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Cutie Bugs

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Cutie Bugs
  • Prep 60 min
  • Total 0 min
  • Servings 32
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You're guaranteed to get smiles when you make these whimsical treats, with packaged peanut-butter cookie bodies and pretzel legs and feelers.
Updated May 7, 2010

Ingredients

  • 12 oz. chocolate-flavored candy coating, cut into pieces
  • 1 (1-lb.) pkg. peanut butter-filled sandwich cookies
  • 64 tiny pretzel twists
  • 4 teaspoons miniature candy-coated chocolate pieces

Steps

  • 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.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    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.
  • tip 2
    To melt candy coating in the microwave, follow the directions printed on the package.

Nutrition

140 Calories, 7g Total Fat, 1g Protein, 18g Total Carbohydrate, 9g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
140
Calories from Fat
65
Total Fat
7g
11%
Saturated Fat
3g
15%
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
95mg
4%
Total Carbohydrate
18g
6%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
9g
Protein
1g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
4%
4%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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