Desserts, Holidays, Snacks

Pretzel Chicks

As promised in last week’s bunny pretzels entry, I gave the chick versions a whirl. These turned out much better, probably because they only required me to draw a black dot for an eye. 😉 I think I’ll make these for one of the tiers on my Easter sweets tower.

Pretzel Chicks


  • Twist pretzels
  • Yellow candy melts (available at craft stores)
  • Black food marker (NOT Wilton brand; it won’t work on candy coating)
  • Optional: Orange-colored candy-coated sunflower seeds (I couldn’t find these, so I just used a little tube of some orange food decorating gel, found in the baking aisle at the grocery store)
  • Wax paper or silicone mat (like Silpat)
  • Small spoon


Lay the pretzels on your wax paper or silicone mat. Melt the yellow candy coating in a microwave-safe bowl, according to package instructions, then use the spoon to fill the pretzels with the melted candy.

Let the pretzels cool for 15 minutes (the longer, the better — the food markers seem to work better on candy coating that’s very well hardened). Then, rotate the pretzels so that the two loops become the head and the wing of the chick, then draw a black dot for an eye, and dab on some orange decorating gel for a beak (or stick on an orange-coated sunflower seed). It’s nice because the little nub that pokes out the side of most twist pretzels kind of looks like a beak already!

If your candy coating isn’t completely smooth (mine wasn’t! I don’t have mad spooning-melted-candy-into-pretzel skills, I guess), you can play with which way to rotate the chick so that the lumpiness works with you, not against you.

So fun to make, and even more fun to eat!


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I'm Beverly, a mom of two who loves to cook and write. Check out my blog at for family-friendly (but tasty) meal ideas and pictures of bento box lunches.


9 thoughts on “Pretzel Chicks

  1. So cute and so clever!

    Posted by bluebookbelle | March 5, 2012, 3:07 pm
  2. I thought the bunnies were adorable and these chicks are super-cute! Definitely going to have to make both of them for Aidan’s class…I’m sure they’ll be a hit 🙂

    Posted by Cooking, Crafting & Chaos | March 5, 2012, 4:06 pm
  3. OMG, these are so totally adorable!

    Posted by Sara | March 5, 2012, 5:31 pm
  4. Oh these are CUTE!!! I will definatly have to try to make this, my kiddo will freak out!

    Posted by Big Momma | March 6, 2012, 9:36 am
  5. My daughter and I made these this weekend. It’s a great mother daughter project. We had lots of fun and they turned out cute.

    Posted by hollysfollies | April 9, 2012, 6:31 pm


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