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Love Bug/Ladybug Cookie Balls Treat for Valentine’s Day

Sandwich cookie balls. Oreo balls. Whatever you call them, they’re delicious.


We needed a treat for my boys to bring with to their AWANA class for the Valentine’s Day party. Um…I just knew I had to make these cookie balls.

I asked myself…

Why make plain cookie balls when I can make awesome, themed cookie balls?!


Fun, Valentine’s Day-themed treats it was.

What an adorable Valentine's Day treat these Love Bug Cookie Balls make!
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While the kids napped, I made these super cute love bug cookie balls!

These cookie balls have it all:

  • They’re adorable
  • They’re delicious
  • They’re fun to make

Now, I realize this is a seasonal treat, but you can make it fit year-round by changing around the colors to make them look like ladybugs.

First, you’ll want to grab this free Sandwich Cookie Ball Recipe.

Sandwich Cookie Balls Love Bugs

What You Need

Alright, here’s what you need to do…


Sandwich Cookie Balls Love Bug Step 1

1. First, prepare the sandwich balls, without the chocolate, according to the recipe linked to on the first page (and below, if you missed it.)

Sandwich Cookie Balls Love Bug Step 2

2. Dip the cookie balls into the pink chocolate (or red) and immediately add some of the heart sprinkles (or black circles) onto the top. The chocolate will harden quickly, so do each individually.

3. Stick the cookie balls back into the fridge for a few minutes to harden. Meanwhile, pick out the jimmies sprinkles and candy eyes you’d like and melt the purple (or black) chocolate.

Sandwich Cookie Balls Love Bug Step 3

4. Take the cookie balls back out of the refrigerator. Dip one end into the purple chocolate to make the face. If you had a little chocolate that dripped down on one side, leave it and add the purple to the opposite side! It will look like the underside where the bug’s wings are stored.

5. While the chocolate is still wet on each piece, add two candy eyes then add two sprinkle jimmies on the top for antennae.

6. Stick the candies back in the refrigerator for another hour until hardened.

Sandwich Cookie Balls Love Bug Smile

7. Before serving, use the edible color markers to draw a little smile on each of the bugs underneath the eyes.

Keep refrigerated.

Grab our free Sandwich Cookie Balls recipe!

Sandwich Cookie Balls Love Bug Cover

Will you make a love bug or a ladybug? What flavor cookie will you use? Let me know in the comments. I’d love to hear from you!

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  1. I love lady bugs! These are so cute! The kids would really love these.

  2. These are just adorable and my daughter loves to cook and she would have fun with making this treat!

  3. oh how sweet! These should be in a magazine! and they are easy, too! I can hear the giggles and gobbles of happy kids!!!

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  5. These love bugs are so cute, too cute to eat. 🙂

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  7. these are so cute

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