Homemade Gummy Worms

Sue Huhn


Posted on FB, I haven't actually tried this.

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15 Min
1 Hr


2 pkg
3 oz raspberry jello
1 pkg
unflavored gelatin (for extra firmness)
3/4 c
whipping cream
3 c
boiling water
drops green food coloring
flexible straws (or enough to fill your container)
tall container (1 quart or 1 liter carton of milk)

How to Make Homemade Gummy Worms


  • 1Combine gelatin in bowl and add boiling water.
  • 2Let it cool to lukewarm and then add the whipping cream and 15 drops green food coloring.
  • 3Gather 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.
  • 4Add the gelatin mixture to the straw-filled container and let it set until firm.
  • 5There 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.

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About Homemade Gummy Worms

Course/Dish: Other Snacks
Other Tag: For Kids
Hashtags: #jello, #gummy, #worms