Crispy cornflake chicks in a chocolaty cereal nest are a sure sign that spring is on the way.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Toast coconut in 350 degree oven until lightly browned, about 5 minutes, stirring once. Butter seven 3 1/2-inch bowls; set aside. Melt butter in saucepan. Add marshmallows; stir until melted. Stir in cornflakes. Set aside 1 3/4 cups of the mixture in a medium bowl.

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  • Stir 1/2 cup coconut, crushed chocolate pieces, and melted chocolate into mixture in pan. Press into bowls to form nests. Refrigerate 1 hour.

  • Form chicks from reserved mixture (attach 1- and 3/4-inch cereal balls with peanut butter). Decorate with candies. Remove nests from bowls; line with coconut. Add chicks.

Cook's Notes

Tiny Features: Try snipped licorice ropes for eyes, candy-coated chocolates for wings, and candy-coated sunflower seeds for beaks.

Reviews (19)

13 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: Unrated
10/08/2008
I agree with Sewing Cats, I too want real cookies and not cereal.
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09/18/2008
it's just in time for us here in Australia. Very cute!
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09/18/2008
Lighten up diefenbaker. Sewingcats4 and pattiet were in no way critical, and your remark about a lack of imagination was mean spirited and uncalled for. They both just pretty much stated the obvious, namely, that while this spring cookie is very cute, it is inappropriate for fall. I think most people want to make seasonally appropriate crafts and foods, and are looking for a little bit more of a challenge that cereal and marshmallows. I do plan to make these come spring, and hope mine look half as good as Martha's, but at this time of the year want something in a more autumnal theme.
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09/16/2008
hey mizwiz, good idea about the orange food coloring. I might try to make these and make them into little pumpkins instead of little chicks.
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09/13/2008
Pity that Sewingcats4 and pattiet have zero imagination. Its great when creativity is being displayed, even if it isn't in the shape of a cookie. What shape is a cookie supposed to be? Maybe by the time that you have made all of the other 364 "Cookies of the Day" you will realize that imagination and creativity are a gift-even though they don't it in the perimeters of a "Cookie". These look like so much fun, I can't wait to make them, so step outside the "circle" and enjoy!
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09/13/2008
Sewingcats4: I was thinking the same, but I'm sure it's just because of kids going back to school recently, and these are all kid-friendly type of recipes. I expect more traditional kinds of cookies again pretty soon.
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09/13/2008
I am going to use orange food color
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09/13/2008
P.S. This is a great one for girl scouts. You can make leaves instead of nests and put various insects on the leaves. It would be appropriate any time of year. I think the girls could really get into that.
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09/13/2008
I think these are delightfull and I am glad that you are publishing recipes that use cereal as well as art form. My grandkids love making anything with cereal. I personally am glad that you include a diversity of recipes in your collection-it is a lot less boring this way. Thanks
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09/13/2008
Why do people have to complain every time there is a recipe or craft that they don't like. That's what the delete button is for.
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09/13/2008
Cute idea for spring, so why is it being posted in September? And I'm with Sewingcats4, I don't really consider the cereal and marshmallow combination to be a cookie.
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09/13/2008
I am not even a teenager yet and I love cooking and I think this would be perfect for the little children I will be baby-sitting. Hope it tastes good.
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09/13/2008
i love any reciope that calls for cereal and when cereal is on sale i grab it using coupons of course to save more money keep the cookie reci[pes comin ty gerri
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09/13/2008
sewingcats4, I think Martha is just trying to mix things up. What you don't consider to be a cookie or even appealing, just might be to someone else...lighten up! Remember, you only have to make the ones YOU want.
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09/13/2008
I would like to know, do you make the chick then decorate it or decorate after all chicks are made.........thx if someone can help me
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09/13/2008
These look adorable!!!... i'm looking forward to try these sometime soon!!!!
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09/13/2008
My grandkids love rice krispie treats. I think I'll try these using that recipe. Great for Easter treats.
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09/13/2008
I am a bit dissapointed in the last few cookies of the day recipes. Most of them all seem to contain some sort of cereal and I really don't consider them cookies. I signed up for thecookie of the day in hopes that I would be receiving some really interesting cookie recipes. Not what I expected from Martha Stewart!!!
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03/31/2008
You have to work really fast once the cornflakes are added in Step 1 as the mixture cools and hardens very quickly. I had trouble forming round balls as my mixture had already hardened considerably. Also, it is best to really, really butter the bowl; i greased mine lightly and had great trouble getting the nests out.