Chocolate Krispie chick

Chocolate Krispie chick

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Cooking time

Prep: 40 mins Plus drying time

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Makes 1 egg

A crispy treat specially for Easter that kids will love to make during the school holidays

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition per ¼ egg

kcalories
241
protein
3g
carbs
33g
fat
12g
saturates
5g
fibre
0g
sugar
28g
salt
0.2g

Ingredients

For the egg

  • 175g milk chocolate, broken into pieces, plus extra for decorating
  • 50g Rice Krispies cereal

To decorate

  • 2 x 50g bags chocolate mini eggs
  • 2 white chocolate buttons
  • 50g golden marzipan
  • 25g white chocolate, broken into pieces, plus extra for decorating, melted and cooled a little

Special equipment

  • 2 chocolate egg moulds, piping bag, rolling pin, flat pastry brush or small paintbrush

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Method

  1. Break the chocolate into pieces and gently melt in a heatproof bowl over a pan of simmering water, making sure the bowl doesn't touch the water. Stir until smooth, then take off the heat and and stir in the Rice Krispies, mixing well to coat. Spoon half the mix into one of the moulds, then use the back of your spoon to press it into a thick, even layer. Be sure to cover the whole of the inside, leaving a thick edge. Repeat with the other mould and leave in a cool place to set. Put the moulds in the fridge for 5 mins. TIP: Putting the egg halves in the fridge once the chocolate has set makes it easier to add another layer of warm chocolate. Don’t be tempted to leave the moulds in the fridge any longer than necessary as condensation could cause the chocolate to discolour.
  2. Carefully unmould the eggs. Fill one half with a few mini eggs, then fix the halves together with melted chocolate. Patch any holes with a few extra Rice Krispies and melted chocolate. Leave in a cool place to set.
  3. To make the eyes, paint blobs of melted milk chocolate onto the white chocolate buttons. Fix onto the egg using a little more chocolate. Spoon the white chocolate into a small piping bag, then pipe a beak and wings onto the egg and allow to set.
  4. For the feet, roll out the marzipan on a sheet of greaseproof paper to about ½ cm thick. Using a knife, cut out two feet, making them large enough for the egg to sit on. Once the egg has completely set, place the chick on its feet, pressing down so that it stays upright. Finish by scattering some mini eggs around your chick to create a nest.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, April 2008

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jcf's picture

the ocado apples are well cool, why not try today..... best quality and yeah, well, well cool

abudhabikatie's picture
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These are great! I got my egg mould from Lakeland Plastics. I was really surprised at how well they turned out - the actual egg costs about £1 to make, and then you can fill it with whatever you want. I would suggest adding enough crispies so there is no excess chocolate, as that can make the egg look messy. I wrote initials in white chocolate on the inside of the mould and let this set before adding the crispie mixture - it was really effective! Will definitely do again next year.

muumuumoo's picture

Hi Bridget, afraid I don't know what size egg mould but the recipe only makes one chick so you can measure out the rice krispies and a few mini eggs and work out how much all that would fill. Good luck! (i'm in the process of trying to work out how to make them without any moulds... cling film maybe)

rokeldonstud's picture

Hi, this might be a silly question but can anyone tell me what size egg mould to use ?? thanks

gooseberrycrumble's picture
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These look really cute when they're finished and make great gifts but they are so time consuming and fiddly that I wouldn't make them again.

We had to recover our eggs to achieve rough-textured finish since, once they'd set, they were smooth and didn't look right.

I thought I might make these with children but I think they'd get bored of fiddling before completion.

tracyclarke10's picture

I bought my chocolate moulds in hobbycraft! Only about £3 I think and they work very well!

ollie-fool's picture

Really want to try this but haven't got a mould and I'm not really sure where they sell them. Any suggestions? Thanks

jojo-jojo's picture
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I made two of these at the weekend, one white chocolate and one milk chocolate. I covered the eggs with an additional layer of chocolate once I'd unmoulded as the rice krispies were showing a bit too much. They look great and I've named them Peter and Paul!

starbar8's picture

I've been looking for a recipe like this for ages, last year it cost me a lot of money to buy Easter eggs for my three grandchildren, I will of course have to try these out on the adults in the family( purely experimental!) before making them for the children.

suekilbey's picture

although not sure on the actual cost of all the ingredients
if you buy Tesco value chocolate at 27p for 100g as recommended in good food magazine the cost will be miminal also could use value rice krispies

shaunaralph's picture

Can anyone tell me all in all how much this costs all together please as i would like to make them .

analisa's picture
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This egg was a great hit with the kids .. and it was quite easy to make. It was simpler to make than the other eggs since filling in the cracks when joining the halves together was easier as the rice crispies easily filled the empty spaces.

hannahf's picture
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well, though this egg was cute and the mix was easy to make and the mould was easy to fill, unfortunately my egg didn't survive the evening!

oh dear

PS do NOT try with 85% chocolate!

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