Creepy Chocolate Cockroach Treats for Halloween

Make these healthy creepy chocolate cockroach treats for your next Halloween party. Made with pecans and dark chocolate, these easy-to-make treats are fun and festive. Vegan and gluten-free.

Cockroaches give me the willies, but how frightfully cute are these little guys?

Creepy Chocolate Cockroach Treats for Halloween served on a white platter.

This past weekend I spent Sunday afternoon in the kitchen dipping pecans in dark chocolate and decorating these bugs. It was a blast. I literally couldn’t keep from smiling the whole time.

Creepy Chocolate Cockroach Treats for Halloween served on a white plate with candy corn.

I can’t take full credit for this idea because my boss actually told me how to make the cockroaches. She’s a genius! The best part is that these roaches with their pecan bodies and dark chocolate coating are better for you than your average piece of Halloween candy. So eat up. 🙂

Creepy Chocolate Cockroach Treats for Halloween served a rectangular white platter with candy corn.

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Creepy Chocolate Cockroach Treats


  • Author: Brittany Mullins
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 30 pieces

Description

Make these healthy creepy chocolate cockroach treats for your next Halloween party. Made with pecans and dark chocolate, these easy-to-make treats are fun and festive. Vegan and gluten-free. 


Ingredients

  • parchment paper
  • 30 pecans halves
  • 45 squares of dark chocolate (I used Ghirardelli 72% Twilight Delight)
  • chocolate sprinkles
  • round Halloween colored sprinkles (white, orange, purple)

Instructions

  1. Pour about 1/2 cup or so of chocolate sprinkles and 1/4 cup of colored sprinkles into two separate, shallow bowls.
  2. Chop dark chocolate into small, even pieces. Melt chocolate in the microwave or a double boiler until smooth.
  3. Submerge pecan halves in melted chocolate and move around until the pecan is covered.
  4. Remove the pecan from the chocolate allowing access chocolate to drip off. Dip each pecan, flat side down into the chocolate sprinkles to make little cockroach legs.
  5. Place pecan on parchment paper sprinkle side down.
  6. Continue the same technique for all the pecans, then drop two small round colored sprinkles to the smaller end of all the pecans to make eyes.
  7. Let the pecans sit for a few hours so the chocolate can set, remove from parchment paper and store in an airtight container until ready to serve.

Notes

I used the microwave method by placing chopped chocolate chunks in a microwave safe bowl and heating in the microwave for 30 seconds at a time. After the first 30 seconds, I pulled the bowl out and stirred the chocolate, then put it back in for another 30 seconds. After the second 30 seconds I pulled it out and stirred again until the chocolate was smooth and creamy.
I had some leftover dark chocolate and sprinkles so I decorated the broken pecan pieces and a few almonds as well. Plating the cockroaches with the almonds and candy corn made for a cute spread – perfect for the dessert/snack table at a Halloween party!

  • Category: Snacks
  • Method: Stove Top / Microwave
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 5 pecan halves / cockroach treats
  • Calories: 100
  • Sugar: 4g
  • Fat: 16g
  • Carbohydrates: 7g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Protein: 3g

Creepy Chocolate Cockroach Treats for Halloween served on a rectangular white platter with candy corn.

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  1. Hi Brittany! These look delicious 🙂 I did a Halloween recipe roundup over on my blog HappylifeHealthylife (here’s the link http://happylifehealthylife.com/2014/10/20/healthy-halloween-recipe-roundup/ ) I included this recipe and one of your pictures with a link back to your blog. Please let me know if you would like me to remove it, but I’ve shard it on my social media channels so hopefully it will send some new traffic your way! 🙂 Have a great day!

  2. I am so making these. Chocolate and nuts…I am in heaven. Makes me want to plan a Halloween party – maybe I can convince everyone at work we need to dress up and have a spooky lunch.

  3. I’m super afraid of roaches, so maybe this will help me make my peace with them…esp if i EAT THEM. 🙂 I have been looking for a cute, healthy Halloween snack idea for a class I teach, and these are super easy. I also like the detail work. 🙂 Very satisfying!

  4. Those are so amazing – I can’t way to give that a try – I sat looking at your post forever wondering how it quite works out, with little “oh” and ” ah” s coming from me – I had co-workers wondering! Thanks for posting these! I love halloween treats 🙂

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