Easter Chick Cupcakes

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of The Hershey Company for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.

Easter Chick Cupcakes are the cutest and most simple Easter treat made with Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs (a favorite Easter candy).

Decorating cupcakes to look like a nest makes for a cute and festive Easter Dessert! If you think these Easter nests are cute, check out Rice Krispie Easter Nests and Easter Sugar Cookies.

Easter Chick Cupcakes decorated with frosting, Reese's Easter Eggs, and sprinkles.

Fun & Festive Easter Cupcakes

Easter is right around the corner and we’ve been making all sorts of fun goodies like Easter Basket Cookie Cups, Easter Dirt Cake, and these Easter Chick Cupcakes.

These festive treats are made by decorating cupcakes with Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs and just a few more simple ingredients. Aren’t they super cute?!

We originally used a box mix for the cupcakes in this recipe, but you can always use your favorite from-scratch recipe. I might try it with our Vanilla Cupcakes or Chocolate Cupcakes next time!

It doesn’t matter what cupcake base you use, because really the toppings are the star of the show!! Frosting grass, a Reese’s Easter Egg, candy eyes, and a frosting beak really dress up these darling Easter Cupcakes.

You can find Hershey Easter offerings at retailers nationwide, which means the next time you’re out and about, grab a bag of individually wrapped yellow Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs and make these cupcakes for your post egg hunt party!

Ingredients for Easter Cupcakes Recipe

How to make Easter Cupcakes

These cupcakes truly are so simple! You can make your favorite cupcake recipe or even a boxed version and go from there.

Some of our favorite recipes to use (if we’re not using a box mix) are:

FROSTING. Meanwhile, to make the frosting, in a large mixing bowl (with a hand mixer) or the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the butter, vanilla and salt together for 1 minute.

Add the powdered sugar and milk and beat for 1 minute, scrape down the sides, remove a ⅓ cup of the frosting and place in a small bowl. Add the green food coloring (a few drops) to the large bowl and beat for an additional minute.

GRASS. Place the green frosting in a piping bag with a grass tip and pipe onto the cupcakes.

CHICKS. Add the orange food coloring (a few drops) to the reserved frosting and mix until combined. Place the orange frosting in a piping bag with a small round tip and pipe a beak, two dots for eyes, and feet onto the Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs. Place the candy eyes on.

DECORATE. Add the eggs to the top of each cupcake, add a few sprinkles – and you’re set!

Decorated Easter Chick Cupcakes

RECIPE TIPS

No piping bags? You can put the frosting inside a ziploc bag and cut the corner off to create a make-shift piping bag. You can also use the pre-filled frosting tubes to pipe onto the chicks.

Candy eyes: Candy eyeballs can also be found on Amazon as well as in the baking section of the grocery store.

You can definitely make these cupcakes ahead of time. Just store in the fridge until ready to serve. We recommend not making them more than 24 hours in advance.

You can also make the cupcakes and freeze undecorated. When you’re ready, just thaw them and then frost and add candy before serving.

We hope you enjoy these festive treats! They really are a hit with kids and adults alike. 🙂

Cute Easter Cupcakes with Reese's Eggs

MORE CUPAKES TO MAKE FOR EASTER:

Easter Chick Cupcakes Recipe

5 from 9 votes
Easter Chick Cupcakes are the cutest and most simple Easter treat made with Reese's Peanut Butter Eggs (a favorite Easter candy).
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 24 cupcakes
Calories 315 kcal
Author Lil’ Luna

Ingredients

  • 1 box white cake mix and ingredients on back
  • 1 cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 4 cup powdered sugar
  • 3-4 tbsp whole milk
  • green food coloring
  • orange food coloring
  • candy eyes
  • 24 Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs the yellow ones

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line pans with cupcake liners.
  • Prepare cake mix & bake according to the box’s instructions. Let cool completely.
  • Meanwhile, to make the frosting, in a large mixing bowl (with a hand mixer) or the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the butter, vanilla and salt together for 1 minute. Add the powdered sugar and milk and beat for 1 minute, scrape down the sides, remove a ⅓ cup of the frosting and place in a small bowl. Add the green food coloring (a few drops) to the large bowl and beat for an additional minute.
  • Place the green frosting in a piping bag with a grass tip and pipe onto the cupcakes.
  • Add the orange food coloring (a few drops) to the reserved frosting and mix until combined. Place the orange frosting in a piping bag with a small round tip and pipe a beak, two dots for eyes, and feet onto the Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs. Place the eyes on. Add the eggs to the top of each cupcake.

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My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative - from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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  1. These are SO adorable! My kids would love these! We are huge Reese’s fans around here, and the shaped ones taste the best!

  2. Oh my goodness. I can not get over how adorable these are! I don’t know if I have the skill to pull this one off, but I love how you jazzed up the Reese’s! I may be able to handle that one!

  3. These are too cute! I love all of the holiday Reeses so these are basically heaven to me!

  4. 5 stars
    A dipped Reeses egg- nOw thats clever! My girls ate going to love making these. They Especially love any recipe where i Pull out my piping set.

  5. You had me at peanut butter eggs! I can guarantee these will be scarfed down in a couple of hours after we make them 🙂

  6. 5 stars
    Okay, these turned out sooo cute! Made these for an Easter party this weekend & everyone loved them!