Creepy-Crawly Bugs Recipe
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Creepy-Crawly Bugs Recipe

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Who wouldn't want to eat our cute little bugs? Quick and easy prep and undeniable kid appeal make these a must-have for the buffet at a child's party. Be prepared for the recipe requests. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1 tube (11 ounces) refrigerated breadsticks
  • 8 smoked sausage links or hot dogs
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup potato sticks
  • Ketchup and/or mustard

Nutritional Facts

2 2 pieces (calculated without ketchup and: 211 calories, 14g fat (5g saturated fat), 27mg cholesterol, 623mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (2g sugars, trace fiber), 7g protein


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Separate dough into strips. Unroll and cut eight strips in half widthwise; set remaining strips aside. Cut sausages in half widthwise. Wrap one piece of dough around each sausage, leaving the rounded end showing. Place seam side down on an ungreased baking sheet. Place reserved breadsticks on baking sheet.
  2. Bake 15-17 minutes or until golden brown. Remove bugs to a serving plate and cool 2 minutes.
  3. Insert potato sticks into baked dough to resemble legs and antennae. Decorate with ketchup and/or mustard. Serve warm. Save remaining breadsticks for another use. Yield: 8 servings.
Editor's Note: Refrigerated crescent rolls may be used in place of the breadsticks. Follow package directions for baking temperature and time.
Originally published as Creepy-Crawly Bugs in Taste of Home Halloween Food & Fun Annual 2007, p14

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Reviewed Oct. 31, 2012

"Made this for my daughter's grade 4 Hallowe'en party today, and they all disappeared. She came home with the EMPTY TRAY."

Reviewed Oct. 26, 2012

"These are really cute and taste good, but you had better give yourself a lot of time. Maybe my time issue was because I used the little sausage links instead of cutting a big sausage into pieces. I thought the smaller pieces were easier to eat."

Reviewed Oct. 30, 2011

"I love making a 'creature' every Halloween and these were both quite fun to make and guests loved them as well!"

Reviewed Jul. 31, 2011

"Fun and delicious treat for kids and adults."

Reviewed Nov. 13, 2010

"everyone at the halloween party loved the bugs"

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