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!