These ladybug Oreo snacks are a super cute treat for kids!
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Now you may be wondering why I am making ladybug snacks in October – aren’t they more suited to a spring theme? Well I’d agree with you other than for a new release of a special gift edition of Ladybug Girl! Are you familiar with the Ladybug Girl books? Thanks to Penguin Young Readers we’ve been reading many of them, like Ladybug Girl and Bingo, Ladybug Girl and Bumblebee Boy, Ladybug Girl and the Best Ever Playdate, Ladybug Girl and the Big Snow (would make a great Christmas present), Ladybug Girl and the Bug Squad, Ladybug Girl and the Dress-Up Dilemma (perfect for Halloween!!), Ladybug Girl at the Beach and finally the new Ladybug Girl: The Super Fun Edition.
These well written books are beautifully illustrated and tell a gentle story with a simple message. My son absolutely loves the fact that LadyBug Girl’s dog is called Bingo: we bought two puppies a few months ago and F named one of them Bingo!! So Ladybug Girl and Bingo is one of his favorites, as is Ladybug Girl and Bumblebee Boy because he often pretends to be a bee!
The Super Fun Edition comes with punch-out paper dolls of Lulu (Ladybug Girl) and Bingo, and 30 reusable stickers for dressing them up! The jacket of the book also opens up into a giant poster which I think is an inspired idea!
- Reduced Fat Oreo cookies (it’s got to help, right?!?)
- Wilton Red Candy Melts (one bag covers about 20 Oreos)
- Wilton dipping spoon
- Edible googly eyes
- Mini chocolate chips
- Black gel icing pen
Melt the red candy according to the package instructions. Using the spoon, dip each Oreo into the melted candy, shake off the excess, then place it carefully on a baking sheet lined with a silicone mat or parchment paper.
While the candy is still wet, place chocolate chips for the spots.
When the red candy coating has dried, add the head and wing division line with a black icing gel pen. I accidentally bought a sparkly pen!Super cute #ladybug #Oreo snacks inspired by the #LadybugGirl books! Click To Tweet
I had originally intended to add edible googly eyes (these lovely ones that have eyelashes!!!) but in fact they were too big and the cookies looked cuter without them. Plus these snacks probably didn’t need any extra sugar!