A Maryland candy company is selling chocolate covered cicadas. - WBAL
Originally Published: 22 MAY 21 14:34 ET
Updated: 22 MAY 21 19:19 ET
By David Williams, CNN
(CNN) -- A Maryland candy company is selling chocolate covered cicadas to celebrate the emergence of the noisy insects that have spent the last 17 years underground.
Chouquette Chocolates is selling the cicadas -- dipped in either milk or dark chocolate -- online, but it also posted the recipe on its Facebook page for brave chefs looking for something to do with the bugs.
It's is expected to be the largest emergence event since 2004.
The fresh cicadas are frozen, given a quick dip in boiling water, then coated in oil and spices, before being air fried and dropped in chocolate, according to the instruction video. The video showed containers of cinnamon and Old Bay (because, Maryland), but the post said to use whatever spice you like.