Easter Chicks Deviled Eggs DIY ~ simple money saving recipe

02/26/2014 5:00 pm · 18 comments

by Sarah A Thrifty Mom

EASTER CHICKS DEVILED EGGS quick and easy DIY,  These are so cute! How to make deviled eggs, Deviled Egg chicksIf you want your deviled eggs to be the star of the party this weekend how about making them into these cute little Easter Chicks.  They are rather simple to make and “cheep” too.  This week you can pick up eggs at Walgreens for $1 a dozen and many stores have them even less than that.  SO are you ready to get started? You will need (whole project takes about 45 minutes)

  • 3 Quart Cooking Pot with lid
  • zip lock bag or pipping bag
  • 12 eggs
  • 1/3 cup Mayo
  • 3-4 Tablespoons pickle juice
  • 1 baby carrot
  • 1 pickle
  • Salt and pepper
  • Fresh Spinach cut into shreds (to look like grass)

I have found the best way to make boiled eggs is to put 12 in the bottom of a 3 quart pan.  Cover with water (have the water about 1 inch over the eggs).  With the lid off bring the eggs to a boil once they have reached a FULL rolling boil, let them boil for 2 minutes.  Turn the heat off, put the lid on and let them stand for 15 minutes.  Once 15 minutes has passed take them out and put them in an ice bath cooling them, so you can then peel them. Once you have all 12 eggs peeled, cut a SMALL section off the wide end, this will create a flat surface so the eggs can stand up and not roll on the plate.  On the narrow end cut a wider section off that will become the chicks hat (about 1/3 of the egg) Carefully pop the yolks out into a bowl.  Depending on where the yolk was in the egg, part of it may be in the hat portion.  If you need to cut the yolk up a bit so the egg does not break apart. Use a fork to smash the yolks into small pieces.  If you do not get them small enough your middles will be rather lumpy… so get it as small as you can. Once you have the yolks broken up add 1/3 cup mayo, 3 tablespoons pickle juice, add salt and pepper to taste.  If you find your mixture is still to thick you can thin it down with more pickle juice.  Mix well and place in a ziplock bag or a pipping bag that you would normally use from frosting. To make the Chicks eyes cut a small pickle length wise , into 4 thin strips.  Then cut those thin strips into even smaller section to create a little eye.  Do the same thing to a baby carrot, but cut the 4 thin strips into a triangle shape for the chicks beak. Cut the corner off the end of your zip lock back with a pair of scissors, and fill each egg.  Place the top of the egg back on at an angle so you can see the chicks face.  Add the eyes and beak and you are done.  I  shredded some spinach to create the look of grass, and simple as that you have created some very cute little chicks.    You almost feel guilty when you bite their little heads off…lol.EASTER CHICKS DEVILED EGGS quick and easy DIY,  These are so cute! How to make deviled eggs, Deviled Egg chicks

Hope you enjoy this simple money saving recipe!

I first saw this idea on Pops And Podge

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29 comments
patbilly
patbilly

I just read that adding baking soda to the water makes the eggs easier to peel..  I have not tried it yet. 

A Thrifty Mom
A Thrifty Mom

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ex9mister
ex9mister

Not sure how to post my pic.

ex9mister
ex9mister

They turned out great. I prefer the jagged tops.

ex9mister
ex9mister

I like the idea . Me and my  8 year old daughter are going to give it a try..............Daring Dad !  :)

LuanaJune
LuanaJune

I use capers for the eyes. Perfectly round and it saves a lot of time

Darlene49
Darlene49

So cute, I decided to make them with my granddaughter , thank you for sharing , God bless

Melissa
Melissa

Thanks for the cute and clever idea! A great way to use up all the decorated Easter eggs! They were a hit!

First Day of My Life
First Day of My Life

I made these yesterday!! :) Thanks for the WONDERFUL idea!! I gave you a shout-out on my blog today (I posted about them!) They were a great hit and OH SO CUTE. Not many people wanted to eat them because they were so precious looking <3 Hope you had a blessed day!

Jarron
Jarron

They are supposed to be boiled first. Did you try that?

Annie
Annie

The older the eggs, the harder they are to work with.

Bridget Loosen
Bridget Loosen

These are absolutely adorable. Making them for Easter. They will be the hit of our Easter celebration. Sooooooooo cute!!!!! Ingenious!!!!!!

Bobbi
Bobbi

I loved this idea, we just finshed making them and they came out beautifully! Great idea!

Dannie
Dannie

What were you using to cut it with, a sledgehammer? A chisel?

lovely
lovely

This is GRATE!! I Love this...Im gonna make some & thay will be the hit of Easter dinner @ my Grandfsthers...Thank you so much.......grate ideall!!!

annie
annie

i love your deviled eggs they r so cute im going to make them for our easter dinner thank u keep up the good work!

Linda
Linda

Thanks. they are adorable and have emailed to others.

connie
connie

I love this ! It's so cute, my kids and I are going to make them for easter. Thank You

Beth
Beth

My 12-year-old loves deviled eggs so he's in charge of making them for the family Easter lunch. He'll love this!

Deb
Deb

Thank you, love the idea!

Kim
Kim

I love this idea! Thanks, I think I'm going to make these for Easter!

Cash Tree
Cash Tree

@Annie actually, older less fresh eggs are preferred for hard boiling due to easier peeling.

Trish
Trish

 @Cash Tree  @Annie

 Actually, older eggs are HARDER to peel, fresher eggs are easier to peel

WendyMantz
WendyMantz

@Linda @Cash Tree @Annie  I fill a dish pan in the sink with water and some ice. Strainer spoon straight from pot to ice water pulls the egg away from shell. I leave them in the water till they're cool. They peel perfectly every time.


CarolineCenta
CarolineCenta

@Linda @Cash Tree @Annie 

Regardless of the age of the egg (provided it's not rotten) I first boil the water then add room temperature egg with the large end pricked (I have an egg pricker for this purpose).  I cook for 5 minutes for a soft boiled egg (good for dipping) and 10 minutes for hard boiled.   I have NEVER had a problem with cooking times or peeling when doing it this way.   

If the eggs are refrigerated, I add another 1/2 minute to the cooking times.

Linda
Linda

 @Cash Tree  @Annie

 I have fresh eggs from my free range chickens and have a "devil" of time peeling the boiled eggs..   Do you have a recommendation that makes them easier?

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