Back to School Savings on Ranger Rick Magazines Order Now

Halloween Chocolate Bugs

Make chocolate creepy crawlies that no one will think are icky.

Powered by:
Average Rating:
Participant Age: Under 7, 7 to 12
Approximate Cost: Under $10
Duration: 1 to 60 minutes
Difficulty:
Physical Challenge:
  • One 9-ounce box of chocolate wafers
  • 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder
  • 5 tablespoons of light corn syrup
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons of raspberry jam
  • Black shoestring licorice
  • ¾ cup confectioner's sugar
Make Dough
  • Break up the wafers into very fine crumbs and put them in a large mixing bowl. Stir in the cocoa and confectioner's sugar with a whisk. Add the corn syrup and raspberry jam.
  • Use your hands to mix everything together until your dough is smooth.
Make Dough Balls

On a sheet of waxed paper, make 24 1-inch balls (bug bodies) and 24 ½-inch balls (bug heads) out of the dough. Stick the heads and bodies together.&

Add Licorice Legs

For legs, cut the licorice into short pieces and press them into the sides of the bugs.


Sign up to receive fun activities

Advanced Search >
Kids' Art
Seahorse-JonathonSee great drawings and funny notes from our readers!
RangerRick.tumblr.com

Join National Wildlife Federation on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest      Join Ranger Rick on Facebook Check out Ranger Rick magazine on Twitter Visit Ranger Rick on Pinterest

  • These strawberry ladybugs are a sweet summer treat. They're easy to make--and fun to eat!
  • This simple meal is a classic that's great for camping or at home on the grill. The best part is that it requires no pots, no pans, and no mess!
  • Put a fruity twist on classic pancakes.
  • JELL-O® is a fun finger food and a great teaching tool, too!
  • There's nothing chilly about these chocolate walrus cupcakes!

 

Ranger Rick's CampZone
Ranger Rick's GreenZone
From: Ranger Rick, rick@nwf.org
Subject: { Your name goes here } sent you a laugh from Ranger Rick
Message: The following message was sent to you by { Name } from Ranger Rick's Laugh Finder website:

{ Your note }



Click here to find the answer on Ranger Rick's Laugh Finder >>
From: Ranger Rick, rick@nwf.org
Subject: { Your name goes here } sent you a question from Ranger Rick
Message: The following message was sent to you by { Name } from Ranger Rick's website:

{ Your note }



Click here to find the answer on Ranger Rick's website >>