DIY Chocolate Robots

DIY Chocolate Robots

I’m such a sucker for anything miniature, especially at the grocery store. So when I discovered a section in the candy aisle that contained all of my “mini” favorites, I couldn’t stop myself: Mini Reese’s, mini Kit Kats, mini M&M’s, mini Rolos, mini Junior Mints. (They’re already junior… how can they get even smaller???)

After I got them home, I started snacking. And stacking. With just a few tasty treats, I was able to create a pretty sweet little robot. All you have to do is add some chocolate candy melt to hold the assorted pieces together. Try it for yourself and see what kind of robot you can construct. By the way, any child that loves to build with Legos will enjoy this creative stacking (and snacking) project too.

What You Need

DIY Chocolate Robot
  • Chocolate candy melts
  • Mini Reece’s Peanut Butter Cups
  • Plain M&M Candies (brown)
  • Snickers Peanut Butter Squares
  • Mini M&M candies (brown)
  • Mini Kit Kat Bites
  • Mini Hershey’s Kisses

Instructions

DIY Chocolate RobotsStep 1
Start by melting a few ounces of chocolate candy melts (or a square of chocolate almond bark) in a microwave-safe dish. Heat for 30 second intervals, stirring until smooth.

DIY Chocolate Robots

Step 2
Make the robot’s legs first. Using a toothpick, put a dab of candy melt on the mini Reece’s Peanut Butter Cups. Add a brown M&M candy. Allow it to cool and harden. Continue adding dabs of candy melt and M&M candies until you have a stack of three. Allow these to cool and harden completely.

DIY Chocolate Robots

Step 3
Next, make the robot’s head with a mini Kit Kat. Put tiny dabs of candy melt on the backs of four mini M&M candies. Attach two for the eyes and two for the side “bolts.” Attach a mini Hershey’s Kiss on the top of the head for an antenna.

DIY Chocolate Robots

Step 4
Make the robot’s body “instruments” by attaching two mini M&M candies and a half-moon shaped wafer (cut from a solid chocolate candy melt) to the front of a Snickers Peanut Butter Square.

DIY Chocolate Robots

Step 5
To make the arms, put small dabs of candy melt in between 5 M&M candies, lying on their sides. If possible, make them arch slightly. Allow time for each segment to cool and harden a little bit before attaching another M&M.

DIY Chocolate Robots

Step 6
When all the parts are dry and firm, attach them to the body (lying on a flat surface) with more small dabs of candy melt. Allow everything to cool and harden completely before standing them upright.

DIY Chocolate Robots

Step 7
Attach fun accessories—candy, flags, candles—to the robot’s arms with more candy melt.

DIY Chocolate Robots

Happy eating!

  • http://faiblessed.com/ Faiblessed

    Genious!

  • Lisa@hooplapalooza

    how do i spell LOVE? c.h.o.c.o.l.a.t.e. r.o.b.o.t.s!!! LOVE.

  • Sandra Denneler

    Thank you! Glad you like my bot bites.

  • Sandra Denneler

    Thanks Lisa!

  • http://faiblessed.com/ Faiblessed

    Next up: grilled sandwiches! ^^

  • Sandra Denneler

    Thanks Sue!

  • Sandra Denneler

    Thank you! (I actually called them “adorkable” the other day…. adorable + dorky.)

  • Tavette

    Golly day – how in the world did you go from munching on the mini candies to coming up with a robot? I would have just kept munching, but glad you didn’t – these are absolutely adorable. I can imagine each holding a little flag, like you showed, with the name of each kid on it.
    As a variation – you could use different color eyes so the kids wouldn’t get them mixed up. Now I’m wondering if it would be possible to make robot “parents” out of the reg. sized candies, but maybe not because large M&M’s don’t come any larger :) But then….you could use something other than M&M’s if you needed bigger eyes.
    It would probably be best to do these in assembly line fashion to allow for the drying. You can’t make just one robot anyway – you’ll want lots of them marching around.
    These are just too cute.
    Tavette – S. Florida

  • http://www.handmadecharlotte.com/ Rachel Faucett

    Hi Tavette,

    All of your ideas are awesome. Sandra Dennelar is a magician! We absolutely love her. Check out all of her incredible tutorials. We hope to hear from you soon!
    Yes!

    Rachel

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  • Sandra Denneler

    Thanks Tavette. So glad you like these sweet little guys too. Yes, an assembly line would be the best way to make them. Do all the legs, heads, bodies, arms……. then piece them together. Many years ago, I made a large chocolate robot version with Little Debbie Snack Cakes. They were fun, but almost too tall to stand upright. I hope you experiment and find a creative solution.

  • http://www.handmadecharlotte.com/ Rachel Faucett

    Hi Sandra,

    I love adork-able! I think you should trademark that! :)

    Rachel

    PS

    Another winner!

  • http://www.handmadecharlotte.com/ Rachel Faucett

    Hi Sue,

    Me too!

    Rachel

  • Sandra Denneler

    Thanks!

  • sweetsociety

    These are so adorable, I can’t stand it!!!! Sandra you’re so creative!

  • Sandra Denneler

    Thanks so much!