Krispie Treat Chicks

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Introducing the cutest dessert you will ever see in your lifetime… Krispie Treat Chicks. These bite-sized marshmallow krispie treats are made with Cadbury eggs, mini M&Ms, and more! They’re the perfect snack for Easter!

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.

Cadbury Chocolate Egg Krispie Treat Chicks

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_8227These are totally simple and perfect for the season…

How to Make Krispie Treat Chick Desserts:

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.

Yellow melted marshmallow mixture in a bowlThen mix in your cereal, as you normally would…

Yellow-tinted rice krispie treat batter in a bowlLet that cool for just a few minutes, so it’s not quite so warm and get your Mini Cadbury Eggs ready…

A package of mini cadbury cream eggsUnwrap them, and try not to sneak any…

A handful of unwrapped mini cadbury cream eggsGrab 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…

Mini cadbury egg being pressed into a circle of yellow rice krispie treat mixturePlace them on a wax paper or parchment lined baking sheet.

Yellow rice krispie treat balls on a baking sheetFor the chick faces I used some fun chocolate covered sunflower seeds and Mini M&Ms.

A package of colorful chocolate covered sunflower seedsI 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.

A collage of two photos of rice krispie chicksAnd 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

  • Author: Cookies & Cups
  • Prep Time Prep Time: 20 min
  • Total Time Total Time: 20 min
  • Yield Yield: makes 24 1x
  • Category Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine Cuisine: American

Description:

Introducing the cutest dessert you will ever see in your lifetime… Krispie Treat Chicks. These bite-sized marshmallow krispie treats are made with Cadbury eggs, mini M&Ms, and more! They’re the perfect snack for Easter!


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 1/4 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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Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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March 19, 2015 12:00 pm

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

March 17, 2015 1:37 pm

Seriously…these are genius and ADORABLE!!

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

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.

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!!

March 27, 2013 9:25 am

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

March 27, 2013 12:13 am

Those are the cutest, I love the little beak!

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.

March 26, 2013 7:53 am

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

March 26, 2013 7:23 am

so cute!!

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! 🙂

March 25, 2013 4:50 pm

IN LOVE with these! So dang adorable!

March 25, 2013 3:41 pm

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

March 25, 2013 11:59 am

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

March 25, 2013 10:37 am

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

Shelly Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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