Bowl of Worms Anyone?

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Third Prize in the
Halloween Food Challenge

Second Prize in the
Play With Your Food Challenge

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.

Ingredients
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)

Directions
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.

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This was a huge hit! Thanks for great idea.

I made these last year. Only problem inhad was nobody wanted to eat them because they looked too real!

those are awesome

Tell your friends they're all fired, and find some new friends that are fun.

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.

If your vegetarian friends think that they are worms,
then they will never eat them as worms are meat.

Meat = The flesh of animals (including fishes and birds worms and snails) used as food.

jello is made from animals, like cows and pigs

I made these for my preschool class, I put them in a bowl of milo and gave the kids a paddle pop stick to 'dig for worms'. Some wouldn't touch it but most loved it and when I told them they could eat them, well they loved them even more

Ugh!

Worked great! My only tip was troubleshooting how to best get them out. I did a light run of hot water and then squeezed them out, a few at a time, with my kid holding a bowl.