This sweet treat will seal the deal for the “ento-cautious”. It takes one bowl for the transition of “thanks but no thanks” to scooping up crunchy sticky crickets with popcorn and asking for MORE please! A super fun party treat that can also be crunched up with dry-roasted mealworms!
1/2 cup butter
1/4 cup Dulce de Leche caramel (regular caramel works just great too)
6 cups popcorn, already popped
1 cup roasted crickets
Preheat oven to 350
Mix crickets with popcorn in a large bowl and set aside.
In a small saucepan melt the butter. Add honey and caramel and continue to cook for 1 minute while continuing to stir. Pour this sweet mixture over the popcorn and crickets and mix well.
Spread mixture out on a parchment covered cookie sheet and bake for 10-15 minutes at 350.
Remove from the oven and let cool slightly. Break up into smaller pieces so that everybody gets some! Can be served warm or cold, mealworms or no mealworms, the choice is all yours.