Squirmy Jelly Worms

Stormy Stewart Recipe

By Stormy Stewart karlyn255


I found this on facebook. looks easy



Directions Step-By-Step

•6 oz Raspberry jello
•1 pkg unflavored gelatin (for extra firmness)
•3/4 cup whipping cream
•3 cups boiling water
•15 drops green food coloring
•100 flexible straws (or enough to fill your container)
•Tall container (1 quart or 1 liter carton of milk)
1.Combine gelatin in bowl and add boiling water.
2.Let it cool to lukewarm and then add the whipping cream and 15 drops green food coloring.
3.Gather your straws (don’t forget to flex them out) and put them in the container. It’s important that the straws have a tight fit so the jello stays in the straws. For this reason, a 1 liter carton may be better; you will probably get longer worms since there is a tighter fit. If you have a bigger container, a rubber band around the straws is helpful. Or you could just add more straws to fill the container.
4.Add the gelatin mixture to the straw-filled container and let it set until firm.
5.There are multiple ways you can remove the worms from the straws. You can roll a rolling pin over the straws and squeeze them out or you can hold the straws over warm water. The worms will slip right out.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Snacks
Other Tag: For Kids
Hashtags: #snacks, #halloween

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Dan Edmunds Dan_Edmunds
Thursday, August 20 at 11:12 AM
Try using (clean) rubber bands to wrap the straws together, put in a large zip lock bag, fill with the liquid, let all air out and seal, then lay the bag down, no need to stand the straws up.
Nov 4, 2014 - Pam Gilliam shared a photo of this recipe. View photo
Nancy Snyder snyder1111
Oct 7, 2014
My questions: 1) Do you have to whip the cream or just pour it in the way it comes?
2) The box of unflavored gelatin comes with 4 pkgs....do I use just 1 package or the whole box?

Also, I am going to try using plastic wrap or aluminum foil rubber banded on the bottom of the rubber banded straws to keep the liquid in the straws.

Any answers would be great! I'm kinda stuck now!

Thank you!
Stormy Stewart karlyn255
Sep 25, 2014
so sorry I found this on the internet. will have to try and see if I can get it to wprk. did you whip the whipping cream?
Carol-Ann Soumbeniotis Carolann422
Sep 24, 2014
This was a HUGE disappointment for my kids as well as for my husband and I! Nowhere in your instructions do you say to wait until the jello mixture becomes jelly-like (ie: semi-solid) nor did you tell us to whip the whipping cream beforehand; we just poured! The photo depicts a liquid being poured into the straws NOT jelly! What a waste of time, money and energy this was! I'm just glad I tried this at home with my kids before embarrassing myself in front of my 9 fourth grade cub scouts and their parents. FAIL!!