cadbury Egg quota is slipping them into other unassuming treats.

Like Krispie Treats.  I mean, duh.

 

So today, I decided to get a little crafty while incorporating my 2 most favorite guilty pleasures…and made Krispie Treat Chicks…stuffed with a Mini Cadbury Egg.

IMG_8227 These are totally simple and perfect for the season…

Just make a batch of Basic Rice Krispie Treats…but when your marshmallow is almost melted, tint it yellow, using some yellow food coloring.  I used a gel based color.

 photo IMG_8150_zps1047a330.jpg Then mix in your cereal, as you normally would…

 photo IMG_8153_zpse7517ec6.jpg Let that cool for just a few minutes, so it’s not quite so warm and get your Mini Cadbury Eggs ready…

 photo IMG_8144_zps0576aa22.jpg Unwrap them, and try not to sneak any…

 photo IMG_8157_zps33d37fdf.jpg Grab about 1/4 cup of the Krispie mixture in your hands…you could spray you hands with cooking spray to help it not stick…just becareful not to use too much spray, because you will need to stick the eyes and the beak onto the krispie, and if you use too much they won’t stick.

Form a ball around one egg…

 photo IMG_8162_zps97704f39.jpg Place them on a wax paper or parchment lined baking sheet.

 photo IMG_8163_zpsc5878cd9.jpg For the chick faces I used some fun chocolate covered sunflower seeds and Mini M&Ms.

 photo IMG_8159_zpsebcefff4.jpg I thought the seeds were the perfect shape for their little beaks…and the M&Ms for their eyes (you could also use mini chocolate chips).

Just press them into the krispie mixture.  Mine stuck with no problem, but if you used a lot of cooking spray on your hands to form the balls, you might have some trouble.

 photo PicMonkeyCollage-19_zpsc02bfb3a.jpg And that’s it!

 

I placed each into a white mini cupcake liner to look like an eggshell…

So simple, and you get 2 treats in one!
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Krispie Treat Chicks
 
Will make approximately 24 Krispie Treat chicks
Ingredients
  • Ingredients for 1 batch Basic Rice Krispie Treats
  • Yellow food coloring
  • 24 MIni Cadbury Eggs, unwrapped
  • Chocolate covered Sunflower Seeds
  • Mini Brown M&Ms or mini chocolate chips
  • Mini white cupcake liners
Instructions
  1. Make Krispie Treats according to directions, but as soon as the marshmallows are ALMOST melted, add in you yellow food coloring. Use as much or little as you would like to reach desired effect.
  2. Immediately add in cereal and allow to cool for just a few minutes, so the Cadbury Egg doesn't melt.
  3. Using about ¼ cup of krispie mixture, form a ball around each Cadbury Egg, placing on a parchment lined baking sheet.
  4. Press orange sunflower seed vertically on to ball, to mimic a beak, and 2 Mini M&Ms or chocolate chips for the eyes.
  5. Place each in a mini white cupcake liner for presentation.
Notes
Store airtight for up to 2 days, although, best if eaten the same day, as is with any krispie treat.

 

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Guest
March 24, 2013 10:43 am

Oh my gosh these are so cute! I love food shaped as animals. The teenage metabolism is a wonderful thing. I think some are just lucky to be able to eat well into their mid years like my mum but that’s life for you.

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March 24, 2013 12:34 pm

Oh heavens aren’t those cute!

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March 24, 2013 12:37 pm

These are insanely cute, and insanely genius! You are the Rice Krispie Queen!

Guest
March 24, 2013 1:48 pm

Aww these are so freaking cute! I love their awesome little noses!!

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March 24, 2013 3:00 pm

Soooooooo cute!!! And, based on your love of Cadbury eggs, you are going to laugh at my post tomorrow. 😉

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tanya1234
March 24, 2013 4:47 pm

hi iz there any way i can make rice krispie with peanutbutter and syrup but without marshmellow

Guest
March 24, 2013 5:14 pm

So adorable. And those little cadbury eggs, that was a genius move on Cadbury’s part. Easy to eat more of them!!

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March 24, 2013 5:55 pm

I love this idea! It’s super cute!! 😀

Guest
March 24, 2013 6:59 pm

Oh wow, yum! I love kripie treats, and I love cadbury eggs…. oh and I love cute treats, so basically I LOVE these!!

Guest
March 24, 2013 7:07 pm

These are as CUTE as can be!

Guest
March 24, 2013 8:25 pm

Those are adorable!!!
I love Cadbury eggs and haven’t had one in years. Great idea to use the sunflower seeds!

Guest
March 24, 2013 10:30 pm

These are so cute and I love how simple they are! You are so creative!

Guest
March 24, 2013 10:52 pm

Totally adorable!!

Also, I had my very first Cadbury Egg 2 years ago. True Story.

Guest
March 25, 2013 8:28 am

Totally cute! These look great!

Guest
March 25, 2013 8:37 am

So freaking cute!

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March 25, 2013 9:00 am

I’ve been avoiding cadburys because I know once I have one…it’s all over. These chicks though…total cadbury portion control. And so cute too! Love it!

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March 25, 2013 10:04 am

Shelly these are too cute for words!!

Guest
March 25, 2013 10:37 am

These are adorable – and the cadburry egg inside – who wouldn’t love that?

Guest
March 25, 2013 11:59 am

These are just too cute.
I love the surprises in the middles, too.

Guest
March 25, 2013 3:41 pm

These are too cute to eat, absolutely love them! !

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March 25, 2013 4:50 pm

IN LOVE with these! So dang adorable!

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March 25, 2013 5:19 pm

These are so stinking cute!! And I have a bag of cadbury mini eggs leftover from some cupcakes I made, so I can use them to make these cute as chicks! :)

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March 26, 2013 7:23 am

so cute!!

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March 26, 2013 7:53 am

These little guys are so cute! And I do have an abiding affection for Cadbury’s Creme Eggs.

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March 26, 2013 9:42 pm

Confession: I hate Cadbury Cream Eggs. No shame. I do, however, LOVE the caramel eggs. Problem solved.

These are cutest witto chickie treats ever. Like, ever.

Guest
March 27, 2013 12:13 am

Those are the cutest, I love the little beak!

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March 27, 2013 9:25 am

Those eggs are my nemesis. I can justify eating the whole pack 😉

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March 27, 2013 10:39 am

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Adrienne
March 30, 2013 5:42 pm

Just made these in time for tomorrow’s celebrations. Couldn’t find covered pine nuts here in Ireland but orange tic-tacs worked a treat!!

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sallyann
April 4, 2013 7:09 pm

oh wow, these are fab , ive stumbled across your blog and just found this. oh my…when i was in high school id eat 2 full size cream eggs for my lunch nearly every day….the shame of it ! lol. so how about big chicks with full size eggs?….or am i being greedy.
thats a great tip also…the person up there who said use tic tacs…brilliant.

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Tammy Strickland
April 6, 2014 7:35 pm

These are so cute!!!! I’m going to make them for my 2 grand daughters, I know they will love them… I love your site also.. Happy Easter & baking

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March 17, 2015 1:37 pm

Seriously…these are genius and ADORABLE!!

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March 19, 2015 12:00 pm

These are the cutest little treats….. and we LOVE the hidden surprise inside!

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