My oldest daughter checked out a great book at her school library recently. It is a great book all about ladybugs. The book goes into great detail about ladybugs’ life cycle, body structure, defense mechanisms, uses as natural pest repellants in agriculture, and much more. I learned a lot after reading this book with her! In honor of learning all about ladybugs, we decided to make a special treat to eat after lunch.
1 apple (we used Honeycrisp)
4-6 oz semi sweet chocolate chips
Slice the apple into two halves, just outside the core. You will have two halves to make into little ladybugs. Place chocolate chips into a small glass bowl and microwave for one minute, stirring with a rubber spatula at 20 second intervals. Once chocolate is melted, spoon into a plastic zip baggie and slice a tiny corner off of the bag to use for piping the chocolate. Pipe a “T” across the back of the ladybug’s back – one central line along the back, and one line to divide what will look like the back from what will look like the head area. Fill in the head with chocolate, drizzling it in with the piping bag, then smoothing with a knife, then add little dots around the rest of the back. Add two cheerio eyes, repeat for the other ladybug, and chill for 10 minutes in the fridge.
Easy, fun, and delicious dessert to celebrate learning new things! Enjoy!
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