Chocolate Krispie chick

Chocolate Krispie chick

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Prep: 40 mins Plus drying time

Easy

Makes 1 egg
A crispy treat specially for Easter that kids will love to make during the school holidays

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per ¼ egg

  • kcal241
  • fat12g
  • saturates5g
  • carbs33g
  • sugars28g
  • fibre0g
  • protein3g
  • salt0.2g
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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

    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.

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    jcf
    10th Sep, 2013
    the ocado apples are well cool, why not try today..... best quality and yeah, well, well cool
    abudhabikatie
    30th Mar, 2013
    5.05
    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
    20th Mar, 2013
    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
    6th Mar, 2013
    Hi, this might be a silly question but can anyone tell me what size egg mould to use ?? thanks
    gooseberrycrumble
    6th Apr, 2012
    3.05
    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
    14th Apr, 2011
    I bought my chocolate moulds in hobbycraft! Only about £3 I think and they work very well!
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    elektricia
    7th Apr, 2010
    Dear Ollie-fool, It says at the top of the page you can buy the molds at http://www.cakescookiesandcraftsshop.co.uk/acatalog/Easter-Egg-Chocolate-Moulds.html Dit you try that link? Good luck!
    ollie-fool
    5th Apr, 2010
    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
    30th Mar, 2010
    4.05
    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
    16th Aug, 2009
    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.

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