Thursday, March 28, 2013

Rice Cereal Easter Chicks



Nothing is cuter than baby chicks! (Except maybe our chihuahua Joey!) And Everyone loves Rice Krispy Treats, so why not make these fun and easy treats for Easter Sunday?  This recipe is so simple that you can even involve the kids! Although these chicks don't have wings, we guarantee they will fly off the platter!!

Ingredients:
3 tablespoons of butter
4 cups of miniature marshmallows
6 cups of crispy rice cereal
Yellow food coloring
Miniature M&M's
Gum paste
Corn Starch
Orange food coloring
Nonstick cooking spray
Powdered Sugar
Water

Kitchen Essentials:
Large pot
Stove
Wooden spoon
Parchment paper
Serving platter
Knife
Cookie sheet
Parchment paper
Small bowl
Tooth pick
Tablespoon

Directions:
Place the pot over low heat and add the butter. Once the butter is melted, add the miniature marshmallows and stir until they have also melted.



Remove from the heat and add yellow food coloring to dye the marshmallow mixture. Different brands or types of food color dye differently, so you will have to make the decision of how much food coloring to add. 





Next add the rice cereal and mix well.

Give your hands a light mist of the nonstick cooking spray, so you can handle the sticky mixture. Measure out about 1 tablespoonful of the rice cereal mixture. Roll the mixture with you hands and place on the parchment paper lined cookie sheet. Once you have rolled the entire rice cereal mixture into little balls, you can begin to decorate and bring your chicks to life.



For the beaks, we used a little bit of gum paste that was dyed orange. We lightly dusted our surface with corn starch, rolled out the gum paste and using a knife created tiny little triangles. If you don't have gum paste, you can also use slivers of carrot, cut into tiny triangles.  You can also use the orange part of a candy corn, also cut into triangles. They will look just as cute!

For the eyes, we used miniature M&M's. 



In a small bowl, add about 2 tablespoons of powdered sugar and a couple drops of water and mix. This is the "glue" that will hold the eyes and beaks to your rice cereal ball. You want the sugar glue to be thick and to actually look like Elmer's glue. Using a toothpick apply a tiny dab to the back of the beaks and eyes and place on the rice cereal ball. Its that simple!! Your little Easter chicks are ready to enjoy!!





39 comments:

  1. Hellloo..I came back to meet you...Nice blog and delicious recipies..Now I am following your beatiful blog..see you two soon..Nurşen..

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    1. Thanks... Look forward to hearing form you...

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    1. Thanks... They are really cute... Kids love them.

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  3. Aw, these are darling! And who can resist Rice Krispie Treats! Double bonus :)

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  4. Hi Mr & Mrs P,
    Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier. It's always good to learn something new. Those preserved kamquet available at anytime of the year in Malaysia. And kamquet is a must for the Chinese during Chinese New Year. It brings the meaning of Spring & prosperity. Btw, you're so creative with the rice cereal chicks. They look fantastic. I bet the kids would love them.
    Happy Easter Day to both of you. Any new members joining in the family yet? :o) Have fun.
    Blessings, Kristy

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    1. Hi Kristy!! Not yet... =) Hope to keep in touch!! Hope you have a happy easter as well

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  5. Adorable! And so fun to make too!

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  7. So cute! A great idea.

    Happy Easter!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  8. How clever and creative! Happy Easter Mr and Mrs P!

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    1. Thank you.. Wishing a Happy Easter to you as well Mich!

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  9. Love your blog and these chicks are adorable! Happy Easter!

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  10. These are so freaking cute! C.U.T.E. I always love these cute holiday ideas but my kids are always hovering before I can make anything look pretty.

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    1. We don;t have kids yet so we have the time.. =)

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  11. How cute...any child would be thrilled to have some of the chicks. Very clever!

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  12. This is cutest treat that I can make for the Easter Party. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

    And I am glad that I found your blog.

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  13. This is such a cute dessert for Easter! I love that you dyed the chicks- it makes them look so happy!

    xx Kait

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    1. Thanks Kait... The yellow dye does give them their pop of color!

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  14. So cute! What a great idea, especially for kids, love it! Thanks for visiting the Café!

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  15. These are so cute!
    Happy Easter!
    Just stumbled upon your blog - hoping we can follow each other! (: xx
    gemma @ http://andgeesaid.blogspot.com.au/

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  16. These are so cute! And I bet you could adapt them for other holidays too.

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    1. Yes of course.. Its your standard rice cereal treats recipe decorated for the occasion!!

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  17. Oh my, why haven't I seen these before easter.
    I would've defnitely tried them out, they look really beautiful !

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  18. These are adorable! I'm definitely going to make these next year for Easter to give out to all my little cousins :-)

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