Today, I am joined by my visitor have Paityn to present to you a gross Halloween treat-sticky worms in earth mugs! Sticky worms produced using Jell-O, and soil produced using treats and pudding, is a simple and fun expansion to any Halloween party.
Gummy Worms (will make approx. 100 worms)
- 2 boxes (85 grams each) red Jell-O
- 1 box (85 grams) purple Jell-O
- 2 envelopes (7 grams each) unflavoured gelatin
- 4 cups (960 milliliters) boiling water
- 1 cup (240 milliliters) plain or vanilla yogurt
- 1/2 cup (120 milliliters) cream
- flexible straws
- Place red, purple and unflavoured gelatin into a medium sized bowl. Whisk to incorporate the different gelatin crystals together.
- Slowly add boiling water to mixture and stir until gelatin has dissolved.
- Add cream and stir until incorporated.
- Add yogurt and stir until no lumps remain (a whisk will help with this). Set aside to cool slightly.
- To prepare straws, pull out the flexible portion of the straw’s neck completely on all of the straws you are using. Make a bundle with the flexible necks all pointing in the same direction. Wrap bundle with elastic bands.
- Place straw bundle into a tall, narrow container, such as a one litre mason jar. Slowly pour Jell-O mixture into the jar until it is full.
- Place jar in the fridge for 3-4 hours, or overnight.
- To remove worms, simply pull straws out of the jar, and squeeze the worms out.
- If not placing directly into a dirt cup, squeeze worms onto a plate or bowl, and cover with plastic wrap. Keep refrigerated until ready to use or consume.
Worms in Dirt Cups (this will make one serving)
- Gummy worms (see recipe above)
- 1/2 cup (120 milliliters) chocolate mousse
- 1/2 cup (120 milliliters) chocolate pudding
- Chocolate rocks
- Oreo cookie crumbs and graham cracker crumbs mixture
- In a small jar, or cup, fill bottom of container with chocolate mousse, being careful not to touch the sides of the cup until at the bottom.
- Cover layer of mousse with a layer of cookie crumbs, about 3/4″ thick.
- Add the chocolate rocks, making sure that they are flush against the side of the cup and can be seen from outside of it.
- Top off the rocks with the chocolate pudding.
- Squeeze worms out onto the chocolate pudding. Repeat until the top of the cup is covered with desired number of worms.
- Sprinkle additional cookie crumbs if desired. Serve immediately, or store covered with plastic wrap in the fridge for 2-3 days. Do not add the worms to the top if you are not serving it immediately.