Thursday, October 11, 2012

Chocolate Bugs for Halloween or Bug Theme Party

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Chocolate bugs are easy and fun to make, and you can use them to decorate almost any kind of dessert. You can easily turn a cupcake, pudding, cookie, rice krispie square.... into a fun Halloween treat by place a bug on it!















How to make chocolate bugs:

- Microwave chocolate chips at half power for 40 seconds.

- Stir
- Microwave for another 40 seconds
- Stir until smooth

- Pour melted chocolate into a piping bag or freezer bags

- Tie up the bag, and cup a small opening

- Draw bugs on wax paper.
- Add candy eyes on the bugs (optional)

Use these chocolate bugs to decorate the dessert of your choice

Chocolate spider on vanilla pudding


Chocolate beetles











I also make some bugs with candy melts

Spooky?













Note:
Chocolate chips and candy melts are both very easy to work with. However, there are some big differences between them.
- They taste different. In my opinion, chocolate chips taste much better.
- Chocolate takes much longer to set. It took a few hours for my chocolate bug to set while my candy melt bugs were set in only 10 minutes.
- Candy melts are much harder. If you are creating something with small details, you better use candy melts.


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16 comments:

  1. Those are amazing. I love them. So perfect for Halloween or a themed birthday party.

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  2. Cute idea. Although, the red eyes kinda creep me out! :o)

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  3. These are sososo cute! I could never draw them out like you! Toooooo adorable. ♥

    Loren, Lasting Impressions

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  4. I can see I'm gonna have to try my hand at these. Thanks for the tip on chips vs. candy melts. Would chips set faster if I stuck them on a cookie sheet and set them outside? We're getting down around freezing now. Or would that make them get funky stripes in the color? OK, now I DEFINITELY have to try it - thanks!

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  5. Candy melts set really fast. The first bug was set even before I finished drawing the last one. I keep my bugs in a container and leaves the box on the counter top.

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  6. These are so cute. I can't wait to try them. Thanks for the info on chips and melts. Motheroverkill

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  7. Awesome tutorial!! Sounds quite easy to do. Can't wait to try it out.

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  8. Bugs freak me out, but these are super adorable. I love the addition of the eyes. So cute.

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  9. My kids would love to eat those yummmy chocolate bugs.
    Nice tutorial.

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