Cricket Brownie Bites Recipe

Cricket Brownie Bites

1/2 cup Vegetable Oil
1 cup Sugar
1 teaspoon Vanilla
2 Large Eggs
1/4 teaspoon Baking Powder
1/3 cup Cocoa Powder
1/4 teaspoon Salt
1/3 cup All Purpose Flour
8 teaspoons Cricket Powder
1/4 cup Chocolate Chips

  • Preheat oven to 350 °F
  • Mix oil & sugar until well blended
  • Add eggs & vanilla
  • Mix all dry ingredients in a separate bowl
  • Combine dry ingredients with the wet ingredients
  • Pour into a greased 9×9 or muffin tin (we used a mini muffin tin 🙂 )
  • Sprinkle chocolate chips over top
  • Bake for 15-20 min if using mini muffin tin
  • If using 9×9 bake for 20-30 min
  • Let cool and enjoy your cricket brownies!

Optional for those who like to decorate or have a bit of a sweet tooth 🙂

Blackberry Compote & White Chocolate Drizzle

1 6 oz container of Blackberries
1 teaspoon Cinnamon
3-4 tablespoons Brown Sugar (depending on how sweet you want it)
2 tablespoons Corn Starch
6 tablespoons Lemon Juice
1/4 cup White Chocolate Chips

  • Add blackberries, lemon juice, and half of the sugar into a small sauce pan
  • Cook over medium heat until berries start to become soft
  • Add cinnamon and last half of sugar (can break up berries at this point if you want)
  • Whisk in cornstarch
  • Lower heat and cook for 5-10 min or until desired thickness is reached
  • Pour compote over brownies
  • Microwave white chocolate chips in 30 second increments until melted
  • Drizzle over brownies and you’re all set!

I personally get my  cricket powder from www.cricketflours.com. They do also sell their cricket powder, cricket flours, and other products, on Amazon if you love 2 day shipping as much as I do! Don’t have Prime? Sign up HERE for a 30 day free trial! This was my first introduction into using cricket powder a few years ago and I personally love them with or without the additional compote and white chocolate drizzle. The cricket powder adds a very subtle earthy/nutty flavor but honestly wouldn’t even notice if I didn’t know it was added to the recipe. BONUS: the cricket powder adds 26 grams of protein to the final product as well as some vitamin B12, iron, and calcium. Dessert all of a sudden got a bit more fit.

Pick some up for yourself HERE. Give it a try and let us know what you think!

IMPORTANT NOTE: Individuals with a crustacean shellfish allergy may be allergic to crickets