Thursday 30 October 2014

Worms You Can Eat…..

Worms you can eat?? No I've not been auditioning for I'm a celebrity get me out of here, I've been attempting to make jelly worms ready for a Halloween treasure hunt for the girls.

A simple procees that turns out to be a bit tricky in the end….


* 1 packet of jelly in your flavour of choice
* 1 sachet of gelatine
* 2 tsp of food colouring (I chose red)
* 2 tbsp whipping cream (optional)
* 1/2 pint boiled water
* 1/2 pint of cold water
* hanful of straws


* Break up the jelly in a jug and pour over the boiling water, add in the gelatine and stir.

* Once the jelly has disolved add the cold water and continue mixing.

* Pour in the food colouring and if you want a cloud effect add some whipping cream too.

* Pop your straws in a glass and pour the liquid over them.

* Leave in the fridge to set over night.

Now for the tricky part…..

* To remove the worms from the straws there are a couple of methods I tried :

Squeezing the top of the straw and pushing them out that way.

Running the straws under warm water for a few seconds to release them.

* Once removed from the straws you can either eat the worms straight away or pop them in a sealed tub in the fridge for later.

What spooky foods will you be eating for Halloween.



  1. What a fab idea! I'll totally be doing this! x

  2. I made these earlier this week, and getting them out of the straws actually made my fingers ache! I found the best method was to hold one end of the straw in my teeth and squeeze downwards - I did two at once.

    It took FOREVER!! But a great effect!


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