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Chocolate Covered Bugs


These candies look like bugs when assembled. Great treat for Halloween.


  • Red-licorice whips
  • 24 Soft caramel candies
  • 6 oz Chocolate chips

For Decorations:

  • Colored sprinkles
  • Red Hots candies
  • Sliced almonds
  • 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. Microwave on High about 1 minute.
  8. Stir and then microwave on High 1 minute longer.
  9. Remove from oven and stir until melted.
  10. Spoon melted chocolate over each candy.
  11. Decorate with nuts and candy.

Yield: 12 servings.

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