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Crunchy Critters

Recipe photo courtesy of Gemma Comas

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

Source: Martha Stewart Kids, Spring



Cook's Notes

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

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How would you rate this recipe?
  • pattiet
    13 SEP, 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.
  • Co0kielo0ver
    13 SEP, 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.
  • gerri711
    13 SEP, 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
  • robin26
    13 SEP, 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.
  • tazz95304
    13 SEP, 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
  • MaritoFlamingo
    13 SEP, 2008
    These look adorable!!!... i'm looking forward to try these sometime soon!!!!
  • MARE44
    13 SEP, 2008
    My grandkids love rice krispie treats. I think I'll try these using that recipe. Great for Easter treats.
  • Sewingcats4
    13 SEP, 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!!!
  • michellelee
    31 MAR, 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.

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