Bugfood I: Insect-themed Food, compiled by
Extension Specialist, University of Kentucky
This unit includes several
recipes for insect-themed foods (no insects are eaten). Buggy recipes may
enliven a party, 4-H demonstration on insects, or an insect or nutrition
Use cinnamon twists (glazed donut-like
pastries formed into the number eight) as the insect body, stick bendable
plastic straws in the sides (three on each side) to be the legs, and they
should look like giant ants. Use 'donut holes' for ant eggs.
1) Fly-in-the-batter cookies:
Make chocolate chip or oatmeal cookies, adding raisins (flies) or
chocolate sprinkles (gnats).
2) Fly-in-the-batter pudding: Vanilla
pudding with raisins.
3) Cow Pies: Chocolate pudding with slivered
almonds or coconut sprinkles (maggots). Place a few plastic fly adults on
BUGBLOOD or BUG JUICE
Mix a yellow drink (citrus pop
or lemonade) with a blue one (kool-aid). You'll end up with a radioactive
shade of green.
Use pretzels as butterfly
wing frames, and stick them together with softened caramel candy or peanut
butter. Sprinkle chocolate chips on top.
Stick two oreo cookies together with chocolate frosting.
Make 8 curved legs by breaking bow-tied pretzels, and attach them around
the middle of the spider by sticking them into the chocolate frosting. Use
M & M's for eyes on the front, 'glued' with frosting. As a variation,
use sandwich crackers, instead of sandwich cookies, stuck together with