I was shopping at Fresh Market the other day and briefly looked at the fun display of Easter treats they had towards the check out lines. I saw Chocolate Covered rice krispy treats on a stick. But what really caught my eye was the cute “chick” decoration. I said to myself, I can do this… Well here is what I ended up with:
When I stopped at Ukrops to get the ingredients for Rice Krispy Treats and saw a box of 8 treats were on sale for $2.00, I could not resist. This will save me time plus I know they will stay soft since they have some extra ingredients I am sure!
I melted some chocolate chips in the microwave and added a tablespoon of shortening to make it a little smoother. I am not sure if I over heated the chocolate b/c I was in a hurry but it did not come out smooth and I was not about to waste more chocolate to try again.
I inserted a popsicle stick and dipped the treat into the chocolate covering the entire cookie.
I pushed in a yellow chocolate disc and allowed the entire thing to dry for about 1 hr. You can speed up the process by putting it into the fridge but I was distracted by my next treat that I was in no rush.
After they dried I used black and red icing to finish the decorations. I did not have orange or else I would have used that for the beak and legs. Besides the bumpy chocolate I think any child would gladly accept these treats when offered.
I had some leftover chocolate and decided to try some chocolate covered Oreos too!
I also found these icing decorations in the back of my pantry. I am sure I bought them a few Easters back on sale after the holiday. On the back it says they will stay fresh indefinitely….
Well I think you have learned that I often go off on tangents when doing a project. I picked up some Pretzel snaps at the store as well and converted my Pretzel Treats into little chicks. To find the pretzel treat directions follow this Link.
I did not have any orange m&m’s so I cut jelly beans in half for the beaks and I had black and orange sprinkles from halloween that I used for the eyes. I think they turned out pretty cute!!
I did learn that if you don’t have a tweezer to pick up the tiny adornment candies, lightly dip a toothpick into the chocolate and use the tip to pick up individual pieces. Just work quickly because the chocolate and candy will dry. Also gently press the eye into the chocolate disc or they will fall off when it is hardend.