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Easter Chicks
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Easter Chicks

These adorable Easter chicks are made out of coconut macaroons, and transformed into cute animals with the addition of a few candies. For added effect, plate the chicks next to dyed, cracked eggshells. 

By Jennifer Bartoli and The Test Kitchen

Source: Canadian Living Magazine: April 2014

Recipe4 out of 5 based on 4 ratings.
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  • Prep time 40 minutes
  • Total time 1 hour
  • Portion size about 15 chicks

Ingredients

  • 3 3egg whiteegg whites
  • 1/2 cup 1/2cupgranulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp 1/2tspalmond extract
  • 2 cups 2cupsunsweetened desiccated medium coconut
  • 1 tbsp 1tbspall-purpose flour
  • Yellow food colouring, gel
  • 15 g 15gorange coating wafercoating wafers, melted
  • 1 1gummy orange slicegummy orange slices
  • 30 30small candy eyeballs
  • Orange maple-leaf sprinkles
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Preparation

In bowl, whisk together egg whites, sugar and almond extract; stir in coconut and flour. Let stand until liquid is absorbed, about 5 minutes. Stir in food colouring until combined.

Roll by 1 tbsp into 15 balls; roll remaining batter by 1 tsp into 15 smaller balls. Place small balls on top of large ones, pressing to adhere.

Place about 1 inch (2.5 cm) apart on parchment paper–lined baking sheets. Bake in 300 F (150 C) oven until dried, about 20 to 25 minutes. Let cool on pan on rack. If some of small balls fall off during baking, place back on large ones while still warm.

Meanwhile, cut gummy orange slice into 1 cm long triangles to make noses. Dipping toothpick into melted wafers, add small dollop to back of gummy noses, then secure to middle of small balls. Using toothpick, add small dollop of melted wafers to back of eyes, then secure to sides of noses. Dip orange sprinkles into melted wafers and push into bottom of large balls to make feet.

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