Toffee Surprise

Ingredients

  • 3/4 c. Tightly packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 c. Butter
  • 1/2 c. Live mealworms (these can be found at most pet shops and bait shops)
  • 1/2 c. Semisweet chocolate chips
  • Strainer, paper towel, cookie sheet, 9 inch square baking pan

Recipe

Mealworms come in a container with either bran or crumbled newspaper. To separate them from the packing material, place in strainer and gently toss. Remove dead mealworms and any other bits of debris. Wash mealworms in colander under cool water. Place on a paper towel and gently pat them dry. They are now ready to be cooked! Place paper towel on cookie sheet. Spread mealworms on paper towel and place in 200 degree oven for one to two hours or until they are thoroughly dry and crunchy. They are now dry roasted! Lightly butter the baking pan. Coarsely chop dry roasted mealworms and set aside. Carefully heat sugar and butter in a saucepan until boiling. Stir over medium heat for seven minutes. Remove from heat and stir in roasted critters. Pour into pan. Sprinkle chocolate chips over the hot mixture and cover pan for five minutes or until chocolate melts. Remove cover and spread melted chocolate evenly over toffee. While still warm, cut into 1 inch squares. Refrigerate until firm.