Monday, March 11, 2013

Nutter Butter Chicks (and Bunnies)

You may remember our Nutter Butter Turkeys or our Nutter Butter Snowmen, and now we are adding some Nutter Butter Chicks! Spring is on its way, so celebrate with some adorable little hatching chick cookies.

We started with Nutter Butters, yellow candy melts, white candy melts (we found marshmallow that were really white), jelly beans, and mini M&Ms.

Melt your yellow candy melts and dip the Nutter Butters, placing on waxed paper to dry.

Before they are dry, add mini M&Ms for eyes (Mini chocolate chips would work too), and half an orange jelly bean for a beak. Then allow to dry completely. We placed ours in the fridge to speed along the process.

Once the yellow is hard (it really doesn't take long), melt the white chips. Carefully dip the bottom and just a little bit of the top in the white and allow to dry on waxed paper.

And you have cute little chicks to welcome spring!

I had a bit of the white left over, so I went ahead and attempted a few bunnies as well.  If you want to try just dip the Nutter Butters in the white and add half a small marshmallow for a tail.

For the ears you cut a large marshmallow into 8 pieces and add to the head.  If the marshmallow won't stick just dip the end in the candy melts and stick on!

The bunnies didn't turn out as well as the chicks, maybe with a little practice! 
Still a sweet way to welcome spring!