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Homemade Gummy Worms

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2 1/2 dozen gummy worms
2 Hr

Start your own gummy worm farm! That's right, with just a few off-the-shelf ingredients, you and the kids can make your very own gummy worms. They're fun to make and even more fun to eat!

What You'll Need:
  • 2 (4-serving size) packages sugar-free gelatin (any flavor)
  • 2 (0.3-ounce) envelopes unsweetened drink mix (any flavor)
  • 3 (1-ounce) envelopes unflavored gelatin
  • 1 cup boiling water
What To Do:
  1. Coat an 8-inch square baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients until dissolved. Pour into prepared baking dish, cover, and chill 2 to 3 hours, or until completely set.
  3. Cut into 1/4-inch strips to form thin "worms" for serving as is or decorating other treats.
Preparation Tip

If you're a real candy connoisseur, you might want to make these in fun candy molds for fancier gummy candy. 

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? about the 2 (0.3-ounce) envelopes unsweetened drink mix (any flavor). Kool-Aid mixes are between .14-.23 oz per envelope. So should I use 4 or the .14 oz envelpoes? Or 3 of the .23 oz? Or still use just 2, even though it won't be a total of .6 oz.

You can use 2 of the .14 oz packets. It will not affect the outcome of the recipe, as they just add coloring.

For the person who wanted to make these taste sour there is a product called True Lemon that is powdered fruit and it comes in lemon, orange and lime flavors. I think adding a couple of pacts of this would do the trick. It is sold in most supermarkets and also online. Not very expensive either. I use it in all kinds of cooking where I want the flavor but not the added juice of a piece of fruit.

I didn't really care for them, but to be honest I put 1 sugar free jello and one regular. I thought the regular was a sugar free at the store. The flavor was too strong.

Do these need to be refrigerated? Or just in a covered container.

We would suggest keeping them in the refrigerator. Thank you for your question!

Any ideas on how to make them taste sour?

Is there by chance a sour flavored drink mix?

Citric Acid is the ingredient that makes lollies/candy sour. Add to taste or roll your gummies in a mixture of caster sugar and citric acid to coat.

I did make the worms using straws. They came out really good. Looked so real. The only difference I would do is use fatter straws.

I saw somewhere if you put a bunch of bendable straws in a cup then fill the straws with the jello mixture then let it set up it forms the shape of the worm....I haven't tried it yet but looks like fun! Hope this helps!!

Is there any way to make these treats with regular gelatin?

I used regular gelatin using my recipe for finger jello.


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