Jell-o worms is a super fun Halloween recipe that the kids will love to slurp up!
While the recipe is actually very simple, it is a bit messy to make and kind of tricky to get the worms out at first. Here are a few tips before you begin:
- You want your container packed with straws as tightly as possible. My container was flexible, so once I had poured the Jell-O in, I used a rubber band around the carton to make it even tighter and bring the level of the liquid to the top of the straw.
- When removing the worms from the straws, wear rubber gloves if you have them. I didn’t and my hands turned red for the day. :)
- I tried many methods for removing the “worms”. Running them under warm water actually melts the Jell-O because it’s so thin. The easiest way I found is listed in the recipe!
- The straws are cheap, I got them at the dollar store.
Have fun! My kids loved this, even the teenagers!
Oh, and these made really awesome “Worms & Dirt Dessert Cups“!
Jell-O Worms! A Spooky Halloween Treat!
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- 2 packages Raspberry Jell-O (4 servings each)
- 3 packages unflavored gelatin (1/4 oz each)
- 1/2 cup whipping cream
- 3 cups boiling water
- 15 drops green food coloring
- Stretch out the bendy part of all of your straws. Prepare your "worm mold" by placing the straws into your container. If using a milk carton, do not cut it, just open the top. The tighter they are packed in, the better.
- Place the Jell-O and unflavored gelatin in a bowl. Add the boiling water and stir until dissolved.
- Let cool to room temperature. Add whipping cream and food coloring. Gently stir.
- Pour the Jell-O mixture into the straws. Refrigerate over night.
Removing the worms
- Pinch out a little piece of Jell-O from one end of the straw (about 1/2") Place 2 or 3 straws on a hard surface and with a rolling pin (on the end that you have pinched out the Jell-O) roll the end of the straw until the worm starts to come out of the straw.
- Once the worm has started to move out, it's easy to use your fingers to just push the worm out the rest of the way.
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