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
Orange food coloring
Nonstick cooking spray
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!!