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    Halloween Worms

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    20 mins

    15 mins

    5 mins

    Linda Johansen's Note:

    Notes: Use a cleaned 1-quart milk or orange juice carton to hold straws

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    1. 1
      In a bowl, combine gelatins.
    2. 2
      Add boiling water; stir until gelatins completely dissolve. Chill until lukewarm, about 20 minutes.
    3. 3
      Meanwhile, gently pull straws to extend to full length; place in tall container.
    4. 4
      Blend cream and food coloring with the lukewarm gelatin mixture. Pour into container, filling straws.
    5. 5
      Chill until gelatin is firm, at least 8 hours, or cover and chill up to 2 days.
    6. 6
      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.
    7. 7
      Cover and chill until ready to use, at least 1 hour or up to 2 days.
    8. 8
      Worms will hold at room temperature up to 2 hours.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on October 24, 2002


      It was great, I loved it!

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    • on October 28, 2009


      A lot of fun to make, they do look so real. Just a tip for the next person, make sure the flexible part of the straw is facing down in the carton. My son loved them.

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    • on November 07, 2009


      Amazing, they really look like worms! Kinda gross! But really neat! I didn't have whipping cream so I substituted cool whip with a little powdered sugar to thicken the cool whip. They still turned out! I also put a little crushed up graham cracker to look like dirt. Thanks for the brilliant idea! Note: It is best to hold straws underwater for only about 4 seconds. This allows the worms come out smoothly yet they are not turning into mush from too much heat!

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    Nutritional Facts for Halloween Worms

    Serving Size: 1 (1092 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 13.3
    Calories from Fat 5
    Total Fat 0.6 g
    Saturated Fat 0.4 g
    Cholesterol 2.4 mg
    Sodium 9.2 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 1.5 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.0 g
    Sugars 1.4 g
    Protein 0.3 g

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    flexible plastic straws

    tall slender 4 cup container

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