One of the chicks has got a mohawk! – JD, 4
These Easter chocolate chicks won’t win any awards for realism, but they are rather fun. Here’s how to make them.
How to make Easter chocolate chicks
- 5 Cadbury Creme Eggs
- 1 pack of orange flavour chocolate buttons (from the baking aisle)
- 6 squares of cooking chocolate
- 2 packs of white chocolate buttons
- 2 packs of milk chocolate buttons
- 1 black writing icing pen
- Melt the cooking chocolate and get a clean teaspoon ready
- Turn a clean, empty mug or bowl upside down (this bit’s important!)
- Place two orange buttons side by side on the upturned mug/bowl
- Using the teaspoon, put a small blob of melted chocolate behind the two buttons, where they meet
- Stick a cream egg on top, pointy end up
- Using the melted chocolate as glue stick on:
- Two white chocolate buttons for the eyes
- One orange button, cut into a triangle for the beak (keep the offcuts)
- Two milk chocolate buttons for the wings
- One milk chocolate button for the tail at the back
- Draw the pupils on with the icing pen
- Allow the chicks to set and then free them from the bowl by turning it right way up again and filling with a little boiled water – carefully pull on the chick after a few seconds and it should come off whole.
If you’re feeling extra creative, you can use the offcuts to make a crest (JD made a full mohawk!) or different coloured writing icing pens for extra detail.
(And because I haven’t joined in for a while, I’m also making this post my #ISpy for the week).