Monday, April 2, 2012

Baby Chick Chocolates

Ever since last year at Eliana's 3rd birthday party when I made the Ladybug M&Ms I've been wanting to make something else out of M&Ms. I am in love with all things mini. And cute. And chocolate.  All three together = Perfection. Sure I could have bought a bag of M&Ms at any time during the year. But lets be honest--they just don't last. My husband, Eliana and I will share a bag sometimes but they are usually all eaten by the time we get home. So I put the thought of M&M mini cuteness on hold.

Then came Eliana's birthday this year.  We filled up a jar with M&Ms in the colors of the rainbow. At the end of the party as we were cleaning up I stared at the jar and thought to myself, what can I do with all those M&Ms? And no, eat them was not the answer to that question. I had something cuter in mind :)
Baby Chick M&M's!
How cute are they? I mean seriously. It doesn't get any cuter that this.
To make these baby chick M&Ms you'll need yellow M&Ms, and edible food color markers (black and orange).  I drew the chicks many different ways, but all of them have hair (orange "W"), eyes (black circles) and a beak (orange triangle).  Some have legs, some have wings.

Originally I had wanted to see which one I liked the best, if I wanted to make them all with wings, or all with feet, or with feet and wings etc. but I couldn't pick one, so I made them all different :) They are all so cute! And of course Eliana prefers these baby chick M&Ms over regular M&Ms. I may or may not have created a monster... 

Here are some tips: 
1. Grab a bunch of yellow M&Ms (or other yellow candy).  
2. Resist the urge to eat them immediately. 
3. Commence drawing! 
4. Admire your artwork. 
5. Now eat! (don't they taste so much better than regular M&Ms? hehe)

These would be a cute addition to a lunch, or just to munch on. by the handful ;)

**please note that M&Ms are not completely peanut free or nut free, even the plain chocolate ones. They contain warnings on the label because they may contain peanuts due to cross contamination. As always with warnings, you are at your own risk. Even though Eliana's allergy isn't severe we buy Sixlets (which are peanut/nut free) instead now after learning of her allergy. These Baby Chick Chocolates could be made with Sixlets too!**


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30 comments:

  1. These are SO cute! Great idea...though I don't know if I'd have the patience to draw so many without eating them. For me it would be draw one, eat one, draw one, eat one...haha.

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    1. There is nothing wrong with draw, one eat one method! I ate all the "mistakes" during the process. Best mistakes I've ever made :)

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  2. These are darling, but have to say I think someone has too much time on their hands Maybe send idea to M & M and have them do it next year. Maybe the white ones they have come out with (coconut?) could be painted to look like bunnies. Take care.

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    1. You actually don't need much free time to make these :) It was very simple and quick! Thanks for the idea with the bunny M&Ms! If I see some white M&Ms I may have to grab some now :)

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  3. Awww these are so cute!!! Love these little baby chick faces! Cute idea!

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  4. Which edible food markers did you use? I bought the Wilton markers and they did not work. The baby chicks are adorable. I will keep this for next Easter if I can find a good brand of edible markers. I like one of the comments about making bunnies with the white m & m's too.
    Nancy

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    1. The edible food markers I have used on M&Ms are Wilton Food writers (I used those on the Ladybug M&Ms) and AmeriColor Gourmet Writers. Because of the chocolate hard coat you may have to do one part at a time and let it dry a little bit first (do the hair first then letting it dry for a second, then doing the eyes etc). Let me know if that works out!

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  5. This is a crazy cute party idea! Would you come over to Cast Party Wednesday and share your idea with us?
    http://www.ladybehindthecurtain.com/?p=27087
    I hope to see you there! ---Sheryl---

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    1. Thank you for the invite to your link party! I just joined it! :)

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  6. Hi Thank you so much for this idea - it was so quick and easy - I did it in front of the TV tonight. Our Easter Sunday lunch has a chick theme this year so I just thought these were perfect. My legs and wings looked hopeless so I just did hair, beak and eyes, but I did all different hairstyles. They turned out so cute - thank you!

    For Nancy above - I bought food writers for this - I'm in Australia, so had to order online, so I got fineline Foodoodlers - they worked great, but I did all the black eyes first and then did all the orange hair and beaks, to let each bit dry so they wouldn't smudge.

    I also did a couple of red ladybugs too as they are just so cute too. We are going to a friend's house next week, so I thought I might take the ladybugs to use up some of leftovers. I'm sure the kids will love them. What can I draw on the blue and green ones? lol

    Thanks again for your cute tutes!!

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    1. Thanks Rachel!! I'm glad you had fun with them! They really are super easy and cute. If you want you can always share a picture of what you made on my FB page! I'd love to see your creations! :)

      LOL I'm working on other M&M ideas-- stay tuned! :)

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  7. Such a neat idea! Very cute! :)

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  8. oh man so cute!!! i love the simple but so creative ideas :)

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    1. The simple yet creative ideas are always so much fun! :) Love your Peep Pops!!

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  9. How fun and cute..who would love those tiny faces! You're one of my picks from co-hosting Ginger Snap Craft's birthday link-up that I'm sharing on Monday :)

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    1. Thank you Steph!! I appreciate the shout out! :)

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  10. I really liked this chocolate. You have make these baby chick recipe really too good and this is one of the best ways for represent here with yellow colour. I also try to make this recipe.

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  11. I bought edible markers over a year ago and have never used them, now I will!

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    1. I'm glad you'll be able to put some use to those edible markers now! ;)

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