Cutie Bugs

Cutie Bugs

You're guaranteed to get smiles when you make these whimsical treats, with packaged peanut-butter cookie bodies and pretzel legs and feelers.

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oz. chocolate-flavored candy coating, cut into pieces
(1-lb.) pkg. peanut butter-filled sandwich cookies
tiny pretzel twists
teaspoons miniature candy-coated chocolate pieces
  1. Line cookie sheets with waxed paper. Melt candy coating in small saucepan over low heat, stirring constantly until smooth.
  2. For each cookie bug, hold 1 cookie with tongs; dip entire top and sides of cookie in melted coating, letting excess drip off. Place cookie, coated side up, on waxed paper-lined cookie sheets.
  3. Cut pretzels into curved pieces for legs. Dip 1 end of each leg piece in coating; place 3 legs on each side of each cookie.
  4. Cut 2 short pretzel pieces for antennae. Dip 1 end of each antennae piece in coating; place on top of cookie. Place chocolate pieces near antennae for eyes. If desired, decorate bugs with additional candies. Let stand about 10 minutes or until coating is set before storing.
Makes 32 cookies
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Kitchen Tips
Candy coating is designed to be easier to work with than chocolate - to melt smoothly for dipping and to dry hard and glossy. Melt candy coating over low heat to prevent it from scorching and hardening. Use a paring knife to cut the tiny pretzel twists into three curved pieces. Use the remaining center pieces for the antennae.
Microwave Option
To melt candy coating in the microwave, follow the directions printed on the package.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Cookie)
  • Calories 140
    • (Calories from Fat 65),
  • Total Fat 7g
    • (Saturated Fat 3g,),
  • Cholesterol 0mg;
  • Sodium 95mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 18g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 9g),
  • Protein 1g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 1/2 Starch;
    • 1/2 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 1 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 1 ;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.