These Barnyard Chick Nutters are super cute and very easy to make – perfect for Easter or any spring celebration!!!
Barnyard Chick Nutters
With the current quarantine situation affecting most of the world at the moment, I thought I’d take the opportunity to update this Barnyard Chick Nutters Post, and suggest that it makes a FANTASTIC, but easy home economics, cooking, and art class combination for those of us with kids doing school at home!
These little Nutter Butter Easter Chicks are just so cute and adorable, they’re easy to create, and personalize or adapt, depending on what ingredients you have in your pantry or may be able to obtain at your local supermarket.
When I originally posted, I had picked up the spring colored chocolate melting chips included in this recipe during one of my frequent trips to Michaels. They have superb coupons, so I was able to combine some to get 50% off with one Coupon and an additional 25% Off entire purchase coupon with a second coupon. My local Michaels is still open for pickup orders, or you can order at Michaels Online. Additionally, Walmart usually sells melting chocolates and Amazon does, too!
My kids love these Nutter Butter Easter Chicks, and I hope your kids will too. I’ve included step by step pictures and instructions, to make it easy for any beginning cooks to follow along when recreating them.
These are the assembled 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!
Using wand or fork, dip nutter butter cookies in yellow chocolate until thoroughly coated.
Hover above dish as chocolate drips off.
Set on wire rack to harden.
Sprinkle on and roll in sanding sugar to cover completely.
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.
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.
Repeat for adding embellishments, such as flowers.
Set to dry and harden.
Store in airtight container.
TIPS for making Barnyard Chick Nutters:
- It’s easier and more efficient, if you dip the 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!
- Feel free to BE CREATIVE in decorating, and use whatever supplies you have on hand.
- You can also decorate cookies, cupcakes, sandwiches, ANYTHING as cute little critters, to express your creativity!
- • 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
- Set up double boiler with shallow pan and ramekins for each color chocolate.
- Fill with water till half way up side of ramekins *careful not to get water inside them as it will seize the chocolate.
- Turn heat to medium low.
- Add chocolates and smidge of coconut oil to each, stirring to combine as they melt.
- Using wand or fork, dip nutter butter cookies in yellow chocolate until thoroughly coated.
- Hover above dish as chocolate drips off.
- Set on wire rack to harden.
- 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.
- Add eyes by dipping a toothpick into the yellow chocolate and dabbing a spot on the chick for each eye.
- Quickly add the eyes.
- Repeat for adding embellishments, such as flowers.
- Set to dry and harden.
- Store in airtight container.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 308Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 41mgSodium: 114mgCarbohydrates: 42gFiber: 2gSugar: 23gProtein: 4g
These are a few items I find helpful in my own kitchen when preparing these Barnyard Chick Nutters:
Don’t miss these additional fun Easter/Spring themed treats and Animal Nutters here at When Is Dinner:
- Carrot Garden Pudding Pops
- Easter Nest Rice Krispie Treats
- Easter Bunny Poop Rice Krispie Treats
- Rice Krispie Treats with Easter Sprinkles
- Easter Deviled Eggs
- Spring Whoopie Pies
- Butterfly Snack Bags
- Horse Show Nutters
- Mice Nutter Butters
Originally posted 4/2/2018. Updated 4/1/2020.