With the world facing the possibility of overfishing and reduced farming capabilities, more people are turning to bugs as a source of protein. While it may sound odd, you can put them in many everyday foods.

Mealworm tofu cookies


  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour (+1/2 cup for rolling dough)
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar (+1/2 cup for dusting)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 3/4 cups (1 lb) finely textured mealworm protein extract (vanilla flavoured)
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil


  1. Combine mealworm protein, water, and coconut oil in a food processor and blend until combined. Add sugar, baking soda, and vanilla extract and blend until smooth.
  2. Transfer to a bowl and slowly add flour, kneading until a dough forms and all flour is combined.
  3. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  4. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  5. Roll dough on floured surface into sheets and cut into toonie-sized disks with a cookie cutter.
  6. Gently toss cut cookies in sugar and bake on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet at 350 F for 20 minutes.
  7. Remove from oven and transfer to a rack to cool.