Combine marshmallows, 6 ounces yellow candy melts, and butter in a large microwave safe bowl.
Heat on high for 1 minute.
Remove and stir.
Heat for another 45-60 seconds until melted.
Add a few drops of yellow food coloring and stir until well blended.
Stir in the Rice Krispies Cereal.
Allow to cool slightly.
Grease hands with butter.
Scoop and roll 9 balls using about 1/2 cup cereal treat in each ball.
Reserve about 3/4 cup for the wings and feathers.
Pinch off teaspoon size pieces of the cereal treat and shape into tear drop shaped wings and immediately attach two, one on either side of a ball. If they don't stick well, then use melted candy melts to attach them.
Roll the remaining cereal treat mixture into thin logs.
Pinch off three short pieces and stick them to the tops of each rice krispie treat chick forming 3 feathers.
Cut the circus peanuts into 8 equal size slices.
Cut 18 slices into triangles to form the beaks.
Cut 18 slices into chicken feet.
Melt the remaining 2 ounces of yellow candy melts.
Use the candy melts to attach two candy eyes, two circus peanut feet and beak to each chick.