Everyone loves Chocolate Covered Crispies -- partially because of the novelty of eating a bee, partially because of the chocolate! People compare the flavor of Chocolate Covered Crispies to: a Nestle Crunch bar, chocolate with crispy honey inside, and chocolate with a faint flowery flavor.
1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
4 T. oil
1 cup bees (rinse in water in a colander)
Place bees on cookie sheet and roast in oven for 1-2 hours at 200 degrees F. Shake and stir the bees occasionally. Test the bees for doneness by crushing the bee with a spoon (bees are done if they are crispy and crush easily).In a large bowl, partially melt the chocolate in a microwave. Add oil and stir. Microwave until melted. Gradually add roasted bees to chocolate. Removed covered bees and place on greased wax paper. Place in freezer overnight. Chocolates are easily removed from wax paper.
Where to get your bees -
You can obtain bees from a local bee-keeper where you can learn about bee-keeping and bee biology. Bring a large mason jar for the bees and a cooler with ice. The bee keeper will show you how to harvest the bees. Place the bees in the mason jar in the cooler. When you get home, immediately place the bees in the freezer.
From the Recipe Box of Mary Liz Jameson
CJ Kazilek, Mary Liz Jameson. (2011, April 04). Chocolate Covered Crispies. ASU - Ask A Biologist. Retrieved March 2, 2021 from https://askabiologist.asu.edu/chocolate-covered-crispies
CJ Kazilek, Mary Liz Jameson. "Chocolate Covered Crispies". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 04 April, 2011. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/chocolate-covered-crispies
CJ Kazilek, Mary Liz Jameson. "Chocolate Covered Crispies". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 04 Apr 2011. ASU - Ask A Biologist, Web. 2 Mar 2021. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/chocolate-covered-crispies