Saturday, October 30, 2010



100 flexible plastic straws with the bendable neck

1 package (6 oz.) raspberry or grape flavor gelatin

3 envelopes unflavored gelation (Knox)

3 c. boiling water

3/4 c. whipping cream

12 to 15 drops green food coloring

waxed paper


Combine gelatins in a bowl and add boiling water, stir until gelatins completely dissolve. Chill until lukewarm, about 20 min.

Meanwhile, gently pull straws to extend to full length; place in tall container with the neck end towards the bottom. ( I used a tall drinking glass, the recipe says to use a cleaned 1 qt. paper orange juice carton). Wrap together with a loose rubber band to hold straws together.

Blend cream and food coloring with the lukewarm gelatin mixture. Carefully pour into container, filling straws. (The mixture will fill up the straws as well as on the outside of the straws)

Chill until gelatin is firm, at least 8 hrs. or cover and chill up to 2 days.

Pull straws from container, then pull straws apart and wipe off the outside. Run straws under hot tap water for about 2 seconds 3-4 straws at a time. Starting at the empty ends push worms from straw with rolling pin, or use your fingers.

Lay worms on waxed paper-lined baking sheet. Cover and chill until erady to use, at least 1 hour or up to 2 days. Worms will hold at room temperature fro about 2 hours.


No Buckaroos said...

Oh my - I bet the boys loved them!

No Buckaroos said...

P.S. - I couldn't eat them cause they look too real!

Amy said...

so creative! my boys would love these. They would be great for a party, too.

Brooke said...

These are awesome!!!