Squirmy Jelly Worms

What you need:
  • 1 pack of  jelly (any flavour will do) raspberry or port wine would work great.

    What you need
  • 1/2 cup thickened cream (if you like the cloudy worm look)
  • bendy straws, the fatter the better as the small ones don’t work well.
  • A tall container to hold straws, the taller the better, as tall as the straws are is perfect.

How to make them

  1. Make jelly per packet instructions, allow to cool to lukewarm
  2. mix in your cream if you are using it.
  3. Put your jelly into your tall container then put your straws into  the same container. (no need to pour you will get the same effect)
  4. Chill until set. Should take around 4 hours

    What mixture looks like with cream added
  5. To remove the worm from the straw, you can either run warm water over the straws to loosen the worms or pinch them out from the ends and squeeze slowly along the straw.

We tried several different ways to get these to work. First we tapped the ends of the straws to keep the jelly from running out. This failed as I wasted so much mix trying to keep them in the straws.

We then used the cream that was suggested and this made no difference, in the end we worked it all out. You need a container that can hold the straws snuggly without moving and to be as high as the straws. The straws would take up the jelly and not run out.

If the container has any room around it then the jelly will run out the bottom and fill the container. That is the trick that we finally worked out, as all the photos on the net never showed the straws tucked into a tall container.

packed straws 



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