This Chocolate Bark Recipe with Crickets is perfect to make around Halloween or anytime you want to scare your family a little bit! Crickets are edible and a great source of protein! This is a fun dessert recipe to challenge your family that is also delicious!
This cricket recipe is delicious
Roasted crickets are crunchy, nutty and obviously even tastier when paired with chocolate!
On a trip to the San Diego Zoo, my family was offered roasted crickets by a zoologist. Turns out they are quite tasty! It tasted like a sunflower seed!
I can't say that I am an adventurous eater. My youngest son, however, is. He didn't hesitate when the zoologist offered him one. My oldest son wanted to be as far from the edible bugs as possible.
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This bark recipe with chocolate, crickets, dried cherries, and roasted almonds would be a fun, creepy dessert to serve for a Halloween party.
I also think this would be the perfect party activity to see which kids will be adventurous (like for a camping party or an In-it-to-win-it party) or anytime you want to do something a little crazy with your family.
*I'm going to be really honest here. Eating a cricket by a campfire, with low light, is much easier than eating them in your bright kitchen. Creepy.
A sprinkle of sea salt, right at the end, would also be extra delicious!
And crickets. You need crickets.
Where to buy edible crickets
I found these crispy roasted crickets on Amazon.
I'm a terrible estimator so I had no idea how big the bag would be or how many would be inside.
There is nothing in this photo that can really give it scale but the package that arrived was roughly the size of a package of OREOs. So pretty big.
Especially when filled with bugs. You will have more than enough for making homemade chocolate bark so you may want to offer them to neighbors (if you think any of them would have fun trying crickets).
If you don't want to make your own dessert, you can buy chocolate-covered crickets!
How to Make Chocolate Bark
This really is a classic bark recipe with the melted chocolate spread out on a prepared pan and topped with a sprinkling of each topping.
You can make as much or as little of this as you'd like! While I made mine on a full-size cookie sheet, you can also make a single-sized portion or an 8 x 8 sized amount.
Prepare your cookie sheet by covering with waxed paper spraying with cooking oil.
Melt the chocolate in the microwave starting with 45 seconds, stirring and then adding 15 seconds longer until melted through.
Don't overheat the chocolate. Make sure to stir well before putting it back into the microwave as the residual heat may be enough to fully melt the chocolate.
Pour chocolate onto your prepared pan and spread to your desired thickness.
Top with the toppings of your choice. Don't be a sissy! Try the crickets!
Using the back of a spoon, tap down the toppings so they will stick in the chocolate better.
Place the pan in the fridge to set, for approximately 2 hours.
Break apart and enjoy!
If you can get past the fact that you are eating crickets this easy chocolate dessert is quite delicious! With its nutty taste, this cricket bark is tasty and so fun to serve.
My youngest didn't hesitate to eat this chocolate cricket bark and then grabbed a few extra crickets straight from the bag to eat those too.
I could see in his eyes, that he wasn't keen on seeing all the detail of the crickets either...My oldest, as you may have guessed, said "peace out" and left the kitchen as fast as he could.
This recipe was inspired by THE WILD LIFE and our camping trip to the San Diego Zoo.
More easy chocolate dessert recipes
- Chocolate Dump Cake
- Layered Chocolate Truffle Cake from a Boxed Mix
- Chocolate Red Wine Cupcakes
- Chocolate Mint Dump Cake
- Chocolate Cake Mix Cookies with M&Ms
- Chocolate Yogurt Fruit Dip
- Halloween Bark Recipe
Chocolate Bark with Crickets
- 2 cups melting chocolate
- ¼ roasted almonds
- ¼ cup dried cherries
- ¼ cup roasted edible crickets
- Prepare your cookie sheet by placing waxed paper with cooking spray in the pan.
- Melt the chocolate in the microwave starting with 45 seconds, stirring and then adding 15 seconds longer until melted through.
- Don't over heat the chocolate.
- Pour chocolate on to your prepared pan and spread to your desired thickness.
- Top with the toppings of your choice.
- Don't be a sissy! Try the crickets!
- Using the back of a spoon, tap down the toppings so they will stick in the chocolate better.
- Place the pan in the fridge to set, approximately 2 hours.
- Break apart and enjoy!