These were so much fun to eat, but a little on the hard side to make.
The boys had a great time sucking them up, a bit like eating spaghetti.
I myself do not like jelly, but I did have one try. They did taste just like jelly. It was only the look of them that may turn people off.
For the worms I used:
2 pkts jelly crystals
2 cups boiling water
2 cups cool water
about 100 straws
tall container about the height of the straws
To make the worms:
Mix the jelly crystals with the boiling water and then add the gelatine.
When all the crystals and the gelatine has dissolved, add the cool water and mix well.
Put in the fridge to cool slightly.
While waiting for the jelly mix to cool, place the straws into the container and hold together with a rubber band.
When the jelly mixture is cool but not set, pour slowly and carefully into your straws. Some of the jelly mixture will seep out of the straws and up the inside of the container. If you have packed your straws tightly in and hard against the bottom of the container, they will still fill up with jelly.
I used an Easio Yoghurt Container for our straws.
Place the container in the fridge for at least 8 hours, preferably overnight if possible.
When the jelly is set, remove the container from the fridge and run the sides of the container under hot water. The straws should slide out of the container.
This part is the messiest and hardest part. To get the jelly out of the straws, hold the top of the straw with one hand and slide the straw between you forefinger and thumb, slowly pushing the jelly out of the opposite end of the straw.
Place the worms in the fridge until ready to be served.
The thicker / bigger straws will make bigger worms.
We used green jelly for our worms, you can use whatever flavour jelly you like.
You can also make your worms cloudy by adding cream.
For a great tutorial on this go to Mel’s Kitchen Cafe.