These realistic looking Jello worms are a perfect Halloween treat!
2 packs of raspberry Jello
1 pack of unflavored gelatin (The Knox brand comes in a box with 4 packs. Use only 1 of those packs)
3 cups of boiling water
3/4 cups of whipping cream
Green food coloring
100 flexible straws
1 tall container around the same width/height as the 100 straws
Combine 2 packs of raspberry Jello and 1 pack of unflavored gelatin with 3 cups of boiling water.
Mix for 2 minutes then let cool in until lukewarm.
Mix in 3/4 cup whipping cream.
Mix in enough drops of green food coloring to make a worm color - about 10-15 drops
Flex out all the straws and place them into the container (flexible side down making sure there's a tight fit) I wrapped them with a rubber band to help with this.
Pour Jello mixture as evenly as possible over the straws.
I got nervous when a lot of my mixture seemed to come right out of the bottom of the straws. Although they didn't fill the straws, I still ended up with good sized Jello worms.
|I should have used a taller container but this is what I had|
To remove the Jello from the straws, run a few straws under warm water for a couple of seconds then squeeze them out into a bowl.
I think I may make cupcakes for Halloween and top them with Oreo cookie crumbs and these beauties :)
I bite off the heads, and suck out the juice, And throw the skins away! Nobody knows how fat I grow, On worms three times a day!