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    Dead Deal Homemade Worms- great for leaving around the table

    Halloween Worms
    Cooking time: ~ 5 min.
    Prep time: ~ 15 min., plus overnight chilling
    Notes: Use a cleaned 1-quart milk or orange juice carton to hold straws
    1 pkg. (6 oz.) raspberry or grape flavor gelatin
    3 envelopes unflavored gelatin
    3 cups boiling water
    100 flexible plastic straws
    1 tall (same height as extended straws), slend 4 cup container
    3/4 cup whipping cream
    12 to 15 drops green food coloring
    1.In a bowl, combine gelatins.
    2.Add boiling water; stir until gelatins completely dissolve.
    3.Chill until lukewarm, about 20 min.
    4.Meanwhile, gently pull straws to extend to full length; 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.
    12.Worms will hold at room temp. up to 2 hours.
    Per worm: 17 cal., 42% (7.2 cal. from fat; 0.4 g. protein; 0.8 g fat (0.5 g
    sat.); 2 g carbo.; 6.8 mg sodium; 3 mg chol.
    Makes about 100, including a few casualties.

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