Fried Caterpillar Cocoons – Yum!

September 20, 2011

Ok – so don’t let the title throw you off – I didn’t REALLY fry Caterpillar Cocoons – I just made a tasty Halloween Treat Which I am Calling ‘Fried Caterpillar Cocoons’!

Halloween Food

They’re really simple to make and are a great tasting, yet a little ghoulishly creepy to eat as well!

Simple ingredients needed:
Avocados From Mexico

(Optional Black Bean Guacomole)

Each Avocado makes apx 8 ‘Cocoons’

Avocados make a great Halloween party treat – While they are available year round, Avocados from Mexico are in their prime during the fall months, and the green just makes such a spooky color  – perfect for Halloween!

Scary  Food


Slice The Avocado in Half, scoop out the pit, and scoop the meat from the skin.  Slice the avocado lengthwise.  Depending on the ripeness of your Avocado, some may break – but that is ok! Caterpillars come in all shapes and sizes Winking smile

Take a slice of bacon (or half a slice depending on the length of avocado you’re working with) and wrap around the Avocado. Put a toothpick through the bacon and avocado to hold in place.  You may need one toothpick on each end if it’s loose on both ends.

Gentle hands are key here – especially if your avocado is more on the ripe side.

Preheat your pan on medium-high.  Add the Bacon, and fry it on each side until browned to be as crispy (or soft) as you prefer.  I personally liked it a little more on the crispy side.

Lay on a paper towel to de-grease.

Plate-up and enjoy!  I got the caterpillars and butterfly for $0.35/ea at Party City

They taste awesome – but while looking at them in this setting and thinking ‘fried cocoon’ they surprisingly are a little overboard for me.  They’re crispy/crunchy on the outside, but then soft and perfectly mushy on the inside – but it gives you the feeling that you’re eating caterpillar mush…. ew.

I wrote this review while participating in a Spookamole blog tour by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Avocados from Mexico and received avocado items to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate.


  1. I love avocados. And the Bacon, come on!!!

  2. These look sooooo yummy and creepy at the same time. Perfect Halloween treat! My kids love creepy crawlies so I know they’d have a blast eating these. I especially love the guac bed it sits on.

  3. Colleen Maurina says:

    These “caterpillars” look so good! They are perfect for a Halloween party. I also like bacon wrapped water chesnuts – yum!

  4. Yummy! Don’t know if i could get my gang to eat them even if I called them “Fried Caterpillars”, but they look yummy to me!

  5. Hahaha I can totally see this dish becoming a cool little Halloween “treat”. Perfectly spooky name, I’m sure I could do something to make it look grody with some ewy gewy melting avocado mush.

  6. I love avocado and bacon but I’m not sure if my kids will eat them bc of the avocado. They look yummy, though.

  7. Mandy Kauffman says:

    OMG, too cute! My little guy loves bacon, too, so he’d really get a kick out of them! 🙂

  8. These look great, however we don’t eat pork, so I’d use turkey bacon!
    Thanks for the idea

  9. Adorable! When I saw the first picture, I thought they kind of looked like fried fingers as well. You know, you could probably modify this by substituting polenta for the avocado and do the fried finger thing as well!

  10. They look really cool…too bad I can’t stomach the bacon 🙁

  11. Jamie Adkins says:

    Looks yum!

  12. Lauren Shapiro says:

    this is really unique. my family loves bacon and avocados, never would have thought to put them together!

  13. Amanda Alvarado says:

    I never would have thought to put bacon and avocado together like that! The avocado doesn’t get too mushy? Or should you buy ones that aren’t quite ripe? Interesting…gonna have to try this now! Thanks!

  14. Vickie Couturier says:

    That looks really good an easy to make,I may be able to get the grandsons to try new foods that way,great ideal

  15. They look good. But I have never ate avocado before so i don’t know if i would enjoy it. But it looks good.

  16. Patty White says:

    I was scared when I saw the title lol but these look so yummy. I love bacon anything!

  17. I personally am not an avocado fan but my husband loves them. He also loves I’m sure when I surprise him with these…he will be so happy. Thank you for the idea. Love the name too…it fits perfectly. Good luck in the contest.

  18. they look good, but the name still creeps me out!

  19. What a great idea and a great food for adult halloween parties too!

  20. I’m not going to lie, the name turned me off at first! But after reading what it actually is, it looks great! I think my husband would like to try it, as well!

  21. I would have never thought about wrapping avocados in bacon, but it would be perfect to make with the kids

  22. while the title is totally disgusting ha ha, these look sooo good! I love avocado and bacon.

  23. Oh my they do look good!
    And I’ve been so hungry for bacon.
    barbara dot montyj at gmail dot com

  24. description sounds yummy but to be honest i’m a wimp when it comes to food…. i don’t know if i could get passed the name!

  25. Halloween is my favorite holiday. I have tons of Halloween recipes, which must all have some Halloween name. Good job!! I will definately try these.

  26. I love anything with avocados, especially when I am pregnant.

  27. That looks yummy!

  28. OMG My kids wu=ould think that is awesome!! I will have to try that out with some turkey bacon!

  29. Kelsi Morrow says:

    They look delicious!

  30. Jessica W says:

    It sounds delicious, but I don’t know if I can get past the name. 🙂

  31. Although I don’t think I would like them, they are probably an awesome party food.

  32. Yolanda Robinson says:

    These look really good. Wil have to make them for my kids next birthday. It’s something different, Kida wil enjoy them.

  33. Sonya Morris says:

    I said yesterday that I needed a good avocado recipe for my kids to try! Since they LOVE bacon and I don’t fix it often, I know they will try it! Thank you for sharing your “Fried Caterpillar Cocoons”.

  34. Very creative!

    You did a great job.

  35. Oh how good does it get… bacon with avocado. The kids are going to love this and the way it looks.

  36. I’m all for anything with bacon!

  37. I love this! I have wanted to work with avocado for awhile now but haven’t yet. This looks simple and delicious. I’m definitely going to have to try it out. What are they plated on top of?

  38. This is awesome! It looks yummy too. I would love to share this on my blog would be ok with a link back? I never copy and paste but my readers would love this!

  39. Bianca Roman says:

    When I first read the title, I was like ‘uh oh’ haha but those look delicious, if I liked bacon that is 😡 But they do sound simple to make and I may try it out.

  40. Wendi Niccole says:

    I think these would be very tasty. And I’m pretty sure my girls would eat them!

  41. These look great. I am going to try to make these for my boys. Thanks for the recipe.

  42. Lanicsha Wynn says:

    I love cooking and would enjoy trying this recipe one day.

  43. These look good and so creative. I hope you won the competition.

  44. These look so good! Yet creepy! Anything wrapped in bacon has got to be awesome! I am going to have to give these a try! Thanks for sharing!
    Angela Michels

  45. This sounds delicious I don’t think I would have thought of this on my own.

  46. Vickie Couturier says:

    my husband would love this,im always looking for interesting reciepes to try for him

  47. This look yummy…and a little creep…at the same time. But I love avacado and bacon!

  48. Sandy VanHoey says:

    The name definitely threw me off but after readin, they may be pretty tasty. Caterpillar much…oh my goodness…lol

  49. Thomas Murphy says:

    looks so good, thanks for the recipe!

  50. Donna George says:

    Bacon is always the best ingredient. Love it!

  51. Robin Wilson says:

    I just know that these are fat free right? LOL! I don’t care, for an occasional treat these look just yummy! My hubby loves avocados and I would love to surprise him with these!

  52. Rebecca Parsons says:

    ummm yeah I need you to cater a party for me lol. Oh my these look so good.

  53. shelly peterson says:

    what a neat idea for Halloween or for a party. My kids would enjoy these for sure.

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