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Beetle Bites

Did you hear about the beetle that broke into a pastry shop? It went out with a crumb!

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Today, we're diving into an intriguing and slightly crunchy culinary adventure that pays homage to one of the garden's most enigmatic creatures: the beetle. No, we're not using the real deal in our dishes. Instead, we're crafting a dessert that celebrates these fascinating creatures in appearance only. Our recipe for Beetle Bites is guaranteed to be a creepy-crawly hit at your next gathering, reminding us all of the intrigue and beauty of the insect world - without any actual beetles involved. Remember, no real bugs were harmed in the making of this recipe!

Beetle Bites Recipe


  • 1 package of chocolate sandwich cookies (Oreos or similar)
  • 1 package of soft, chewy chocolate candies (e.g., Tootsie Rolls)
  • 1 bag of small, edible candy eyes
  • 200g dark chocolate, for melting
  • Chocolate sprinkles for decoration


  1. Begin by crushing the chocolate sandwich cookies into a fine crumb, using a food processor or a sealed bag and rolling pin. This will be the 'dirt' in which your beetles are discovered.
  2. Melt the dark chocolate in a bowl over simmering water or in the microwave, stirring frequently to ensure it melts evenly.
  3. While the chocolate is melting, take the soft chocolate candies and mold them into beetle-shaped bodies. A little elongated with a slight pinch in the middle works well to simulate the beetle's segmented body.
  4. Once you have your beetle bodies, dip them into the melted chocolate, ensuring they're completely covered. Then, place them on a parchment-lined baking tray.
  5. Before the chocolate sets, place two candy eyes on what would be the beetle's 'head' and sprinkle chocolate sprinkles over the body to give the textured look of a beetle's back.
  6. Allow the Beetle Bites to set completely, either at room temperature or in the refrigerator if you're in a hurry.
  7. To serve, scatter your cookie crumbs onto a serving platter to resemble dirt, and then place your beetle bites on top. It creates a fun, interactive dessert that invites eaters to 'dig' for beetles.

This recipe not only offers a deliciously sweet treat but also an excellent conversation starter about the fascinating world of beetles and their role in our ecosystem. And it's a fun way to introduce the concept of looking at bugs in a different, more appetizing light!

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