Easter Chicks Deviled Eggs DIY ~ simple money saving recipe

02/26/2014 5:00 pm · 22 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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yuyuali2 July 14, 2014 at 5:34 am
yuyuali2 July 14, 2014 at 5:34 am
yuyuali2 July 14, 2014 at 5:34 am
patbilly April 20, 2014 at 7:58 pm

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

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A Thrifty Mom April 19, 2014 at 8:34 pm

Like share or PIN so you can remember this idea for later

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Gabriela Torres April 16, 2014 at 6:29 pm

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ex9mister February 19, 2014 at 4:52 pm

Not sure how to post my pic.

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ex9mister February 19, 2014 at 4:50 pm

They turned out great. I prefer the jagged tops.

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WendyMantz February 18, 2014 at 7:14 pm

@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.

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CarolineCenta January 30, 2014 at 4:58 am

@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.

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ex9mister November 24, 2013 at 3:48 pm

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

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LuanaJune March 30, 2013 at 11:16 am

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

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BrandtHardin March 27, 2013 at 12:59 pm

We must remember the true meaning of the Easter holiday and the resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ.  Oschter Haws (the original name for the Easter Bunny) is a fictitious embodiment of all that is unholy with American gluttony for chocolate, candy, eggs and all things savory and sinful.  See the Good Lord RISE from his grave and RECLAIM our sacred holiday with the Hammer of God at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2012/04/oschter-haws-easter-tale-of-calamity.html

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Atheistsrule May 11, 2013 at 11:55 am

Jesus, schmesus. Give me the cute chick DEVILed eggs!

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KarenBrack March 22, 2013 at 10:41 am

love this idea for Easter

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Curtman40 March 21, 2013 at 12:36 pm

This is a great recipe and you can have fun with your kids. This is a fun and tasty activity. Thanks for posting.

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Darlene49 March 5, 2013 at 10:29 am

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

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Cash Tree February 26, 2013 at 2:52 pm

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

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Trish March 26, 2013 at 7:06 am

@Cash Tree  @Annie
 Actually, older eggs are HARDER to peel, fresher eggs are easier to peel

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Linda March 30, 2013 at 12:11 pm

@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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EggsRUs May 11, 2013 at 12:04 pm

Yes, if you have cold water with ice in it ready for your eggs after boiling them, the shell will come off very easily. I have hens and get fresh eggs daily and tried this just yesterday with an egg that was laid that day. Older or newer eggs-makes no difference.
This is how I boil eggs: Put eggs in water on the stove on the high setting and set the timer for 20 minutes. Once the eggs start to boil, turn the stove so you maintain a low boil and keep it there until the timer goes off. When the 20 minutes is up, carefully drain out as much hot water as you can and put the eggs in the icy cold water for about 10 minutes. The eggs peel comes off with minimal effort.

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