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Halloween Chocolate Bugs

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

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Participant Age: Under 7, 7 to 12
Approximate Cost: Under $10
Duration: 1 to 60 minutes
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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.


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