These adorable little chicks will brighten your Easter brunch table. You can make the hard boiled eggs in advance, saving you time on the day.
Makes: 12 chicks
12 hard boiled eggs
2 tablespoons mayonnaise
1 1/2 tablespoons yellow mustard
1 dill pickle, finely diced
1 tablespoon prepared horseradish, or to taste
1 teaspoon pickle juice
salt and ground black pepper, to taste
1 carrot, cut into rounds
12 slices tinned black olives, or as needed
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Directions Preparation:30min › Ready in:30min
Cut a small slice away from the base of the eggs so that they can stand on their own, then slice through the top 1/3 of each egg, ensuring some of the yolk is included in the slice. For a fancier chick try using a zig zag pattern.
Using a spoon carefully remove the egg yolk from the bottom portion of the egg and transfer to a bowl.
Mix egg yolks, mayonnaise, mustard, pickle, horseradish, pickle juice, salt, and pepper together in a bowl. Fill a piping bag (or a plastic bag with a corner snipped off) with the egg yolk mixture. Pipe egg yolk mixture into the hollowed egg whites creating the 'chick', ensuring there is enough filling to add 'eyes' and a 'beak.'
Slice small wedges out of the carrot rounds creating 12 'beaks'. Add a 'beak' to each 'chick'. Also cut out little feet from the carrot rounds.
With a straw cut out small circles from the olive slices for the 'eyes.' Add 2 'eyes' to each 'chick.' Place the egg tops onto each 'chick' to look like a chick peaking out of the egg.