For Halloween, we updated the classic rice crispie treats recipe with roasted mealy worms, which have a nutty flavor and same texture as the crispy rice.
Mealy worms, eaten raw or roasted, are very nutritious and high in protein and fat .
If you want to learn more about the health benefits of eating insects check out the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations report entitled "Edible Insects - Future prospects for food and feed security".
Step 1: Buy Some Live Mealy Worms
They're also the supplier for all the insects eaten on the show Fear Factor!
Check them out at http://www.rainbowmealworms.net/
Other suppliers of live insects
Step 2: Ingredients
1 10oz package of marshmallows
3 tablespoons butter or margarine (not shown)
1 pint Live Mealy Worms
Step 3: Prepare Live Mealy Worms
Remove any fragments and dead worms.
Next pour them on some paper towels and tap them dry.
Place them in a container and put them in the freezer for about 15 minutes, which will kill the worms. (DO NOT FREEZE)
Step 4: Roast the Mealy Worms
Then bake in oven at 200 degrees for one to two hours until they are dry and crispy.
Step 5: Mix Ingredients
Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted.
Remove from heat.
Add crispy rice and stir until well coated.
Then add all the roasted mealy worms and stir again until everything is well mixed.
Step 6: Final Preparation
Cut into squares.
Step 7: Fran Enjoying Her First Rice Crispy Critter Treat!
These were a hit at our company.
Sabri & Fran