Halloween Treats - Jello Worms

Y'all I really love Halloween. Actually, just all of October. Its my favorite month. There are so many fun things in October...... my husband's birthday, our wedding anniversary, Halloween, and our city hosts a super fun thing called Live at Five, with lots of fun, food, and live music, every Friday night in October and we try to never miss.

We actually love October so much that we celebrate all month. We call it Octoberfest. Last year we kicked off Octoberfest with me running my first 5k (by myself, since we couldn't find an organized one) and this year, my husband kicked off Octoberfest by RUNNING ONE HUNDRED MILES! Yes, you read that right.. 100 miles. And in just over 20 hours. Proud would be an understatement.

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Another thing that I love about Octoberfest......SNACKS. Halloween and fall snacks are THE BEST. Since before I even had kids, I looked forward to the day where they could HELP me make fun holiday snacks and treats. I thought that these worms would be SUCH a hit with them and I was super wrong. They weren't interested in eating them or helping me at all. They just wanted to squish up the worms and make a huge mess... but the worms are a super cute idea and fun to make. They would make a great Halloween party food because they really do look like actual worms.

First, stir together 1 package of raspberry Jello and 3 packs of unflavored gelatin in a heat proof bowl. Then bring 3 cups of water to a boil.


While you're waiting on the water to boil, go ahead and pull out the flexy part of the straws and place them, flexed side down, in a vase, wide mouthed jar, or other similar container. I used a vase that wasn't totally right for the job but it still worked.


Pour the boiling water into the bowl with the Jello mixture and stir until you get all of the clumps out. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.


Combine 3/4 cup of heavy whipping cream and 15 drops of green food coloring.


Once the Jello mixture has refrigerated for 30 minutes, get it out of the fridge and stir the whipping cream mixture into it.


Pour the "worm mixture" into the center of the straws. Don't worry about filling each straw, they will fill from the bottom.


Refrigerate for 8 hours, then starting from the top of each straw, squeeze the worms out of the straws and into a bowl.