Inspired by the following book ‘Matts and Mia find mini beasts’ , we decided to go on…
a mini beast hunt…
Armed with magnifying glasses and homemade clipboards…
And Leon armed with a camera – we found a mass of different creatures!
Maya captured them all…
Daddy long legs
And beautiful bugs…
We saw them all!
But we couldn’t end a mini beast hunt without making chocolate bugs at the end….
They’re easy to make – and all you need is chocolate!
3 oz white chocolate
3 oz dark chocolate
Melt white chocolate, add 1 tablespoon golden syrup and mix to a paste.
Wrap in cling film and put in fridge for an hour.
Repeat with the dark chocolate.
After an hour, take out and leave for 5 mins to ‘warm’ a little.
Then start to mould!
Cut each chocolate piece in to six pieces, setting one of each color aside.
Take each piece and mould in to an oval shape, making a cut 1/3 across for a head, and the other way on one side for wings.
When all pieces are done, use the remaining chocolate in the contrasting colour to make eyes, spots and stripes.
Then eat! 🙂