Easter is kind of sneaking up on me this year.
The boxes in the basement labeled Easter are still in there. I have a feeling they will end up staying there this year. Too much going on in the house right now.
I better at least dig the baskets out, or the kids might riot.
A couple weeks ago I was leaving Walmart and saw a poster advertising the movie Hop.
Our kids are deprived because we wouldn’t take them last year to see it. We don’t mind watching silly movies. Tt is just paying an arm and a leg to see them that I mind.
So we told them when it comes to redbox we could rent it. $1 for silly movies is much more doable!!!
Anyway, on the poster was an egg shaped chick wearing bunny ears!!! My sister actually pointed it out to me and said that I should make something like that this year.
Fast forward 2 1/2 weeks and I finally made them. Let’s just say, they ALMOST didn’t happen. I blame it on trying to do these after 11 p.m.
The peanut butter filling worked perfectly. The marshmallow ears were super easy to do.
It was the chocolate coating that gave me grief!!! (It isn’t good to hurry when working with chocolate.)
I heated it up too much and then the chocolate was clumpy and just wouldn’t smooth out, even with shortening added. GGGRRRR!!!! Finally I gave up on that batch and tossed it before getting too mad.
I still had a bag of CandiQuik white chocolate in the cupboard. This time I got smarter and heated it up slowly over low heat. Then I added some shortening and Wilton gel color, and was able to cover the peanut butter eggs.
Then for all the fun details like googly eyes, beaks, and chocolate covered pretzel wings!!
But really the best part of these chicks is cutting into them and gobbling them down!!!
With the peanut butter filling I made 2 chicks. They are about 4 1/2 inches tall, 3 inches wide, and 1 3/4 inches thick, so I don’t recommend eating a whole chick in one sitting!
Spread out the Peanut Butter Easter Chicks wealth!!!
In fact, I would recommend saving one for yourself/family and then packing the other one up for someone special.
These are the perfect little gifts. Put one chick in a plastic treat bag.
Top it with a doily that is accented with a sticker, and put it into a grass lined easter basket from the $ Tree. (I got the clear treat bags and small doilies from Michaels) (the googly eyes came from there too)