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The Garden Patch with Back Yard Bugs

Yields1 ServingPrep Time30 minsCook Time10 minsTotal Time40 mins

The only bugs we eat are the Fry’s Back Yard Bugs! Say hi to the Hot Dog Centipede, Nugget Bug and the Pop the Snail! This is a yummy vegan snack plate that requires lots of creativity and imagination.

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For the Hot Dog Centipede:
 3 Fry’s Hot Dogs
 A dollop of vegan mayonnaise
 Black sesame seeds
For the Nugget Bug:
 ½ box Fry’s Rice Protein and Chia Nuggets
 6 slices of cucumber
 4 Peppadews®
For the Poppin Snail Family:
 ½ box Fry’s Pops
 A handful of celery sticks
 2 tbsp hummus
 A handful mini tomatoes
 Carrot, thinly sliced
 Mircoherbs and fresh basil, for garnish
For the Hot Dog Centipede:

Cook the Hot Dogs according to the packaging instructions.


Slice into tenths and place onto a plate. Dipping a toothpick into tomato sauce, “paint” the legs.


Use mayonnaise and black sesame seeds to make the eyes.

For the Nugget Bugs:

Cook the Nuggets according to the box.


To make the legs, slice the carrot in thin strips. Use a toothpick to make two small holes in the side of the Nugget, and push the slices in. Repeat.


For the feelers, cut thin slices of cucumber. Use a toothpick to make two small holes on the top of the Nugget and insert the feelers.


Cut off small circles of Peppadews® for the eyes, and top off with mayo and black sesame seeds.

For Pop the Snail:

Cook the Pops according to the packaging instructions.


Slice the bottom of the Pop so that is has a flat surface.


Cut your celery into slices. Spread some hummus into the middle of the celery stick, and stack a few Pops to form the snail’s shell.


Add a mini tomato to make the head. Make two holes in the tomato with a toothpick and insert two silvers of carrots to form the tentacles.


Garish with Pop Sprinkles.

To Assemble

Arrange all the bugs together on a plate and garnish with the tops of radishes and carrots. You can also use basil leaves, parsley or microherbs to create the grass.