Create your very own edible Jelly Worms to trick or treat you friends!
Experiment with different flavours of jelly and different food colouring to create more colourful worms!
Pour some cold water into a shallow dish and soak the gelatin leaves until they go floppy.
This should only take a couple of minutes.
While the gelatin leaves are soaking, chop your jelly into small chunks with scissors (ask an adult to help you with this).
TIP: Smaller chunks will melt more quickly.
Dissolve the jelly in 250ml of hot water and then add the gelatin leaves (ask an adult to help you with this, as the water will be very hot).
TIP: You can either boil your water in a kettle or, if your bowl is microwave proof, you can add cold water to the jelly and heat it in the microwave.
Add 200ml of cold water to cool the mixture, then add a teaspoon of green and one of red.
Stir in two tablespoons of cream and whip until the mixture turns cloudy.
Leave the mix to cool.
While the mix is cooling, pull each straw out to extend the bendy neck.
Place the straws in the container with the bendy necks at the bottom.
TIP: We’ve used a glass in the picture below to show the straws inside, but you can use anything that’s clean, watertight and you’re allowed to fill with jelly!
Once the mixture is cool, pour it into the top of the straws. The mixture will also fill the container, so keep an eye on the level around the straws to make sure you don’t over fill it.
Put the container in the fridge to cool until the jelly sets. This should take about 4-6 hours.
Once your worms have set, remove the straws from the container and squeeze them from one end to push the worms out into a bowl.
TIP: Test one worm to see if it is set, before removing the others. If it doesn't stay in one piece when you pick it up, you may have to leave your worms in the fridge for a bit longer.
Add a realistic touch by crushing chocolate biscuits for soil.
Serve them up to your friends and see if they are brave enough to eat them!