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These Barnyard Chick Nutters are the perfect nutter butter Easter cookies. Not only are they super cute, they are very easy to make too. This makes them the perfect Easter cookie for Easter or any other springtime celebration!

Barnyard Chick Nutters

Barnyard Chick Nutters

This is one of my Best Nutter Butter Easter Cookie recipes, ideal for making at home with the kids. This would also make an easy class or home economics activity for younger school children.

These little Nutter Butter Chicks are just so cute and adorable, they’re easy to create, personalize and adapt, depending on what ingredients you have in your pantry. You may also be able to obtain some of the decorative items in your local supermarket. If you can’t find ingredients there then try Michaels Online, Walmart or Amazon!

My kids loved making these Nutter Butter Easter Chicks recipe and I hope your kids will too. I’ve included step by step pictures and instructions, to make it easy for any younger cooks to follow along when recreating them. 

How to make my Nutter Butter Easter Chicks recipe

Barnyard Chick Nutters
  • Assemble the ingredients to create these fun Barnyard Chick Nutters!
  • Set up double boiler with shallow pan and ramekins for each color chocolate.
  • Fill with water till half way up side of ramekins.
  • Add chocolates and smidge of coconut oil to each, stirring to combine as they melt.
  • Melt the yellow chocolates in one ramekin, add the yellow sprinkles to a small plate or bowl, and have the nutter butters nearby, ready to be dipped!
Barnyard Chick Nutters
  • Using a wand or a fork, dip nutter butter cookies in yellow chocolate until thoroughly coated.
Barnyard Chick Nutters
  • Hover above the dish and allow the excess chocolate to drip off.
Barnyard Chick Nutters
  • Sprinkle on and roll in sanding sugar to cover completely.
Barnyard Chick Nutters
  • Set the cookies onto a wire rack to harden the chocolate.
Barnyard Chick Nutters
  • Add eyes by dipping a toothpick into the yellow chocolate and dabbing a spot on the chick for each eye.
  • Quickly add the eyes to each yellow dipped Barnyard Chick Nutter.
Barnyard Chick Nutters
  • To make the egg shells, pour white melted chocolate into piping bag, work quickly to create the jagged edges or use a knife to spread it on.
Barnyard Chick Nutters
  • Repeat for adding embellishments, such as flowers.
  • Set aside to dry and harden and once dry store in airtight container.

Barnyard Chick Nutters ingredients

Barnyard Chick Nutters
  • COOKIES: this recipe uses nutter butter cookies as their peanut shape make them ideal for fashioning chick shaped cookies.
  • CHOCOLATE: I use yellow, white and orange melting chocolate, melting each color into a different ramekin.
  • OIL: Coconut oil is the oil I like to add to the melting chocolate.
  • DECORATION: I use candy eyes, flowers and yellow sanding sugar to decorate my Easter chick cookies.

Additional items of equipment

You will also need the following items of equipment:

  • ramekins
  • pan for double boiler set up
  • piping cones
  • chocolate dipping wand or fork
  • wire cooling rack
Barnyard Chick Nutters

Flavor variations

  • When it comes to decorating, feel free to be creative, and use whatever supplies you have on hand.
  • You can also decorate cookies, cupcakes, sandwiches, basically anything, as cute little critters, to express your creativity.
  • I’ve also used nutter butter cookies to make these cute Mice Nutter Butters.

Recipe hints & tips for making Barnyard Chick Nutters

  • When melting the chocolate in the ramekins, take care not to get any water inside them or you will seize the chocolate.
  • It’s easier and more efficient, if you dip all 10 cookies at once.
  • Be sure to dip and sprinkle quickly, so they don’t get streaks.
  • Once dipped, you can pop them in the freezer for about 5 minutes to help them set, but don’t leave them in there too long or they’ll crack!
Barnyard Chick Nutters

FAQs

What are nutter butters?

A nutter butter is a popular American brand of peanut butter flavored sandwich cookie.

How long can you store nutter butter Easter cookies?

Store in an airtight container on the counter top for up to a week, assuming they last that long!

Don’t miss these additional fun Easter/Spring themed treats and Animal Nutters here at When Is Dinner:

Yield: 10

Barnyard Chick Nutters

Barnyard Chick Nutters

These Barnyard Chick Nutters are super cute and very easy to make - perfect for Easter or any spring celebration!!!

Ingredients

  • • 10 nutter butter cookies
  • • 1 cup yellow melting chocolates
  • • 1⁄2 cup white melting chocolates
  • • 1/8th cup orange melting chocolates
  • • 1⁄2 tsp coconut oil
  • • candy eyes, flowers
  • • yellow sanding sugar
  • ADDITIONAL ITEMS:
  • • ramekins and pan for double boiler set up
  • • piping cones
  • • chocolate dipping wand or fork
  • • wire cooling rack

Instructions

  1. Set up double boiler with shallow pan and ramekins for each color chocolate.
  2. Fill with water till half way up side of ramekins *careful not to get water inside them as it will seize the chocolate.
  3. Turn heat to medium low. 
  4. Add chocolates and smidge of coconut oil to each, stirring to combine as they melt. 
  5. Using wand or fork, dip nutter butter cookies in yellow chocolate until thoroughly coated.
  6. Hover above dish as chocolate drips off.
  7. Set on wire rack to harden. 
  8. To make the egg shells, pour white melted chocolate into piping bag, work quickly to create the jagged edges or use a knife to spread it on. 
  9. Add eyes by dipping a toothpick into the yellow chocolate and dabbing a spot on the chick for each eye.
  10. Quickly add the eyes.
  11. Repeat for adding embellishments, such as flowers. 
  12. Set to dry and harden. 
  13. Store in airtight container.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

10

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 308Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 41mgSodium: 114mgCarbohydrates: 42gFiber: 2gSugar: 23gProtein: 4g

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These are a few items I find helpful in my own kitchen when preparing these Barnyard Chick Nutters:

Originally posted 4/2/2018. Updated 6/20/2023.

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