If you are new to Fork & Beans, let me first welcome you with the hatching of these Easter Almond Baby Chicks (and I don’t do that for everyone who steps foot over here either so consider yourself a merry welcome!) Holidays are BIG for me and having this virtual space is my opportunity to personally explore my imagination and get creative with my food. Want proof? Check this section out. We have a mere two weeks left for Easter so let’s get busy…
Though this is not an original creation, it does happen to be a vegan-ified version and it’s actually needed for another recipe in the near future so hang tight. It’s like these Easter Almond Baby Chicks and the homemade Carrot Sprinkles are gearing up to come back for their grand reunion (probably because that is exactly what is going to happen). You will just have to stay tuned and see how they appear. Until then, simply giggle over how adorable these little guys are (did you see that little guy in the egg carton who has his head peeped out? Come on now, Easter!) It’s like they just recently hatched and are ready to be picked up and taken home as a pet. I will take a dozen please!
Easter Almond Baby Chicks
- Prep Time: 15 mins
- Total Time: 15 mins
- Yield: 24 Almond Baby Chicks 1x
- 24 almonds
- 1/3 c. nondairy white chocolate, melted
- 2 drops red and 5 drops yellow natural food coloring
- 48 chia seeds
- If your melted white chocolate is not smooth enough, you can always add up tp 2 tsp. shortening or coconut oil and mix it in.
- Dip the almonds into the melted white chocolate to coat completely and allow to set on a piece of parchment or wax paper. Before they completely set, add the chia seeds for the eyes. Save the remaining white chocolate.
- Freeze or allow to sit on the counter until the chocolate has become solid.
- Using the remainder nondairy white chocolate, color it orange with the red and yellow food coloring. Pipe it onto the almonds for the beak. Allow to set again.
Katie @The Semisweet Sisters
So cute! I adore these!
How can I hack this using cocoa butter instead? I am on a tight budget right now, but I do have that on hand. Could you refer me to another post maybe? These are so totally adorable I think I have to make them 🙂
I have a raw white chocolate recipe that you could use: http://www.forkandbeans.com/2012/10/30/raw-white-chocolate/ although it doesn’t use cocoa butter I think you could google a good recipe using it. Wish I was more of a help!
Hi Cara. These are so so cute! I don’t celebrate Easter but my vegan friends do. Therefore, this year it’s going to be exceptional for me, because I’m going to make these and pack it in a nice packaging. Putting smiles in everyone’s face 🙂
Can I substitute the colouring of the beak with finely chop carrot? It’s difficult for me to get a good food grade colour in my place and I don’t want to be discourage by it.
Thank you so so much for sharing these.
Happy Easter to you and all.
Warmest regards 🙂
Hi Michelle! I LOVE the idea of using the carrot…soooooo cute. It was definitely work and would love to see your creation once you’re done. Much love, Cara 🙂
Oh gosh. cuteness alert! i am moving to your neighborhood if i ever have kids. they will forever be happy with Aunt Cara’s treats!
Haha, YES!!! Come live next to me so you can feed me food and I will feed you treats 🙂
chia seed eyes? you’re a genius.
Sometimes I put them on my eye lids to guide me around 😉
Little Vegan Bear
Thank you! xo
These are tooooo cute!!!! Are the almonds best raw or roasted? I cannot wait to make these:) How long will they keep and what is the best way to store them?
Thanks Cara! You make life as a GF vegan fun!!!!
I think they are best however you like them best. I prefer roasted just because I like that extra crunch but either will work! They will keep for 2-3 days and it’s best if you keep refrigerated or frozen. You can keep them on the counter however and they will be fine too, but if you want them to last longer, keep them chilled. Hope this helps, B! So happy you are having fun over here 🙂
We don’t normally celebrate Easter but I’m making these because I love chickens! I have a small collection of them sitting in the kitchen and those these guys won’t stay around, they can visit for awhile. Thanks for the fun idea!
These are so cute. My Daughter will love them!
Oh, you NEED to celebrate now 🙂 I will try to create more chickie stuff just for you!
Alyssa @ renaissancerunnergirl
These are absolutely adorable! Do you think they would work with peanuts?
That could be super fun to try! Love that idea…and love peanuts more too 😉
These are so adorable I think I’d feel mean eating them! LOL, Need to get my hands on some vegan white chocolate first!
haha, I know what you mean! It hard to devour these cuties with that look on their faces… 🙂
hahaha CHOMP! And yes, you gotta get some vegan white chocolate. Those milkless White Dream bars are INSANE!
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Look…there’s a chicken crossing the road.
Hee! Hee! These are adorable!
HAHAHAHAHA!! And life just came full circle, well played mom! Laughing so hard. Miss and love you.
Shirley @ gfe & All Gluten-Free Desserts
Cara, you are the bomb, girl!!! I look forward to holidays more than ever now because I can’t wait to see what you will create!
Um, that’s like the nicest thing ever, Shirley! It makes me the happiest to hear you think of holidays when you think of me. My work here is done…or just getting started really 😉
Adorable, just like YOU.
Miss you lady and thinking of you always, xo!
OMG! Those are so cute!
Looks like you have an Easter craft coming up!
Awwww! So cute!
Almost as cute as you. Almost.
I’m DYING! These are so freakin’ adorable! 😀
Hehe, thank you Kara 😉