Halloween Chocolate Bugs

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

What You Need

  • 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

What You Do

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Add Licorice Legs
    For legs, cut the licorice into short pieces and press them into the sides of the bugs.