Sunday, November 1, 2009

Slimy Worms

This was the grossest thing we made for Halloween...my friend, Cindy, gave me this idea. My kids immediately said "gross!" and John couldn't believe how real they looked in the bowl. Kyla finally tried one and found them to be quite good, so she couldn't wait to eat some worms in front of her cousins....it was a fun treat, but it took some work getting all those worms out.


I used this recipe:

1 (6 ounce) package raspberry jello
3 (1/4 ounce) envelopes unflavored gelatin
3 cups boiling water
100 flexible plastic straws
1 tall box from whipping cream
3/4 cup whipping cream
15 drops green food coloring

Directions
In a bowl, combine gelatins.
Add boiling water; stir until gelatins completely dissolve. Chill until lukewarm, about 20 minutes.
Meanwhile, gently pull straws to extend to full length; place in tall container. Make sure you put the bendy part down, so your worms get the little rings.
Blend cream and food coloring with the lukewarm gelatin mixture. 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 (if using a carton, tear carton away from 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 your fingers
Cover and chill until ready to use, at least 1 hour or up to 2 days.
Worms will hold at room temperature up to 2 hours

1 comment:

  1. What a fun idea for Halloween...they really look like real worms! Thank goodness they don't taste like them

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