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How to Eat Ants

There are over 12,000 species of ants. Try one of them in these great recipes.


  • Step 1: Make sauteed ants Make sauteed ants by melting butter in a saute pan on low heat. Add garlic and 1 cup ants. Enjoy them as an appetizer.
  • TIP: Do not use red ants for cooking.
  • Step 2: Make ant brood tacos Make ant brood tacos. Heat 2 tablespoons butter in a small saute pan. Add the larvae and cook for 1 minute.
  • Step 3: Add ingredients Add onions, chilies, tomato, salt, pepper, cumin, and oregano. Serve in taco shells.
  • Step 4: Make chocolate covered ants Make chocolate covered ants. Melt chocolate in a double broiler.
  • Step 5: Fill mold with chocolate Fill each candy mold cavity halfway with chocolate. Add three to five ants until you have used 1 cup ants, and then fill the mold with chocolate.
  • Step 6: Place in refrigerator Place the candy mold in the refrigerator for 5 minutes, or until the chocolate sets.
  • Step 7: Remove from mold Remove the candy from mold and serve. There is a surprise in every bite.
  • FACT: Ants can pull 52 times their own body weight.

You Will Need

  • u00bc c. butter
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • crushed
  • 2 c. ants.
  • 2 tbsp. butter
  • u00bd lb. larvae or pupae
  • 1 small onion
  • 3 Serrano chilies
  • chopped
  • 1 tomato
  • chopped
  • Salt and pepper
  • Cumin
  • Oregano
  • Taco shells
  • 1 lb. chocolate
  • Sautu00e9 pans
  • Double boiler
  • Candy mold

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