Create tasty, edible worms. This recipe is simple and great for Halloween, April Fool's, or anytime you feel like snacking on wormy goodness! If you can make jello, then you can make these cool looking worms.

2 packs (3 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.

And voila! Jello worms are served.

<p>This was a huge hit! Thanks for great idea.</p>
<p>I cannot imagine how on earth you could get the jello back out of the straw</p>
<p>Don't waste your time or money on the ingredients. It doesn't work! However, someone commented that they used the whole box of gelatin, instead of the one envelope, as the recipe states. The worms would not come out of the straws, and when I eventually pinched the top of the straws to push the worms out, we could not pick up the worms without them breaking. Cannot post a positive comment about this &quot;recipe&quot;. A waste of money and a huge disappointment.</p>
<p>Thanks, now I know. My wife was planning on trying to cook something out of the ordinary, I guess this won't be it.</p>
<p>Quick question... how long do they take to set? Do they set better in the cold or just leave at room temperature? TIA!!!</p>
<p>I would recommend making them the night before so that they have time to set though the night in the fridge. They will not set at room temperature. </p>
About 2 days
<p>I did these last year and they turned out great! They take much longer to set than it says so I made them the day before and they set through the night. I used red jello mixed with just a touch of blue so that they would look discolored. I also used a little bit more of the cream so that it would look mottled. The only problem with using the straws is that is is VERY difficult to get them out. My brother and I took turns holding pliers on one end of the straws and using chopsticks to squeeze the jello out. I highly reccomend doing this if you are not afraid to work!. </p>
<p>Those look good, however a number of my friends are vegetarian so I would have to try making them with agar agar rather than gelatine based jelly.</p>
<p>If your vegetarian friends think that they are worms,<br>then they will never eat them as worms are meat.</p><p>Meat = The flesh of animals (including fishes and birds worms and snails) used as food.</p>
<p>To cool</p>
<p>can someone tell me how much booze I can put in these:)...doing adult and kid ones for a party </p>
My Husband Would Eat These
tried making them last night as a trial run for halloween and they didnt set properly i used raspberry jelly and whipping cream and gelitine as stated what went wrong as the mixture was still too soft great idea if it works
LOL, sorry thats kinda funny. Its not Raspberry &quot;JELLY&quot; but Raspberry &quot;JELLO&quot;. Mines in the fridge now. <br>
It is called Jelly in other countries. ;) Jello is a BRAND name.Now you know.
<p>They don't call it gelatin in other countries? I didn't think that was exclusive to the US...</p>
I made these last year. Only problem inhad was nobody wanted to eat them because they looked too real!
Tell your friends they're all fired, and find some new friends that are fun.
whIppIng cream? as In heavy whIppIng cream or whIpped toppIng?
Whipping cream
I believe it is heavy whipping cream.<br>
Hey. Can i make these a few days ahead? How long do they keep
I do 3 days ahead
<p>Is the whip cream whipped or liquid?</p>
Do you have to include whipping cream?
<p>Yes, anytime you make Jello, package directions are one cup boiling water, one cup cold. The cold water cup is what you have to play with for amount of alchohol. A full cup is a bit strong but 1/2 vodka, 1/2 cold water works well. It wont matter if they are worms and not shots as the added gelatin would also compensate for a little more firmness.</p>
<p>I am going to be making these for my halloween party this weekend.... Anyone know how much alcohol to add or type to make them like Jell-o shots?? </p>
<p>Just think that is one of the best and cheapest ideas I have seen for a long time :3 </p>
<p>hmmm. I think you could put a half stick of cold butter in the bottom of a glass, stick the straws into the butter and fill the straws. Then the jello won't run out the bottom. Use room temp liquid jello to fill then refrigerate. Jello boxes have a recipe for &quot;jello jigglers' you can make which are like gummy bear candy. </p>
Please help I tried making the Jell-O worms and it looks like all the Jell-O is sitting at the bottom of the Pringle container?!?! Is this going to work
Hey everyone, sorry I haven't been on here in a while..
<p>what should the consistancy be like?</p>
How do you get the mixture to stay in the straws
<p>If any of u are having trouble making this..and getting it to to go thicker..than just use some corn starch..i thought it tasted fine with the corn startche in it..i couldn't even notice it had corn startche </p>
How to eat fried worms was the first thing that came to mind when I saw this (although its not fried)
How hard is it to pour the liquid &quot;INTO&quot; the straws? I've seen no comments on that!!!!
My granddaughters & I had such a great time doing this :)
@Sam2010 : Since all you need is for portions of the worm to be cloudy, I'd use a non-dairy powdered coffee creamer. You can add it in straight with the powdered gelatin if you don't mind the whole worm being opaque. There are a lot of non-dairy varieties/brands to choose from, just be sure that the &quot;hidden dairies&quot; are in fact absent. I hope your son can have the worms, children really do love food they can play with.
PLEASE CLARIFY!!!!!!!!!!! Do you use one ENVELOPE of unflavored geletin or one BOX (four envelopes) of geletin? Please reply soon, as we need to make them very soon! Thank you!
Your worms are floating around <a href="https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=517882974930478&set=a.176165619102217.50940.100001263390660&type=1&theater" rel="nofollow">facebook</a>, cpacker. &nbsp;I posted a link to this instructable in the comment section to make sure you get credit.
I am still amazed by all of the work you did on this.
For anyone having trouble getting the worms out, I found two things that really helped.<br>1) Warm up the straw a little (running some warm water for just a second was great. Submerging the straw, not so much.<br>2) Use a point nozzle with a bike pump to blow them out.<br><br>combined they worked marvelously.
You could probably get an empty syringe (sans needle) from your local pharmacy really cheap or free. They give them to parents which helps them dispense liquid medication to babies. Just use the syringe to push air into the straws to blow them out. Great idea with holding the straws under warm running water. <br> <br>I would also like to point out that because all of the gelatin-filled straws are being held together in one small area (compared to being spread out on in a pan), they will need a longer set time before they should be removed. <br> <br>These look great - I can't wait to try them.
I tried these for Halloween at work yesterday. They came out great! If you follow the instructions, to the letter and let them solidify in the fridge overnight, they come out fine. The hardest (and messiest) part was getting them out of the straws. If you take them out of the carton and let them sit loose for a few minutes, or hold them at both ends over hot water for a few seconds, squeezing them out is not a problem. They were a hit, though people were afraid to eat them at first.
These were near impossible for me to make! <br>I tried so many ways to get them out of the straws and the only thing that eventually worked &quot;OK&quot; was to bend the straw in half and squeeze it out all the way down then turn it over and squeeze it out the other end. <br>I was wondering why it was so difficult, because seriously, I had to use herculean strength to get them out that way also (my fingers are actually sore) and they still came out kind of mangled looking (they didn't all keep the tube shape very well). <br>The solid color parts looked neat and were slightly easier to push out put the see through colored parts were freaking hard! <br>So, I did some research (which I should've done before hand, duh), and in this recipe it calls for 1 pkg unflavored gelatin and that confused me, since I've never used unflavored gelatin I only used 1 ENVELOPE instead of the whole box which is what other recipes call for, so, next time I will be using the WHOLE BOX OF UNFLAVORED GELATIN and hopefully not go insane trying to make this. <br>*fingers crossed*
The jello will not stay in the staws..
It will, its simple thermodynamics. you can even fill a container with liquid jello mixture, then push the straws down into it.

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