Homemade Worms- great for leaving around the table

Holidays & Special Occasions Halloween Homemade Worms- great for leaving around the table

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      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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Holidays & Special Occasions Halloween Homemade Worms- great for leaving around the table