Easter Pretzel Chicks

Kids and grownups alike love these cute Easter treats made with mini round pretzels, yellow candy melts, mini chocolate chips, and orange Starburst candy.

Photo by Diane V.

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

18

chicks

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

18

servings

Ingredients

  • 18 to 24

    mini round pretzels

  • 1

    (12 ounce) package yellow candy melting wafers (such as Wilton's)

  • 18 to 24

    mini semi-sweet chocolate chips

  • 2

    orange Starburst candies

Directions

Cut a Starburst candy into 3 equal rectangular strips. Then cut each of those strips in half, now you have 6 pieces. Now cut each of those pieces in half diagonally, creating 12 tiny triangles for beaks. Repeat with another Starburst, giving you 24 "beaks". Lay the pretzels out on a wax paper lined baking sheet. Place the yellow melting wafers in a bowl and microwave for 30 seconds, then stir and continue to microwave at 15 second intervals until just melted and smooth. Let cool for a couple of minutes. Transfer melted candy to a plastic ziptoc bag, then clip off of corner to pipe. Pipe melted candy over the inside of a pretzel and use your finger to smooth it out and seal to the inside edges of the pretzel. Repeat for remaining pretzels. (I worked on 6 chicks at a time so the candy wouldn't harden too fast for the eyes and beaks to set.) Candy can be reheated if necessary. Position a mini chocolate chip "eye" (flat side up) and a Starburst triangle "beak" on each chick. (I used long tweezers for placing the "eyes"). Set aside for an hour or so for the candy to harden, or place the cookie sheet in refrigerator or freezer for 15-20 minutes.

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