Halloween Worms

Holidays & Special Occasions Halloween Halloween Worms

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      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

      Cooking Time: ~5min.
      Prep Time: ~15min., plus overnight chilling
      Notes: Use a cleaned 1-quart milk or orange juice carton to hold straws
      Makes: About 100, including a few casualties

      In a bowl, combine gelatins.

      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. Blend cream and food coloring with the lukewarm gelatin mixture.

      Pour into container, filling straws.

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

      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.

      Cover and chill until ready to use, at least 1 hour or up to 2 days.
      Worms will hold at room temp. up to 2 hours.

      Nutritional Analysis: 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.

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Holidays & Special Occasions Halloween Halloween Worms