Turn pretzel sticks into these adorably cute White Chocolate Pretzel Easter Chicks. Each salty and sweet treat is decorated with candy and is dressed up for the holiday.
Wouldn't these bright yellow chicks look adorable in your Easter baskets alongside jelly beans and chocolate bunnies?
They are the perfect size to snuggle in among your other Easter candies.
They would also make great decorations for your Easter dinner table. It would be fun to package them in clear cellophane bags, tie them with a ribbon, add name tags, and set them next to your dinner plates.
White Chocolate Pretzel Easter Chicks
They are so cute with their pretty blue bonnets on their heads, don't you think?
The hats not only add a touch of whimsy to the pretzel chicks, but they also help to keep these Easter treats easy to make.
This design is similar to my very popular Chocolate Snowman Pretzel Craft in which I dip individual pretzels into white chocolate then attached them together leaving the top part of each pretzel exposed.
The raw pretzel is then dipped into chocolate and decorated like a hat.
I used traditional pretzel sticks to make these chicks, unlike the dipping pretzels I used to make all my other chocolate pretzel crafts, because I really wanted to use store bought candies and sprinkles for the decorations.
The pretzel sticks make small chicks so I could use candy eyes and orange candy coated sunflower seed beaks.
To dress up the chicks' hats I added a jumbo daisy sprinkle. I drew a green dot in the center of each flower using a food coloring marker to make it more realistic looking.
For the feet, I chose to use orange fall leaf sprinkles, but you could also use small orange flower or star sprinkles.
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They are simple to make. Just pour some yellow candy melts into a squeeze bottle or zip top bag and pipe tear drop shapes onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet.
Pop them in the freezer for 2-3 minutes then remove and peel them off the paper.
Have the wings ready to go before you dip the pretzels so you can attach them while the candy coating on the pretzels is still wet.
Gather together 5 pretzel sticks for each chick. Dip each pretzel into yellow candy melts and set them next to each other on a parchment paper lined baking sheet.
While the candy coating is still wet, attach two candy eyes, an orange candy coated sunflower seed beak, two sprinkle feet, and two candy wings.
Pop the chick in the freezer for about 5 minutes just until the candy hardens.
Don't leave the pretzels in the freezer for too long or the candy coating will crack.
Remove the pretzel chicks from the freezer and allow them to sit at room temperature for at least 10 minutes.
Meanwhile, break about ½ inch off one pretzel stick for each chick. Dip the broken pretzels into blue candy melts, remove using a dipping fork or kitchen fork and set on a parchment lined baking sheet. Pop in the freezer for a minute or two until hardened. These blue pretzels will become the hat brims.
Then dip the top edge of the pretzel chicks into blue candy melts. Set the single blue pretzel stick across the bottom edge of the blue candy coating creating the blue bonnet.
Attach one jumbo daisy sprinkle to the hat.
If you want larger White Chocolate Pretzel Easter Chicks, you can use dipping pretzels, which are about 4 inches long and about 3 times as thick as traditional pretzel sticks. You'll need larger decorations, so I'd suggest making them out of modeling chocolate or fondant.
- 120 pretzel sticks
- 12 ounces yellow candy melts melted
- 40 candy eyes
- 20 orange candy coated sunflower seeds
- 40 orange leaf flower, or star sprinkles
- 4 ounces light blue candy melts melted
- 20 jumbo daisy sprinkles pink or other color
- green food coloring marker
Break ½ inch off 20 of the pretzels and set aside.
Arrange the remaining pretzels in groups of 5.
Dip one pretzel in yellow candy melts, leaving top of pretzel un-coated.
Set on a parchment paper lined baking sheet.
Dip and set 4 more pretzels next to the first one, creating the chick's body.
Immediately attach 2 candy eyes, 1 orange sunflower beak, and 2 sprinkle feet.
Freeze for about 5 minutes just until the candy coating hardens.
Repeat, creating 20 pretzel chicks.
Remove and allow to rest for 10 minutes.
Dip broken pretzels in blue candy melts, coating them completely.
Set on a parchment paper lined baking sheet, freeze until hardened.
Draw a green dot onto the center of each daisy sprinkle.
Dip the un-coated ends of the pretzel chicks into blue candy melts.
Set one blue pretzel over the bottom edge of the wet blue candy melts, creating a hat brim.
Attach one daisy sprinkle to the hat.
Freeze for 2-3 minutes until the blue candy coating hardens.
If this Easter Recipe interests you, then you should go and check out all these other delicious ideas.
Check out these other chocolate pretzel crafts for decorating ideas using
modeling chocolate and other candies.
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