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Gummy Worms in Dirt Cups for Halloween from Cookies Cupcakes and Cardio

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


  1. Place red, purple and unflavoured gelatin into a medium sized bowl. Whisk to incorporate the different gelatin crystals together.
  2. Slowly add boiling water to mixture and stir until gelatin has dissolved.
  3. Add cream and stir until incorporated.
  4. Add yogurt and stir until no lumps remain (a whisk will help with this). Set aside to cool slightly.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Place jar in the fridge for 3-4 hours, or overnight.
  8. To remove worms, simply pull straws out of the jar, and squeeze the worms out.
  9. 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


  1. 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.
  2. Cover layer of mousse with a layer of cookie crumbs, about 3/4″ thick.
  3. Add the chocolate rocks, making sure that they are flush against the side of the cup and can be seen from outside of it.
  4. Top off the rocks with the chocolate pudding.
  5. Squeeze worms out onto the chocolate pudding. Repeat until the top of the cup is covered with desired number of worms.
  6. 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.


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