Cricket Fudge

 

 

June 4, 2019

How could watching public TV end up with me ordering ground crickets?  Well, it was a quiet Sunday night and not having cable might have had something to do with it. While clicking around the channels, we ended up on a program highlighting a local cricket farm. I recognized the logo…It was a farm that someone else had shared on Instagram and they were local.

Turns out crickets are a good source of protein, vitamin B12 and omega 3 fatty acids. Two tablespoons have 13g of protein, and 396% of our daily value of B12. Besides, I was in the market for a replacement protein powder. I had discovered the same week that my current protein powder was full of residual toxins. Of course, we had stopped using it and hadn’t found a new one we liked.

Crickets I thought would make a perfect replacement, so I ordered two bags. When they arrived we quickly discovered that a little goes a long way. Where we use to add two scoops of expensive protein powder, we now add 1-2 tablespoons of crickets. There is one thing you do need to know about ground crickets. They don’t taste very good. The trick is not to use too much and add a little sweet to offset the earthy flavour. In smoothies, we add a banana and stevia and or a majool date or two. I’ve now added ground crickets into protein bars, muffins and now my new favourite cricket fudge!

Cricket Fudge

Ingredients 

  • 1/2 cup almond butter
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil (melted)
  • 3 tbsp cocoa
  • 1/4 cup almond meal
  • 2 tsp liquid stevia
  • 2 tbsp cricket protein (ground crickets)

Instructions

  • In a small saucepan melt the coconut oil and add the almond butter and cocoa.
  • Stir until smooth and remove from heat.
  • Add almond meal, stevia and cricket protein.
  • Line a 9-inch pan with parchment paper with extra paper hanging over the edge.
  • Pour your mixture into the parchment lined pan and smooth it out.
  • Pop the pan into the fridge for 15 minutes or until firm.
  • Lift the fudge out of the pan using the parchment and place on a cutting board.
  • Cut into squares and enjoy!

Store in an airtight container in the fridge

About the Author

Stephanie Huntjens White

Holistic Nutrition (auto-immune & gut health) Hormone Balancing Holistic Health Coach Autoimmune Disease Family Nutrition

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