These edible Halloween Jello Worms are a BIG hit for our Halloween Dinner. The first time I served these up the kids really freaked out. My daughter couldn’t even look at them at first, but after some coaxing and a little good natured teasing, she ate one. Then much too her surprise, she liked them.
They take a little effort to make, but I think they are worth it. Plan to make these at least a day ahead of time.
HOW TO MAKE JELL-O WORMS
These Jello Worms take a little bit of effort but are totally worth it if you are looking to impress the guests at your Halloween Party! Add some crushed Oreos to make it look like your worms have been crawling through the dirt!
- 100 flexible plastic straws: (The straws with a bendable neck make the most realistic worms by adding ridges to the worm. Place bendable necks of straws at the bottom of the container).
- 1-quart milk or orange juice: The carton is used to hold straws and must be empty and cleaned. (The straws will fill up to the height of the container, the taller the better.)
- 1 package (6 ounces) raspberry or grape flavor gelatin
- 3 envelopes unflavored gelatin or 3 Tbsp
- 3 cups boiling water
- 3/4 cup whipping cream
- 12 to 15 drops green food coloring
- waxed paper
1. Combine gelatins in a bowl and add boiling water; stir until gelatins completely dissolve. Chill until lukewarm, about 20 min.
2. Meanwhile, gently pull straws to extend to full length; place in tall container. Wrap together with a loose rubber band to hold straws together.
3. Blend cream and food coloring with the lukewarm gelatin mixture. Carefully pour into container, filling straws.
4. Chill until gelatin is firm, at least 8 hours, or cover and chill up to 2 days.
5. Pull straws from container or, if you’re using a carton, simply tear the carton away from the filled 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 rolling pin, or use your fingers.
6. Lay worms on waxed paper-lined baking sheets. Cover and chill until ready to use, at least 1 hour or up to 2 days. Worms will hold at room temperature for about 2 hours.
HALLOWEEN RECIPE EBOOK
Do you want my free Halloween Recipes eBook? These are a few of the recipes that it includes.
- Jello Worms
- Monster Slime
- Ghost S’more Bars
- Monster Cookies
- Edible Eyeballs
- Pumpkin Bread Bowls
- Basil Pesto
- Rice Krispie Ghosts
- Mummy Oreo Pops
- M&M Monster Munchies
- Witch Finger Cookies
- Monster Eye Cookies
- Mummy Pizza & Dogs
- Homemade Dry Ice Root Beer
- Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars
- Stovetop Hot Cocoa
Want to throw a fun Halloween party without all the work?
Download these pre-made Halloween Party Labels, all you have to do is cut and assemble!
- “Boo!” Banner
- Hanging Bats
- Drink Labels
- Bat Garden
- Place Setting Cards
- Food Labels
- Dessert Toppers
Now back to the jello worms…I dare you to eat at least one! You might be surprised to find that you actually really like the taste of these…that is if you can get past how real they look. Try to use straws that have a bendy section. If you pull the straw all the way out at the bend, this gives your worms that extra little realistic touch!
You may be interested in these adding these Halloween Party Games for Kids to your festivities too.
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