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Edible bugaboos - More than 1,400 kinds of insects are eaten; what’s your excuse?



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If you missed out on the Woodward’s ants, you can still have some fun today. Try these recipes from Iowa State University. If you can’t wait for summer for your crickets or worms, do not fear. has a ready supply, as do most pet stores.


Banana Worm Bread

1/2 cup shortening

3/4 cup sugar

2 bananas, mashed

2 cups flour

1 teaspoon soda

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup chopped nuts

2 eggs

1/4 cup dry-roasted army worms

Mix together all ingredients. Bake in greased loaf pan at 350 degrees for about 1 hour.


Chocolate-Covered Grasshoppers

Melt baker's chocolate in a double boiler. Fill molds halfway with chocolate, add candied crickets, fill rest of the way. A tasty surprise in every one!



Glenda Bartosh is an award-winning freelance writer who’s been convinced to try an insect next chance she gets.

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