These deviled egg chicks are so much fun to make and they are sure to impress your little ones at your Easter meal! There is a lot more of the yolk needed for each egg so be sure to serve your chicks with loads of fresh veggies for your kiddies’ dipping pleasure! Baby carrots, cucumber spears and celery would make the perfect accompaniments for this rather rich, kid-friendly appetizer!
Make sure you have plenty of hard-boiled eggs on hand as these chicks require about two yolks for every egg white shell. All you need to do is prepare your favorite deviled egg recipe filling (or try my extra-classic version that the kids will love) and get to piping with your decorator bag and 1M Wilton star tip!
- Start with a batch of deviled egg filing (see here for recipe), but do not slice the eggs in half lengthwise when harvesting the yolks for your filing. Instead, take a small knife and cut a zig-zag about 2/3rds of the way across the top of your egg. Gently remove the egg yolk (Note: you may need to break it up with a knife first then scoop it out with a small spoon).
- After the deviled egg filing is finished and you have made your “cracked egg shell” egg whites with the zig-zag pattern, begin to decorate the eggs. Using a 1M (or large star tip) and a decorator’s bag, fill the bag with your yolk mixture. Pipe a large star into the larger of the egg shell halves (Note: you may want to cut the bottom of the large egg shell so it stays upright on your plate). Next, pipe a head by doing a shell that goes perpendicular to the large star you first piped. Finally, pipe two wings that are supported by the egg shell.
- Decorate your chicks with edibles you have on hand. I used two peppercorns for their eyes (make sure to remove these before the kids dig in) and a triangle cut of red pepper for their beaks. You can also use pimento-stuffed olives for their eyes and carrots for their beaks.