How to Eat Crickets

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You Will Need

  • Frozen crickets
  • 2¼ c. flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 c. butter, softened
  • ¾ c. brown sugar
  • ¾ c. sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ c. dry roasted crickets
  • 1 12-oz. package chocolate chips
  • Melted chocolate
  • Baking sheets
  • Spoons
  • Spatula
  • Electric mixer
  • 1 c. nuts (optional)
  • Internet access (optional)


  1. Step 1

    Make dry roasted crickets

    Make dry roasted crickets by placing clean, frozen crickets on a baking sheet.

  2. Frozen, edible crickets are available through a variety of online sources.

  3. Step 2

    Bake for 1-3 hours

    Bake them in an oven preheated to 200 degrees for 1 to 3 hours, or until crispy. Then crush the baked crickets with a spoon and substitute them in any recipe that calls for nuts.

  4. Step 3

    Make chocolate chirpy cookies

    Make chocolate chirpy chip cookies by combining the flour, baking soda, and salt in a small bowl.

  5. Step 4

    Preheat oven

    Preheat your oven to 375 degrees and, in a large bowl, beat the butter, brown sugar, sugar, and vanilla using an electric mixer until the mixture is light and fluffy.

  6. Step 5

    Add ingredients

    Beat in the eggs and, with the mixer on low, gradually add the flour mixture. Then fold in the dry roasted crickets and chocolate chips.

  7. Step 6

    Bake cookies

    Drop 2 tablespoons of the batter onto a baking sheet and bake for 8 to10 minutes.

  8. An estimated 2,000 insect species are consumed around the world.