What do you get when you combine yummy dried fruit, seeds, a little bit of chocolate, with a big dose of imagination? Well, in this post, you get icky insects!
Now, bugs may not be the first thing you think of when you’re hungry for an afternoon snack, but this recipe from our ABC Snacks series just might change your mind.
Be prepared to hear a lot of eeews and yuuuucks as you create and eat your icky insects together. But the good news is, there will probably be a lot of yummmms too!
It doesn’t look like our little helper was very squeamish about eating her buggy creations, does it?
Use your creativity and combine your ingredients to create the creepiest, crawliest bugs you can come up with. Use larger pieces of dried fruit like dates and apricots to form the bodies of large insects. Use raisins or cranberries to create small-bodied insects. Almonds, small seeds, and banana chips make great wings, and dried noodles or chow mein noodles are perfect for legs. Create eyes with chocolate chips. Sprinkle your insects with flax or chia seeds to add a little texture and a bit of extra protein to your snack.
Adapted from Parents.com
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Photo credit: Rachel Neumann