So guess what my new favorite food to work with is??! Graham Crackers! For Easter I posted these graham cracker bars and found these tasty crackers an awesome canvas to work on. And who doesn't like graham crackers??? I think it's a rule that you have to love them, I mean they give them to people in the hospital, so it must be loved by all, right??
My kids love the cinnamon flavored ones, but they also come in honey or chocolate flavored but even plain old graham crackers are awesome. PLUS for me they are a huge time saver because these could have also been done on sugar cookies, but that's an extra step and all that was needed for the base of these "cookies" was to tear open a new pack.
The birds on a wire idea came to me while I was staring at all the left over jelly beans we had from Easter, and we had A LOT! But I love all the fun colors they come in. I also saw these super cute M and M chicks from Sweet Simple Stuff, which inspired these birdies! And really this entire cookie is so easy to make:
- Take your jelly beans and add a yellow or orange candy melt beak (add a little bit of candy wafer to a zip lock bag and microwave until just melted, snip an end and "pipe" on). You could also just melt the wafers in a microwave safe bowl and dip a fork or toothpick in to add the beak.
- Use an edible food writer to add eyes
- Break graham crackers into squares
- For the sky background use blue and white candy melts mixed together
- Add "wires" with some melted chocolate for the birds to sit on
- Add your jelly bean birds while the candy melt is still wet
- Pipe on some little bird feet
- Add a candy melt border in white to make it pretty as a picture!
And you get some fun and colorful (not to mention super easy) "cookies" to welcome the birds back for spring. I love the look of the speckled jelly beans for the birdies! You could always use regular cookies for these or royal icing in place of the candy wafers, really, whatever you happen to have handy. For me I always have candy melt hanging around in a rainbow of colors.
Anyhoo, hope you like them and thanks as always for stopping by! The weather forecast is for warmer temps in the Northeast, so I'm hoping that means spring is here to stay.
Here are some other super cute candy birdie treats for you to enjoy!
Easter cupcakes with bird nests
Easy blue birdies
White chocolate candy filled chicks
Baby bird nest pretzels
M and M chicks
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