Jell-O Worms

1 Nov

How do you feel about worms? Does gross, slimy and disgusting come to mind? I’m sure those are just a few ways as to how you might describe a worm.

What if I described them to you a tasty, fruity and delicious? Would you think I am crazy? Don’t say yes so quick!

These worms that are created from jello are tasty and delicious, but they look very real! They look like they have texture to them, they look slimy and they have the same color!

These worms are perfect to play a joke on someone he he. Be prepared someone doesn’t play this trick on you!

**Keep in mind that the worms take a little effort to make, but  they are worth it. Plan to make these at least a day ahead of time.

Follow the recipe below:

Ingredients:

  • 100 flexible plastic straws
  • (The straws with a bendable neck make the most realistic worms by adding ridges to the worm. Place bendable necks of straws at the bottom of the container).
  • An empty, cleaned 1-quart milk or orange juice carton to hold straws.(The straws will fill up to the height of the container, the taller the better.)
  • 1 package (6 ounces) raspberry or grape flavor gelatin
  • 3 envelopes unflavored gelatin
  • 3 cups boiling water
  • 3/4 cup whipping cream
  • 12 to 15 drops green food coloring
  • waxed paper

Instructions:

Combine gelatins in a bowl and add boiling water; stir until gelatins completely dissolve. Chill until lukewarm, about 20 min.

Meanwhile, gently pull straws to extend to full length; place in tall container. Wrap together with a loose rubber band to hold straws together.

Blend cream and food coloring with the lukewarm gelatin mixture. Carefully pour into container, filling straws.

Chill until gelatin is firm, at least 8 hours, or cover and chill up to 2 days.

Pull straws from container or, if you’re using a carton, simply tear the carton away from the filled straws. Pull straws apart. Run hot tap water for about 2 seconds over 3 to 4 straws at a time. Starting at the empty ends, push worms from straws with rolling pin, or use your fingers.

Lay worms on waxed paper-lined baking sheets. Cover and chill until ready to use, at least 1 hour or up to 2 days. Worms will hold at room temperature for about 2 hours.

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