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    Chocolate Covered Ants

    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    400 hrs 3 mins

    400 hrs

    3 mins

    Mirj's Note:

    Yum!

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    Ingredients:

    Servings:

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    • 1742 large ants (if they are small, use 2,044)
    • 3 cups melted chocolate

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Catch ants at a picnic site and keep them in a glass jar to which you have added a teaspoon of sugar to keep them happy.
    2. 2
      (Unhappy ants are liable to go sour before processing.) At home, pick up each ant with tweezers and remove entrails with a small, very sharp knife edge.
    3. 3
      This will take about 400 hours.
    4. 4
      If you are in a hurry, eliminate this step; you'll never know the difference.
    5. 5
      Dip each ant into melted chocolate and place to drain on waxed paper.
    6. 6
      If any of them are still able to crawl off the paper, let them go-- be a good sport!

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on March 14, 2002

      55

      Mirjam...I keep wondering how many people (like Al there) aren't quite sure if this is for real or not *LOL Hey, if anyone needs ants...come to TX, we have those "BIG OLE" Fire Ants! (yuck!!!) Thanks for the chuckle!

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    • on March 06, 2002

      55

      Thanks for making me laugh.

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    • on October 23, 2002

      45

      Hey everybody, chocolate-covered Ants are very good...they taste like chocolate-covered raisins! I wouldn't have the patience to clean 'em, but remember the chocolate-covered raisin bit the next time you're at the concession stand at the movies!

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    Nutritional Facts for Chocolate Covered Ants

    Serving Size: 1 (49 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 248.0
     
    Calories from Fat 233
    93%
    Total Fat 25.8 g
    39%
    Saturated Fat 16.0 g
    80%
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    0%
    Sodium 11.8 mg
    0%
    Total Carbohydrate 14.7 g
    4%
    Dietary Fiber 8.2 g
    32%
    Sugars 0.4 g
    1%
    Protein 6.3 g
    12%

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