Hard Boiled Egg Chicks are super creative and healthy. Get your kids involved in the process and turn it into a fun activity! Read on to learn how to make them as well as some cute ideas for decorating them!
Easy Homemade Hard Boiled Egg Chicks
Made with simple and fresh ingredients, these hard boiled egg chicks are perfect for Easter, a kid’s party, a snack or side dish. They’re even great for picky eaters because you can mix in some veggies (more on that below).
They are super easy to make, too. Seriously, we’re talking like 20 minutes tops from start to finish for the basic recipe. Plus, it’s easy enough for kids to do alongside of you. My son was super excited about this idea and helped me decorate the Hard Boiled Egg Chicks.
You just need to boil your eggs and your favorite veggies for about 10 minutes and then it is just a matter of putting it all together. After you cook the eggs, you need to remove the yolks and mix them with a little mayo, salt, and veggies (if you are using any). Then, place the mix back into your eggs and decorate. Make sure you cut a horizontal tip at the bottom of each egg so they can stand without falling.
Don’t worry, I spelled out all of the exact steps in the recipe at the bottom of this post. For now, let’s talk about what you can put in your eggs to make them even healthier (and to help get picky kids to eat more veggies).
What to put in your hard boiled egg chicks (besides eggs, of course)
While you can make these cute chicks with just the eggs and some mayo (mustard works, too), I like adding veggies to mine. Along with adding more flavor, like I said earlier it’s a great way to get picky kids to try something new. This time, I used chopped carrots. Some other ideas include:
- Orange peppers (any bell pepper is great, but orange goes with the overall colors better)
- Summer squash or zucchini
- Diced tomatoes
Along with veggies, small whole grains make a great addition, too. Think quinoa and lentils. Use your creativity! Here’s a good rule of thumb: if you can put it in an omelet or egg salad, you can use it in these cute egg chicks.
One tip- if you use zucchini, tomatoes, or other veggies with a high water content, make sure you drain and squeeze out as much of the liquid as possible first. That way, you don’t end up with runny filling.
What to use for decorations
Like the filling, pretty much anything goes here. Try raisins, currants, sunflower seeds, or small pieces of different nuts for the eyes. Olives also work well. This time I used pieces of roasted pistachios. Look at the picture below, aren’t they adorable? Tiny pieces of carrot or orange bell pepper make perfect little beaks.
If you’re making these for a party and want a bit more variety, try this. First, decorate some of the shells after hard boiling your eggs (use one of these eco-friendly Easter egg decorating ideas). Next, leave half of the chicks “topless.” In other words, don’t put the second half of the egg on top of the filling. Then scatter the shells around the scene, so it looks like some of the chicks just popped out of them.
Ooh, or even better, keep some of the decorated eggs in tact. That way, your scene includes freshly hatched chicks as well as some that are still waiting to come out o their shells. Really, there’s no “wrong” way to make and decorate these, so just have fun with it. Worse case scenario, if something doesn’t work out you can mash it all up and turn it into egg salad!
Whatever you decide to do- whether you keep it simple or get super creative- these adorable egg chicks are just such a fun, tasty and healthy snack. While they’re oh-so darling for Easter, they’re versatile enough to make any time of the year. You can even make them to help teach your kids about farm animals!
If you would like more egg fun food recipes, please try deviled egg sailboats. If you have any other fun food ideas with eggs, please let me know. I would love to share them in the blog!Print
Creative and Healthy snack idea for the entire family!
- Hard boiled eggs
- cooked veggies chopped (you can also make them without any veggies)
- Salt to taste
- Boil eggs for about 10 minutes. Cook any veggies also if using. When your hard boiled eggs are cooked and ready, cut the eggs and remove the yolks.
- Mash the yolks with some mayo, cooked/chopped carrots, and a bit of salt.
- Mix well and then build your egg chicks.
- Use raisins (I used pistachios this time) for the eyes and carrots for the beaks. Kids can help in the process and will make it a fun family activity too!
- Don’t forget to cut the eggs horizontally (tip at the bottom) so eggs can stand without falling.
- Enjoy your Hard Boiled Egg Chicks!
- Category: snack