Chocolate Covered Bugs Recipe

Really gross out your Halloween guests with these “bugs” that even have a crunch!

How To Make Chocolate Covered Bugs

Bugs made of caramel, licorice, and chocolate

  • 1 pkg red-licorice whips
  • 24 soft caramel candies
  • 6 oz chocolate chips
  • 1 cup colored sprinkles
  • 1 cup Red Hots
  • 1 cup almonds (sliced )
  • 1 cup assorted decors and dragees
  1. Line a baking sheet with waxed paper.
  2. Cut licorice into small pieces.
  3. Use your hands to flatten each caramel into a small oval.
  4. Press bits of licorice onto 12 of the flattened caramels to make legs.
  5. Top each with a second caramel and press edges to seal.
  6. Put on prepared baking sheet.
  7. Put chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl.
  8. Microwave on high about 1 minute.
  9. Stir and then microwave on high 1 minute longer.
  10. Remove from oven and stir until melted.
  11. Spoon melted chocolate over each candy.
  12. Decorate with nuts and candy.

How To Make Chocolate Covered Bugs

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Bugs made of caramel, licorice, and chocolate

Preparation: 25 mins
Cooking: 5 mins
Total: 30 mins
Makes:

Ingredients

  • 1 pkg red-licorice whips
  • 24 soft caramel candies
  • 6 oz chocolate chips
  • 1 cup colored sprinkles
  • 1 cup Red Hots
  • 1 cup almonds sliced
  • 1 cup assorted decors and dragees

Instructions

  1. Line a baking sheet with waxed paper.
  2. Cut licorice into small pieces.
  3. Use your hands to flatten each caramel into a small oval.
  4. Press bits of licorice onto 12 of the flattened caramels to make legs.
  5. Top each with a second caramel and press edges to seal.
  6. Put on prepared baking sheet.
  7. Put chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl.
  8. Microwave on high about 1 minute.
  9. Stir and then microwave on high 1 minute longer.
  10. Remove from oven and stir until melted.
  11. Spoon melted chocolate over each candy.
  12. Decorate with nuts and candy.

Nutrition

  • Calcium: 79mg
  • Calories: 342kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 57g
  • Cholesterol: 4mg
  • Fat: 12g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Iron: 1mg
  • Potassium: 127mg
  • Protein: 4g
  • Saturated Fat: 4g
  • Sodium: 61mg
  • Sugar: 49g
  • Vitamin A: 47IU
  • Vitamin C: 1mg
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