Six-legged recipes

Bug Bars

The old-fashioned cookies are like your grandma used to make… including the worms that were in her cupboard, too!

1/2 cup shortening                                 1 t. baking soda

1/2 cup margarine                                  1 t. cinnamon

1 cup brown sugar                                  1/4 t. nutmeg

1 cup sugar                                             3 cups quick oats

2 eggs                                                     3/4 cup raisins (optional)

1 - 1 1/2 cup flour                                  1/2 cup chopped, roasted mealworms (see recipe below)

1 t. vanilla

Cream shortening, margarine, sugars.  Mix in eggs and vanilla.  Stir in flour, soda, spices.  Stir in oats, raisins (optional), and mealworms.  Spread dough onto a greased 13 x 9 cake pan.  Bake at 350 for about 20 minutes or until done.  Cut into perfect-sized bars. 

From the Recipe Box of Mary Liz Jameson.

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  • Article: Bug Bars
  • Author(s): CJ Kazilek, Mary Liz Jameson
  • Publisher: Arizona State University School of Life Sciences Ask A Biologist
  • Site name: ASU - Ask A Biologist
  • Date published: April 4, 2011
  • Date accessed: June 27, 2022
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