Thursday, October 29, 2009

Halloween Worms

Recipe Zaar has a creepy recipe that would be great for Halloween. This takes a little time to prepare but it would be worth all the work when you see the faces on your favorite

Trick or Treaters!


Halloween Worms
By: Linda Johansen Oct 3, 1999
Notes: Use a cleaned 1-quart milk or orange juice carton to hold straws
makes 100 worms
Ingredients(6 ounce) package raspberry gelatin powder 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
Directions1. In a bowl, combine gelatins.
2. Add boiling water; stir until gelatins completely dissolve. Chill until lukewarm, about 20 minutes.
3. Meanwhile, gently pull straws to extend to full length; place in tall container.
4. Blend cream and food coloring with the lukewarm gelatin mixture. Pour into container, filling straws.
5. Chill until gelatin is firm, at least 8 hours, or cover and chill up to 2 days.
6. Pull straws from container (if using a carton, tear carton away from 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; lay worms on waxed paper-lined baking sheets.
7. Cover and chill until ready to use, at least 1 hour or up to 2 days.
8. Worms will hold at room temperature up to 2 hours
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Happy Halloween!

12 comments:

  1. These look almost too real, but I know my grandsons will love them. They are perfectly seasonal.

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  2. Those look too real to eat. I'm over here gagging just THINKING about them.

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  3. Ummmmm! The kids would love them but I'd doing a 'hang-2'.

    Have a great day, TTFN ~Marydon

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  4. I saw this idea...it made me sick! But then I made a cat litter box cake and it made everyone go YUCK! It;s Halloween...what do they expect?! LOL Have a fun one..Come say hi :D

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  5. I thought they were really worms....and couldn't imagine why you wanted them/lol

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  6. Looks like I grossed everyone out with this one! Sorry, but my Grandson's would love this!

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  7. Who knew you could make gummy worms??? Thanks for that recipe!! Happy Halloween!

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  8. I was so thrilled when I read your recipe - my blogger friend sent me this link to look at the pet photos, but told me to look at the worms underneath them all!!! I forgot to leave you a comment about your great wormie post - I just loved it - and hope you don't mind I posted the photo, link, and your wonderful recipe! I just wrote a post about my Chicken Tricksters - come on back and read it if you get a chance! Happy Halloween!!!

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  9. I came over from Classy Chassy's blog to check these out. They are amazingly real looking. I love it! My grandkids will love them!

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  10. This is ingenious! I'm totally making this next year. I think it has to be in the plan since it looks like it would take a little time. But very worth it.
    I can just imagine the faces - ha ha.

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  11. Oh boy, what a genius! It's a keeper. Thanks.

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