This recipe is adapted from one I found on the BBC, as one large easter-egg-style chick. Personally, I find little treats far more exciting, but it doesn’t really matter – as long as the Easter chick recipe is shared around!
You will need:
- 175g Milk Chocolate, plus a tiny bit extra for decorating
- 60g Rice Krispie style cereal
- A bag of white chocolate buttons
- Melt the milk chocolate in a heatproof bowl over a pan of simmering water, making sure the bowl doesn’t touch the water. Stir the chocolate until smooth.
- Remove from the heat and stir in all of the Rice Krispies. Leave the Rice Krispie mixture to cool so that it is beginning to firm, and the chocolate is not so wet and sticky.
- Cover a baking tray with greaseproof paper/baking parchment. Find something with which to make a semi-spherical mould; I found a measuring spoon worked well, but any other hollow, spherical thing with a diameter of 4-5cm should do. Fill the spoon with the Rice Krispie mixture, making sure to push it in tight. Then, turn the moulded Rice Krispie mixture out onto the baking parchment. You will probably find it gets stuck, so will have to give the back of the measuring spoon a good whack with some kind of utensil – it will come out in the end though!
- After turning out the first chick, wipe the inside of the measuring spoon with a piece of kitchen roll so that the next one doesn’t get glued in. Continue this until all the Rice Krispie mixture is used. Pop the tray in the fridge for 5 minutes to ensure the chicks hold their shape.
- Now, for decorating! Cut the white chocolate buttons in half for wings, cut triangles from them for beaks and you may want to cut whole buttons down a little to make smaller circles for the eyes, or they may be a little on the large side! Melting a few buttons or a little white chocolate in the microwave makes a perfect glue for sticking the various shapes of button onto the chicks. Melt a tiny amout of milk choclate too and carefully blob it onto the eyes.
- You should end up with about 12 lovely little easter chicks :D