Cicada recipe 2 -- dessert

I picked up a few more cicadas in Glen Ellyn this morning. Later today I'm going to try this recipe. I think it will put the finishing touches on my 2007 cicada adventure. I found and then adapted this recipe from CICADA-LICIOUS: Cooking and Enjoying Periodical Cicadas. It comes from Jenna Jadin and the University of Maryland cicadamaniacs.

Chocolate Covered Cicadas

8 squares of good-quality dark, white, or milk chocolate
30 dry roasted cicadas

1. Roast cicadas for 15 minutes at 225F.
2. Meanwhile, melt chocolate in a double-boiler over low heat. Dip insects in chocolate, place on wax paper and refrigerate until hardened.

Anyone want dessert?


This morning (6/2) I made them! The chocolate was white almond bark and I think I got it a little too hot so it was more of a creme color, but everything worked great! They tasted just like vanilla candy with something crunchy inside.

And now my cicada cooking adventure for 2007 is officially over.


Peter said...

Please, no more. :P

Kirk said...

Cassie asked for no more cicada food too!

Peter said...

Taste anything like cockroach cluster? Anthrax ripple? Crunchy frog?

Kirk said...

I think they taste more like Ram's Bladder Cup, Cherry Fondue and Spring Surprise.
I love Monty

Bud said...

Hey Kirk, Buddy might eat them if you added cherries! :-) Dawn

Kirk said...

Chocolate covered cherries with cicada, eh?