I've never grown up celebrating Halloween, but this year the Jelly Worms recipe was going viral so I had to try it. Seemed easy enough.
The recipe I used as a guide can be found here. However, I made a few adjustments.
- 1 packet jelly crystals (best to use a red/pink flavouring like raspberry)
- 2 tablespoons powdered gelatine
- 1 cup boiling water
- 150ml cold water
- 50ml cream
- Green and red food colouring (optional)
- Plain chocolate biscuits (I used Arnott's Choc Ripple)
1. Place the packet of jelly crystals and powdered gelatine into a large jug (this is to help make it easier to pour into the straws later).
2. Pour in the boiling water and mix until crystals and gelatine have dissolved. Allow to cool.
3. Meanwhile, flex out all your straws then bundle them and secure with a rubber band. Pop them(bendy side down) into a tall glass or even an empty milk carton (The higher your container is, the longer the worms.
4. Pour in the cold water and cream into the now slightly cooled jelly mixture. Stir well.
NB - Now is also the time to add green and/or red food colouring to get your desired worm colour.
5. Carefully pour your mixture into the straws and chill for at least 4 hours in the fridge.
It can get a little messy
After 4 hours
6. Crush some chocolate biscuits (I used about 5) and scattter them onto a plate.
(I crushed the biscuits by wrapping them in baking paper and using a rolling pin)
7. Pull out the straws from the glass and you should be able to squeeze them out individually. If there is too much resistance, run it under luke warm water (NOT hot water as it will melt the jelly mixture)
My son had fun squeezing the "worms" out
8. Place them over the crushed biscuit dirt and there you have your plate of worms!