Marshmallow Chicks are easy to make using our ever so popular Marshmallow chick chocolate candy mold.
A fun project for the kids, or use them to brighten up your Easter baskets! You'll only need a few tools and ingredients to get started, but most importantly, you'll need the chocolate mold!
Things you'll need:
Start with making the chick faces and wings:
1. In a disposable pastry bag melt your orange candy coatings. Melt 10 seconds at a time, moving the candy coatings around inside the pastry bag in between intervals to distribute the heat.
2. Fill the beak of the chick’s face with the melted orange candy coating. Tap down to ensure there are no air bubbles. Let the beaks set up in the refrigerator for a minute or two.
3. Melt your yellow candy coatings in a disposable pastry bag the same way you melted the orange.
4. Fill the faces of the chicks and the wings. Tapping the mold down to release any air bubbles.
5. Place in the refrigerator for 5-7 minutes or until pieces easily release.
6. Put these pieces aside.
Next, you’re going to make the hollow eggshell:
1. Melt at least a half-pound of white candy coatings in the microwave, 10 seconds at a time, stirring in between intervals. See here for more information on how to melt Merckens candy coatings
2. Fill the cavities for the eggshell.
3. Place in the refrigerator for approximately 4 minutes. Watch to see a ring start to form, where the outer edges have started to set up.
4. Dump the excess melted candy coating out onto your parchment paper.
5. Place mold in the refrigerator to completely harden the shells. Once ready, you should be able to gently pull them out of the mold.
Dip your marshmallows:
1. Melt yellow candy coatings in a shallow bowl.
2. Only dip marshmallows halfway into yellow coatings, shaking off the excess.
3. Place dipped side up. When finished dipping, place in the refrigerator to harden.
Once all pieces are complete you can start to assemble.
1. Place a small amount of melted coating into the bottom of the eggshell.
2. Place a marshmallow into the eggshell, yellow side up.
3. Glue a chick head to the center of the marshmallow.
4. Glue the wings to each side of the marshmallow.
5. Use a toothpick and melted yellow coatings to glue candy eyes to your chick’s face.