The exact recipe with all the measurements can be found in Easter with Nestle Baking in the Woman's Day Thursday March 21st, 2013. magazine, New Zealand. As far as I know they haven't put this recipe online.
If you are unable to source the recipe and want to make these cute chicks...You can improvise and make up your own recipe measurements. You only need one packet of plain sweet biscuits (like Marie, Super wine, Vanilla Wine). Next you crush the biscuits in the food processor until they turn into fine biscuit crumbs. Just like for making a cheese cake base...
|You need yellow food colouring to colour |
|Use a sealed plastic bag to colour|
the coconut you are using to coat the chicks.
Prepare this first. You want the food colouring
to soak into the shredded coconut....
|Add one can of condensed milk to|
to one packet of crushed sweet biscuits
|Mix together biscuit crumbs, condensed milk|
and some shredded un-coloured coconut to
make a good consistency to mould into shape
|Roll the mixture into truffle sized balls, some|
a larger size for the bottom of the chicken.
Form a smaller size for the head of the chick.
Stick them together...
|I used Nestles Milk chocolate dots for the eyes|
|Then use almonds for the chicks beak...|
Mine were roasted, unsalted almonds
|Dunk the chickens into the pre-coloured coconut.|
Wet or spray with water the balls if they become
too dry. This helps the coloured coconut stick
|So cute, these were so popular...mine could have|
been a bit more yellow. But it is food colouring
and I didn't want too hypo children. You could
use this concept to make snowmen for