Thursday, April 17, 2014

Easter Chicks


 I'm getting ready for Easter with these sweet little marshmallow Easter Chicks!

Obviously I like chicken legs, because I made some last year when I made this edible Easter chick bowl!

One of the cutest Easter chicks I've seen is over at Beth's site, Hungry Happenings. Absolutely adorable!

Spring is surely in the air down here in Georgia. 
With the cherry blossoms and dogwoods in bloom..you can't help but smile.
Happy Spring and Easter Everyone!

We are beginning our easy craft today with candy melts. You can find these squeeze bottles at fancy flours
I like them for the control they allow when piping. You can also use your own tips for decorating.
Place candy melts in a microwave safe bowl. Melt candy at 50 percent power for one minute. Stir, then melt at 30 second intervals, stirring candy at each interval until fully melted. Pour into squeeze bottle. 
Have your work surface prepared with parchment paper.
Time to make the chicken legs!
Just pipe melted candy into a simple little chicken foot shape. 
Gently press pretzel stick into foot and hold for a few seconds to set. Let all completely set.
Look at these adorable swirled marshmallows. 
I knew as soon as I saw them what I would use them for. Thanks Wal-mart!
Here's the easiest and fun part! Just dip each marshmallow in a cup of water, tap off excess water and roll in pretty yellow sprinkles. Instant cuteness! Let marshmallows set to dry for several minutes.  
You can find these candy eyes at most craft and cake decorating stores. I found mine at Michael's. 
For the beaks, I used these.

Gently push legs into marshmallows (being careful not to touch the fragile feet), attach eyes and beaks with a little corn syrup or melted candy melts. If you're pressed for time, or just don't want to bother with the legs, you can just use a lollipop stick to make chick pops instead. Let set to dry. Hey chica!
Have a Blessed and Happy Easter!
Sugartown Sweets
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8 comments:

  1. oh how i LOVE these Karen! those chicken legs kill me :>D HAPPY EASTER to you and yours!

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  2. Your chicks with their skinny pretzel legs are so incredibly cute! Now I want to put legs on all of my chicks. What a great idea. Thanks for mentioning my Rice Krispies Treat Chicks. I'm glad you like them:)

    Have a wonderful Easter.

    Beth@HungryHappenings

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    1. Thank you Beth! Wishing you and your family a Happy Easter too! :)

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  3. Oh my gosh, the cutest chicks, ever!

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    1. That's so sweet of you to say! Thank you Sue! :)

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