Halloween Worms
  • Cooking Time: 20
  • Servings: 100
  • Preparation Time: 15
  • 1 (6 ounce) package raspberry gelatin or grape flavor gelatin
  • 3 (1/4 ounce) envelopes unflavored gelatin
  • 3 cups boiling water
  • 100 flexible plastic straws
  • 1 tall slender 4 cup container (same height as extended straws)
  • 3/4 cup whipping cream
  • 12-15 drops green food coloring
  • In a bowl, combine gelatins.
  1. Add boiling water; stir until gelatins completely dissolve.
  2. Chill until lukewarm, about 20 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, gently pull straws to extend to full length;
  4. place in tall container.
  5. Blend cream and food coloring with the lukewarm gelatin mixture.
  6. Pour into container, filling straws.
  7. Chill until gelatin is firm, at least 8 hours, or cover and chill up to 2 days.
  8. Pull straws from container (if using a carton, tear carton away from straws).
  9. Pull straws apart; run hot tap water for about 2 seconds over 3 to 4 straws at a time.
  10. Starting at the empty ends, push worms from straws with rolling pin, or use your fingers; lay worms on waxed paper-lined baking sheets.
  11. Cover and chill until ready to use, at least 1 hour or up to 2 days.
Notes: Use a cleaned 1-quart milk or orange juice carton to hold straws.