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.
CJ Kazilek, Mary Liz Jameson. (2011, April 04). Bug Bars. ASU - Ask A Biologist. Retrieved April 17, 2021 from https://askabiologist.asu.edu/bug-bars
CJ Kazilek, Mary Liz Jameson. "Bug Bars". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 04 April, 2011. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/bug-bars
CJ Kazilek, Mary Liz Jameson. "Bug Bars". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 04 Apr 2011. ASU - Ask A Biologist, Web. 17 Apr 2021. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/bug-bars